Resource 1-on-1 with Crystal Black

by Resource 1 on January 22, 2020


Crystal Black



Name: Crystal Black

Title: Accounting/Business Operations Manager

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As an Accounting/Business Operations Manager with Resource 1, Crystal executes the monthly close, manages our vendors and payables, oversees the technical infrastructure of R1, and performs a variety of other tasks to ensure our company runs efficiently.

  1. What could someone find you doing on a Saturday?
    Doing something fun with the dogs, whether it be our local off-leash dog park or finding a new trail to walk. Then at a concert either for my husband’s band or another local band.
  1. What would you do if you won the lottery?
    Pay off my student debt and make sure my parents and in-laws have a comfortable retirement. Then I’d open an animal sanctuary!
  1. What is your favorite book to read?
    Enders Game, Where the Red Fern Grows, Good Omens.
  1. What was your favorite subject in school?
    Psychology. I love the science behind human interaction, why we do things, what shapes our behavior, etc.
  1. What’s the last picture on your phone?
    My dogs licking the remnants out of a peanut butter jar.
  1. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
    The ability to stop time. I always feel like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done so I would love to be able to pause and get that extra sleep or finish that project or read the entire book in one sitting.
  1. Do you have any pets? What are they and their names?
    I have four pets! Stark is the oldest, he’s a black cat and he’s a little over 4 years old. Newt is almost 3 and he’s a tabby cat. Murdock is 2 and a half and he’s a half German Shorthaired Pointer, half lab puppy. Bruce is a little over 1 and he’s a mutt/lab mix puppy. They all keep me on my toes!
  1. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
    Went to four Thanksgiving dinners in one day and tried to eat at all of them.
  1. When was the last time you had an amazing meal? What was it?
    Carnevino in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The chef that owns the restaurant won Iron Chef with an amazing beef cheek ravioli recipe. This specific type of ravioli isn’t on the menu, but the kitchen prepared them as a special request for our group as an appetizer and it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever eaten. I ended up ordering them as a dessert they were so good!
  1. What sound do you love?
    Rain, a purring cat, the soft snoring of a sleeping puppy, ice cream truck music.