We sat down with Kristynne to ask her a few things about her life at Babbitt's and fun facts we thought you would find interesting!

Kristynne VanVeelen

Job Title:


What year did you start working for Babbitt's?


Hobbies and Interests:

Volleyball, softball, kayaking, Pinterest-ing Projects


What inspires you?

Inspiration is unpredictable and everywhere.

I find inspiration from people and their determination; being a designer, I can find creative inspiration in anything I find myself surrounded by.

3 things people would be surprised to know about you:

I think mustard is weird and I hate it, I may have a Target shopping problem, my favorite pizza is jalepeno & mushroom

What’s your favorite machine?

PW50 - well this may not be my absolute favorite, but on this lil’ dude if I was heading for a crash all I have to do is stand up and I should be good.

Well except for that one time, I may have ran into a something going too fast - no time for standing.

Do you have a favorite quote?

A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination. -Albert Einstein

Favorite superhero/why?

 Batman! He has a pretty sweet mask, he is strong and confident



Describe yourself in 3 words:

Dedicated, honest, creative

What was your first job?


Name something on your bucketlist:

Travel to Australia


What would you most like to tell 15 year old you?

 Focus on what you want in life, not what others want for you and never give up.

Do you have a nickname?

“Steen” thanks to Andrew, or I often get "Veelen." 

My name looks like it is pronounced “Kristeen”, but it is actually “Kristin”

Favorite movie:

 Benny & Joon

What are you most looking forward to this fall?

Enjoying the beautiful Michigan weather, before the snow falls