Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Kalleen "Kal" Marquise

Each month, we highlight one of our talented team members. This month, our Staff Spotlight will focus on Kalleen "Kal" Marquise, Aspen Implementation Specialist at ByWater Solutions.

Who is Kal?

Originally Kal came to ByWater as our Outreach Coordinator, leveling up our game by making our content beautiful and greatly increasing our social media presence. In 2021 she moved on to Aspen Implementations and has flourished in that role, also taking on the Aspen Weekly publication, further capitalizing on her skills in outreach. Her co-workers say that "Kal is such a treasure to anyone who's lucky enough to work with her. She takes on some of our biggest implementations, consortiums with 100+ libraries, and makes sure that each and every library has a beautiful, customized Aspen site. She's also the queen of Aspen Weeklies, making sure that our partners have engaging content every single week. I don't know how she does it all, but I'm sure her stellar organizational skills and huge heart for libraries are a part of it."

Kal holds a MLIS from the University of South Florida and a BA in English from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She has over seven years of experience working in public service in public and academic libraries. Kal is passionate about training and getting to know library partners far and wide. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exploring with her dog, and traveling to new places. Kal lives in St. Petersburg, Florida and enjoys its vibrant arts and community events.

Nate Curulla, CRO at ByWater Solutions, commented:

The dedication and conscientiousness Kal has exhibited within the Aspen team has been very impressive, as has her rate of adoption of the technical aspects required for her role. Our partners love working with Kal and she exhibits true team spirit in her interactions with co-workers across the company.

Kal's favorite thing about working at ByWater Solutions

I love working at ByWater and learning new things every day. The amazing libraries we work with are brimming with great ideas and it’s a gift to work with them to constantly push library technologies forward. ByWaterians are a weird and wonderful bunch and maybe the most passionate library advocates I’ve ever come across. I’m continually humbled by my co-workers and their smarts and their spunk!"

Thanks, Kal for all you do at ByWater Solutions!

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