Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Meet Kaitlin

Written by #TeamNextdoor

Meet Kaitlin Perata, a Sales Marketing Manager on the team. Read more to learn about her time at Nextdoor.

Why did you join Nextdoor?

I joined Nextdoor because I loved the people and believed in the mission to help local communities thrive. I was inspired by the work our team does to create engaging campaigns that encourage meaningful connections between people and brands. After 30 seconds of meeting with the team lead, Emma Mondolino, I knew there was no where else I’d rather be!

What has been one of your favorite projects to work on?

Our B2B Sales Narrative that we released earlier this year. After months of hard work, it was so gratifying to see the positive response we received from the Sales organization when we released it at our annual Sales Kick Off. It was a labor of love, but it was such a wonderful group effort that has continued to have a positive impact to this day.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I live in Greenpoint and love exploring the neighborhood with my friends. We love to try out local restaurants, breweries, and wine bars or take a stroll through shops and bookstores on Franklin St. I’ve also been known to be a regular at neighborhood trivia nights. On mornings when I work from home, you can find me at the local dog park with my friend’s dog, Penny, who I regularly dog sit.

Most memorable moment at Nextdoor?

Our first team offsite. We’re a global team, so we spend a lot of our time virtually and try to arrange calls across multiple timezones. As silly as it may sound, it was so nice to be able to meet some of my team in real life after months of working together behind a screen!

Best career advice?

People above everything. Find a team that lets you be yourself and express your ideas. Find a manager who supports you (shout out to Emma Mondolino and Shahrnaz Shifteh) and the possibilities are limitless. Surround yourself with smart, kind, passionate people and you’ll never stop growing, learning and having fun.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

London! I studied abroad for a semester in college and it never gets old. There’s nothing better than sitting in the V&A cafe on a rainy day with a book, a hot cup of tea and a scone with clotted cream and jam.

Interested in joining #TeamNextdoor? Check out our open roles here!

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