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Howard Anniversary Celebration: Taylor

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We’re excited to celebrate Taylor’s one-year anniversary at Howard on our Admin Team! Taylor is known for her upbeat, positive personality, even during challenging times. She has a drive to continually grow, and it shines through in everything she does. Learn all about Taylor and her experiences at Howard below!


What’s your ‘and?’

(What keeps you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated outside the office?)

I love spending time with my partner Jeff and my puppy Bozeman. I enjoy any activity that takes place outdoors, especially hiking and golfing.

Team member’s note: Isn’t Bozeman adorable?

What’s your favorite memory from working at Howard?

My favorite memory while working at Howard has been our team lunches. Since the company caters in lunches throughout the year and more frequently during busy season, our team (the Admin Team) and some others will eat those lunches together in one of the conference rooms. We talk about all sorts of things during these lunches. I feel like this has been a great way for all of us to get to know each other better and take a break from the busy workday. I have had some of the best conversations during these lunches, and I always look forward to them each week!

How do you use the Howard values regularly in your role?

I actively use all of the Howard values in my role, but the two that I use the most are Growing and Team. Growth and development are inevitable at Howard, which is one of my favorite things about working here. New opportunities constantly arise, and there are always new ways to develop yourself as an individual and as an employee. I love to learn, so I take advantage of this as much as possible. Team is another value that I use frequently in my role. I work on a very close-knit team (the Admin Team) with only three other people, meaning we have to work together every day. Our team is growing rapidly and taking on new responsibilities, so we have to share a certain mindset and row in the same direction to make progress toward our goals.

Team member’s note: Taylor absolutely embodies our Growing and Team values, and another one that she models is Act Like an Owner. She also uses these values outside of her responsibilities on our Admin Team, as she’s been fantastic at leading trainings for our Tax Team.

Who is a fellow Howard team member that’s made a positive impact on you and how?

Julia Koonsman has always had an open door and is willing to talk through anything. Whether it be discussing a tax return or sharing puppy pictures, her and I always have great conversations. She really has been so helpful and kind throughout my time at Howard.

Team member’s note: Julia also enjoys working with Taylor, noting that Taylor is easygoing and always up for a good joke.

How does working at Howard help you accomplish your personal and/or professional goals?

I like to call myself a perpetual student because I truly love to learn. Howard allows me to not only be a student at school, but also be a student at work. They provide the resources I need to develop myself as a person and as a member of Howard. I have learned so much in just a year of working here, and I am eager to continue expanding my knowledge. The accounting industry and Howard specifically is great because you can never really know everything, which means that there is always an opportunity to learn something new!


We’re truly fortunate to have Taylor on our team, and we are eager to see where her motivation to grow and develop takes her at Howard. Happy anniversary, Taylor!