Vice President, Corporate Controller
Enjoy the journey and embrace the adventure.
The first years of my career were spent in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick, specializing in middle market start-up companies in the Pacific Northwest.
This experience taught me the importance of delivering quality service, and I discovered a passion for the exciting journey that lies ahead for new business ventures as they wind their way from start-up to maturity. I also learned that I wanted to be on the front lines and not on the sidelines!
The next decade of my career was spent in private industry immersing myself in the study and analysis of business operations, information systems, internal control structures and best business practices. I was very fortunate to be presented with opportunities to travel extensively around the world. I cherish the lifelong friendships that were established through building teams comprised of multi-cultural colleagues.
It was time to give my passport a break and return to my passion for new ventures with a local start-up company, World Wide Packets. In just 3 short years the Company was successfully marketed and sold for over $290 million dollars. The experience was exhilarating and inspired me to seek similar opportunities. In 2013 I was reunited with several of my former colleagues at 2nd Watch and we are on our way!
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband Steve. Our hobbies include: Boating on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, fishing the local rivers of the Pacific Northwest, biking the scenic trails nearby, traveling and spending time with our 8 (and counting) grandkids.