River City Six – Jen Keller
Meet Jen Keller, co-owner of Streamline Energy Solutions and Halo Custom Lighting (www.streamlineenergysolutions.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Streamline is a residential energy efficiency contractor, and Halo Custom Lighting focuses on insulation upgrades and exterior LED lighting.
How did you get started in the business?
I started working for an insulation contractor right out of college 10 years ago. While working, I received my master’s degree in global energy management and eventually partnered with my colleague Nathan Capps to form Streamline and Halo.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Quitting a comfortable career to start my own businesses.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married for a little over 10 years. We have a toy poodle that is very much our child. I love living back home in Omaha close to my family, although I miss the sunny southern Utah weather.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Exploring outside— biking, hiking, paddle boarding, etc.
Who inspires you?
My mom. She was a single mother raising two girls. Despite working full-time, she always made it to all our extracurricular activities. She taught me the value of hard work and independence.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never settle for anything less than you deserve, whether it be personally or professionally.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Teleporting to places all over the world. Skip the traffic and airlines!
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Rejuvenating Women helps victims of sex trafficking recover and get back on their feet. I run a large fundraiser every April called Save the Next Girl where all proceeds go to Rejuvenating Women.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey.
What is your favorite movie?
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Blue Sushi Sake Grill.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?