Get to Know a Groupie: Amber Kennedy

April 29, 2016

I’ve been at the agency for six months.

When I wake up in the morning, my first thought is: Can this be a dry shampoo day?

My favorite things to do are: Create or admire art, get together with my Wine Club and dominate trivia nights with my husband and friends.

Wine Club

Drink of choice: At the moment, the Paloma. I also never turn down champagne.

The accomplishment I’m most proud of: Blooming where I’m planted. I left a very small town to attend college eight hours away where I didn’t know a soul and many years later, this whole region feels like a small town.

Most played artists on my iPod: My taste is all over the place. In a given week, I’ll listen to Disclosure, Loretta Lynn, Chet Faker, Radiohead, Backstreet Boys or Prokofiev.

My current desktop picture is: A print called “January 7” by Alex Katz.

What I’m reading: I’m finishing “Sense and Sensibility,” but I’m anxious to read Jane Smiley’s “Golden Age” because I tore through the prequels.diner en blanc

A talent I wish I had is: Speak a foreign language fluently!

My favorite flicks: Rushmore, Clueless, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

My guilty pleasures are: Chocolate, celebrity gossip (currently obsessed with Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), Dollywood

My idols include: Lots of bold ladies who just did/do what they want, like Nora Ephron, Julia Child, Tina Fey and Oprah.

Amber and Sean

When it comes to relaxation, I prefer to: Netflix in bed all day.

My DVR is full of: The Good Wife, The Americans, Broad City, Jeopardy (no really…I’m that nerdy)

My favorite quote is: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” – Spock

I am fascinated by: EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY. I basically keep the Wikipedia app open on my phone to look stuff up.

My top three items on my bucket list are: 1) Drive cross-country. 2) Have kids. 3) Visit the world’s great art museums!

Amber in painting

What I love most about what I do at Meridian Group is: Always learning new things. On a given week, I could be learning all about tree diseases, the inner workings of chain saws, avant-garde video artists or public policy about urban development. It’s never ever boring!