The Skylight Showcase: New Hires of January 2022

Emma Fox

February 8, 2022

Join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest members of the team! Get to know them down below.

Ashley Nadvornik, Operations Assistant, Cleveland

Where are you from?

I was born in Youngstown, Ohio but have lived on the West side of the Cleveland area since I was 1!

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I chose to work at Skylight for new opportunities to grow within a company (and the amazing Cleveland office views!)

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

I have a passion for animals, specifically English bulldogs! I was responsible for a 2 year old English bulldog named Lily when I turned 8. She was my best friend. I can’t wait to have another one day!

What life achievement are you most proud of?

My cliché life achievement would be my son Malakai, he’ll be 2 on April Fools! I’m very proud to be his mom and watch him grow every day.

Funny enough, a big dream of mine was to live in a nice townhome once I graduated high school (weird right) and at 20 going on 21, I now do!

What is one of your favorite places to travel, and why?

My favorite place to travel to is Cancun, Mexico. It’s beautiful, the food is so fresh, you’ll never get tired of the excursions they have to offer and it’s just a really great place to get away. If you ever go, I recommend the Barcelo Maya Palace!

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

Outside of the office I love to go out to eat, play at the park with my toddler, shop and watch sports with my big family! We are all local with kids in similar ages, so we always have a ton of fun. I’m super family oriented, so I enjoy doing anything fun with my nieces/nephews. Things like hiking, painting, singing, dancing, bike riding, etc. are all activities we do together!

Kate Kessler, Marketing Specialist, Cincinnati

Where are you from?

I spent my early childhood in Atlanta but grew up in San Diego. As an adult I’ve called a few different cites home, including San Francisco, Chicago, and now Cincinnati

Why did you choose to work at Skylight?

I’ve spent most of my career supporting marketing financial services and have a lot of respect for the industry. I love the positioning Skylight has towards supporting their team of professionals and servicing their clients. The energy of the team is positive and contagious, and I look forward to being a part of it!

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

I have a deep connection with the importance of Mental Health Awareness and work to advocate for those that suffer from these illnesses.

What life achievement are you most proud of?

Aside from the obvious pride I have in raising my 2 sons, I have a lot of joy from being honored to be featured as both a real person and an animated character in a series of commercials for Esurance back in 2008-2009. I had some theatre experience in school and was able to save the production crew some money by not needing as many takes. Sadly, I am still awaiting my call from Hollywood.

Outside of the office, what do you enjoy doing?

I’ve always been a creative and crafty person, particularly with amigurumi crochet which I have done a lot of lately as gifts for friends and family.

If you could share a beer with any person throughout history, who would it be and why?

Katharine Hepburn – since being named after her, I read and watched everything I could get my hands on about her. She persevered despite the naysayers to be respected as a leader in her craft for over 60 years. I am fascinated and inspired by her representation as the iconic independent American female.