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Getting to Know: Kelly Taylor

As partners, we are only as strong as the team we build around us. Our directors and managers are often the ones in the so-called trenches with our clients, learning their businesses inside and out, and helping them take their businesses to the next level. That’s why we want you to know them—not only for their accounting skills, but for who they are outside of RDHB. We all live by the mantra “work hard, play hard” and we expect our team to do the same.

Last week, we announced that Kelly Taylor has been promoted to Director of Outsourced Accounting Services, the division that serves our small business clients. Kelly is featured in this week’s Q&A, and we hope you’ll read on to learn more about her.

Name: Kelly Taylor
Title: Director of Outsourced Accounting Services
Time at RDHB: 2+ years

How do you spend your days at RDHB?
Multitasking! Working with clients, teaching / mentoring staff – at the end of each day, I hope I helped someone with an accounting issue or question, to make a business decision, or provided an RDHB bookkeeping resource.

What three words would you use to describe RDHB?
Family. Fresh. Fun.

What do you like most about working at RDHB?
The people—both our “RDHB Family” and our clients.

Why did you choose a career in accounting?
I loved math and loved numbers.

What led you to RDHB?
The young, hard-working, driven, motivated, inspiring group of partners.

Where is your hometown?
Webster – where life is worth living!

Tell us about your family.
Loving husband and two teenage boys!

What is your favorite hobby?
With two teenage boys, there is not much time for a hobby, but if I have free time, I love to paint—old furniture, estate sale finds, or even my nails!

How do you spend the majority of your time outside of work?
Running around my boys. Watching them play baseball, basketball, football, and the tuba!

Name one thing that people would be surprised to know about you.
I am superstitious.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
The two young men that I am raising—working hard to show them how I will always be there for them, while being successful as a leader and mentor both at work and in the community.

What is your favorite thing about the Rochester area? What is your favorite thing to do here?
The summer! Anything to enjoy the outdoors, the water, and the fresh air!

What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Exercise – and a to-do list!

What is your favorite line from a movie?
“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get.”

You can eat only one food for the rest of your life. What do you choose?
Honeycrisp apples.

If you could switch places with anyone in the world for one day, who would you switch with?
A doctor – I’d like to be able to save a life.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, what famous actor or actress would play you?
Jennifer Aniston

If you could witness any historical event, what would you most want to see?
William & Kate’s Royal Wedding

What is something you wish you could do, but can’t?
Be the lead singer in a rock band.

Name one thing that is on your “bucket list.”
An African safari.