Employee Spotlight of the Month – Kristin Sweezy

EAG 1Source’ December Employee Spotlight of the Month….Kristin Sweezy! With over 10 years of experience in all areas of accounting, Kristin brings her expertise of Revenue Accounting, Accounts Payable, Production Allocations, Regulatory Reporting and assisting with Audits for both Onshore and Offshore properties to EAG.

What are 3 words you would use to describe EAG?

Teamwork

Dynamic

Rewarding

What’s been one of your proudest moments working at EAG?

I am fairly new to EAG and I have been involved in several different projects that I have been proud to be a part of.  The most recent and my proudest moment was an unexpected promotion to manager.  EAG allows people the opportunity to shine, and when you work hard, they show their appreciation.

What advice do you have for prospective candidates that want to join EAG?

EAG is fast-paced with a fantastic teamwork environment.  You need to be resourceful, but you also must be willing to reach out and ask for help when needed.  EAG has so much diversity, and each individual brings forth their knowledge and ideas which creates a climate to unite and learn from.

What’s one thing – either industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?

I recently purchased a home that will be closer to the office.  This experience was challenging, stressful, and had many ups and downs. During this process I learned more than I ever wanted to about buying a house.  Thankfully, I had an excellent agent.  On closing day, he gave me a card with the following advice…… “Remember to Celebrate often and Cheers to all the little things in your life!”

What do you like to do in your free time? Any favorite places you like to visit?

I have two dogs that I enjoy walking with, and on some days, we go to the dog park.  Last year I went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.  It was absolutely spectacular!  It was a trip I will never forget, and hope to go back soon.  Living in southeast Texas, everything around us is mostly flat, and it is such a fascinating experience to see not only the mountains, but the geysers, the hot springs, and the wildlife.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.

I have been riding and training horses since I was five years old.  I initially moved to Texas from Louisiana to manage an equestrian center.  I was training and competing professionally in Eventing.  This is the “triathlon” of equestrian riding.  It took a lot of work, dedication, and training.  Being able to partner and communicate with a 1,500 pound animal with just a slight adjustment in the pressure of your finger is truly amazing.  The sport of Eventing is an adrenaline rush like no other.

How do you balance your career and family?

I must admit this has always been a struggle for me.  I enjoy work and the challenges it brings.  I do know that I need to have more balance in my life.  The best way for me to do this is to “turn off” on the weekends, and when I am on vacation.  And that is HARD for me to do!!

Motto in life?

Be thankful for what you are now and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.

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