Skylight Showcase: Meet the New Hires of January 2020

Jack Coakley

January 29, 2020

We’re proud to announce two new additions to the Skylight recruiting department—Cincinnati based Heather Kenton and Brittni Meadows! Get to know them below:

Heather Kenton, Recruiting Coordinator, Cincinnati

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

Skylight found me in a moment when I was reflecting on my career and asking, “what’s next?” I was looking for a company that would allow me to grow and make a positive impact, and that was when I met with Coop and Trisha. The two of them described Skylight as a family, and I could tell from the start that they were both fueled by a passion for whey they do—this made my decision to join the team a lot easier!

What causes, community services do you have a passion for?

I have a passion for organizations that empower and showcase women in the workforce. In the past, I have worked with groups like Women of Cincy and have found it to be extremely fulfilling. I also enjoy shopping local, supporting the businesses and gardens in my community.

What life achievement are you most proud of?

Becoming a mother to my daughter, Lily. Growing up I didn’t have a solid family unit so becoming a mother was—and still is—the biggest challenge of my life. But I am so proud of myself for what I have accomplished.  Being “Mama” is the most rewarding part of my life and I hope I can continue to be a role model for her.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

Other than spending time with my family, I typically will have my nose in a book. My spouse, Jason, jokes that our house is going to start sinking due to the weight of all my books…he may be right!

What was your first job ever? What did you like/dislike about it?

My first job was at Subway at Northgate Mall. While the actual job itself wasn’t much to write home about, my best friend got me the position and the manager kept hiring all our friends. By my senior year, most of our core group of friends worked there and it was such a blast!

Brittni Meadows, Recruiting Coordinator, Cincinnati

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

My goal in life is to help others, which matches perfectly with the vision of Skylight Financial Group. Financial planners truly makes a difference in the lives of their clients, and I am honored to assist the firm in finding additional talent.

What causes, community services do you have a passion for?

Well there are many causes that touch my heart, but this last year my focus was A21 which is a human rights non-profit protecting people from the horrors of sex trafficking. I also like to volunteer at my church whenever I can.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

Most of all I love to spend time with my daughter and husband, they both bring me so much joy and peace! We enjoy plenty of weekend adventures like going to the movies, skating, playing games, arts and crafts, and traveling.

What would a sandwich named after you have on it?

Plenty of spicy ingredients! Jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, some type of hot sauce and lots of it, spicy seasoning on the meat, and sautéed onions!

Any big plans coming up?

Well last year was huge for my family and I to say the least—I got married, graduated from school, bought a house, visited four different states, and traveled outside of the country! This year will be much more relaxed, but we will still have a few small adventures throughout 2020!

Thanks for sharing, Brittni and Heather! We look forward to seeing the great work you will do in 2020.