Summer is the most recent addition to the Finance and Administration team, supporting the CFO in areas of finance, taxes and day-to-day operations. Summer spent the first two years of her career at an estate planning Law firm in Mercer Island where she managed all aspects of the firm from office administration to accounting. Summer graduated magna cum laude from Central Washington University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Law and Justice and Sociology, she was also part of their honors society, Phi Theta Kappa.
Summer is based out of the Seattle, WA office.
Why did you decide to work at Kotter?
Growing up I had always enjoyed law, but while working at a law firm I quickly discovered my passion for accounting. I wanted to explore a change in my profession to be more centered around accounting, Kotter allowed me to explore that. Also, everyone I met throughout the interview process was so warm and welcoming I knew this was the firm I wanted to work for.
If you weren’t working at Kotter, what would you be doing instead?
I would be traveling. I really enjoy seeing new places and experiencing new cultures.
What is your proudest moment?
Something I am most proud of is, I put myself through college. After i graduated with my AA, I took a year off from school, worked 80 hour weeks, and saved up to pay for tuition and living expenses. Though, I wouldn’t say that I just have one proud moment. Everything thus far has required so much energy and effort, and I still have so much more I am working towards.
What’s got you thinking right now?
Recently, Boeing and Porsche announced they are combining forces to create a flying electric car. Apparently all income levels will be able to afford one, once fully developed. I am not too sure how successful their attempts will be, though I am interested in seeing what happens.
Share something about you that would most surprise people.
I am really interested in fashion and have been looking into starting my own swimsuit line.