Meet the Team: Kayla Balke
What path brought you to Hotel Julien Dubuque?
“I have worked in many different capacities in Hospitality since High School. I have always been drawn to service because of the passionate people one is able to meet on a daily basis. I attended Loras College where I was a member of the Track and Field team majoring in Public Relations. Through my education I developed a great love for event planning and managing.”
What are you most passionate about professionally? “I am very focused on making positive experiences for clients through creativity. I believe the most effective way to do this is by being obsessive over the details to make an event memorable and personalized.”
What are you passionate about personally? What is your favorite way to spend a free weekend? “I enjoy studying trends in art and fashion by reading blogs, magazines and going to shows. I am also a HUGE lover of nature. Anytime I get the chance to get out and go for a run or hike is a good day. My labordoodle, Roman, and family are also a huge part of my life and try a see them a much as possible.”
What are some of your favorite things to do in the Dubuque area? “I am from Iowa City so I am a pretty big Hawkeye and Cubbies fan! I love to go out and watch sports with friends. I enjoy going to the Mines of Spain for a hike or to take photos, Brazen to eat dinner, and I absolutely love to spend time with family or friends at Park Farm Winery. Inspire Cafe in the Millwork District is also my go to coffee and hang out space. All of the emerging art galleries are also on my list of things to do very soon! ”
What do you enjoy most about your position at Hotel Julien Dubuque? “There is so much I like about my job, but I think the best part is working with couples to create an event like none other they will ever have again in their life. It is an honor to be involved in the milestone of marriage!”
What is your personal motto? “Nothing but your best!”
Please share a fun fact about yourself. “I have a twin sister, Molly. She is a pretty cool girl.”
Is there anything else that you’d like to share? “Go Duhawks!”
Contact Kayla via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 563.588.5568.