April Young

Financial Controller

April graduated with honors from Roosevelt University with a BA in Accounting. She is a registered CPA with the state of Illinois. She has worked at Fortune 500 companies, local government and as an independent consultant. April is on the Board of Directors of Knox County Master Gardeners and has a keen interest in sustainable growing practices, charities that work with food insecurity, along with environmental and animal welfare


What inspires me to do what I do
I’m always had a particular interest in numbers and Excel which led me to accounting as a career. Getting to couple that interest with promoting the welfare of the global community is immensely rewarding.

Book that moved me
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Gardening, puzzles, Broadway musicals, cards, travel, dancing (swing and ballroom), reading, animals

Random Facts
I’m a Certified Master Gardner and I can’t keep my hands out of the soil. My home has been designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat and I’m currently developing a pollinator garden and hoping to expand it to my community.

“Do your best,
And leave the rest,
‘Twill all come right
Some day or night.”
– from Black Beauty

Favorite meal

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