In 1978 I started studying accounting at Highline Community College. At that time my plan was to become a CPA. In 1982 I enrolled at Northwest College of the Assemblies of God feeling that God might be calling me into the ministry. In 1984, I graduated with an Associates degree in Business, and in 1986, I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Sciences with a minor in counseling.
The counseling degree helps me deal with my customers while meeting their needs above & beyond simply preparing an income tax return
In 1988, I worked for a few months with the Internal Revenue Service and learned that I would rather help people with their tax problems than try to collect money from people who couldnít afford to pay.
In 1989, the Business Manager at the church we attended suggested I start preparing tax returns & helped me get started. I found that I enjoyed helping people deal with the nightmare of tax time. It gives me great pleasure to finish a tax return and see the relief of weight off a persons shoulders when they find out it isnít as bad as they thought it would be.
In 2001 & 2002 I worked part-time for a local tax preparer to gain additional experience working with the public and greater variety of clients. In 2003 & 2004 I attended the IRS Tax Forum where I met a lot of my peers and exchanged ideas about preparing tax returns. Since then Iíve been attending the annual NATP tax conferences.
It is my hope to help people be successful in areas other than simply income taxes. This web page will be one of the ways I can do that. Please look for other links, other helpful information & products that can help you to be more successful in life.