Meet Our Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue Family – This Is Kaleena
This is Kaleena Harless, one of our stellar finance managers at Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue. If you have ever talked to Kaleena, you’ll know that she is someone who exudes warmth and authenticity. Here at Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue we pride ourselves on our teammates, and fervently believe that it is our people that comprise the essentials for our store’s warm and inviting vibe. It is people like Kaleena who are responsible for giving our customers the cozy and inviting experience our store is known for. In this article we would like to introduce you to Kaleena, inside and outside of the showroom – and perhaps provide a little insight into why we are so glad and fortunate to have someone like herself as part of our Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue family.
So who is Kaleena?
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kaleena has loved to call the Seattle and Bellevue areas home for all of her life. With a background in Computer Science, Kaleena was in IT before she got into Finance. Her love for being technical is how she got into the car business, however her warm and friendly personality wouldn’t let her stay behind-the-scenes forever. Kaleena entered Finance at Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue because of her love for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, but also her love of people. As an IT intern she was always told she should enter sales. Now Kaleena has been working at Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue for a year, and we are glad to have her. Of course, the product was a major part in Kaleena’s choice to join our Jaguar Land Rover family, as opposed to say working for Audi or Mercedes-Benz.
“I’ve always loved cars, and wanted a Range Rover. That’s my dream car – a black on black Range Rover Sport. I’ve always been a huge fan of both brands. After my dream Range Rover, I’d have to say my next favorite car would be the Jaguar F-TYPE – storm grey, hardtop, red leather interior, with manual transmission.”
Outside of the finance office, Kaleena is a mother to 3 wonderful kids, and her Golden Doodle named Lucy. Kaleena’s children are 13, 10, and 1 years old – so naturally, considering the busy schedule of finance managers, spare time is sparse. However when she does have the time, Kaleena loves to spend it with her family. “In my limited spare time we go for walks with my kids. I actually really enjoy being a Mom and being with my kids”. Living on the east side, Kaleena likes to take advantage of the beautiful forest trails in the area – walking her dog and going on bike rides. Aside from that she enjoys teaching her daughter how to play the flute, likes gardening, cooking for her family, and going to jazz clubs with her husband.
We are so fortunate to have people like Kaleena working with us. Thanks Kaleena for filling our days with your infectious positive attitude and twinkling-eyed smile. Congratulations on your one year anniversary at Jaguar Land Rover Bellevue!