Phone A Friend: Kristen McGee

“Phone A Friend” is a series that highlights friends and leaders of the Phoenixville community. Our phones have become part of our identities, so we got an inside look as to how these people utilize their phones in and out of the office. This week, Frees Insurance is highlighting Kristen McGee. Kristen is the Executive Director of Ann’s Heart in Phoenixville. Ann’s Heart’s mission is “to provide a place of welcome and human services for all Phoenixville people.”

Let’s Phone A Friend…

Tell us about yourself…
I am Executive Director of Ann’s Heart, a local 501 (c)(3) non-profit serving the Phoenixville area. My husband and I moved into Phoenixville about 6 years ago and fell in love with the community. I worked for 10 years in Marketing/Creative Services for a large medical company before deciding to make the switch to a non-profit last September. I have three children – 4, 2, and 6 months – so life in my house is a fun and crazy circus. I love the arts, this town, and all things silly. Fun fact – I used to be the University of Delaware’s mascot – YouDee – a 6’ tall fighting Blue Hen. Go HENS! I also spent two summers as a professional mascot traveling the country and one performing as the MC at Aberdeen Ironbirds stadium in Maryland. Needless to say – I love mascots! Some of my friends are still professional mascots for the NFL, NBA, and other professional organizations.

What is your most-used app?
Mail (lame right?!) or CNN (I’m a news junky)

Most essential app while traveling:
Google Maps or WAZE – I am constantly getting lost. If you ask my husband, I am also a TERRIBLE passenger/navigator.

Craziest place you ever lost or left your phone?
My daughter (2) likes to hide EVERYTHING. My phone has been found in the freezer, under the mattress in her room, and in the stomach of a few toys.
My most used app might actually be “Find my iPhone” or “TILE” – haha!

App you wish someone would invent?
It may exist – “Dinner Designer – Food for the Finicky Toddler”

Favorite new app?
WTForecast – Snarky weather app

Most recent Uber ride?
Brooklyn to NYC Grand Central – Visiting my best friend in Brooklyn for dinner.
Best part was the amazing AC hook up our driver had. He used a dryer vent (tin-foil like coil used for dryer venting) duct tapped to his dashboard and pumping the AC through it to the back seat. Classy.

Last app checked at night:
CNN or Instagram

Siri user?
Not me personally, but my son loves it. “Siri – show me a BIG, BIG, BIG anaconda snake!”

Cities listed on your weather app:
Phoenixville, PA, Cold Spring, NY, New York, NY, Mount Carmel, PA, Valley Forge, PA

Alarm settings:
5:15A (M-F), 5:35A (M-F), 3:28PM (W) – ???

App/Game you wish you could delete?
Facebook – but I need it for work. I get sooooo sucked down the rabbit hole.

Favorite Instagram user?
@themuppets – They aren’t mascots but I LOVE Jim Henson! Or @siobhan_bedford (local artist / awesome art!)

Favorite fitness app?
MapMyFitness for running.

Number of unread emails:
0 – Did I mention I’m addicted…

Favorite song right now:
Not a favorite song at the moment, but have been hooked on Stevie Wonder Radio on Pandora lately.

Best productivity app:
Google Drive

What’s your phone case?
Mermaid scales – only colorful cases so they can be found in the depths of a toy dinosaur’s belly or the diaper bag.

To learn more about Ann’s Heart, please click here.