March 1, 2018
Jane Polk is the Marketing and Administrative Assistant in the Mauldin office at Greene Finney (GF). She attended Covenant College and earned her degree in Philosophy.
We sat down with Jane to get to know her a little better and asked her hard hitting questions like, "What is one thing you couldn’t live without?"
Here's what she had to say.
What do you like best about working for GF?
Flexibility. Horses are my passion, and the flexibility GF offers allows me to teach horseback riding lessons and to compete my own horse on the side.
What is your favorite restaurant?
My favorite restaurant is Smoky Dreams, a BBQ joint in the corner of a Big Lots parking lot in Greenville. I love the food, but I love the people even more!
Where is your favorite place to be?
Anywhere with my husband, my dog, and my horses.
Where is the best place you’ve traveled and what makes it the best?
The Redwood Forest in California. I love trees, especially old ones, and wonder about the stories they would tell us if they could. Staring up at these magnificent trees puts the diminutiveness and brevity of our lives in perspective, and it puts me in awe of the God who creates such majesty!
What is one thing you cannot resist?
Tastykake Rich Frosted Chocolate Mini Donuts from Walmart.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” (by Maya Angelou). I’m an avid horseback rider, and I’m on a never-ending road of learning and growing and trying to be the best I can be. This quote also serves as a humble reminder that while often we are doing the best we can, there are always areas in need of improvement that we aren’t even aware of yet.
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
To have more courage and be less fearful of approval, less fearful of saying, “No.” To think of myself less and to ground my identity on who God has declared me to be instead of defining my life and value by my failures or successes.
What is your greatest fear?
Wasting my life! Time is a precious thing, and I don’t want to look back one day and realize I spent too much time chasing things that don’t matter. I'm probably not even as afraid of this as I should be.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
My husband. He’s my rock and my hero—the best person I’ve ever met. My gramma’s banana bread is a close second, though!
What are three things that people would be surprised to know about you?
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Kevin Tomas is a CPA – Senior Manager at Greene Finney, LLP. He specializes in managing and supervising back office support system (BOSS) and his specialty lies in working with government and nonprofit entities. Kevin went to Bob Jones University and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting. When he’s not working in the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and hiking. Here are some other interesting thoughts and experiences he’s shared to introduce himself on a more personal level.
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