You may know the woman behind Peekz ConsultiN, owner and accountant Amy Peek.

But do you know the woman behind the woman? Meet Anita Baxter, Amy’s assistant since 2015.

Her desk sits in our Pittsburgh headquarters, right under a large sign that reads, “Be Prepared.” And Anita definitely is.

From helping clients through a stressful tax season to supporting Peekz payroll, bookkeeping and other back office work throughout the year, Anita is an integral part of the Peekz operation.

As more clients interact with Anita, a mother of four and science fiction writer, we thought it was high time you all get to know her:

Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia

Education: Bachelor’s degree in international studies and political science

Children: Logan (stepson), 12, Mackenzie, 6, Carter, 4, and Byron, 2

When did you move to Pittsburgh? I moved here in 2005. Before that, I lived in cities across Pennsylvania, including Greensburg, Uniontown, Butler and Kittanning.

What’s your favorite part about working at Peekz? The relaxed atmosphere, and that Amy gets that family comes first.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I took 5 years of Japanese

Tell us more about the science fiction book you self-published: “A Time Before” is a about a coming-of-age princess who goes on a dangerous journey before she is crowned queen. Evils lurk around every corner, and some are ancient with magical powers.

What’s the most common question you get from clients? Do I also do taxes? I normally tell them no, I am just here to make Amy’s job a little easier.

What’s your dream vacation destination? I will go pretty much anywhere, as long as it does not involve a tent. I’d love an all-inclusive beach or cruise.

What are your hopes and dreams/retirement goals? My dream is to just retire and have time to do fun things. Rock climb, maybe join exercise classes.

Has working at Peekz taught you anything about finance that you now apply to your daily life? Yes, i have learned many things. I now have an emergency fund that I contribute to.

PHOTO CREDIT: Alyson Raletz

Peekz ConsultiN LLC is a Pittsburgh-based accounting firm, located in the West Side, that caters to individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. We aim to empower clients to help them take control of their finances and achieve their dreams.

 

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