Name: Kindell Givens Hernandez
Company: LNV, Inc.
Role: Marketing Manager
What services does your company provide? Engineering (civil, structural, and environmental), architecture, and surveying.
Years of Experience: Four years’ AEC experience – plus additional years in sales and marketing-related positions
Learn more about Kindell:
Everyone at SMPS has a story about why they joined the organization. What’s yours?What drew you to the A/E/C industry?
I was encouraged to join SMPS by Linda Koch, who has been in the industry for over 30 years. Before joining, I attended luncheons and events here and there under previous supervisors, but Linda was the nudge I needed. In the time I have been a part of SMPS, there’s no doubt the value it has added to me as a marketer and to my firm as a whole. Not only has it been helpful making new contacts and friends in the industry, but the growth I have experienced has helped me become a more well-rounded, confident professional.
Going into the AEC industry was a new challenge that drew me in as a young professional. Not to mention, AEC is among the most influential and respected fields in the world. Like many other marketers in this industry, I have surprised myself with what I have been able to accomplish. The sky is truly the limit.
Where are you originally from?
A little suburb outside of Corpus Christi, called Calallen.
Tell us something really interesting about you?
I’m a former gymnast and tumbler. I can still do a back handspring and some other tricks, as long as there is Advil on hand after.
Where’s your favorite place to eat in San Antonio?
Il Sogno at the Pearl (so sad to see it close). I recently moved with my firm to San Antonio from Corpus Christi, so I am still exploring what the city has to offer. I am a big foodie, so I am always taking recommendations!
What do you like to do in your free time?
Nerd alert: In my free time, I love to binge watch Netflix documentaries. I also love spending time with my dogs and my husband. And, of course, shopping at Loft and the sale rack at Anthropolgie.
Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have two furbabies named Basil and Brooks. Brooks is actually our newest addition. We got him a few weeks before transitioning to San Antonio. Between the move and sibling rivalry gearing up, the last few weeks have been...interesting, but very exciting as well.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
I would risk my life to ensure I have my morning coffee.
Describe your ideal vacation.
Any beach with clear crystal water. The Turks and Caicos Islands are my next stop.