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Shelly Tumis just recently joined Ker & Downey’s Accounting department. The daughter of a cattle farmer, she was born and raised in Katy and currently lives there with her husband of ten years and her son. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, offshore fishing, and spending time at the beach in Matagorda. In the winter, she enjoys spending time with her family in Kendalia, Texas where they lease the 5 Bar 5 Ranch for hunting season. She also enjoys watching the Food Network and cooking new dishes for her family and friends.

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Favorite place you’ve traveled: Kaui

Favorite city and why: Boerne, Texas, The atmosphere is very relaxing and the people are very down to earth

What is the best thing about traveling: Being able to explore new places and meet new people

Travel accessory you can’t live without? IPad. I love to listen to my music while I play my games

Favorite plane ride activity: Interacting with others on the plane ride

Top of my travel bucket list: Australia

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Costa Rica

Beach or mountains: I like both. The beach in the summer time where I can go fishing and relax on the beach, and the mountains in the winter time where I can go and relax in my deer stand and hunt.

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How do you take your coffee? I like Starbucks iced coffee

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Bubbly

My theme song is: She’s Country by Jason Aldean

Any pets? I have one dog, which came up to my house as a stray. He was in bad shape. He has now called our house home and is doing a lot better. His name is Red.

If I were a super hero, I would be: Wonder Woman

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: I said that I would never fly and I took my first flight to Kaui for my honeymoon.

Two things I can’t live without are: My husband and son

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: Out with my husband eating breakfast, then off doing errands

My favorite physical activity is: Offshore Fishing

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One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Brussels sprouts

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Hit the snooze button for 5 more minutes of sleep

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I like to hunt and fish

The last concert I went to was: Zach Brown Band

My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: The Andy Griffin Show

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Spanish

Guilty TV pleasure: Watching Big Brother 3 days a week

On my nightstand: A Food Network Magazine

What’s inspiring you lately? My dad

Life mantra in four words: I am me

Favorite quote: Live, Laugh, & Love

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