As we get into the busyness of spring tax season, we’ll be taking a break from WEC Wednesday. However, we are going out with a bang as we go beyond the desk with Kristen Whitlow! Kristen is a graduate of Virginia Tech (undergraduate) with a Masters in Accounting from William & Mary. She joined the firm in 2019 with more than five years’ experience providing tax compliance and consulting services for individuals and their closely-held businesses with a specialized focus on high net worth individuals, trusts, and estates.
“So, Kristen, what are some facts about you that you’d like to share with your WEC Fam?”
“Just when you thought I couldn’t get any more fun! Here’s a few more fun things about me…
- My husband, Nathan, and I are both from Roanoke, Virginia. I went to Virginia Tech (undergraduate) and William & Mary for Masters in Accounting. Nathan went to Old Dominion and accepted a job in Hampton Roads after college, which is how we ended up in the area.
- We will have been married for 9 years (in July) and have 2 dogs. Dixie (pictured) is a border collie/flat coat retriever mix and will be 6 in April. Kali is a border collie/husky mix and is 7 months old.
- My favorite vacation is Disney World in Florida. During the summer, we also spend some time on Smith Mountain Lake. I love to wakeboard/wakesurf behind our lake neighbor’s boat.
- I collect Alpaca bears (or any stuffed animal made with alpaca fur!). One year, the weekend after tax season, I had an idea to visit an Alpaca farm. As luck would have it, the weekend I was planning to visit was actually Alpaca shearing day. I volunteered Nathan and my mom to come with me to help shear approximately 70 alpacas that Saturday! We were part of a small group of volunteers and had a great time! I loved being around the animals and the “farm experience” for a day. The alpacas were happy to get rid of their winter coat!"
Well, there ya have it, folks… alpacas and accounting.