Zooming In On CMM

Moving is part of life, and here at CMM, we know it can be stressful. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of bright young student-athletes and spatial awareness wizards from around the Twin Cities to make sure your possessions are in good hands. Our team comes from a lot of different backgrounds, so we’ve devoted part of every month to introducing them to you.

This month we’re talking with Abygail Natoli, the intern mastermind behind CMM’s accounting department. Originally from Rosemount, Minnesota, Abygail will be a senior at Luther College this fall.

Let the record show that Abygail prefers chocolate donuts to vanilla. Donut credit goes to Twin Cities’ favorite Glam Doll donuts.
Let the record show that Abygail prefers chocolate donuts to vanilla. Donut credit goes to Twin Cities’ favorite Glam Doll donuts.

So, Abygail, what do you study at Luther?

Accounting!

That makes sense.
Yep: I am kind of the accounting department here at CMM.

How did you end up choosing accounting, if you don’t mind my asking?

You get a lot out of your education, but it’s a big investment, so it’s important to try to plan for your future accordingly. I pay for school on my own, so it’s doubly important for me to make a well-informed decision. Accounting seemed like a good fit for me. I don’t mind crunching numbers, and I appreciate the puzzle aspect of accounting, so here I am.

Very responsible! Sounds like a good decision. On the topic of the accounting: how did you end up working here?

There’s actually a great story behind that. I also work as a server around the Twin Cites— last year I was working as downtown on a Friday during Lent, and we had a section of rowdy gentlemen. It turned out they were celebrating a bachelor party. They invited me to join in their selection of fried fish, and as we were all talking, it came up that I was majoring in accounting. As chance would have it, a couple of the guys were with College Muscle Movers, and they mentioned that they were looking for an accounting intern. We set up a time to do a Skype interview, and things went well. The timing didn’t quite work out that summer, but when this summer rolled around, there was an open position for an accounting intern, and I was thrilled to accept!

This is still fairly new: do you like it so far?

Yes, definitely. Like I was saying, I don’t mind crunching numbers, and it’s really nice to work for a small company like CMM. It’s welcoming, and it gives me an opportunity to learn a wider variety of new skills. I’m also interested in Psychology and HR, and I get the opportunity to learn about some of that here. A smaller company sort of lets you mold your own specific job. Working here allows for more than just numbers.

Totally. Speaking of interests, what about activities outside of work?
Books. I’ve always been an avid reader. I’m kind of a collector of ideas: an intellectual hoarder.

Favorite books?

Mmmm, Siddartha. Also, The Chosen (by Chaim Potok), and The House of the Spirits (by Isabel Allende). Oh, and Harry Potter. Of course.

That’s a pretty excellent list. To finish up, let’s say you’re trapped on a desert island. What three things do you absolutely need?

Bow and arrows, for sure. Also, all the seasons of Parks and Recreation (TV included). Oh, and a dog. A collie.