Over the past few weeks I've had the great pleasure of getting to know Kim. She is incredibly personable, a lot of fun to chat with and I'm proud to call her a friend.
Get to know Kim Fish in this week's Inside Scoop.
1. What is your position at Rogers?
Senior Cost Accountant
2. How long have you been working for Rogers?
3. What is your favorite hobby?
Cycling. I’ve been riding on a philanthropic women’s cycling team “Bodacious Biking Babes” sponsored by Bicycles Plus in Folsom for 8 years. Our team motto is “Girls Geared to Give” and we have raised over $800,000 for various charities including American Lung Association, Breathe California, American River Parkway, Juvenile Diabetes, National MS Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Davis Phinney Foundation, Livestrong, World Vision International and many others.
4. Why do you enjoy it so much?
I love the thought I can combine riding my bike with friends and helping other.
5. What is the most interesting thing about you?
I’m a first generation American; I worked on Capitol Hill; and I have three boys (four if you include my husband).
6. If you have a hero, who is it?
My paternal grandmother, Emily Vincent Matthews, a woman before her time.
7. Why is this person your hero?
She was trained by a top Cordon Bleu chef from Paris, at age 18, while working for the Lord Mayor of London. At age 22, she met the Queen of England and was asked to become one of her cooks. She turned it down because she said they had a strict curfew and thought it would interfere with her social life. After raising a family, she moved to New York City via Canada and cooked for the Vanderbilt-Whitney’s along with several other families on Park Avenue. She eventually moved to Florida and cooked for many well-known families in Palm Beach until retiring. Although she had a reputation for being a fine cook she was never one to talk about it, so my true admiration for my grandmother came from her dedication to family and love for life. My grandmother loved to travel and I have many wonderful memories of traveling with her. My most cherished memory is spending a month traveling throughout France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany in a VW camper bus. How she put up with three of her college age grandchildren along with our music and agenda is a true testament to the fun-loving person she was. When I grow up I want to be like my grandmother.
8. Finish this sentence – The best advice I ever received was…
“People will never forget how you made them feel." –Maya Angelou
9. Scenario: You win the lottery. $300,000,000. What do you do?
Pay a lot of taxes!
10. What is your favorite Rogers coffee?
I’ve been religiously drinking San Francisco Bay’s French Roast since they started selling it at Costco. During the past 6 months I’ve been here, I have enjoyed trying the variety of OneCups with my new favorite being the Rogers Family Farm in Kona.