Chief Financial Officer
Candace is the Chief Financial Officer and has been with Grassroots Solutions since 2010 where she focuses on the internal workings of the firm. She manages all aspects of the company’s financial processes, drafts and reviews contracts, administers the firm’s policies and hiring practices – including employee benefits and salary structuring. Candace implements the entirety of those tasks while ensuring that they are guided by a people-centered philosophy and the firm’s core values of equity and fairness. . She utilizes a transparent financial structure by which all of the firm’s employees are invited to understand how and where the firm’s funds are spent.
Candace is also an integral part of the team that manages the firm’s internal evaluation process that seeks to assess how well we live our values, and she tracks metrics to measure and report on our progress toward the firm’s goal of creating healthy, just, and equitable communities. She has fostered an inclusive workplace that encourages all firm employees to provide feedback, suggestions, and opinions.
Candace lives in Minneapolis with her spouse Eve, and finds incredible joy spending time with their granddaughter and entire family. She volunteers for a fledgling local non-profit, and serves on the Minneapolis Civil Service Commission.