We’re so happy to welcome Katie Krzizike (she/her) as our Bookkeeper! With a creative background and many years of experience in bookkeeping, Katie joins the Clique team to help keep our billing operations in tip-top shape.

Katie smiling and holding a mug

We’re thrilled she has decided to continue her bookkeeping journey at Clique. Here’s a bit of our recent conversation.

What brought you to Clique?

“It was a series of events. I had been doing bookkeeping for my family’s restaurant for the last 8 years—they recently closed their doors after being in business for 37 years. I wanted to find another part time bookkeeping job, ideally with remote capabilities, and I found Clique!”

Describe your professional journey before joining Clique.

“I went to college for psychology and fine art, and wanted to be an art therapist. However, I always ended up in bookkeeping and accounting, even throughout college. I managed a CPA firm for 7 years, but when I started a family, I took a step back to be a stay-at-home mom. Now I’ve been working part time for 8 years as I homeschool my 3 kids.”

What are you most excited about being here?

“Being around a lot of creative people has resparked that in me. The culture is awesome—everyone wants to lift others up and see them succeed.”

I couldn’t agree more. Okay! Now for some fun stuff: If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?

“As homesteaders, we already have a lot of pets: dogs, cats, pigs, chickens. The kids do want bunnies, though.”

You have a homestead???

“Yes! 11 acres—we grow and raise most of our own food. We’ve been homesteading since 2013 when we had our second kid. We originally had a one acre farm in Colorado, then moved to Montana in 2020 and raised sheep, chickens, and geese. Then last year, we moved to central Florida. The growing seasons here are way different.”

I also grow my own food, and would love a full homestead one day, so we have a lot to talk about in the future!

a large tan and black pig smelling wildflowers

I requested animal photos, of course. Meet Homer!

What did you want to be growing up / what did you want to be coming out of college?

“Coming out of college, I wanted to be an art therapist. Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian or marine biologist.”

What’s something you do to make your day a little bit better? Treat yourself to a latte? Good music? Wine?

“Exercise is my escape, it’s fundamental to my daily life. I usually do weight lifting or HIIT.”

If you could master one skill/hobby you don’t currently have, what would it be?

“Herbalism has been on my radar.”

Last one! By the end of 2023 I want to _______?

“This year I have been really focused on fitness and nutrition. I want to be ripped. So I guess by the end of 2023, I want to have 6 packs abs.”

Wow. Very powerful ending. We’re all rooting for you, Katie! Welcome to The Clique.