What nugget of wisdom would you offer aspiring accountants?
Pass the CPA exam right after school so it is out of the way when you begin your career as an accountant.
What drew you to accounting?
It seemed like an interesting and challenging career that would keep me on my toes.
What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) for individual taxpayers.
What’s your proudest achievement?
Getting drafted in 2004 by the San Diego Padres.
Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life?
My mother and father because they spent so much time teaching me how to act appropriately and the importance of hard work throughout my childhood.
What is your favorite quote?
“Set lofty goals, achieve lofty expectations.”
What’s it like working for a firm that has been around so long?
It is very comforting because so many different tax situations can come up, especially during the busy season, and it is nice to know that someone at the Firm has seen the situation before and can help resolve almost any scenario.
How do you relax when not working?
I spend time with my wife, two kids and dog, typically at Keuka Lake, where my wife’s parents own a cottage on the lake.
The summer I went to the Outer Banks with my wife’s family because that is where we got engaged.
Word that describes you.
What was your first concert?
Dave Matthews Bank at SPAC