Employee Spotlight: April Boykin

April is nine months in as an Account Manager at Keystone, working remotely from Mechanicsville, VA. With 20 years of experience in street sweeping, April brings a wealth of knowledge of broom products as well as the landscape and players in the industry as a whole. As Account Manager, April is able to assist customers with questions on products, quoting and order entry.  She enjoys following things through from start to finish and providing customer support with whatever is needed to ensure satisfaction from the start of their order to the delivery. Keep reading to learn more fun facts about April in this month’s employee spotlight!

What do you like most about being an Account Manager?

I love the interaction with the customers.  Many customers have also become good friends.

What is your favorite thing about Keystone?

I enjoy working for a company who cares about its employees.  Even though I have only been here a short time, we all work together well as a team.  Everyone is very helpful and has been very welcoming to me.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I started this industry at just 17 years old.  I have spent my entire adult life around street sweeping and leaf collection equipment.  My father, who started in the industry in the 1980’s came home one day and told me he had gotten me a job interview.  Twenty years later, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.  I have made some amazing friends and family along the way (including meeting my husband there) and gained a unique passion.  Thanks Dad! 

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy spending free time with my family!  We love going to the beach, taking trips to the river, boating, fishing, anything on the water and anything outdoors!

If you had an all-expense paid vacation, where would you go and why?

Somewhere on a beach!  Nothing beats sunshine and the sound of the ocean.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t let your fear of change, keep you from reaching for your dreams!


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