We invite you to get to know our Tax Manager, Joanna Harris. Learn what Joanna does on and off the clock, and how she contributes to making our firm great!
What do you like best about working for Robert Palmer & Associates? I love that we have the opportunity to serve clients across various industries and it’s rewarding to help folks throughout our community.
If you could do another job, what would it be? I’d be a chemical engineer. I’d enjoy using my love of chemistry in the healthcare industry…either in research to better understand how diseases work and/or in pharmaceuticals to help develop new medicines.
What is your favorite vacation destination? Saint Martin! To say I’m a “beach person” would be an understatement! I’ve visited beaches along both US coasts, but my trip to Saint Martin cemented it as my all-time favorite. The island is absolutely beautiful, the people are great, and the food is amazing!
What is your personal motto? “Choose Joy! Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you’ll run out of time.”
What are the top three highlights of your life to date?
1. Becoming a mom to our son, Jaden. He’s smart, funny, handsome, and I’m super proud to be his mom!
2. Completing the Spartan Trifecta in one year with my husband. The Trifecta is a three-part race ranging from five to 14 miles with multiple obstacles. We trained hard and it was definitely the hardest physical challenge I’ve ever taken on, but absolutely worth it!
3. Hosting Thanksgiving every year at our home. It’s my favorite holiday because it’s a reminder to be thankful for all the blessings in our lives.
What would you most like to tell yourself at the age of 13? You’re perfect just the way you are!
People would be surprised to know: Ever since watching the movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as a child, I’ve been deathly afraid of circle fans.
For many businesses, COVID-19 forced them into a remote office model. Months into the pandemic and having had a successful experience, a lot of business owners have decided to maintain virtual workspaces. For those adopting this new normal, upping security must be a priority to keep data safe.
It’s hard to believe that we are already into July. Even with the deadline for filing your return and making a payment (if you owe) being extended to July 15, 2020, it still seemed like it came upon us fast. With only a few weeks left, be sure to get any final documents to us and answer any outstanding communications immediately.
New gardeners have come out of the woodwork this year, looking to create a sustainable food supply in their own backyards. Of course, not everyone has the space or the time to create a full-on outdoor garden. So, why not start small…and indoors?