While a senior in high school, I helped organize a career day for the entire school and the presenter that captured my interest was the certified public accountant. The CPA talked about numbers, problems, people, and variety. I knew then that I liked numbers, problems, people, and variety. I suspected that becoming a CPA would allow me to combine all of these to help others. From that point on I started down this career path in terms of academia, but took a slight detour for a while after graduating college.
Education and Experience
After graduating from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, I began post college life brewing beer at a microbrewery instead of pursuing public accounting. After obtaining a certificate in brewing science, I worked for several years in the brewing industry, doing everything from the buying the grain to opening a brewery in a foreign country. At the time, the craft brewing industry was not yet as popular as it is now and the industry as a whole was riddled with cash flow issues. While I greatly enjoyed the process of brewing beer in a small brewery it became apparent that it was not a long-term option for me.
After five years in the micro-brewing industry, I decided to shift my energies and entered public accounting. I have always served a variety of clients and industries with their financial accounting and income tax needs.
Commercial Real Esate
Professional Memberships & Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)