How did you first learn about and become involved in the school business profession?
My friend Cajon Keeton was the one who introduced me to the profession. He encouraged me to check it out. I was working in private industry and he said, "Hey, give a public finance a try and see what being a school treasurer is all about." And the rest is history. What is your proudest career accomplishment to date?
Making the move from a career path as an internal auditor in the private sector to becoming a school treasurer is definitely one of my biggest career accomplishments because it was such a big change. It's probably tied with getting my MBA, which I finished this past spring.What do you feel is the most important part of your job?
Being fiscally responsible.What's at the top of your professional bucket list?
It was getting my MBA, but I got that recently. So the next item on my professional bucket list would be earning my SFO certification.What is at the top of your personal bucket list?
Going on a European cruise.If you were an office supply item, which would you be and why?
It would be a binder because I keep things together. What's your favorite TV show?
My favorite TV show is Arrested Development
with a close second being Dexter.What's the most useless talent you have?
I still know and can sing the theme song from the nineties hit TV show on Nickelodeon, Hey Dude
. How did you first get involved in OASBO?
I became involved in my first year as a school treasurer because I saw it as a great opportunity for networking, professional development, and really getting my grounding as a new school treasurer.What has been your favorite part of being involved in OASBO?
I love going to the Annual Conference because it's such a nice time for learning, networking, and getting to catch up with all of the others school treasurers across the state. I just always end up having a wonderful time at the Annual Conference.