From Summer Intern to Full-Time Gig
We’re about to add a familiar face to the office landscape at 351 W. Nationwide Blvd. Kasey Ording, Pelotonia’s college intern for the past three summers, will join the full-time staff as director of administration at the end of this month. With Pelotonia 12 fast approaching, we’re really glad that Kasey already knows her way around.
A 2012 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Kasey is an economics major with a special fondness for community service. During her first two summers in the office, Kasey primarily answered phone calls and emails. Then, last summer she worked closely with Pelotonia’s director of administration. “I just really love the cause, and I love the people,” Kasey said. “I love that it’s a small company and that I can do so much.”
While attending Trinity College, Kasey served as co-president of the Annual Community Events Staff (ACES), a community service organization that spearheaded various fundraising events to benefit the Hartford area. In addition to raising money for Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas toys, they also hosted a popular trick-or-treat event for neighborhood kids at Halloween.
College was a great experience for Kasey, including her short-term study abroad in Italy, but she’s happy to be back in Columbus. Kasey grew up in Bexley and attended Columbus School for Girls. “Columbus is becoming such a great city where there is so much happening, but without losing the small-town feeling,” she said, adding that she plans to settle in the Short North.
Above all, Kasey is looking forward to seeing all the people at Pelotonia—riders, volunteers, family members and co-workers. “When I started working there, I didn’t personally know anyone who had cancer,” she said. “Then I met all these cancer survivors and their family members and friends. It’s amazing to meet so many people with a passion for life.” Even better than that, she added, “working at Pelotonia is a chance to feel like I am making a difference in the world—and that’s really cool.”