Friend a Day – Kammy Lyon
I met Kammy through CONvergence. She was the primary Skepchickcon contact and I was running programming so we talked a lot.
She was also one of our first two guests on Geeks Without God – long before we actually knew what we were doing!
Working with her on programming was a dream. She was organized and would always answer questions quickly. With her group representing 10 – 15 panels per year, it was great to have someone who would act as a one point contact for all of them.
Sometimes people don’t appreciate the quiet background types who keep all the balls in the air. That was Kammy. She didn’t sit on a lot of panels but she got a whole lot of great people on a lot of great panels. And she helped organize a terrific room party.
She’s got an upbeat attitude that has taken a beating with some personal stuff over the last couple of years but she’s also a fighter. Right now she’s going to college, which is a difficult task at any time. It is a lot harder when you have a life filled with family and work already.
And good for her! Good for anyone who makes that decision. I’m really happy for her.
One of the things this Friend a Day project does is remind me how little time I spend with people I like. Kammy got us over to her house for some yummy grilled burgers two years ago and we’ve been trying to set up a follow-up to that night for two years.
I think once I get done posting this, I should send an e-mail to her trying to figure out a date we can grill. Actually, I should do that before I get done posting this. BRB.
Kammy is a great person to know. Hopefully I’ll be enjoying some grilled meat with her soon!