Name: Kale Frederick
Place of Employment: National Information Solutions Cooperative (NiSC)
Job Title: Software Specialist
Started with Company: June 2013
Hometown: Dickinson, ND
Role in the network: I show up that’s pretty much all my role is, its awesome!
What does the committee feel he/she contributes to YPN? (Statement by Social Team Co-leads) Kale brings a positive energy to the network. He participates and is active in team meetings and events and is someone that you can rely on to be there. He has great ideas and is great when it comes to including others and branching out.
Why do you feel it is important to be part of the network? It’s a good way to meet people you normally might not get the opportunity to meet. There is also a lot of different fun events that being part of the network exposes you to as well as some opportunities to help out in the community.
Are you involved in other organizations in the community? If so, to what extent and why is this important to you? I have helped out with a few other things but this is the best known organization I help out with.
What professional advice do you have for other young professionals? Don’t be afraid to get involved. Whether it is fear of failure, fear of other people judging you or fear that it will not be fun. If you get involved people will help you succeed if you need it. Someone will have a negative opinion of pretty much anything you do so you should do something you are proud of, and you are far more likely to have a good time if you just commit to doing something.
How do you spend your free time? I work out, lately i have been training for a second 10k and a half marathon. I just bought a kayak so I am starting to use that. I go for relatively long walks/bike rides when I can. I go to a decent amount of concerts (mix of just about every kind of music) and then there is of course netflix which has taken up way too much of my time!
What is your favorite quote?
“I love you just the way you are, but I will never let you stop improving.” Or “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s Not” -Dr Suess
Basically anything that says if you want it, it’s up to you go get it.
Once upon a time (not very long ago) I weighed 240 lbs, now I don’t (TADA!).
I have two decks of Minion playing cards.
I will try just about anything once.
I have an excellent Disney Trivia knowledge base.