What year did you start at Taber Company?
What was your first position / job title at Taber Company?
What is your current position / job title at Taber Company?
What do you like best about working at Taber Company?
The atmosphere! I really think we live up to our “be awesome” motto. Taber is like my home away from home and my coworkers are like family. I love coming to work every day!
When and where did you start your professional career?
I guess you could say it started in college up in Washington. My dream was to be a personal trainer & life coach, so I majored in Kinesiology and had a whole business plan ready to go, but then I decided to uproot my life and move to California. Everything changed from there. Never thought I’d end up in accounting, but I’m happy I did!
How many years have you been working in this field?
I was in purchasing for 4 years and then moved to accounting for the last 3.
What colleges Universities, technical or other training have you attended?
I started out at the University of Washington and honestly hated every second of it. The big university thing just wasn’t for me at that point in my life, so I decided to transfer to a technical school instead. That’s when I did the Fitness Specialist/Personal Training program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. I loved it there! Met some great people and had amazing professors.
What degrees have you received and from where?
I got my Associates of applied science (look out world )
How has the company supported your career goals?
I don’t think I really knew what my career goals were when I first started here, so I would say the fact that Taber believed in me was more support than I ever could have asked for. They saw potential in me when I thought I had none and gave me the confidence to really thrive here.
What do you like most about TABER?
Hands down, the people! I work with some of my best friends and work for people I really admire and respect. There’s no micromanaging around here. We’re all treated like equals and I think that’s really special.
What was your best day at Taber Company?
Oh gosh, that’s hard to choose! I’ve had a lot of great days, but I guess I’d have to choose Dog Day. We had it the day before Thanksgiving one year and it was so great. I think we had at least 5 or 6 people bring their pups in and it just put us all in the best mood. Hard to focus for sure, but a memorable one!
What are your business / personal goals?
My next step is hopefully buying a house! It’s a tough market right now, but it’s on my radar for sure.
What accomplishment (at Taber Company?) are you most proud of?
Moving to accounts payable was pretty awesome. At the time, we were still pretty small and I didn’t realize there was room for growth, so when it was offered, that was really exciting for me!
What project has had the biggest impact on you and why?
Either the Newport Beach Country Club or Edward’s Life Science only because those are the 2 jobs I’ve been able to see in person. Being behind the scenes in the work we do, there’s something pretty exciting about getting to see a project come together.
Any hobbies you would like to mention?
Anyone that knows me knows I can’t seem to stay in one place for too long. I caught the travel bug years ago when we spent some time in Southeast Asia. Since then, I love exploring new cities and experiencing other cultures. There’s so much to see in this world!
Would you recommend this as a place to work? If so, why?
Of course I would! Like I said before, it’s got such a great atmosphere. We all work really hard, but we have a lot of fun while we do it too.
Who inspires you?
My mom for sure. She raised 3 kids all on her own and has sacrificed so much for us. I’ve never met anyone more hardworking, generous and compassionate. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I wouldn’t necessarily call it a talent because I was never really that good, but I was a dancer back in the day! From age 5 to 19 or so. I was always really shy and quiet growing up and being on stage was the one place that really made me feel alive.
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
It’d be pretty cool to understand the stock market. Then I could just travel all over the world and fund all my adventures without having to actually work.