Continuing our Meet the Staff series, with one of our employees who has been with us the longest – Robin Kleine. Many of you will recognize Robin with a camera in her hand, but you might not know about all that she contributes to the FMG team.
FROM ROBIN —
Hi Friends! I’m Robin Kleine, and I’ve been part of the Focus Marketing Group team for several years now. I grew up in Northwest Indiana near Chicago on my family’s farm, and was kind of a late entry to the cattle world. At age 12, I got my first 4-H calves, and after that I was hooked! In 2012 I graduated from Kansas State University, where I majored in Agricultural Communications and Journalism / Animal Sciences and Industry. FYI – I love purple! A few years ago, I made the move to South Dakota to be more centrally located for our customers. My hobbies include attending cow shows, traveling to see my friends from coast to coast and all things food + drink – cooking, eating, reading about and trying new restaurants or bars. FUN FACT: I still have one baby tooth.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT ROBIN:
We caught you belting it out, car karaoke style – what’s your go-to song? “Heart Breaker” by Mariah Carey & Jay-Z
Favorite color. Purple
Do you have any hidden talents? I’m an extra good gift giver and love surprising people with snail mail.
What motivates you to work hard? Watching my customers make progress with my help – raising national champions, raising high sellers, reaching new markets. It’s fun to be part of it all!
Road trip snacks, what do you get at the gas station? Wasabi Almonds, Reese’s Pieces, Iced Tea
If you could see any band or performer in concert, who would it be? Cross Canadian Ragweed
What is your favorite part about your job? The relationships I’ve made. Some of my customers have become like family, and I’m so thankful our paths have crossed.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Both. I get my energy and ideas from other people, but am best at executing on my own.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A fashion designer.
If you were to describe yourself as an animal, which would you choose? Golden Retriever
On show day, what’s your job? When I’m not the photographer, I’m back at the stalls keeping things rolling – scratching tails, picking poop, getting cattle to the ring.
What’s the most unusual item on your desk or in your car? I keep an emergency snack bag (which has literally saved lives), complete with baby wipes, sunscreen and bug spray. I like to be prepared for anything.
What’s one thing on your bucket list and why? I’d like to travel to all 50 states. Just a few left!