Senior Account Executive Madeline Kalicka says she will always be an East Coast kid at heart, and in an office crowded with Bay Area natives we truly appreciate the East Coast perspective (even if she does wear Washington Nationals gear to Giants games).
Although she loves the Bay Area, East Coast native Madeline swears you just can’t get the same kind of bagels and lox. “My mom will actually ship me lox for my birthday just so I can satisfy my cravings,” Madeline says.
Born and raised in Maryland right outside DC, Madeline graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in life science communications. It was there that Madeline discovered she had a knack for explaining tech to people who weren’t from the industry, and eventually she drove west to the Bay Area — a US tech hub.
To make the move across America, Madeline and her boyfriend Josh quit their jobs and embarked on a two and a half week road trip. Along the way they hit as many major national and state parks as they could including the Badlands, The Grand Canyon, and Big Sur. “It was such an awesome experience because we got to see parts of the country we’d never seen before,” says Madeline.
At Karbo Com, Madeline leads day-to-day comms and strategic thinking for clients including RTI, Penguin Computing, 500 Startups, and Megaport. Madeline has secured briefings with WIRED Magazine, coverage by Mashable, and recently placed an exclusive article with The Wall Street Journal for client 500 Startups.
In her free time, Madeline loves seeing movies in theaters and is a self-proclaimed movie buff. “When you see a movie in theaters with friends it becomes an experience. If you’re watching a scary movie, you can feel the whole audience get tense or the excitement at a premier with mega fans in costume.”
Madeline is an invaluable member of the KC team providing leadership and dedication to every project she takes on — we are so glad she decided to swap coasts.
Five Fast Facts
High school superlative you should have gotten: Cutest couple (I’m still with my high school boyfriend of 8 years!)
Favorite topic of discussion: Movies, travel, food.
Currently listening to on repeat: Lizzo’s album Cuz I Love You and the A Star Is Born soundtrack.
Childhood hobbies: Making friendship bracelets and rollerblading.
The first thing people usually notice about you: My freckles.
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