Even early on in college, I knew I wanted to learn more about taxation. For some reason, it just stuck and I understood it easily.So much so that I even had my own tax prep service on campus for the students. I worked at Jackson Hewitt during college, started my first public accounting job, earned a Master’s in Taxation and became a CPA. Throughout my studies – and beyond – I learned that it wasn’t applying the accounting and tax rules that made me tick, but how those rules affected the businesses we interact with every day. I became obsessed at learning how businesses operate to the point I can’t even walk into a restaurant with my wife without thinking about the operating costs, the margins and the business model! Through years of working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, I found my true passion is working with my clients to help them solve their business challenges.
When the average person looks at a business, they see the logo, the product and the services they offer. If you look under the hood, you see real people presented with real challenges. Solving those challenges are my focus. My passion lies in helping those people succeed in business and improving their lives in the process.
Growing up on our family farm and working in the family trucking business gave me a jump start on my quest to own my own business.I was able to see first hand the challenges and dedication it takes to run a successful business. Once I graduated and earned my CPA, I spent my first years in public accounting as an auditor, which allowed me to dive into the details of a business. I love owning my own business and meeting with other business owners to help them solve their operational issues.
My favorite activities are living on our farm and going to the lake with the family. Taking the boat out on the lake is one of my life’s great joys, and if I can help a client solve a problem which will let them relax and enjoy theirs, I’ve succeeded at my job for that day.
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