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Katie Johnston Senior Accounting Manager, Pod Lead

Katie brings to Propeller over 10 years experience in Public Accounting, working with high-net-worth individuals on both the East and West Coast, where she specialized in trusts, private foundations, partnerships and individual tax preparation and planning. In addition, she used her creative talents to help design curriculum and teach tax and audit staff in the U.S. and Canada.

The reason she was drawn to San Francisco and Propeller was her passion to be a part of the culture of the city. Katie is a native of Pennsylvania and since her move to the Bay Area in 2015,  she has tried to immerse herself in everything SF; and working at startups are in the city’s DNA.

Her love for working with innovative people started at an early age. Her previous experience includes working for several entrepreneurs in the restaurant and hospitality industries in Pittsburgh, PA (at Rosebud and Metropol), in Wilmington, DE (at World Cafe Live) and in San Francisco (at Hornblower Cruises and Events). She had the privilege of staying with them through some of their most exciting life cycles.

Her training skills and her experience with month-end close, audit, and tax compliance, as well as her understanding of business growth and being part of fast-paced environments has given her the tools needed to work with startups.

In her free time, she loves attending the theater, strolling along the beach with her dog (named HeyZeus), and catching live music at the local cantina.