Monday Member Shoutout: Jacqueline Keidel Martinez
Name: Jacqueline Keidel Martinez
City you live in: Phoenix
Current job/Employer: Associate Director of Public Relations and Social Media at OH Partners
A typical day in my life includes… I start every morning with a half-hour walk with my two dogs. After our walk, I either work out, meditate, or read and then get my caffeine fix with a cup of coffee. I’m at my most creative and productive in the mornings, so I like to start my workday with writing or other projects that require a lot of focus. Internal and client meetings tend to fill my schedule pretty quickly after that. I cook dinner just about every weeknight and usually tune into one of my favorite true crime podcasts while I prepare the meal. I spend the rest of the evening lounging with my husband and dogs and managing my pit bull’s Instagram account (@reythepitbull)
I was born… in a low-income family on Chicago’s west side. I’m so proud of where I came from and who I’ve become today.
I’m currently listening to… I’d love to say I’m listening to an innovative marketing podcast or a book about business-building, but in reality, I’m typically tuning into a true-crime podcast.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a titan for civil rights, a brilliant legal mind, and a brave Jewish woman. I would probably be too in awe to speak, but just being in her presence would be life-changing.
One thing I cannot live without is… my dogs. I’ve had dogs my entire life and just can’t imagine living without one (or two!)
I’m inspired by… a good fiction book. There are certain authors whose prose leaves you breathless and whose storylines have you reliving the plot over and over again. I feel like I can tackle the world after reading a good book.
The one person who motivates me is… my husband. He’s been my biggest cheerleader since the day I met him. I am so lucky to have a partner who believes in and supports me.
My first job was… at Charles Schwab. After completing my MBA, I worked there for a little less than a year, which is where I met my husband.
My favorite escape… was my honeymoon to Greece. We spent 12 days touring ancient ruins, lounging on the beach, and eating some of the most delicious meals I’ve ever had. It’s a trip I’ll never forget.
I’m currently working on… improving my expertise in SEO and paid digital strategies.
Always… be unabashedly yourself.
Never… stop challenging yourself or learning new skills.
Favorite quote: “I have failed over and over and over again, and that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
My pet peeve(s)… are messy spaces and clutter