Favorite Color – I love purple, however, the color to live with around the home is blue and blue based colors.
Favorite Number – I am all over the place on that, I like 8 & 9 & 3.
Favorite Movie – again, many favorites,
Pride & Prejudice
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dave ; Etc….
What is your favorite ice cream and why? – I always mix 2 kinds, the deepest-darkest chocolate that they have with either chocolate chip mint or peppermint or a moca.
Where were you born? – Nurnberg Germany
How long have you been in the industry you are in? – since 1984. I graduated from Seattle U in 1984 and started at a small CPA firm that year. I am glad that I have worked in smaller CPA firms instead of a Big 8-4’s as I feel I have learned more of working with a company from the start through the tax return. In a larger firm you are channeled into either Auditing or Tax, not both.
Do you have children or pets? – Yes!
What is your favorite part of your business? – Helping people
Do you have any hobbies? – Yes, but not much time to do them.
I love to make jewelry
Tell me about your family –Pat & I have 2 boys, 23 & 25. I started my own business as I knew that if we were both still working at CPA firms then we would never see our kids, as the CPA firms expected sooo many hours. Pat and I are both CPA’s. So I have worked from home the whole time raising a family. We love dogs, and Jasmine is our second golden retriever. I also love birds and had a parakeet since I was in grade school, however, they make my husband nervous so I don’t have them now, sad. Our favorite vacation has been going to the ocean, Oregon or WA, beaches. We have a couple scary stories of when our son did not listen when we told him we needed to run when we saw a large wave coming.