Carrie joined the Forest Investment Associates (FIA) team as an Administrative Assistant in 2022. Her primary responsibilities include: administrative duties in FIA’s southern region, timely renewal of licenses and insurance policies, maintaining files, processing timber sales and invoices. She continues to expand her responsibilities, approaches opportunities with a “can do” attitude and shows the desire and aptitude to learn as much as possible about the FIA mission.
Previously, Carrie worked at a Hydration Station as the general manager. She worked alongside nurses who provided IV fluids accompanied with vitamins and medicines. She also worked 10+ years in a bakery, learning everything from being a cashier to becoming the catering production manager.
What is your business philosophy?
Problems are merely opportunities to stop and study a situation, gain perspective, adapt, overcome and ultimately prevail.
Why did you choose this field / career path?
I always enjoyed math, business, and most of all, interacting with people. Accounting is a great combination of math and business. The opportunity I have been given at FIA allows me to work with an amazing team in an industry that continues to grow like the forests we help manage.
What is one of the best lessons you’ve learned during your career?
Your biggest limitation is often knowledge of yourself.