“Growing up as a young farm boy, I decided to join the FFA and become a business owner managing my own dairy cattle. I quickly learned how valuable good budgeting and record keeping are in helping to turn a profit. I noticed that those of us in the program who followed the required budgeting and record keeping did well, while those that didn’t failed. This wonderful insight would later lead me to pursue a degree in Accounting at Utah State University, where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Master’s of Accountancy degrees. Always seeking opportunities to grow and improve, I went on to obtain my CPA license.
I quickly learned I love working with taxes. The complex tax code provides several opportunities for the savvy business owner to save money on taxes through legal loopholes and deductions, while also rewarding them for taking advantage of retirement accounts. I’ve had the opportunity to help several clients reduce their tax liability. Helping someone save thousands of dollars on taxes is extremely gratifying. It’s rare to find an opportunity to do for a career something that is fun to do as a hobby, but I have been blessed to find that in my work.