- Tax Manager
- Bachelors from UNL
Certifications & Designations
- Certified Public Accountant
- Tax preparation for businesses and individuals
- Payroll preparation
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Working to promote youth rodeo
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Outside of work, I spend a lot of time with my family and our horses.
What is your background?
I grew up near Auburn, NE. Graduated from Johnson-Brock. I have been a self-employed CPA since 1998. I have been an adjunct educator at Peru State College and worked as Comptroller of a bank for a couple of years, in addition to prior time working at BMG. Currently, I own an indoor horse arena and operate Bar Star Ranch in my spare time.
People who have impacted my life include my Dad, he is a steady rock who taught me how to listen to people and see both sides of the issues; my grandfathers who taught me how to live your passions in life; Ray Hunt and Ed Wright for teaching me how to understand horses.
My favorite food growing up was probably cheese nachos
What do you do at BMG?
I am primarily a tax and payroll reviewer.
What are your favorite industries to work with and why?
I enjoy working with small businesses. A lot of my experience is with these smaller businesses and I have owned several so I understand their challenges as well as the rewards of ownership.
I have a strong background in agriculture so those clients are always a favorite of mine.
What do you like about working at BMG?
BMG is like one big family. The partners and staff are very welcoming; they love their clients and appreciate the work and effort employees put in. Working part-time for BMG allows me to have an income while still being able to raise my kids and pursue my horse passion. Working here allows me to grow as a CPA.
In auditing, the concept of materiality is, simply, setting a threshold that anything under that threshold won’t materially misstate your financial statements. I try to apply this concept to my entire life – basically, don’t sweat the small stuff!In auditing, the concept of materiality is, simply, setting a threshold that anything under that threshold won’t materially misstate your financial statements. I try to apply this concept to my entire life – basically, don’t sweat the small stuff!Save