I received my Accounting Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill where I earned the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa award. It was a great time in my life, a great education and an overall fun experience. What it means for you; is I led a rather boring life, ALL STUDYING and NO PARTYING! I learned my craft well and am using it to benefit you in looking for every deduction and every loophole that is allowed by law.
I started working for what was then a Big 8 Accounting Firm, then moved on to a Mega Bank and then for an International Construction Firm. I temporarily left the workforce to have two wonderful children who are now grown; Joshua who is an Aerospace Engineer and Janet who is a Doctor of Pharmacy. While raising both children I was the Accountant and CFO of my husband’s small graphic/photo business. There I learned much about the world of small business, dealing with employees, vendors and customers. I did this this for 19 ½ years until my husband had a massive stroke.
Life changed a lot for me then. Firsthand experience of dealing with a disabled loved one and the mountain of paperwork required by the government and specifically the IRS was not a pleasant experience but at least it was educational. I was literally thrown into running all aspects of a thriving business in the middle of its Christmas Season. But I was ready, my years of experience was working for me, just like it can work for you.
I negotiated a successful sale of the business and it is still thriving today, after roughly 13 years.
I want to leave you with one of my fondest accomplishment; Gypsy & Charlie. Gypsy is a full blooded Cocker Spaniel and Charlie is a rescue Forever Cocker. My pride and joy!
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