I grew up in a family where my mom and grandma were the bookkeepers for the family business as well as in their respective jobs. I always enjoyed helping and watching over my mom’s shoulder. My great uncle was a CPA with Grant Thornton and I decided in high school that a career as a CPA sounded like a good fit for me.
My main focus is divorce litigation although I do prepare taxes as well as financial statements. I really love to help people in one of the toughest times: during their divorce. I like to help them get the financial information figured out so they don’t have to worry about that aspect and can hopefully get on with their lives.
I entered college as a music wonder kid, graduating from high school after achieving various accolades within the state in both vocal and trombone performance. As would be anticipated from a band nerd, everyone expected me to pursue music as my chosen career at college. After one semester at BYU and two years living in Venezuela, I returned to Reno to spend the three week Christmas break. During this time, I got my first taste of accounting working for the firm my father started in 2001. After another semester at school, I returned to Reno and completed a quasi-internship at my father’s firm that summer, where I did everything from payroll to clerk work. Most importantly, I sat in on meetings with clients and watched how decisions from tax planning to business strategy could make significant impact on the performance of their business. I fell in love with numbers, with the interaction with the clients, and how I could become a truly trusted advisor.
I was fortunate enough to figure out early on in High School that I enjoyed business. Being that accounting is the center of business, it was a perfect fit.
I joined the NVCPA in October 2012 after becoming a Young Professionals Committee member. I decided to join the NVCPA as a way to stay involved with the accounting profession, continuously learn through shared ideas from other professionals and to promote the accounting profession.