Who are you and what do you do at BT?
My name is Dustin Klein and I am the Director of Digital Marketing at Braintrust. I handle all things digital and media at the wonderful world of Braintrust.
What are some life highlights that brought you to Braintrust?
Before Braintrust I did Digital Marketing for Goodwill of Southern Nevada. Previous to that I did digital marketing for several finance companies. Finance was good but I decided to go with something I could be more passionate about and went to non-profit. Non-profit was good but I was looking for something a little more fast paced. Braintrust brought me the best of both worlds. I get to work on fast paced finance clients, wonderful non-profits, beautiful hotels and more.
What is your favorite project you have worked on at Braintrust?
One of my favorite projects was NAHAC. It wasn’t the sexiest project, but it was for an amazing cause. Their non-profit program was focused on keeping Nevadans in their homes. The work we did on that campaign across multiple channels helped them distribute over 100 Million in funds to Nevadans in need of assistance and over 90% of those individuals are still in their homes today.
What keeps you sane at the office on long, busy days?
Music and people. I love the people I work with; they are family. We have an amazing atmosphere of support and teamwork. Everyone is just trying to help each other. On long days I like to crank music and sing loudly. I am not a good singer, so I try to not keep it going to long, so I don’t force people to leave the office to escape me. I also enjoy dancing badly or taking a break by getting beat at pool by Jimmy.
What inspires you in work and in life?
Helping people. In try to approach all things in work and life as being helpful. Whether we are helping a non-profit get donations, a hotel get bookings or I’m giving someone a ride somewhere. I just want to be helpful. I try to put love and compassion behind everything I do.
How do you unwind after that long, busy day?
VIDEO GAMES AND TV or if it’s the weekend GOLF.
Those are pretty much the extent of my hobbies.
Any words of inspiration for kids that want to grow up and work at an agency in Digital Marketing?
I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. Everybody searching for a hero, people need someone to look up to. I never found anyone who fulfill my needs, A lonely place to be and so I learned to depend on me. I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows. If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe. No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity, because the greatest love of all is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all inside of me. The greatest love of all is easy to achieve learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all.
Do you have any pets? If yes, what kind and what are their names?
YES, I have my little princess Skittles. She is a Toy Maltese, and she is insane. She only listens to commands in Spanish and if you ever speak to her in Spanish she request you ALWAYS use the formal “Usted”
- Favorite Musician/Band? Tenacious D, Eminem, Jon Bellion
- Favorite TV Show? The Office, Friends, Family Guy, Southpark, Parks and Rec, Will and Grace, WHEEL OF TIME
- If you could live in a sitcom, what would it be? Friends
- Favorite Book? Wheel of Time and Art of Happiness
- Favorite Pokemon? Pikachu
- Favorite Food? Seafood
- Favorite source of caffeine? ROCKSTARS!!
- What Harry Potter house are you in? Slytherin
- If you could be any kind of animal, what would you be? Silver Panther
- Dream vacation location? Tahiti
- If you could instantly be an expert in one thing, what would it be? Coding
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