Michelle Kerr

Employee Spotlight – Michelle A. Kerr

Get to Know Michelle

What year did you join Slattery & Holman?

Tell me a little about where you attended college and the degree(s) you earned. Any special accomplishments?
I started at IU Bloomington for my first two years and finished my last year at IUPUI after coming to Indy for a summer to live with a friend. I got a full-time job in my field of study that summer and ended up staying for the fall semester while taking a full load of evening classes so I could gain experience. I finished undergrad in 3 ½ years.

What is your favorite thing about living in Indiana?
I was born and raised in Indiana. The best things about living here are the people, the experience of having all four seasons. I love the lush green leaves in the spring and the beautiful colors of the fall.  Winter is last on the list, but it works out well for those of us who are CPAs. Not sure I could do a tax season in Hawaii or another place where there are cool things to do outdoors during the busy season.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Well, I actually like to sleep as that is a beautiful time when our bodies rest, restore and recover. But, if I had extra time, I would love to be outside more, I love all things movement; hiking, biking, kayaking, tennis, pilates, yoga, paddleboarding. I would love to learn to play piano or the guitar.

What fictional place would you most like to visit?

What is a new skill that you would like to master?
Self-mastery, staying present.

What do you wish you knew more about?
The science of the mind and how powerful it is…the mind is the government that runs the body.

What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Bali, Indonesia

What question would you most like to know the answer to?
Taxes! Hahaha

What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?

What was the best compliment you’ve ever received?
The best compliment is when people say I have a huge heart, I’m all heart.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
My brother and I had a lemonade stand that landed in the local newspaper for our entrepreneurial spirit.

Lemonade Stand

What is your favorite smell?
Stress Away essential oil, homemade cookies, the smell of the ocean.

If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to?
A countdown to my next travel excursion.

When was the last time you climbed a tree?
I am not sure I have ever climbed a tree! Maybe a treehouse when I was a little kid.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
I was not an adventurous eater up through my 20s, but I have tried lots of new things in my travels…probably octopus.

What was your first job?
My first job (other than babysitting, cleaning my 7th-grade teacher’s house through high school and college, and working in my dad’s insurance and real estate business), was a bank teller at Old National Bank in Terre Haute, IN.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Time travel