“If you can’t fly, run, if you can’t run, walk, if you can’t walk, crawl – just keep moving forward.” – MLK
Also, don’t worry, be happy. 🙂
Meet FrogSlayer’s Senior Consultant, Kirsten Galbraith. Kirsten was born in Houston, raised in Wimberly, and made her way to College Station to attend Texas A&M University. After following the consultant side of Environmental Science, she went back to Texas A&M University to obtain her MBA and completed that in December 2018! As fate would have it, she found her way to FrogSlayer through one of her classes during the last semester of her MBA.
What led you to becoming a Consultant?
I graduated from high school a month after I turned 17 and I didn’t go to college until I was 20. My undergrad is in Environmental Science – at the time this is what I was interested in and what I wanted to learn more about. I went into environmental consulting after graduation and moved into project management. I hit a ceiling and I had always known I wanted to go to grad school, I just wasn’t sure in what. I considered environmental, medical school, and an MBA. I chose an MBA because it felt right, and it was the quickest route to get me where I wanted to go – it was the most versatile option for me.
What led you to FrogSlayer?
After getting to the point where I decided it was time to pursue my Master’s, I found myself in a Managing for Creativity and Creation class where Ross, the CEO of FrogSlayer, was a guest speaker for the day. I was immediately intrigued by the things he spoke about and felt that I identified closely with his journey to his current position. He mentioned trusting and taking a chance on one of his employees and I think that really spoke to me since I had no software experience. I decided to follow my intuition, asked Ross to meet with me, and here I am.
What are your hobbies?
I really enjoy live music – it’s one of my favorite things to do, other than travel. Over the last few years, my husband and I have been travelling to live music all over. I also like camping, reading, and gardening.
Where do you see the world of technology in 10 years?
I think technology will be more beneficial for people in 10 years and not competing. I know it’s been a fear that technology will take over our jobs, but technology is only as smart as the humans creating it. Technology has the potential to be more and I hope we can leverage that to help us, rather than hurt us.
Kirsten joined our team last December, but it truly feels like she’s been here much longer. From her first day here, Kirsten dove into learning and has since made a huge impact with our clients. “Everyone is really nice and just kind of trusts that you’re doing your work and you’re doing it well. We all have our stuff to do here and it’s respected. It’s great, honestly and I’m so happy to be a part of a team that strives to make a difference for our clients every single day.” says Kirsten.