An Interview with Co-op Treasurer, Jerrie Gullick.
For those of you who did not have a chance to meet Jerrie while our wonderful Board Members were in store at the beginning of April, she recently sat down with our Co-Presidents for a short interview about her background. Jerrie has been our sitting treasurer for a few months now, and will hopefully be voted on as an official Board Member at our next Board Meeting on April 15th. Below you can read what Jerrie had to share about herself:
I received my accounting degree from San Jose State University in 1996, after working in the restaurant industry for 15 years. While obtaining my CPA license with a local firm, I had clients that ranged from technology start-ups, tire retailers, real estate developers (ugh!) to a family owned propane delivery company. Moving to New York in 1999, I’ve held positions as controller and operations director for a marketing research facility, a news video delivery company, an educational software start-up and finally as CFO for internet advertising start-up. Since retiring in 2010, I’ve been privileged to travel as a financial consultant for the non-profit organization Bpeace, helping women-owned businesses in conflict affected countries. In Rwanda, I got to help the first ice cream store in the country, working with employee-owners to better understand their business by diving into the P&L and product pricing. I’ve also been to El Salvador to assist with better reporting for the owner of a retail pastry chain and budgeting with a pita manufacturer.
I started visiting this area and the store 10 years ago, and my husband and I realized our dream of moving here three years ago. I’m excited to be working with the co-op, both for the opportunity to build community and to help improve an already great organization.
Fun fact: the town that I grew up in northern California was half the size of High Falls.