Staff Spotlight: Karla Hanlon

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April 16, 2019

Hello, my name is Karla Hanlon and I have been the VP of Finance and Operations for over a year at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado!

  • Tell us about your family, pets included.   I have been married to my husband Sean for almost 20 years!  Sean is an attorney at Holland & Hart.  We have 3 awesome children – Emma (16, sophomore theater major at Denver School of the Arts), Jacob (13, 7th grader at McAuliffe International School), and Olivia (9, 3rd grader at Polaris elementary).  Our family pet is a turtle named Lorenzo.
  • What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had? As a young auditor, I was often assigned inventory and construction observations.  The purpose of a construction observation is to be sure that a construction project is as far along as the client claims for audit reporting purposes.  I was assigned to observe a construction project for the Chicago Sanitation District.  I spent an entire day underground in the Chicago sewer and sanitation tunnels.
  • What’s your personal mantra or motto?  Just keep swimming!