In Good Company: Kaitlin Ridge
Kaitlin Ridge has recently joined our team as our new Digital Marketing Manager! Her experience, passion for perfection and hardworking demeanor make her a welcome addition to the Mark Spain Real Estate family. We are so thrilled to introduce and highlight Kaitlin!
Tell us about you! Where you were born, where did you grow up, what do you enjoy in your free time?
I was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but I grew up in both Nashville and Winston Salem, NC. In my free time, I am very family-oriented. We love to travel and I also like home improvement projects. During the fall, you can find me cheering on the Dawgs!
When and how did you become a part of MSRE?
I was introduced to Mark in the Spring of 2019. I had heard he was very engaged in marketing strategy and had an entrepreneurial spirit that was always eager to grow and learn. Having also graduated from Terry College of Business with a degree in Marketing, I enjoyed our first meeting and spent the next few months getting to know Alisha and the team before joining Mark Spain Real Estate in November 2019.
How long have you been involved in real estate and where?
I have spent my career thus far working in sports and hospitality. When I began to contemplate making a career change, I knew it had to be one that challenged me to grow and make a positive impact. I had worked with developers of master-planned golf communities in my prior work, so the transition seemed natural after having a great experience getting to know the Mark Spain Real Estate team.
Why Mark Spain Real Estate?
Mark Spain Real Estate’s desire to always improve, seek out growth and having an attitude of excellence resonated with me. With a fun work environment that is success-driven, Mark Spain Real Estate was an opportunity I could not pass up.
What is your favorite part about the people you work with?
Although I am just getting started at Mark Spain, I have had the pleasure to get to know Alisha over the last six months. One of the things that made me feel most comfortable was Alisha’s genuine desire to get to know me as well. Alisha and Alex have been more than welcoming. I am eager to get to know everyone else!
What are your passions in life outside of work?
Georgia Football – Go Dawgs! I also love traveling and getting to explore new places and cultures.
What is a hidden talent that you have?
I am very handy around the house. Whether is it electric work or framing out a new doorway, I will give almost anything a try.
Who inspires you in life?
I have a lot of people who have made strong impressions on me in my life. From public figures like Brene Brown to UNC soccer coach Anson Dorrance. Most of all, my husband and parents inspire me.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at MSRE and contributing to the continued growth of the company. This is an incredible opportunity personally as well, so it is exciting to foresee the personal growth ahead.
From the team:
“We knew immediately that Kaitlin Ridge would be an incredible culture fit at Mark Spain Real Estate. We are so excited to see how she will help us continue to grow and improve!” – Alisha Burdette
“Kaitlin has such a wonderful demeanor! She is so kind and ready to tackle everything we have for her. I cannot wait to see how she’ll elevate not only the marketing department, but the company as well!” – Alex Skelton
Looking to work with people like Kaitlin Ridge? Contact us to learn more!