"Transitioning from my marketing roots to the role of Project Manager at Open Path (parent company of the 828Collective) has been a journey of continuous learning and adaptation. With 18 years as the Director of Marketing Communications at North Star Resource Group in Minneapolis, my professional journey has been deeply tied to a personal commitment to upholding excellence and integrity, fueled by my faith in God."
Meet Nancy Kirchoff. In her role as a Project Manager at 828Collective, Nancy manages various tasks, including SEO research, content development, CRM data analysis, and client workshops, along with handling invoicing and accounting. Since her move to Texas in 2011, Nancy's professional journey has encompassed multiple part-time roles, including serving as an Office Administrator at Edward Jones, engaging in private consulting, and working as a Sales Executive for a third-party logistics company. These flexible opportunities allowed her to strike a well-proportioned balance between her professional and family life following her relocation from Minneapolis. Nancy is a Hamline University graduate (St. Paul, MN), holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Communications/Business Administration and a minor in French.
Nancy's commitment to ongoing learning is highlighted through the multiple HubSpot certifications she’s earned. During her tenure at North Star, she played a pivotal role in various achievements, including facilitating the BBB Integrity Award, securing nominations for excellence in digital media and community leadership, and earning features like "Top 25 Women Industry Leaders in the Twin Cities," and interviews on local Fox News. Notably, she initiated the first telemarketing pilot program for employees, contributing to a balanced family life before remote work became popular. Nancy's proactive approach extended to developing a policy manual and successfully testing the program, establishing it as a valuable corporate initiative.
Nancy's journey is guided by the pillars of faith, love, and family, intertwining her personal and professional pursuits in service to God's kingdom. She discovers deep satisfaction in helping to foster her team's success and witnessing clients thrive within 828Collective's family-like culture driven by kingdom-building initiatives. With a fun-loving and competitive spirit, weekly team meetings featuring ice-breaking questions and lively Christmas parties contribute an extra layer of joy to the collaborative work environment.
Beyond the office, Nancy passionately supports Gold Ribbon and Pyr Paws Fluffy Tails Rescues, having volunteered her time to write bios, contribute articles, and assist on the hotline. With a soft spot for rescuing dogs, particularly those considered hard to adopt, Nancy cherishes moments with her "tripod" Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees. Dedicated to a toxin-free lifestyle, Nancy also finds joy in participating in church-related activities, gardening, and exploring new recipes. Her passion for fitness and nutrition is evident through activities like yoga, strength training, and cardio.
- Favorite Travel Destination: Malta, Sicily, and Duluth, MN (in the Summer!). A native Minnesotan, Duluth holds a special place in my heart as one of the best-kept travel secrets in the country.
- Notable Achievement: I have a Purple Belt in Martial Arts.
- Bucket List: Obtain certification in Holy Yoga (a Christ-based teacher program) after retirement and teach for as long as the good Lord will allow.
- Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 1:7 - “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."