Dominique Walker joined the Stanley Foundation as its accountant in 2016 with almost six years of prior accounting experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Her current duties range from processing accounts payable to preparing financial statements to acting as the in-house contact person for the third-party computer-network-support provider. A resident of Muscatine, Dominique is an avid bowler and an active community volunteer.
What do you do at the foundation and how long have you been here?
I am the accountant. As training is progressing, I am learning that this position covers a little bit of everything.
I started with the foundation November 7, 2016. I had been working in Davenport for almost two years prior.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the diversity of my job. While my main focus is accounting, I can be found working on various other tasks as needed. I like learning about all the different topics we touch on and how we are impacting the world.
Where are you from?
I grew up on our family farm outside of Grandview, Iowa. I moved to Muscatine my freshman year of high school and have lived here since. I have always worked in Muscatine except for my previous job.
What are your hobbies?
I have several hobbies. My main hobby is bowling. You can find me most days, when not at work, down at the bowling alley. If you have been to the bowling alley in Muscatine, you have probably interacted with me. This year I am bowling in one league, Shirts and Skirts. I am the secretary/treasurer of this league as well. I do sub in leagues when asked. I help out occasionally with youth leagues and their after-school programs. I am on the Board of Directors of the Muscatine US Bowling Conference Association. As part of this, I interact with a lot of the bowlers to get feedback on what we can do to improve their experience.
I like to volunteer in my community as well. I have gone into classrooms and taught Junior Achievement programs. In high school, I became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I went to the elementary school and interacted with my Little Brother/Sister each week. We worked on school work, read, or played games. When I went off to college for a couple of years, I did not participate in the program. I started back up with it in 2011, joining the community-based program. My little Brother is Zach. We do things based on both our schedules. Sometimes it is schoolwork, sometimes movies, but it is mostly bowling since we both enjoy it. I have also volunteered for the last five years on the planning committee for the program’s annual fund-raiser. To see how the community pulls together to support such a great program makes all the time spent on organizing it worth it.