Finance Team

Ann-Frey

Ann Frey | Vice President of Finance

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Accomplishments
My wonderful husband Mark and beautiful daughter Daphne.  My career has given me great satisfaction.  I worked while completing my education, obtaining my MBA later, after being married and starting a family.

Off the Clock
Spending time in Colorado with my daughter and enjoying the mountains is top on my list.  I come from a large family, so spending time with all of them ranks very high on my priorities.  Otherwise, I enjoy movies, country music – Rascall Flatts is my favorite – and finding the time to relax.

Ben_Smerud

Ben Smerud | Plant Accountant

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Accomplishments:
I am happily married and we are lucky enough to have three kids.  I achieved a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA in Accounting.  Something interesting about me is that I worked on a foundation crew in Whittier, Alaska building a 25 room hotel.  I also completed a 12-mile, 17-obstacle Tough Mudder event in 2015.

Off the Clock:
I enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, hanging out on the pontoon and all the outdoor activities that are available.  Unplugging from the world and listening to nature!

Secret Life:
I am a big comic book fan, both DC and Marvel.  My favorite characters are Superman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Karen_Wright

Karen Wright | Accounts Receivable Specialist

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Accomplishments:
At the top of my list of accomplishments is receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  Going to college was a dream for many years and in November 2015 my dream became a reality (at the age of 47!).

Off the Clock:
When I am not working, I love to spend time with my friends and family, mostly my grandchildren.  I have a passion for crafting, mostly taking items most people would not look at twice and bringing them back to life and finding a forever home.

Secret Life:
My life is often an open book, however most people do not know that I have an uncle (my dad’s brother), who has a hospital dedicated in his honor: Womack Army Medical Center, at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

“Womack Army Medical Center is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient PFC Bryant Homer Womack, a courageous medic who gave his life tending to the wounds of his fellow soldiers, even though he, himself, had sustained mortal wounds during a surprise enemy attack in Korea in 1952.”

Deanna_Harvey

 Deanna Harvey | Accounts Payable Specialist

Accomplishments:
I completed my associate’s degree in accounting from Gateway Tech and plan to start working toward my bachelor’s degree in the fall of 2016.

Off the Clock:
In my off time, I do a lot of babysitting for my grandchildren. We love camping, grilling out and good movies.  But, nothing beats my two hours on Sunday nights I get to spend with a good read.

Robert-MacDougall

Robert MacDougall | Accounting Manager

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Accomplishments:
By far, my greatest accomplishments have been my marriage of 8 years to my best friend and wife, Ereka, and raising our three amazing sons, Madden, Grayson and Bowen.  Following would be graduating with honors (Cum Laude) from Upper Iowa University in 2011 with a BASc degree, majoring in Accounting, and advancing my career over the years which was made possible only by the grace of God and a few people He has placed in my life who have given me mentorship and opportunities to which I am eternally grateful.

Off the Clock:
My middle son, Grayson, is autistic so a lot of my wife and I’s free time is spent learning about what Grayson’s world looks like through his eyes and researching new ways to help him and other children with Autism learn, grow, and assimilate in the world the rest of us see.  Grayson has blessed us with a perspective on life that many of us forget about as we grow older and he continues to challenge us for the better each and every day.  When I do have free time, I enjoy vacationing with my family, hunting, fishing, woodworking, golfing, gardening, and spending time around my koi pond.

Jennifer-Jones

Jennifer Jones | Payroll Administrator

Accomplishments:
I won the 2006 tractor-trailer backing competition in Kentucky.  I graduated college with a 4.0 while working full time.

Extracurricular:
I volunteer with the Special Olympics bowling team every year.

Off the Clock:
When I am not at work, I can be found outside fishing, camping and hiking.  I was a professional poker player and recently started learning how to play pool.  I took third in my first competition last week.

Secret Life:
My grandmother is a strong woman and just turned 100-years-old.  She was a professional wrestler for 10 years, known as the Blonde Bomber.