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Meet Kelly Kimball of K2PR in Mar Vista

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelly Kimball.

Kelly, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am president of K2PR and mother to three girls.

I grew up in Boston, MA. I left for Los Angeles, CA 22 years ago to live a creative life. I work with some of the most inspiring people in the world- actors, musicians, fine artists, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, policy makers- people who are shaping the future.

I am passionate about connecting people to brands and experiences they love.

I started K2PR 14 years ago after working as a PR executive for Turner Broadcasting and Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
One of the things I am most proud of is that I get to pursue my dream of living a creative life and helping established and emerging tastemakers who are working to make our world a better place while being a hands on mother to my three girls: Josie (age 9), Charlotte (age 8) and Sylvie Grace (age 2).

It hasn’t come without sacrifice.

One of the most important lessons I have learned is to ask for help. None of this would be possible without the support of my partner Russ Buchholz (television executive and head of creative for ITV Studios America’s joint venture Circle of Confusion Television), our loving nanny and the incredible community of parents and friends in Mar Vista, who inspire me to be a better boss, a better mom and the best me I can be.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the K2PR story. Tell us more about the business.
K2PR is a collective of senior level PR pros, media executives and content creators who deliver an unparalleled level of trained expertise to the established and emerging tastemakers that we serve.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I begin and end every day with my favorite essential oils. I believe karaoke is one of the best stress relievers. My favorite ways to unwind include listening to and playing music, working out with my kids and with friends, putting on my ballet shoes and heading to Westside Ballet or putting on my tango shoes and finding a nearby Milonga.

I spend most of my time behind the camera, where I provide the necessary components and counsel to allow our clients to present their best work, but sometimes my job requires me to step outside of my comfort zone and in front of the lens. Thanks goes to an incredible team of people who came to my rescue:
Stylist Leslie Luehring Fields (www.TrunkClub.com/Leslie.Fields); Grooming Tula Tartaglia (https://www.styleseat.com/m/v/tula) & Ellie and Sass (https://www.ellieandsass.com/); Wellness Coach and Friend Christine Irwin (http://www.oilersociety.com/team/christine-irwin/) and Sabertooth Fitness (http://www.sabertoothfitness.com/)

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Image Credit:
Gracia Perez, Stefanie Keenan for Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC)

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16 Comments

  1. Chandler Hayes

    August 31, 2018 at 14:02

    An amazing story about a wonderful person and a very talented publicity guru!!

  2. Carrie obrien

    October 17, 2018 at 20:17

    Love this story and you very proud of you and your journey has been so fun to watch 😍❤️

  3. Jennifer Blasko Driscoll

    October 17, 2018 at 20:21

    Kelly is such a talent – she’s great at all things PR and has been an amazing mentor to me. But most importantly, she’s a fantastic person and mother.

  4. Antonia King

    October 17, 2018 at 20:26

    A fantastic story about a well-deserved woman, whom I am not only proud of, I admire greatly. My company, Zooga Yoga has worked with K2PR and she has helped elevate my business. She is a friend, a business associate, and someone who I highly recommend. More power to women-owned business entrepreneurs!
    Antonia King
    Founder, Zooga Yoga Enterprises

  5. Sharma Johnson

    October 17, 2018 at 21:49

    I worked with Kelly back in our twenties and she was a force then. I learned a lot from her and knew she would do great things! It’s lovely to see her business and family flourish!

  6. Alice Dison

    October 17, 2018 at 23:47

    Great article on a fantastic woman! I had the pleasure of working with Kelly once and hope to again sometime soon! I loved reading this story on her, and thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. Judy Gronda

    October 17, 2018 at 23:55

    A wonderful story about a strong woman who has done amazing things! Having known Kelly my entire life, watching her as a mother and on her journey to build her career has been inspiring.

  8. Donna Clark

    October 18, 2018 at 02:04

    Great story! Amazing business woman, mom and friend! She gets it all done wihile keeping it cool, calm and collected! This lady knows what she’s doing!! That’s Kelly!! And she’s always there for you, whoever you are. What makes her stand out, is that she does it all with grace, kindness, humor and an amazing zest for life! Very proud of my dear friend!

  9. Caroline Edwards

    October 18, 2018 at 14:16

    Great story about such an inspirational woman. She is a joy to work with, and a wonderful mother and friend. She deserves all the good things that come her way! x

  10. Alyson Vidoli

    October 19, 2018 at 19:51

    Great interview! Kelly is a star and a great friend. I don’t know how she juggles it all but she does, and always with style, humor, smarts and professionalism.

  11. Diana Levine

    October 19, 2018 at 22:24

    Great story about a great person. I was fortunate to work with Kelly professionally for years – and lucky enough to become friends. What an amazing journey to watch unfold! Can’t wait for the next chapter.

  12. Sabrina

    October 20, 2018 at 05:04

    Kelly is one of a kind. She’s a combo of amazingly dedicated friend, bad ass in the board room, marvelous mother, and beautiful inside and out. She does whatever it takes – and never compromises.

  13. Shari

    October 20, 2018 at 05:34

    Kelly is an absolute gem. She covered a half dozen shows for a major TV studio while filling in for someone on maternity leave over a decade ago, and I still remember her enthusiasm, commitment and authenticity to this day. Love this piece!

  14. Danielle

    October 22, 2018 at 07:04

    I’m so lucky to call Kelly a colleague, friend and neighbor. A consummate professional and sought after consultant, she’s an guiding example of how to make being a working mom – actually work.

  15. Heather

    October 22, 2018 at 18:57

    Kelly was an incredible partner to me when we worked together on the PR for a major preschool series.
    She’s a dream to work with, with a deep passion for what she does.
    We fast became friends and it has been an absolute joy witnessing her family grow over the years.
    She’s a true rock star in every possible way!

  16. Adriana

    October 23, 2018 at 00:06

    A wonderful story about an incredible woman! Kelly’s positivity, creativity and forward-thinking shine through in everything she does. Her dedication is an inspiration!

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