Vice President Operations
Kendra Edelman Smith
What’s something about your connection to BrightZen that few people might know?
I worked with John in previous start-up ventures. After going my own way for a bit, I decided to take an adult summer break. The time and space were wonderful for my mental and physical health. I then reached out to John for some mentorship/guidance and quickly learned of this new and amazing venture he was creating. I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to work with John once again.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Traveling to far-flung places, scuba diving in beautiful and unique locations (Bay of Pigs Cuba, Cenote Cavern Diving in Mexico and Manta Ray night dive in Hawaii are top dives), discovering the best food and drink a new place can offer, sooooo much live music, reading as many books as possible (On track for 75 books by the end of 2022), expanding my ever-growing plant collection (my Monstera is my pride and joy), woodworking and any other home improvement project I can get my hands on.
If you were to look back from the age of 80 and give yourself advice for right now, what would it be?
Relax and enjoy this ride.
What are 2 things on your bucket list?
Scuba Live Aboard Dive Trip in Southeast Asia | Experience the Northern Lights