Employee Spotlight Debbie Bayes

Employee Spotlight Debbie Bayes

At Kingdom Productions, we design, create and install world-class themed environments, themed dimensional signage and exhibits from concept to completion. We’ve dedicated ourselves to the compassionate investment through the outlay of resources to care for the poor, the widow, the orphans and Christian ministries local or foreign. Our company culture is fueled by the energy of our employees. We pride ourselves on having a workplace that is fun, engaging, and inspiring. Today our Employee Spotlight features, Debbie Bayes who has worked as an Assistant Project Manager at Kingdom Productions for a year and a half. Read more about Debbie and what she does for Kingdom Productions!

I never know what my day is going to be like when I show up in the morning. -Debbie Bayes
What is your day-to-day like at Kingdom Productions? 
My days are never the same here at Kingdom Productions. My job consists of tasks as an office manager and an Assistant Project Manager. One day, I could be ordering supplies, researching codes, or out in the shop lending a hand in various projects. I never know what my day is going to be like when I show up in the morning.
What do you like most about your job? 
I like being involved in the projects and assisting the Project Managers with researching products, codes, resources, and information for projects. I also enjoy communicating with our clients as the project progresses and building a relationship with them.
What drew you to Kingdom Productions originally? How has Kingdom Productions changed since you joined?
My husband and I own a commercial construction business and had recently started to downsize. One day, I attended a church picnic and ran into the owner, Hank Pryor. Hank mentioned how he needed help on a few upcoming projects, and I now had more free time. I would say this was God’s doing in bringing us together. Kingdom Productions hired me to assist the Project Managers and help in the construction areas of the projects. Since I have worked here, they have taken on much larger projects, hired more employees, and have expanded their client base dramatically. 
What did you want to do growing up?
Originally I wanted to be an architect and received a grant to go to UC. Instead, I got married and went to Marshall University with my husband. I studied with a private vocal coach to be a singer. After that, I started to lead praise and worship groups at several churches for about 25 years. I also had the opportunity to help a friend cut a demo in Los Angeles for Disney with a song titled, “Take the Time to Touch a Star.”
What do you find challenging about your job?
The six projects that we were working on for the Cincinnati Museum. There were changes happening several times a day for almost 5 months. We have a hand in every food venue and gift shop at the museum. 
What has been your favorite project at Kingdom Productions? 
My favorite project was the design and build for the Drake Passage Gifts in the Detroit Zoo. I loved watching the icebergs and penguins being painted and sculpted by our amazing team of artisans. The whole project turned out to be amazing.