Remotish Employee Spotlight: Kevin Wheatcraft

In the spotlight series, we bring in one Remotish team member at a time for a quick chat about marketing, career, HubSpot, and life. Today we are introducing our Sr. Digital Project Strategist: Kevin Wheatcraft!

Kevin is the project manager and product developer for LaunchPad. He actually got his career start working for HubSpot and has robust experience working in Partner agencies like ours :-) 

Learn more about Kevin below! 


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Work Life

Chiara

Welcome back to our Employee Spotlight over at Remotish. My name is Chiara. I am one of our digital project strategists. And today I'm interviewing our senior digital project strategist, Kevin. Kevin, thank you for joining us today. Let's start off with telling us a little bit about your role at Remotish.

 

Kevin

Thanks, Chiara. I am the senior digital project strategist at Remotish, which you already covered. What that means is that I am the project manager for our LaunchPad program clients. So I'll be the point of contact for them. But I also work behind the scenes architecting the program.

 

Chiara

Wonderful. And that goes in a little bit to the next question: What does an average workday look like for you?

 

Kevin

Typically starts off with coffee, then I'll go through email, kind of organize what I need to do for the day and make sure that I have everything lined up for my calls. Once I'm squared away in that sense, then I'll either work on client work or internal processes as it relates to the LaunchPad itself. I'll go through my meetings, then usually take a little bit of a break, play with my dogs, get some food or whatever. And then in the evenings, I'll do a little bit more email and prioritizing what came up throughout the day for the rest of the week.


Chiara

And what is your favorite thing about HubSpot?

 

Kevin

Well, that's a loaded question for me because I actually got my career start in HubSpot on their support team, and later as a channel consultant working with partners. So that eventually led me to go start my own web design agency in the HubSpot partner space. And since then, I've worked for a few different HubSpot partner agencies. And so essentially, my entire career has been centered around HubSpot. So I'm just so thankful that it worked out that way.

 

Chiara

So your favorite thing is all of HubSpot.

 

Kevin

Pretty much. Yeah, I owe my whole career to HubSpot and getting my start there. I love it as a platform, as a company, and the ecosystem that's been created around it.

 

Chiara

Yeah, they're wonderful. Like their company culture comes through in everything they do. I appreciate that as well. All right, next question. What is the best thing about remote life?

 

Kevin

I have four dogs and getting to spend a lot more time with them at the house and my girlfriend is probably my favorite. But a close second is not having to commute to work.

 

Chiara

I agree. No traffic. What blogs, podcasts, groups, etc.? Would you recommend our readers follow?

 

Kevin

I spend most of my time just following what other people post to LinkedIn. So just based on if I find a topic interesting. For my own learning, I actually prefer books, the old school style. I like something to hold in my hand. And I would say the Power of Habit is a really great book that I would recommend to anybody.

 

Chiara

Can you tell us a little bit about it? Like the premise?

 

Kevin

Yeah, it goes into the psychology of how we build our habits, and how they can subconsciously run our lives, especially if we're not making an effort to be aware of those habits. And it goes into a bunch of really specific, interesting use case examples to kind of illustrate the points throughout the book.

 

Chiara

Yeah, I love it. I feel like our brains are just computers, and they run programs. And so often we're not even aware of those programs. That sounds like a very interesting read.

 

Kevin

Yeah, that's a lot of what it gets into is kind of those automated programs that run that we don't even think about necessarily. And that's what it gets into is a lot of our subconscious. And how if we if we focus our active attention, we can build the habits that we want to ingrain that then become automatic.

 

Chiara

I love it. I'm definitely gonna check that out. Cool, all right. Onto life life. What do you do when you are not HubSpotting for our clients? (I know dogs are part of this answer!)

Life Life

Kevin

Yeah, the four dogs are all saves. I'd never intended to get up to four dogs, but it was just kind of one “can't say no” situation after another. So now I have four. That takes up a lot of my time in a good way. Beyond that, I like to dabble in a bunch of different things, but I like to narrow it down to a certain set of things that I'll be learning or working on at any given time. So right now for me that looks like starting into music production and learning music theory. Practicing Spanish since I live in Mexico, that one's pretty important that I need to do more of. And. And I recently started painting a lot more again, which I was a painting minor in college. And I had let it go for a while. But with the COVID situation we got to have more household hobbies.

 

Chiara

That’s exciting! I hope you Slack us those because I think you showed us some of your -- sort of like graffiti style -- work when you did your house tour, and that was very cool.

 

Kevin

Yeah, I used to love like notebook graffiti, especially in high school. So that's kind of where I got my graphic design start. But I also have some abstract paintings, some landscapes, some other fun stuff, so I'll be happy to share.

 

Chiara

I’ll bet Mexico is a great place for landscape.

 

Kevin

Well, I hope so. I haven't been able to get out and explore as much as I'd like to because of COVID. We’re locked down. But yeah, from the little traveling I have been able to do prior to lock down there. There are some absolutely fantastic places in Mexico. So looking forward to exploring a little bit more once they let us back out, probably mix some painting into that.

 

Chiara

Very cool. All right, big questions. What is your mission in life?

 

Kevin

That is a big question. A pretty deep one, and could be answered in terms of goals. For myself, personally, I think that continuing to learn and explore, and also continually looking to find a balance in my life is kind of the high-level mission. I'm always looking to expand my knowledge, expand my skill sets, not just for work but for personal stuff that I mentioned before. But that can sometimes throw life out of balance, if too much focus is put into one area versus another. So I would say finding personal balance is my mission in life. In terms of goals that directly relates to, I want to eventually own a place with enough land that we can expand pasture for dogs and get some other animals

 

Chiara

A herd. What is your motto or personal mantra?

 

Kevin

I would say I don't really have a motto or personal mantra. But I do really like the sign at the vet that says “Be the person your dog thinks you are.”

 

Chiara

I love that. Okay, that's great. What are your secret superpowers or superpower?

 

Kevin

I don't know that I have any secret ones, because I'm pretty much an open book. But I've always been really into art. And just that kind of creative channel that it allows. So most of the people that know me know that I am that I'll paint or get into music or whatever. But it's something that when I meet people, they're often surprised that that I have so much creativity.

 

Chiara

That's awesome. All right. Last question. Where do you live? And why do you love living there? We touched on this a little.

 

Kevin

Yeah. So I live in Rosarito, Mexico. And I love it. Because where we are is about a three block walk to the beach, a five minute drive to the mall, 10 minute drive to downtown where there's a bunch of awesome restaurants that open up right onto the beach. The mall that's five minutes away has pretty much everything you need. You know: Walmart, Home Depot, movie theater, restaurants, all kinds of shops. So it's got all these nice-to-have amenities. But the dollar goes a lot further down here. So we're able to have a nice big private yard for dogs, an extra bedroom for guests, an extra bedroom for my office, all for the price of what I paid for a shoe box, for example, when I was living in Los Angeles. So really having all that great stuff around at a much lower cost than living in the states is pretty awesome. And like I said, can't wait for everything to open back up.

 

Chiara

Yeah, that sounds magical. How long have you lived there?

 

Kevin

A year and a half full time. But I was commuting from Los Angeles to Mexico to visit my girlfriend every week for quite a while.

 

Chiara

Was she born there?

 

Kevin

Mexico City, born and raised and lived in Cancun for a while and then Tijuana, then California. So that's how we met. And then--

 

Chiara

You met when she was in California?

 

Kevin

Yeah, a few years back. I was out visiting friends. I still lived in Boston at the time. But I was out in California. And that's when we met. We did a brief stint long distance, decided it was too much trouble. But then when I moved out to the west coast, we got back together. Eventually, she wanted to move back to Mexico, because she's just more comfortable down here. But we worked it out and have been living together ever since.

 

Chiara

Oh, that's awesome. Wonderful. Well, that's it for the Employee Spotlight. Thank you so much for joining us today, Kevin. And I hope you have a wonderful week.

 

Kevin

Thanks, Chiara. You too.

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