Welcome to Dave & Adam’s MVP Monday, where we will highlight a member of our staff each week!
For this week’s MVP Monday, we went to our headquarters to get to know our Premier Sales Representative, Kelly Tomkiewicz.
Kelly grew up in Fredonia, NY, about 50 miles outside of Buffalo. After living in Florida where she went to college, she returned to Western New York and moved to Buffalo.
“Moving here (Buffalo), instead of Fredonia, was the best choice for me personally because it brought me closer to my family and allowed for more opportunities for a great job.”
Before joining the Dave and Adam’s family, Kelly, who is a single mother, stayed at home to raise her two boys.
“When the boys were finally toddlers, I began looking for work and came across an opportunity with Dave & Adam’s on the weekends and nights as a temp Customer Service Representative.”
After beginning her journey with Dave & Adam’s as a temp, the company loved having her as a part of the team and offered her a full-time position. Kelly began to grow within the company and became a true asset, as she was promoted to the role of Customer Service Manager. With her tenure and knowledge of Dave and Adam’s, Kelly was able to also take over the responsibility of a Premier Sales Representative position that she has performed along with her other Customer Service duties for the past seven years.
“I like working here and with our people. There are a handful of us that have been here for a significant amount of time. I would like to think that we are not just coworkers, but we are good friends and some I consider like family.”
Kelly has become a valuable piece of the Dave & Adam’s family, that helps to run what is one of the largest eCommerce Trading Card & Collectibles companies in the world. After 15 years, she still loves what the company has to offer.
“I’ve enjoyed that Dave & Adam’s has always been a fun place to work, and I love the flexibility they give you when things come up. Being a single mom, of two boys (Jacob & Gavin), I have the ability to work within my schedule. Whether I need to pick them up from school, get them to a doctor’s appointment, or get them to their games, I can be there for them. From April to August, I’m in the stands cheering on my boys playing baseball for either their school or their travel teams.
Any other time that Kelly gets to enjoy is spent home with her boys and their family’s dog Manny, named after a family favorite, Padres shortstop Manny Machado!
“When we rescued Manny, who is a hound mix, they told us he would be 30-35 pounds. Manny is now 100 pounds, but we love him just the same! He is always my shadow, following me around the house. Once I started coming back to the office again after working from home during the past year, the boys say he just sits at the window waiting for me to come home.”
Thank you for joining us for this week’s MVP Monday and thank you Kelly for being a part of the Dave & Adam’s family!