Meet Kristin Hege, President and co-founder of Wired PR! Kristin kicks off every Monday morning with a check-in with Piper, our Chief of Humor Relations. This meeting involves head pats, ear scratches and the occasional cheek kiss (we’re a friendly bunch). The rest of the time she’s strategizing with clients, securing top media placements and channeling Dorothy from Golden Girls.
Keep reading to find out the book she’s geeking out over, where she gets her news and her favorite Arizona restaurant:
When I’m not at work, I’m…
Happy. Tired, often annoyed and overly stressed, but happy.
All-time favorite quote:
“Live your life in such a way that when someone speaks badly of you, no one will believe it.”
A good read you’re currently geeking out over?
“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz
What’s the strangest job you’ve ever had?
My first job was at a rundown putt-putt course in Geneva, Ohio
What’s your go-to for news and information?
It depends on what I’m looking for. I use the Newsify app on my phone mostly. And because I’m usually monitoring news for clients, I tend to lean more on the industry publications. My top feeds are TechCrunch, Inc., Business Insider, USA Today, Fast Company, and Copy Blogger.
Favorite Arizona restaurant?
I hate this question because so many emotions are tied to certain places to eat. So I have favorite places to take my kids (because it makes them happy – no one is choosing Chuck E Cheese for date night). I have a favorite place for a night out with the girls, one for date night, one for work lunches – and the list goes on! However, if I must choose (and I’m pretty sure I do), you can’t go wrong with Phoenix City Grill – do yourself a favor and order the bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cotija cheese. You’ll thank me later.
All-expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world…where do you go?
My first reaction is to say San Juan – it’s beautiful. But if given the real opportunity I’d probably say South Carolina – lame I know, I’ve lived there. But my boys love it, the weather is perfect, the sand is white and the water is warm. Oh – and I can rely on the internet – there is nothing more stressful to an PR person than not having good wifi.
What Golden Girl do you most relate to?
Dorothy. It has less to do with her feistiness, than the fact that I am the tallest (by a lot) of our entire team. Actually, no, it’s because of her feistiness.
If you could interview anyone, who would it be?
Tell us about your roommates:
Roommate #1: If you’ve ever met my husband, you’d probably agree that he’s one of the kindest, most gentle and hardworking people you’ll ever meet. I’m blessed to share a lease with him.
Roommate #2: Calvin Deane – He’s 8, loves PS4, has fantastic hair, the softest heart and is breaking records for height of an 8 year old.
Roommate #3: Lincoln Dane – He’s 3 years old and rules the house. If you can’t find your pen, toothbrush, car keys or chapstick – check his pants.
Roommate #4: Jax – He’s a 7 month old Doberman. He likes to sleep in our bed at night and has zero understanding of personal space. I am quite sure he is planning a complete house takeover with Lincoln Dane.
Roommate #5: Tripp – He’s a big, 5 year old, loving, slobbery, crazy tail wagging mutt. He likes bones, long walks and couch naps. I suspect he’s still plotting revenge for bringing Jax home.