Crystal started her career in corporate accounting but left the workforce in 2005 to raise her two now teenage daughters. As they got older, she found a niche as a temp bookkeeper/accountant for local independent schools and also many volunteer finance roles at her daughters’ small school. She was always the one asked to handle registration and money at all the school’s events! She is thrilled to have found a permanent home at The Meridian School and loves Meridian’s commitment to service learning and equity and inclusion. Crystal and her husband are originally from Tennessee but have called Seattle home for over 20 years. She and her family love camping, hiking, travel, crafting, cooking, watching football, and taking long walks with their little dachshund Theo (named after the chocolate which they also love!).