History & About
Katie and I go way back. We’ve been a team for 30 years. You could even say we’ve been a marketing team for 30 years. When other little girls were playing with dolls or pretending to get married, Katie and I were playing a game we liked to call McKenzie and Berniece. I was McKenzie Banks and she was Berniece Kenzington, the fanciest names our millennial minds could conjure up. We were high powered business women that pretended to be in charge of doll companies, or imagined that we were planners of the wedding of the year.
Our marketing abilities really came to life when we set up a lemonade and punch stand in the little town McCrory, Arkansas, while visiting Katie’s grandparents.
It was so catchy that it still gets stuck in our heads today, and yours too. You’re welcome! We made the front page of the McCrory paper with that business venture, and the seed was planted.
It’s really a dream come true to be able to work together now and do something we both love. Both of our talents really shine in our respective roles at Polish. Katie’s greatest strengths are my greatest weaknesses. And, we have just always worked so well together and have a comfortability with one another that only comes with age. Once we put our heads together to do something, we really are a force to be reckoned with. (Just ask our moms.) We love being on this journey together and truly get so much gratification from helping our clients.
Lindsey Hawkins Bowman is a Jonesboro native. She graduated from Westside High School and went on to get her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arkansas State University. She was among the first few graduating classes that started as Indians and graduated as Red Wolves. Upon graduation, she was promoted from teller to Marketing and Business Development Officer at First Security Bank in Jonesboro. She worked with the bank for nearly 5 years total before moving to Southern Illinois. There, she worked as an Account Manager for Arthur Agency – an advertising agency based in Carbondale, Illinois. In 2016, Lindsey along with her husband, Derek, and their daughter, Beckett, had the opportunity to move back to Arkansas. At that time, Lindsey became a licensed Realtor, a journey she had set out on many years prior. Along with selling real estate, Lindsey began taking clients at that time as an independent marketing consultant. Over time, that became Lindsey B Consulting, and the business was built just by word of mouth recommendations. Once the workload got to a certain point, Lindsey leaned on her lifelong best friend, Katie Spencer, to step in and help get things organized. Lindsey was always hesitant to do much of her own marketing because she didn’t have the infrastructure to support an influx of clients, but she knew once she had some support and things on the business side were lined up, she had to start practicing what she preached.
Katie graduated in 2010 from Arkansas State with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in Spanish. She moved to Spain for a year where she taught English. Katie moved back to her hometown of Jonesboro in 2012 where she became a Spanish teacher at International Studies Magnet School. During the summers she organized and led cultural immersion tours to Costa Rica for her students and their families. Although she loved teaching and adored her students, she realized her calling was organization, leading, and management. In mid-2019 she branched out on her own when she helped encourage and support her best friend, Lindsey, to take her marketing consulting business to the next level. Katie was invited to bring her management and organizational skills to the table and, Polish was born.