Get to know our Fullerton Tool team through our employee spotlights that feature team members from our manufacturing, customer experience, production support, sales, administration, technical, creative, and executive teams. Check out this month's employee spotlight, which features our Controller, Jennifer Rezler.
Get to know Jennifer Rezler, our Controller. Jennifer has worked at Fullerton for 3 years and is responsible for Fullerton's monthly record keeping, financial transaction review, preparing financial statements, and also works on special projects like sales and use taxes, costing rate calculations, and financial audits. Her favorite thing about working at Fullerton is that Fullerton allows a work/life balance and the flexibility to work from home with a hybrid schedule so that she can stay connected to both her work and home families. She also enjoys working in a family atmosphere and enjoys how everyone treats each other with respect.
Jennifer and her husband, John, have been married for almost 30 years. They have two children, Jacinda (23) and Joseph (18), and a newly gained son-in-law, Rob. They enjoy camping and Jennifer recently discovered that she enjoys riding quads. They have started taking one week each summer to camp in the U.P. at ORV campgrounds and relax, taking a spin out in the woods. She's the one going slow, enjoying the scenery, and looking for wildlife. Jennifer also enjoys taking walks at the Bay City State Park with her son's fur baby, a Shih Tzu named Bella.
Q&A with Jennifer
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I have wanted to be an accountant since my sophomore year of high school, boring aspiration as a kid but boy, did it work out as a great career for me!
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Rebel Wilson - I'm the fun friend who organizes events and is always ready to plan a party and bring the games. I can start a conversation with anyone, anywhere, and do often. I've also known to throw in some witty comments when a friend opens the door.
What's the weirdest job you've ever had? I have coached the Bay City Western robotics team with my husband for three years. As an accountant, it is quite a stretch of my skillset. I can't even hammer a nail, let alone build a robot.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken - I eat that almost every day anyways.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? The only thing I would like is to have a family plantation where our entire family could be close together - it has been especially hard the past two covid years not seeing my sister and her family from Canada, they are in British Columbia and they will finally be coming here in May. My parents are getting to the age where they occasionally call on me as the oldest to help them out, I would love them to live right next door so I could be there more for them.
What's the most played song on your phone? The intro to "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" since it is my ringtone. Sometimes I just let it ring to hear it.
What is the one thing about you that would surprise people? When I was in high school, I was a professional hunting dog trainer. My dad owned a kennel for Brittanies and English Setters. My senior year, I trained four young dogs for my own clients. I also competed in hunting dog field trials in Gladwin.
What is your least favorite food? Why? Brussel sprouts, I just can't get past the smell - ick...
What is your biggest achievement to date - personal or professional? I was the first person in my family to graduate college. No one in my husband's family has ever gone to college, but our daughter is graduating now from Delta in their physical therapy program and my son is currently taking his general education classes at Delta and plans on going to Michigan Technological University to become an engineer. Raising strong children that value the importance of an education is what I would consider the greatest achievement and one that was passed on from my parents.
What is your favorite line from a movie or book? "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
What is your favorite outdoor activity? Just being outdoors, enjoying nature.