by Christy Parrott
As Kremmling grows, community events get larger and require greater coordination efforts. Recognizing the need for another set of eyes on the ground to synchronize the many community celebrations, West Grand Pom Coach Kendra Holmes was offered and accepted the position as Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator. “Tara and Andrea approached me with the position, and I thought, I’m already involved, so why not fully commit,” Holmes shares. In her new role, Holmes will help manage resources, events, scheduling and more. “Kendra will be very helpful during events, because as the events grow, we need more hands on deck than just Andrea and I,” Chamber Director Tara Sharp explains.
Holmes will assist with everything from conception to clean up, coordinating volunteers and vendors, as well as providing any other assistance required. The extra set of eyes will help to ensure events run smoothly. In fact, Holmes stepped up to coordinate the recent Cinco De Mayo celebration. A team player, Holmes insists, “We have a good working relationship, and Andrea and Tara already had everything set up. I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help, especially Jess Buller.”
Holmes’ prior experience certainly makes her a natural fit. Having worked in a hospital environment as both an EMT and insurance specialist, Holmes knows how to handle situations that require immediate attention as well as the red tape that comes with event planning. Additionally, as Pom Coach, Holmes is great at getting a crowd enthused. “With coaching at the high school, I teach the girls there’s a time to have fun, and a time to bring it down and focus,” Holmes says.
While Director Sharp will still plan events, Holmes will drum up the crowd whether in person or through social media. She’ll be a huge attribute, spreading the word about what Kremmling has to offer locals and tourists alike. Holmes will still continue serving her role as Pom coach, insisting that she couldn’t do it without her partners, Cheer Coaches Jo Poindexter and Kristin Rath. “With my husband, James, graduating from West Grand, we already had a lot of Kremmling connections,” Holmes says. “I’m excited to be even more involved and get to know my community that much better.”
by Christy Parrott