I was drawn to this profession because of the variety it offers. From teacher and technician to business developer and leader, the firm allows us to create a path where we can perform at our highest level. Critical moments in my career can be closely linked to major changes impacting my clients, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and the Great Recession — both were points in time when our clients could rely on us for much-needed guidance and the variety I was drawn to was put to work.
I’m often asked to speak at board meetings and various seminars. I’ve presented to the Michigan Bankers Association, the Indiana Bankers Association, the Community Bankers of Michigan, as well as at firm-sponsored CECL implementation trainings. I sit on the board of the Equestrian Center for Therapeutic Riding, and belong to the Michigan Association of CPAs, the AICPA, and the Ruffed Grouse Society. I have a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in business administration and accounting from Aquinas College.
My wife, whom I’ve known since high school, and I spend a lot of time entrenched in our two kids’ activities. When I have time to myself, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and golfing.