Kami Evans: “Thank You, Westport”

In her 6 years in Westport and Fairfield, Kami Evans made quite a mark.

She started several community Facebook pages, and became an “influence marketer.”

Two of her most popular pages were Westport and Fairfield Parents, and Fairfield County Friends and Family. Readers asked about — and recommended — the best local places to shop, upcoming events, and other resources.

Then came “Kami’s Kloud.” She connected businesses with non-profits and charities, helping build community. 

Now she’s off on a new adventure. Kami writes:

We moved to Westport in 2012 from New York — like many of our neighbors. We wanted to be near the city, as well as a beach, amazing schools and like-minded people. It fit the bill for sure. Summers on Compo are irreplaceable.

Kami Evans

So people ask me: Why did you move? The short answer: We found a magical home in Fairfield that we wanted to be in forever. It was just over the Westport line, so we felt it wasn’t a stretch.

We still went to Compo ($750 a season was worth it for our family), and we did most of our activities in Westport.

I know I was lucky when I began doing social media outreach. I got my share of passionate moments from members and beyond, but it never took me away from wanting to help the community. It was a gift to help as much as I could. So with honor and pleasure, the brand Kami’s Kloud and Kloud9TV started.

Tony and I always knew we would move back, but an opportunity to move to England came up earlier than we expected.

We have Westport Lake, Weston Road, and a home near us called The Fairfield House. We can’t quit you Westport, even if we try. It’s a lovely reminder seeing all of these familiar names.

Kami Evans lives half a mile from Westport Lake. It’s in Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, 45 minutes south of Manchester.

As an “American” in the village, people stop and talk to us frequently. I hear “you have a cute accent” — imagine that.

Life here is at a much calmer pace. I wish I took time to enjoy our life back in America as much as we do now. Having people pop over for a cuppa is a daily event, and it’s so sweet. I just need to remember: Don’t put an electric kettle on the hob (stove).

With a quick move comes with many challenges. As we started to work with a Fairfield County realtor we got very lucky to have Inna Agujen help with the transition.

She offered the usual above and beyond support so many local realtors are known for, like taking care of the last documents. But she also showed me other ways to help the community we love as we leave.

Inna contacted Families in Need, Big Brothers, Salvation Army, Veterans of America and Habitat for Humanity. In such a rush, I would never have connected with so many resources myself. It warms my heart knowing nothing went to the dump.

Kami Evans, in her new digs.

Now we are in Blighty, but I cannot share enough how much I miss our friends back in America. We will always hold a special place in our heart for Westport.

Thank you all, and please continue to look out for neighbors who can benefit from a kind word. And oh: The mean ones are only lions with thorns in their paws. Help them remove it. 😘

6 responses to “Kami Evans: “Thank You, Westport”

  1. Kami there is a void without you here. Your kindness, giving spirit, and thoughtfulness are unmatched. Oh, and the mean ones…not sure they’ll ever figure out how to get the thorns out of their paws.

  2. Miss you, Kami! Visit us at SBC when you come back home.

  3. Natalie Toraty

    Kami, we connected in so many personal levels, I will treasure our friendship for life!!! I miss your energy, your wisdom, your endless support and the fact that you knew everyone around!!!, enjoy your family, new home and your new community, take some time to yourself!
    Natalie

  4. Janette Kinnally

    You gave so much of your time, energy and love to Fairfield County! You were truly a rare breed here. I was so glad to help you donate some of your items to Caesar Battalla school in Bridgeport by taking car loaded over there. You were still thinking of others even while you were getting ready to move with your family!!!
    Wishing you much happiness and wonderful relationships with your new community in england.
    Have a beer at the pub, and tea with your neighbors. That is very common across the pond!!!
    Enjoy your time there! We will still be here and you can visit us anytime! Keep in touch! ❤️

  5. Nice note, Kami offered to help our Catch A Lift Fund for combat wounded Veterans initiative when we first cane to Westport 5 years ago! We are on our 4th annual this Veterans Day weekend. Wish u the best out there Kami, and she is very right about this community. It gives to so many great causes and the overwhelming majority of people are are just great! Thanks dan!

  6. Thank you Dan and everyone else for your kind words and honestly miss you all – American Housewife starts here tonight – should be interesting to explain it to the moms at drop off.

    Kami