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Our Office: Kristina Johnson

Kristina "KJ" Johnson, an account strategist, talks about unplugging potentially hazardous materials, her office nickname, and strange buzzers.

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    My name is Kristina Johnson and I'm an account strategist here at Click Rain. I never really had a nickname growing up and within my first month here, Paul had given me the nickname "KJ." I love being called "KJ" here. I feel like I'm on a sports team. "Like, good eye on the ball, KJ."

    Being an account strategist means I work with clients and am kind of like the intermediary in between clients and our internal teams. I help craft strategy and then implement that strategy.

    I have been the sole un-plugger of potentially hazardous materials in our office. Coffee pots, toasters, toaster ovens, tea makers, espresso machines the Keurig, sometimes lamps that get left on. News articles have shown that they can cause fires. And I worry about that. So I unplug them. Plus, I think I'm saving electricity. I would like to think that in the three-and-a-half years I've been here, I've saved Click Rain at least five dollars.

    One of my favorite hobbies is waterskiing. They did ask me to join the ski team, and I don't know if I will but I was able to try out a ballet ski and hold the "tow rope," what you hang onto behind the boat, with my toe.

    When I came to Click Rain, the opportunity arose for me to take over Trendigital and that was four events ago and I love planning that event. It's so much fun. Last year, we had this game where you're supposed to buzz-in, and I'm really trying to stay on budget so I found these stupid buzzers. Can I go get one? So they make this sound.

    I drive a 2002 Pontiac Aztek. I've driven that Aztek since my sophomore year of high school, and it recently rolled over to 200,000 miles, so I had an Aztek party for it, and we went to a local Mexican restaurant called Azteca. I have to manually release the keys, whenever I want to get out of the car, which is the Aztek's way of saying "Don't Leave Me!"

    I get to work with really smart, really fun, hilarious, kind people. All the good adjectives work here. But in addition to the people, I've been able to learn so much in the time I've been here. I came in not knowing very much about digital marketing. I had to "Google" remarketing on my second day. I'm just really grateful for all that I've been able to learn here, I feel very blessed.

    [button sounds] It's just so bad!