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 was your first job in this industry and for how long?
This is my first job in the industry! This month is my 4-year anniversary.
What keeps you in the business?
I love building relationships with clients. It brings me joy and fulfillment to be a small part of their financial journey and to be a friendly voice on the other end of the phone.
What things do you need to be successful in this job, and what are the deal killers for you?
To be successful in this job, I need teammates who teach and support me and I need to be detail-oriented, empathetic, and efficient.
What is your most favorite part about working with Parr McKnight?
My favorite thing about Parr McKnight is the fast-paced environment! Everyone works so hard and it’s inspiring to be a part of a group making a difference in so many families’ lives.
If you had unlimited funds to invest in a retail franchise, which one would it be and why?
Chick-fil-a. Their food is incredible and their business model encourages kind interactions with each customer which is something I really get behind!
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you have and why?
If I found myself stranded on a desert island, chances are I finally got the courage to apply to Survivor, in which case I would want my Brita water bottle, a baseball cap and my Bible to encourage me throughout the journey!
What is your motto / personal mantra?
Maya Angelou – People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. (and I add, so be kind!)
How do you like your eggs?
Over easy and on a piece of avocado toast!
What is your favorite local activity?
My happiest place locally is on a boat or paddleboard on Lake Minnetonka! My husband and I first met during a high school party there and we’ve had endless fun memories on the lake ever since.
What hobby outside of work are you really passionate about and why?
I am really passionate about exercise in general and specifically running! I hope to run my 4th marathon this fall – it’s a blast to be a part of a community of people who love to stay active and enjoy time outdoors.
Describe yourself in three words
Total dog mom.
When you retire, you want to enjoy…
While retirement is a long way off for me, I look forward to traveling often and spending as much time as possible with all of my loved ones! More often than not, you’ll probably find me at a beach 😊