Kelley and her husband feel lucky to live in a city so focused on what they’re passionate about: sports.
“We’re really big sports fans. With the last name Bilz, we almost have to be,” said Kelley.
Every Sunday during football season, her family gets together for a big tailgate party with good food and a huge TV. The couple even got their wedding photos taken on the Buffalo Bills’ field.
And when Kelley and her family want to go to a pro game in-person, they can do so easily.
“The cost of tickets is so reasonable. Our sports are accessible. I’m able to bring my daughter to Sabres, Bills, or Bandits games and have a great time.”
A lot of people look at IT and technology jobs in general as difficult to attain. And that’s not really the case. I started in customer service, learned our products and our clients, and kept moving up.
That’s the thing about Buffalo—it really does afford you a lot of opportunities. If you’re willing to put in the effort and network, your life will change. You just need to be willing to take that next step.
One day I was packing my daughter’s clothes away and I came across a photo of my mom, who passed from breast cancer when I was 13. I decided right then that’s what I wanted to do and who I wanted to help. It was sort of a sign from my mom that I could help kids going through similar situations as I did growing up. Today I serve on the Camp Good Days and Special Times advisory board.