Katie Meek, Registered Client Relationship Associate
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 are sitting down with Katie, to hear more of her passions, her history, and her exciting year so far…
What do you like most about The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group?
Easy – the people! Both the people I get to work alongside everyday as well as the amazing clients we get to serve – everyone is kind, we push each other to be better and I have loved learning & growing in my knowledge, skill set, and as a person!
Of all the things you learned from your parents, which do you feel was the most valuable?
As I’m sure most people would say, there are countless things my parents taught me that have shaped who I am today. However, I think one of the most valuable things I was taught that I think about most often is how they always treated strangers in public – cashiers, food service professionals, maintenance workers that came to our home, etc – they always made a point to go the extra mile to be kind and say thank you, no matter the circumstance.
What memory stands out most from your wedding day?
Our wedding day as a whole was so incredible & fun, filled with all of my favorite people and countless special moments (not to mention it was -24 degrees) – although one memory sticks out to me. I had told Andy that I wanted to be totally surprised where we’d go for our honeymoon, so perhaps one of the best moments of our wedding day was when it was finally just the two of us driving away from the reception, and he handed me a little box that had wristbands in it – we were going to Disney!
What is your favorite blog?
I love cooking and baking, so I’d have to say The Stay At Home Chef, which has some of my favorite recipes, including Cinnamon Rolls & Lemon Chicken.
When and where were you born?
I was born in 1995 in Overland Park, Kansas. We moved to MN when I was 1, so I don’tremember Kansas, but would love to go visit sometime.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Joanna Gaines – she is an amazing businesswoman, chef, mother, and so much more. It would be wonderful to be able to spend time with her.
What accomplishments are you the proudest of?
How has The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group helped you in your career development?
Parr McKnight has fully shaped me in my career. There is emphasis on collaboration, training, personal development, accountability & so much more, which has challenged me and pushed me to grow both personally and professionally. I love this team!
Before working here, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
My very first job, in high school, was working at an outdoor mini golf course in Minnetrista, MN. It was a blast, and some of my duties included selling snacks, collecting golf balls & even feeding the goats and horses!