What do you do at Panther Labs?
Help our customers be successful!
How long have you been at Panther Labs?
I started November 2021!
What’s the most exciting part of your day to day work?
Working with incredibly talented people and learning from them!
What has been your key to success at Panther?
Be transparent about everything from what you’re working on, to how you’re feeling, and most importantly when you’re not sure of an answer. The team at Panther will always step up to support you and answer your questions, and that has been the key to my success thus far!
What do you feel makes Panther different from other companies you’ve worked at?
Panther is the first start-up I’ve worked at, which means there is so much room to learn and grow. The fast pace keeps things exciting and I always look forward to what I’m going to learn when logging into work each morning.
Who inspires you the most? Why?
I find inspiration in a lot of different places, but the most inspirational person in my life is my best friend. She is in a field where there are not a lot of women and she has faced adversity at almost every turn, but has never lost her empathy nor has she been deterred from striving to reach her goals. When I’m having a tough day or I’m facing a difficult situation, I try to think “What would Kayla do?”.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’ve been a competitive show jumper since age 7 but recently retired my horse from the show ring. I spent a lot of time this summer trail riding through Yellowstone National Park in cowboy boots instead of tall boots. My husband and I also have an overland set-up on our Jeep. We love off-roading and camping all-around Montana with our two dogs. During the winter, I snowboard as much as possible as I live a few minutes to Big Sky Resort!
If you could visit any city in the world, where would it be? Why?
Not necessarily a city, but I’ve always wanted to explore the Scottish Highlands. The item at the very top of my bucket list is a multi-day horseback ride through the Highlands!