Natalie began her accounting career after graduating from Mount Olive College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She worked for our founding firm, Kenneth E. Banks, CPA, PA for two years before realizing that she wanted to pursue other areas of the accounting field to expand her knowledge. From there, Natalie obtained the position of staff accountant with IMPulse, NC, where she gained two years of cost accounting experience. She then joined Strickland Insurance Group as a staff accountant. While there, she learned the fundamentals of insurance accounting and developed her skills as an accounting manager. She worked with Strickland Insurance Group for four years and decided that she wanted to work in public practice again. After working for four more years at Kenneth E. Banks, CPA, PA, Ken offered her a partnership role in which she proudly accepted. Natalie is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Emerald Isle Business Association. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys spending time with her husband, Leonard, and her two dogs, Bailey and Hunter.