Our organization is defined by our roots. YAK ACCESS started as part of the Jones Companies organization along with many of our business units. The culture of our company and our core values are what makes us successful and what keeps us focused on the bigger picture. Our corporate responsibility goes beyond our day to day business towards long-term sustainability for our employees, our customers, and the communities we serve.

Improving the Lives of Future Generations

YAK ACCESS is focused on the long term outcome and sustainability of our planet and our people. Along with our Leaders and employees, our shareholders feel the same way. We are dedicated to identifying opportunities to address critical challenges facing those in need. We are working diligently to make significant contributions in advancing progress in our communities, social responsibility, arts, environmental, and health-related causes.


Across all of YAK ACCESS and our business units, diversity in our workplace defines our success.  

We understand that the best ideas and solutions come from people with diverse backgrounds. One of our core values, UNITY is a key standard in which we measure all new and existing employees.  Bringing together diverse  backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and genders to promote advancement in our workforce,  allows YAK ACCESS and all our businesses to better serve our customers and our communities.

At YAK, we support:

  • Advancement through leadership academy
  • Positive and collaborative exchange of ideas
  • Peer to peer support and recognition programs through


Many companies are fast paced and endure change frequently. With change, oftentimes challenges arise.  It takes talent and hard work to lead through the challenges and become a better organization as a result of the change.  In mid-2018, immediately after the company went through a private equity acquisition, Sharon started at YAK MAT as the Assistant Controller.  She immediately mastered the YAK MAT accounting system and started making rapid progress in process improvement changes, increasing the accuracy and timeliness of financial information.  In less than a year, she was promoted to the YAK MAT Controller.  Her abilities to bridge multiple departments and find long-term solutions quickly were noticed by everyone in the organization.  

In the Spring of 2020, Sharon was promoted to the YAK ACCESS Service Businesses Controller. This position is a critical role because it is one that supports all of our accounting departments and functions throughout all business units.  It would be an understatement to say that her influence has expanded across the organization.

Sharon Watson, YAK ACCESS Service Business Controller
Sharon Watson, YAK ACCESS Service Business Controller