5 Questions with Tracey Mittelstadt, Finance Director

Meet Tracey!

As the Finance Director, Tracey is responsible for the overall financial operations of Youthprise. In addition to a B.S. in accounting, she has over eight years of non-profit accounting experience. Tracey is passionate about increasing financial literacy and works continuously to improve communication and collaboration between program and finance.

Tell us about your role in one sentence.

Keeping track of every dollar.

Who/what inspires you and your work?

My Youthprise colleagues and all the amazing work they do to make Minnesota better for young people.

How did you end up here?

Good advice and opportunities from friends and mentors who guided me into accounting and nonprofits.

Describe your perfect day!

Road trip with no set itinerary, just following the highway listening to music.

Recommend read or watch.

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler


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  • What three words would your colleagues use to describe you? Documentation, Memes, Spreadsheets
  • If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would you say? Pay off your credit card every month, don’t let the balance grow.
  • Dogs or cats: Cats.
  • Early bird or night owl: Night owl.
  • If you had to perform at a talent show, what would your talent be: I would introduce the performers.
What Tracey's team members say about her:

"I love working with Tracey, She is very considerate and always looking for ways to improve our work." - Tenzin, Staff Accountant

"Budgets and spreadsheets and numbers can be completely overwhelming, but Tracey is always very patient and willing to teach those who are brave enough to ask for help!" - Noah, Director of Content + Marketing

To learn more about our other team members, CLICK HERE!

Youthprise is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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