Trilix is excited to welcome Media Specialist Jessica Kline to the team! An Iowa native, Jessica earned degrees in both advertising and merchandising at Iowa State University before working at Kansas City marketing agency as a paid media assistant manager.
Having grown up in Ankeny, proximity to family led her to move back to Iowa. “Spending time with family is my ultimate passion outside of work. That is the reason I decided to move back home from Kansas, as it was a big part of my life that I was missing out on. I have two little nieces, so they definitely keep me on my toes,” said Jessica.
When job searching in preparation to move back to Iowa, Jessica said she was looking for a company that kept close to the values and culture that aligned with her own. “I wanted to find a place in Des Moines that brought something new, challenging and refreshing for me to walk into and make my own,” said Jessica.
Learn more about Jessica below, including her go-to karaoke song!
Favorite meal or restaurant in Des Moines?
Malo is a restaurant that I have recently found a love for. The atmosphere and food are both amazing!
If you didn’t work in this industry, what would your second career choice be?
A merchandising role would’ve been my second career path, as that is something I truly also enjoy and continue to learn more about.
Do you have any pets?
I guess if a teddy bear is considered a pet… yes! (That is what many people call my dog when they see him). A furry brown mini goldendoodle baby — currently 16 weeks new.
Who would you most like to have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would do anything to have dinner with my grandma who passed away when I was six. It would be so neat to hear from her and the stories about my mom growing up.
Morning person or night owl?
Is neither an option…? Ever since I started in the working world about 15 months ago after college, my night owl powers have diminished significantly. And I don’t think I will ever see a day where I consider myself a morning person. I’m sure everyone in my family can agree that it is a weakness of mine.
Favorite movie and/or TV show?
My all-time favorite movie will forever be The Proposal. There are a lot of connecting reasons as to why this movie is significant to me, and someday I hope to make it to Sitka, Alaska. The Bachelor/Bachelorette is the only show I will make sure I am home on the couch watching each week. Aside from that, I enjoy That ‘70s Show and The Middle.
You can eat only one dessert for the rest of your life. What is it?
Ice cream is the one dessert I could eat over and over again without getting sick of it. There are so many flavors to choose from — but even if I had to, I’d stick with vanilla for the rest of time!
Tell us something no one would guess about you.
Junior year of high school I got to dance on stage at Disneyland in California and got a behind-the-scenes tour of the park. Highly recommend doing the park hopper pass if you haven’t been!
What is your go-to karaoke song?
Mambo No. 5 is always a good option, since my name is in the song! J
Pizza will always take first as my favorite food. Not sure why, but I could eat it every day if I had to. I have it at least once or twice a week.
Favorite place to visit?
California has so much to offer tourists. This is the one state outside of the Midwest that I continue to travel back to, and each time I see something new. I will be traveling there this August!
Welcome to Trilix, Jessica!