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 in helping to turn a profit. I noticed those of us in the program who followed the budgeting and record keeping required by the program seemed to do well, while those that didn’t failed. This wonderful incite would later lead me to choose 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 wonderful retirement accounts. I’ve had the opportunity to help several clients find these tax opportunities to help them reduce their tax liability, and the satisfaction of 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.