Kayla Van Aken

Kayla Van Aken

“I love empowering people to be the best versions of themselves by helping them to pursue their dreams"


I recently relocated to Minneapolis from Boulder, CO where I spent seven years building a career in residential property management and obtaining my real estate license in the process. I love empowering people to be the best versions of themselves – both in my private and professional life – and that’s exactly what I get to do as a Strategic Talent Manager! While I’ve only been local to the Twin Cities for a year, I love to spend my off-hours with my husband exploring the cities’ restaurant scene. I also have a passion for the outdoors and enjoy being on a lake with my paddleboard whenever Minnesota’s weather permits.

My dream job would be…Event planning because it allows me to express my creative side while bringing joy to others

My first job was… Divas-N-Dudes – A kids hair salon

When I’m not working, you’ll find me… Exploring new brunch spots, cuddling with my cat, learning to make new cocktails, and watching trashy reality tv with my husband

The best "unknown" restaurant I've been to is... Lake And Irving

My favorite food is... Cheese, pasta, and ice-cream

My favorite vacation spot is… Anywhere with a beach

Contact Kayla: 612-469-5051  or Email Me