Employee Spotlight: Angela Kistner, People Services Business Partner

Angela shares what her position is like at QTS, what she likes to do in her free time and shares a small piece of her Mexican culture with us. 

Name:  Angela Kistner

Title:  People Services Business Partner

QTS location:  Overland Park     

Years with QTS: 6+ years


What is your favorite part of working for QTS?

The people!  I love the energy created by the employees of QTS.  We are constantly changing and I truly appreciate those that embrace change and make QTS so incredibly special.


What is a day in the life of your position like?

Each day is very different based on the needs of the employees I support.  Just a sample day could include taking calls from employees on a variety of topics and providing answers or guidance, gathering EX data to support departments in making QTS a better place to work, delivering talent planning support, and providing recruiting support by screening candidates, managing the hiring process and (my favorite part) offering positions to new QTSers!


What passions do you have within and outside of work?

I love to volunteer with QTS!  We have so many great opportunities in Overland Park to give back in our community.   A few years ago, we started having blood drives at our corporate office.  My first job out of college was actually working for the American Red Cross and I hadn’t donated in years.  I now regularly donate and I love knowing that I’m providing life saving blood to others in my community.  At home, I spend time trying to tame my garden areas (we basically live in the woods so this isn’t an easy task) and taking walks with our dogs. 

How are you celebrating Hispanic Heritage month? Any advice for others on ways they can celebrate or be involved?

I would love to say that I am going to spend time cooking up some of my favorite foods my grandmother used to make.  Alas, that is not the case.  However, we do have a local community with a high concentration of Hispanics and they know how to cook!  I love a great tamale and I would give most anything to have my grandmothers home made tortillas right about now.  


What is your favorite Hispanic dish?

I used to get so excited when my relatives would come back from Mexico and bring back conchas.  The colors were always so vibrant who can pass up a sweet bread?  My parents love menudo.  I could never quite get on board with that dish but I know there are many that really enjoy it. 


What does a perfect day off work look like for you?

I’m always the first one to rise I our home so a perfect day starts in my sunroom with a hot cup of coffee.  This time of year, the rest of the day would definitely involve a long walk with my dogs, a trip down to the West Bottoms for some retail therapy, a fire in our fire pit, and then end the day in our screened in porch enjoying the sounds of nature.