Meet the Team: Kelly

Top: Kelly was always getting hurt as a kid!
Bottom: Her cuddly dog Gus

“Meet Kelly Zwicker: the self-proclaimed Mom of Martell Home Builders. It’s hard to believe, but this young, trendy mother of three is our oldest employee! Don’t let her friendly, down-to-earth personality fool you. This coffee-loving chick knows her stuff and rocks time management. Kelly has been on the Martell team for 4 years and has, without a doubt, enjoyed seeing this start-up thrive!

Starting out as Pierre’s assistant, Kelly quickly changed roles to accommodate customer demand. Officially known as the Operations Manager, Kelly handles everything behind the scenes from the time the house sells until it closes, including all financial stuff, making sure homes get enrolled in the Atlantic Home Warranty & Efficiency NB Programs, alongside legal paperwork, amendments and even event booking!

That being said, Kelly somehow finds time to have fun with her family, grow her own veggies, and take on DIY projects!”

Top: An old map of Woodstock, NB. Kelly and her husband own a house there too!
Bottom: Canned goods grown in her backyard!

Here are a few fun things you might not have known about Kelly!

Describe the most ambitious DIY project you’ve ever taken on: The bathroom! After we listed our old house, we noticed the tub was leaking. We decided to gut the whole bathroom–new tile, new tub, all that stuff–and the house sold in a week! So, we had to do this whole bathroom before the closing date! I don’t think we’ll ever do that again.

Are there any tech gadgets you’re eyeing? I’m a bit old-fashioned, I can live without tech stuff, but I’ve been eyeing this tractor…

You wake up and discover that you can speak another language. Which one? Mandarin

Have you ever met a famous person? I was with my Dad at a festival in Lunenburg, NS and David Frizzell & Shelly West were there–they were famous in the seventies!!!

Three favorite local restaurants: Calactus, Panago Pizza, & St.James Gate

Cool Whip or Real Whipped Cream? Real Whip

What city has the best architecture: Halifax

Favorite Smell: Coffee, makes me think of waking up in the morning!

Coffee choice? Starbucks:House Blend or Kicking Horse: Three Sisters

“I would like to try roasting my own, but I don’t want to sacrifice my popcorn machine to do it!”

How do you stay focused: I think I may have adult ADHD, but the best way for me to stay focused with work is to schedule myself. If I have deadlines, I can focus on the task.

Missed out on other “Meet the Team” posts? You can go and meet Bruno here and Natalie here!