Welcome to our Employee Spotlight!
We have an incredible group of talented, fun, and dedicated employees here at Parr McKnight. Our Spotlight focuses on our people who contribute to the success of our firm. This month we’re sitting down with Patti, to hear more of her passion for people, her work ethic, and her big year ahead…
Three words that come to mind when describing what drew you to Parr McKnight?
Ethical – Dedicated - Innovative
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Coffee, and then the gym. I start every day at 3:30 a.m. It sounds early, but the morning goes fast! I like to be at the office between 6:30-7:00 am.
How would you describe your job to a child?
I work on a team of 8, helping people of different ages plan for their future financial needs. We help them learn how much they need for college, retirement, big and small purchases. We’re like a basketball team — we have different positions, but work in unison passing the ball around. We’re like the Golden State Warriors.
What are you looking forward to most in 2019?
This is a big year for our family. Our daughter, Aislinn, recently became engaged, and we are planning a September wedding! They both attended the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, and met during mission training through Campus Outreach. Corban recently graduated with a Master of Divinity and has accepted a job at a church in Arizona – ironically a half mile from where we used to live. So, while planning a wedding, we are simultaneously preparing for her big move back to the state she was born in. Bittersweet!
Of all the things you learned from your parents, which do you feel was the most valuable?
That 99.9% of what happens in the world has nothing to do with you.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
The cliché - parenting! Difficult and rewarding 24/7. I am biased, but feel both our kids are amazing humans. We take little credit, and feel it’s been God’s grace at work. In addition to being a parent, I find myself now stepping into the roll as caregiver for my own aging parents. I am honored to provide care and give back to them for their hard work on my behalf.
Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby Ice Cream
Tony’s Top Reads – of course!
What do you like most about your job?
That every day is different, and every day I have renewed opportunities to make a difference – big or small.