Member Spotlight: Karren Lovelady

Karren Lovelady | Project Manager at Keystone Resources | Education Committee, SMPS Houston

SMPS Member since October 2015


Why did you join SMPS?  I joined SMPS for networking within the AEC community and to expand my knowledge base, however joining the Education Committee and teaching some of the Creative Cloud Lunch and Learns has been an immensely beneficial to my personal development in regards to teaching and graphic design.

What is the biggest benefit of being active in SMPS?  Networking. I have met an incredible array of professionals through SMPS.

Can you offer a helpful hint for fellow SMPS members?  Show up and join a committee.

What do you love most about your job?  While it can be frustrating at times, I love the development of relationships and successful communication with clients. Also, I get to bring my dog to work. J

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why?  We bill per client, so entering my time sheet is a hassle I procrastinate on a lot. 

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?  Show up and participate.

What would you do with a year off?  If I’m dreaming of a year off, then I must have the funds to do so. I would be traveling the world, hiking and trying new foods.

What do you enjoy most about Houston?  The vibrant art scene in Houston is very diverse and there is always something to do. 

What’s the one thing you already own that you can’t live without? My gmail calendar.