Cast Member Spotlight: Kassidy Polete

Kassidy Polete – SourceTender

To celebrate the diversity of our members and their unique personalities, we’ll periodically be checking in with Cast coworkers to get to know them a little better. This month, we visit with Kassidy Polete of SourceTender, who’s been the first through the door every morning at the original Cast since she started in October 2017.

Q: When is your birthday?
A: I’m a proud Taurus! May 11, 1985

Q: Tell us about SourceTender and what you do for them?
A: SourceTender is a third party that manages military contracts for the General Services Administration. My main job duty is as a shopper. If an Army base in Georgia needs four dozen Sharpies, I find the cheapest price on ’em, place the order and bam! They get their markers. ; )

Q: You’ve been working at Cast for over a year now; how would you compare it to your previous work environments?
A: I’ve worked from home in the past, and the isolation of it really got to me. With Cast, you’re able to have your own personal space but also get that much-needed social interaction. Being alone all the time isn’t good for the soul—sharing pie and laughs with your coworkers is!!!

Q: Tacos or pizza?
A: Nachos!

Q: Favorite food?
A: Sushi burritos. Best millennial creation ever! lol

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your time away from Cast?
A: Cooking, listening to podcasts, live music, volunteering for the National MS Society whenever possible, Wine Wednesdays with my besties and raising my teenaged spawn, Gage – he’s 15.

Q: What’s your favorite book or what are you reading?
A: White Oleander is my #1 fave. Beautifully written and so applicable to life. Otherwise, I’m usually reading a true crime book.

Q: Guilty pleasure?
A: ASMR videos on YouTube. People tell me it’s weird, but the videos really help with relaxation—especially before bed. Try it!

Q: An important or hard-earned lesson in life?
A: “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it.” –an excerpt from White Oleander

Q: Tell us an odd fact about yourself or a unique interest you have?
A: The SourceTender team and I are very intro astrology, the healing power of crystals, the effects of the lunar cycle and how those things apply to our beliefs. We read our horoscopes together every morning. What’s your sign? Let’s discuss… ; )

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Strafford, Missouri. I’m a country girl @ heart! <3

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A: My middle name is Cheyanne, so my mom always called me Cheyanna Banana when I was younger. Now it’s almost always just my initials–KP.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I went to college in Michigan for a degree in criminal justice administration with a focus in abnormal psychology. I had plans to work in probation and parole but ended up moving back home, where the laws are vastly different. Instead of obtaining the proper licensing in a new state, I decided to change course…and here we are!

BY CAST CO+WORK+SPACE

12 • 14 • 2018

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