Name: Megan S
Year started at R.Riveter: 2016
Position: Finance Manager
Military Affiliation: Army Spouse
Current Base: Ft. Bragg
1. First, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was a military brat growing up, and have lived in FL, VA (3 times), NC (twice), and ME. I love spending time with my kids, doing anything outdoors, and cooking/baking (and eating).
2. Why did you join R.Riveter?
I love what the company stands for; empowering military spouses by giving them meaningful employment. After learning about R. Riveter, I wanted to help the Company succeed in any way that I could. I’m so fortunate that I can put my business degree and CPA to use in helping this amazing company.
3. How has being a military spouse (if applicable) affected your journey and your career?
I left a position at a large accounting firm in a big city to move to Ft. Bragg, NC, where jobs in my field are few and far between. For a couple years after that, I felt very unfulfilled from a professional standpoint. Working with R. Riveter has given me the opportunity to continue to work in my profession and the confidence that maybe someday I, too, can start my own business. It has shown me that being a military spouse doesn’t have to mean the end of your career; in fact, being a military spouse opened the door for me to work for this great company!
4. How has R.Riveter affected your life?
Being a part of Team Riveter has allowed me to continue to work in my profession while balancing the hectic life of being a milspouse and mother.
5. What do you love most about what you do?
I find it very rewarding that I work for a company that stands for something larger than itself. It’s not just about the bottom line, it is about empowering military spouses, and women in general.
6. What is one of your most proud moments at R.Riveter?
Any time a report balances out to the right number is a proud moment for me.
7. Favorite part about working at R.Riveter?
My co-workers. We all share a bond in that we are milspouses and most are mothers of young kids as well. Both of these roles present their own set of challenges, so it’s nice to work with a group of women who understand what each other is going through.
8. Favorite R.Riveter handbag?
Patton! I love the size and its versatility.
9. Fun Fact about yourself?
I enjoy running and have completed 4 half marathons.