Kathy Pedersen chose a career in finance out of high school, inspired by a friend who handed her a shoebox of receipts and asked her to reconcile her bank account and help her manage her money. Always detailed oriented, organized and structured, her rich work experience in Santa Cruz County in a variety of industries helped her grow her analytical, creative and leadership skills as well. Before joining ETR, she worked for several other nonprofits, including Easter Seals and EMQ FamiliesFirst. She was inspired to accept her position at ETR by the energy and passion to the mission of the people she met at the agency, and is pleased to be part of the excitement and dedication of transforming positive change in individuals, families and communities through health and education.
In addition to crunching numbers and supporting her fellow team members in finding ways to better manage results, she and her husband stay active in preparation for their next travel adventures, such as cruises to Alaska and French Polynesia Islands, as well as road trips to state and national parks and monuments.