I feel fortunate to be part of building Seattle as it transforms from a regional commerce center to a global leader of technology and innovation.
Describe your time at Schuchart.
When I started at Schuchart 13 years ago, it was classified as a small business by the Small Business Administration. Last year Schuchart’s revenue was nearly $110 million. In order to support this intensive growth, the finance and accounting department has grown from 2 people to 7 and has adopted a new suite of tools and processes to manage the increased workload. I feel proud to have been a part of this evolution.
What organizations are you participate with?
Schuchart’s commitment to philanthropy aligns with my own goals of supporting individuals in need and improving their quality of life and I enjoy the comradery that comes from our organization getting together to support causes like Movember, JDRF Beat the Bridge, and Obliteride. Additionally, I am involved with NAWIC and CFMA. I enjoy meeting new people and making connections. You never know when the next person you meet can become a client or a friend, or both!
How does Schuchart support its women in the workplace?
I enjoy working with the people at Schuchart. We work hard but we find time to have fun and get to know each other beyond work hours. Schuchart supports the employees in a variety of ways, from flex work schedules to professional development, to finding educational opportunities tailored to individual needs.
How have you seen opportunities in the workplace evolve for women during your career?
Things are changing! There are better and more opportunities for women in all areas of the construction industry, both in office roles and in the field. I’m excited to see this trend continue as the industry reduces barriers and increases the ways they support women in construction.