Our Team

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Kimyada Ardson

Staffing Coordinator

Staffing SEM’s eclectic mix of street fests and runs/walks involves strong managerial skills which KimYada (aka Kim to many of her fellow staffers) excels at in her oversight of the company’s seasonal workforce. Understanding human behavior is key to the leadership of people who, behind the scenes, help make SEM events a success.

Q & A with Kimyada

What’s your favorite activity to do outside of work?
Boating, Biking, Sewing, MOVIES.

What’s your favorite part of working at SEM?
All the people that keep coming back year after year to our events… And my coworkers (all my Crazy Cousins) always keep me laughing and on my toes. Its All LOVE.

What’s your favorite event we manage and why?
Old School House Picnic for sure!!

What are your three favorite foods?
Italian Beef, Pizza and Hummus.

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?
Major Rainbow

Would you rather be the funniest or smartest person in the room and why?

Name the best place you’ve visited in Chicago.
The Point in Hyde Park.

Cubs vs Sox?

Favorite Type of Pizza