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Vitamin of the Week: Kristin Barger (San Diego)

Vitamin of the Week:...
Kristin Barger

It all started with a snickerdoodle.

In her relentless pursuit to find the perfect cookie recipe, San Diego agent Kristin Barger discovered that she possessed a seemingly endless supply of both gumption and tenacity. She also learned you need just the right ingredients to get the results you want.

Now you know why she’s such a star agent! Whether it’s baking cookies or finding someone a great job, Kristin won’t rest until everything is perfection.

Read her answers to our 7 Quick Questions for some insightful answers and a cookie recipe!

  1. What made you want to work at Vitamin T? The playfulness factor! From the whimsical branding to the toys strewn about the office, the focus at Vitamin T is on our internal employees, the clients we partner with, and the talent we employ. Win-win-win.


  1. Best creative/digital event in your city? SD Interactive Day! This event attracts the top creative companies in the area. The speakers are accomplished, the day's schedule is engaging, and the view of the bay is out of this world!
  2. What do you love about working with creative talent? They get me, and I get them (I'm a creative, too!) In this job, I'm able to utilize my design knowledge to help steer clients toward the best—and most efficient!— resources, as well as assist talent in finding a role that is not simply satisfactory, but fulfilling, exciting, and all-around wonderful!
  3. What’s your favorite interview question? My favorite thing about interviewing creative talent is that I don't need to use standard questions. Each and every person I interview is a beautiful unicorn. For my interviews I always shoot from the hip because it’s a style that yields the most genuine and unpracticed answers!
  4. As a 5-year-old, what did you want to be when you grew up? I don't think I thought that far ahead at age 5. I was too busy living in the moment. Come to think of it, we have a lot to learn from 5-year-olds.
  5. What’s one important skill every person should have and why? I strongly believe everyone should master a simple five-ingredient cookie recipe. Aside from being delicious, cookies serve as the single best ice breaker on the planet. First day at a new job? Apologizing for a faux pas? Bring cookies.
  6. If you could invent an app, what would it be and why? I want to develop an app that updates real time and sends push notifications to subscribers within a 10 mile radius every time I take a batch of cookies out of the oven. Throwing out day-old cookies just because they "aren't warm and gooey enough anymore" is a loss for us all.


- 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

- 3/4 cup dark chocolate powder

- 2 egg whites & 1 whole egg

- 1 tablespoon cornstarch

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (pure Tahitian if you can get it!)

I stir in some chopped up dark chocolate and sprinkle the tops of the cookies with coarse sea salt, too, but the actual cookie itself is five simple ingredients.

I bake them on a sheet of parchment paper at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.

Looking for amazing jobs in sunny San Diego? Talk to Kristin!

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