My Story

Savannah native Kellie Groover joined the Focus Lab team in January of 2014. (She took a short hiatus from Oct 2014 - April 2015, but came home in May of 2015.) She started her college career at SCAD with a focus on 2D Animation, but eventually obtained her BA in Communications and Drawing minor from Georgia Southern. Go Eagles! #TrueBlue

She spent several years at Walt Disney World as a tour guide for The Great Movie Ride and as a bellhop at the Tower of Terror. She’s worked on several productions for movies, tv, commercials, and music videos, and spent a few years as a marketing coordinator for an architecture firm… all on her journey to join the Special Forces at Focus Lab.

As Office Manager, Kellie assists with the day-to-day hustle by wearing many hats. She is part HR, event planner, travel agent, accounts payable, social media, den mother, and whatever else she can be to help keep the Focus Lab machine running smoothly.

Self-professed movie buff, her movie of choice is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Go-to karaoke song is “Hook” by Blues Traveler. Thinks the best sound in the world is her son Noah’s laugh. She dares you to challenge her in Disney trivia. In her free time, Kellie and her husband, Jay, like to make epic videos of Noah set to various iconic movie themes. And she swears, one day she’ll get back into drawing. #2016goals

Kellie brings to Focus Lab her stellar office skills along with her love of all things creative.

My Ramblings

The 5 Essential People Skills

Communication is key in all aspects of our lives. We must be assertive, clear, and intentional in our communication. One may think of interpersonal communication in only the verbal sense, but most of what you communicate to another individual, whether you know it or not, is communicated nonverbally… think: body language.

on December 10, 2015 - by Kellie Groover

Best of 2015

What were your favorites of 2015? Here’s a list of (most of) our team’s top picks from this year. We are going with top movie or television series, album or song, book or podcast… or any other awesome thing we enjoyed in 2015. And maybe one thing we did not enjoy. Here we go!

on December 3, 2015 - by Kellie Groover

The Many Fur Faces of Focus Lab

Here at Focus Lab, we heart our fur babies. We thought we’d take a little time out and introduce you to the fur-side of Focus Lab. Enjoy!

on September 30, 2015 - by Kellie Groover

Be Nice… The Key to Mastering Customer Service

“Be Nice,” and you might just master customer service. Of course it goes much deeper than that. Yes, you have to treat your customers nicely, but above all you must BE that.

on September 22, 2015 - by Kellie Groover

Behind the Scenes: A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

First, a little Focus Lab history for you. For three years, resident photographer Alicja Colon has requested that our next Focus Lab team activity be a murder mystery dinner show. 2015 was her year. We finally conceded, but with a twist: we’d buy the game and put it on ourselves, with the team as the “actors” and the killer gasp among us.

on July 28, 2015 - by Kellie Groover

After Hours: Kellie’s Top 5 Movies (of all time)

Let me start with how much I appreciate film. I studied film in college, worked at the Great Movie Ride at Disney where I spent days spieling movie facts, had the entire Blockbuster library at my disposal while working through college, and have had the awesome opportunity to work on a few films. I love the medium. I love film history. I have such a broad appreciation for film, from the early black and whites (including silent films), up to today’s CGI-laden action/sci-fi’s (lens flare).

on July 10, 2014 - by Kellie Groover

How We Do: Team Focus Lab!

Two weeks ago we had a full house at Focus Lab HQ…for the whole week! It’s amazing to see the office energy surge when the whole Focus fam is in town. We did miss a couple peeps that week… Alicja Colon and Matt Blackwell… just know we cracked one open for you.

on May 27, 2014 - by Kellie Groover

Spotlight: Kellie, Take 3

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Kellie Groover, one of the newbies here in Focus Lab Land. I’m the behind-the-scenes office lady, resident mouseketeer, backstage manager, special forces teammate, pretty much whatever-I-can-do-to-make-everyone’s-life-easier, go-to gal. Think of me as a fairy godmother for the Focus Lab team.

on April 8, 2014 - by Kellie Groover

How We Do | We Work OUT

Our 2014 company resolution is Fitness this year. We kicked off the new year with office planking challenges in January, 30-day fit challenges for February, and the office ladies have also started running as a group. Our next challenge we thought, how about a race?

on March 14, 2014 - by Kellie Groover