Karey Circosta

Karey Circosta, Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing  

When did you first come to AVE?

August 18, 2003  

What was your childhood ambition?

To be a teacher. At some point I realized the only reason I wanted to be a teacher was I liked making bulletin boards and doing all the fun crafts.  

What’s something new God’s been teaching you?   

That I can’t be in control of everything and sometimes sitting back and enjoying the moment is better than planning every detail. It took having our son for me to start to realize this and it’s been a big difference for how I approach many things both personally and professionally.   

What inspires you?   

Always striving to do my best and finding new creative solutions to problems.   

What was your first job?

When I was 14 I started teaching 4-H Foods classes. Day one on the job I learned what baking soda really does when I had a kid put a ½ cup of baking soda instead of a ½ tsp. in his cake.  Needless to say it was a big mess, but years later it became the inspiration for my stepdaughter’s science fair project.  

Favorite sports team?  

I’ve lived in South Bend my whole life so Notre Dame of course.