They say success is where preparation and opportunity meet. Kristin finds happiness using her experience to help others be prepared for those opportunities and achieve success. She not only makes others feel like they want to become better, but she shows them how.
Having more than 20 years experience in accounting means she has seen almost everything. Her positions of bank VP, CFO and CPA firm accountant have given her the experience to help others be ready for opportunity. She yearns to help business owners understand what their financials are telling them, no matter what their level of accounting knowledge may be. With accounting it is through improving the accuracy of the financials and making projections of cash flow and net income. This allows clients to see exactly where they are and what they are headed for. Her experience coupled with the opportunities of her clients will help them be successful.
Her passions are health and nutrition. Through health and nutrition she has been able to show people how to improve their lives, achieve their goals such as fighting cancers and diseases, to increasing energy and weight loss. She feels successful by sharing with others her knowledge and experience, allowing them to become successful themselves. Her hobbies include Go-kart racing, biking, and running.
Growing up, David never planned on following in his father’s footsteps of being a CPA. He loved numbers but he also loved cooking, which led to his job as a chef at Vivace, an Italian restaurant. Working evenings and weekends soon made him realize he was not spending any time with family or friends. That’s when he decided to return to accounting. He continued learning and experiencing different facets of accounting both through his MBA degree at Utah State University and through a progressive increase in responsibility on the job. He was hired at a $4 million company that had no accounting controls or accurate reports. He left it an $11 million company that had comprehensive accounting controls and not only accurate but timely financials reports, allowing the owners to really understand where they were and where they were headed instead of just having a gut feel.
Numbers alone would not satisfy David. One of the things he loved about cooking was the sense of accomplishment he felt when others enjoyed a great dish he had prepared. He found a way to transfer this sense of accomplishment into the accounting world. Now he not only prepares the financials for owners to look at, but he helps them understand what the financials mean and what the projections hold so they can enjoy the good times and know when to make changes for the hard times.
Helping business owners obtain and understand their correct and timely financial information is why David helped found Number Crunchers. That is the reason Number Crunchers exists.
Running 13.1 miles up and down the steep streets of Seattle, or through the desert conditions of Phoenix is something most people would shy away from. Julie thrives on that type of challenge. She not only pushes herself to accomplish her running goals but motivates others along the way. Her can do attitude is contagious and her ability to set and achieve goals is inspirational. Since joining the Number Crunchers team in 2009 she has brought those same attributes to the company and its clients. Her determination to help clients improve the accuracy of their financial records and establish best practices is evident in all her interactions. From entering an entire years worth of transactions in a few days, to helping a client keep their accounting records up to date, she has the drive to conquer challenges that come her way. Not only does she conquer them, but she has fun doing it and the lucky ones get to work with her during the process.
Setting goals, tracking progress, and streamlining processes to achieve those goals has made Julie a valuable asset to the clients she works with. Her approachable personality encourages anyone from the president of a company to a bookkeeper in training to ask any question and get an informative and helpful answer. This combination allows people she works with to feel they have a helpful friend on their side no matter what the challenge is.
Megan is a Pacific Northwesterner for life. Originally from Seattle, she grew up playing soccer and enjoying the outdoors. Her passion for soccer and being part of a team bigger than herself led her to the University of Portland where she played for the Portland Pilots and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to joining Number Crunchers, Megan worked at a CPA firm providing business advisory services. She also has experience in digital advertising, however, her career began in business development at a startup consultancy focused on aggregating capital financing data for the Canadian natural resources space. It was during this time that she learned she had a knack for business and helping clients grow to the next level, which inspired her to pursue an MBA at Washington State University Vancouver. In doing so, Megan found her passion for accounting and while completing her MBA she is actively working to reach her goal of becoming a licensed CPA.
Megan has an inherent curiosity to learn and understand what makes people and businesses tick. This interest drives her passion to analyze and simplify complexities in order to facilitate communication within her team and most importantly, the clients they serve.
Outside of work and graduate school, Megan enjoys traveling with her husband, exploring the outdoors, running marathons, and goofing around with her mastiffs.
Jennika is one for the numbers. With a MBA in Accounting and her CPA license, she finds herself wanting more. Her previous work includes accounting at multiple CPA firms, as well as working as an IRS agent in tax auditing for over 5 years. While working for the IRS she learned an extensive knowledge in a various range of industries. Her passion is working with people and helping business owners have successful practices.
In her spare time, Jennika enjoys the classic Pacific Northwest activities like biking, hiking, and swimming as well as spending time with her son, Jayden. She looks forward to traveling the world to enjoy new experiences and different cultures.
Ren is from Santa Monica, CA and is loving life in the PNW. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and has completed the advanced accounting curriculum at Santa Monica College. Ren began her career in the Silicon Valley Tech scene as a payroll accountant and found her way to Silicon Beach working at a startup that aspired to be a real time whiteboard editor complete with YouTube video and telecom syncs. From hanging out in Coloft after school and participating in Startup Weekend, she found her passion in helping startups organize during their chaotic growth spurts. With a fundamental understanding of using technology to her advantage, she specializes in process implementation, branding, and startup accounting—she will not rest until she knows that entrepreneurs feel at ease and can focus on what they do best.
Prior to joining Number Crunchers, Ren worked at an Accounting and CFO consulting firm in El Segundo. She is an avid follower of influencers like: Michael Porter, Daniel Pink, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, Jack Welch, Jillian Michaels and Jocko Willink. She is currently reading the latest issue of HBR and Discipline Equals Freedom. You can find Ren snowboarding on the weekends, hanging out on the streets of Main and Broadway or at the Mt. Tabor stairs.
Tracy was born and raised in a close-knit family that spent most of their time between Alaska and Montana. As a daughter of a construction worker, her family moved frequently to wherever the next project took them. In the 1980’s a job brought Tracy’s family to Washington, where they have remained ever since.
Tracy’s first jobs were working in the office of those construction jobs and this is where her passion for “number crunching” started. Working construction jobs has benefited Tracy’s career as each job was unique and required different accounting needs based on union contracts, regulations, and budgets. Each new construction project expanded Tracy’s expertise of accounting administration, which has allowed Tracy to be successful outside of the construction industry as well.
You wouldn’t believe it just by looking at her, but Tracy is an adrenaline junkie. From zip lining to sky diving, Tracy has stood toe-to-toe with fear and whispered, “Not today death... Not today!” She will try (almost) anything once. She wasn’t always so daring but she realized one day that life is worth living to the fullest and she isn’t going to let fear get in her way of living her best life.
Tracy also participates in several fun runs every year, enjoys watching sports, and above all else, enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Jenni has lived in Washington her entire life. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She spent two years working at a regional CPA firm, where she earned her CPA license. While working in public accounting, Jenni polished her wide range of accounting skills by completing both tax and auditing work. She also spent four years as an accountant for a large childcare provider that gave her an opportunity to learn both non-profit and governmental accounting. As a 5th generation co-owner of a 126-year-old black angus cattle ranch, Jenni also has a passion for helping family businesses succeed and grow. She is also a 4th generation co-owner of a 76-year-old manufacturing business, where she currently serves as chair of their board of directors. Jenni is dependable, honest, and a strong communicator.
When not crunching numbers or helping her family businesses continue to thrive, Jenni enjoys sports, fishing, and sewing. She also loves to spend time with her family, which includes her husband, and three boys. As a mom of twins, there is nothing she can’t handle!
Danielle graduated from Washington State University where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. While attending college she held multiple leadership positions in student government and also as a student ambassador.
Having experience in a wide range of fields, Danielle finds her passion in organizational and managerial positions. Currently the office manager for Number Crunchers, she helps to manage the daily routine and flow of the office. From preparing financial statements to leading weekly meetings, she is your go to person. While being extremely personable, Danielle brings positive and fun energy to every atmosphere.
Danielle is interested in traveling, spending time outdoors, gaming on her Xbox, and is an avid car enthusiast. On the weekends, she is a professional shopper.
While still studying in school, Ellie assists the Number Crunchers Executive team. Ellie works hand-in-hand with management to help keep the office running smoothly. One of her biggest contributions is her sense of organization. She enjoys keeping things neat and in order, which helps the office stay organized. Ellie helps the President plan her day, so she can execute her clients' needs appropriately. People would often describe Ellie as a smiley, outgoing and positive young lady. In her free time Ellie enjoys going for long runs and is part of a Cross Country team. She also loves shopping and hanging out with family and friends.