October 2017 Art Collector of the Month: Kim Elfert

Kim by her "La Flor #4 in her Houma, LA home

Kim shares with us about her trajectory in her current career path and how rewarding it has been for her. She also tells us about some difficult personal obstacles and how they have helped her appreciate the important things in life.

I love to get to know my art collectors a little bit more, so every month I will be sharing with you the profile of one of them.

The purpose of these interviews is to provide examples of women who have had the courage to follow their heart, some to become mothers, wives, stay at home moms or wives, professionals or entrepreneurs. They did it by overcoming fear of criticism, failure, or both. Each person measures success according to their own dreams, so it is very personal. There is no dream too big or too small. For the month of April, my art collector is: Kim Elfert.

Age: 47

Location: Houma, LA

Marital Status: Married

Kids?: One son

1. What is your correct position?

Director of Human Resources and Marketing for Louisiana Community Bancorp Bank.

2. How did you get to where you are professionally? Is it what you always wanted to do?

My background is in Mass Communications and Public Relations. Job opportunities in Houma led me to focus more on marketing and event planning and promotion early in my career. Twelve years ago a unique situation was offered to me combining the field of Human Resources and Marketing at Coast