An interview with Kari

Kari Hutchison is a part of the Travois Asset Management team. In her position of compliance specialist, she helps clients to meet investor and state reporting requirements and reviews tenant files to ensure accuracy. We asked her to fill out this short questionnaire so our staff, clients and project partners could get to know her better.

Here’s a little more about Kari:

Education: Working towards my bachelor’s degree in business and aiming to get my NTCCP (NAHASDA Tax Credit Compliance Professional) Certification within the next year.

What attracted you to Travois? The employees that work here really want to make a difference in people’s lives. Travois gives us the freedom to think creatively and the tools to be successful. We have an open, family-friendly work environment, and I love it!

How will your past experiences help you in your current position? Before coming to Travois, I was a medical office manager for many years.  That experience improved my ability to adapt to different personalities, really listen to people when they want to be heard, and the ability to multi-task, which is a MUST in asset management.

What is one thing you would like Travois staff and clients to know about you? I love to dance and meet new people.

What did you want to be as a kid? An elementary school teacher or counselor.

What is your favorite meal? Anything Mexican!

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could take one item with you, what would it be? Oh it’s a toss-up between unlimited fishing line and unlimited duct tape.

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing. I still sing all the time at home or in the car; I just sound horrible!

What do you like to do when you aren’t working? I like to travel and support my daughter cheering at her high school football and basketball games. I’ve also been a zip line instructor for Girl Scouts for years, which takes up a lot of volunteer time.

What is your favorite thing to do in Kansas City? I love going to sporting events – Royals, Chiefs, T-Bones and Sporting Kansas City. Let’s not forget MIZ-ZOU!