Name: Kelvin Baker
Job Title: Video/Media Content Creator
Where Do You Live: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Family Details: “I’m cheering along my incredible girlfriend Emily as she finishes school to become a nurse practitioner midwife! I also have a crazy but lovable Golden Retriever named Jamie.”
History with ARMOR: Kelvin started with ARMOR in January of 2021. He creates all ARMOR videos, handles most new photography projects and manages all ARMOR email campaigns.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?: “I love the chance to collaborate with everyone on the team to make totally goofy and sometimes off-the-wall videos. Most recently, Chris Elias and I started a video podcast called “Arrusted Development: 2 Guys, 2 Minutes, Talk Rust” and I’m super excited to see it grow on the ARMOR YouTube channel. I love the creativity and fun that everyone in the company brings to the table and I am grateful to work with such a great group!”
Experience before coming to ARMOR: Before joining the marketing team at ARMOR, Kelvin was the Director of Marketing for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Marketing Coordinator for the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and prior to that, he played trumpet for musicals in a live theater. “I was always trying to teach myself video production along the way though!”
If you could trade places, who would you like to be for a day and why? “Peter McKinnon — he’s a YouTube legend in the camera and video world — he has built an incredible career as a YouTuber. I’d love to see what a typical day is like for him!”
Hobbies: “I love taking spontaneous crazy trips. In 2020, I called my friend in Ohio and asked if he wanted to drive to the Pacific Ocean later that day just for the fun of it. So, I picked him up and 32 hours later (we drove straight through without stopping) we were cruising along Pacific Coast Highway 1 in California!”
Favorite Food: “This is so hard because I love food, but I’d have to say sushi is my favorite.”
If you were given one year off WITH pay, what would you do? “I would finish renovating my house, rent it out, and then backpack through Europe for a year!”
What was the first concert you attended? “It wasn’t my first concert, but a few years ago I saw Bon Iver and The National live with my older siblings and it was a blast!”
What song is most likely to get you to dance? “All Night” by Chance the Rapper.
Favorite Quote: “Follow the one percent rule: try to improve one percent each day physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually.” — Unknown