Accounting & Payroll Professional
- A.A. in Business Management with Computer Applications
- Flathead Valley Community College - Kalispell, Montana
As a second generation Montanan, I was raised on the rolling hills of a family farm in the eastern part of the state, but came to favor the north and the abundance of trees, lakes, streams and room to breathe.
As a 1998 graduate of FVCC, I earned a degree in business and my first experience was as a full-charge bookkeeper for three years at the company of my college internship. I returned back to FVCC at the opportunity to work in the Vice President’s office and learn fund accounting. This six-month temporary position became a two year adventure with an incredible mentor and transitioned into an introduction to a young entrepreneur, who created a software program proprietary to addressing the costing, inventory and labor of the heavy duty trucking industry. I came onboard to train, trouble-shoot and offer Payroll and Accounting services and remained for twelve years.
At this point, I felt a need to branch out, so I left Montana for a short period and was rewarded with a great experience working for a management company overseeing the owner’s other three companies: IT, Imaging and Advertising, and upon returning home began working in Public Accounting – the one place to fulfill the desire to experience a piece of every business sector, large and small.