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I have been an active member of NSTP since 2012 and I have experienced the training and professionalism that NSTP provides and their willingness to go the extra mile to assist and keep all preparers informed of changes and “tidbits” to help ensure our success.  Currently I am exposed to some of the 2017 Tax Law changes with regards to Investing in Opportunity Zones and other exciting changes in the Law.  My supervisor is published monthly and has his employees reading all the current information published in all the leading Tax and Accounting publications.  I am willing to commit time and any knowledge that I may have from working with the public the past 35 years, and reading current journals and dedicate that to NSTP.

I was born and raised in Fort Smith AR and graduated from UNCW with a BA in Music.  Later, I graduated from the University of OK with a MA in Human Relations.  My first tax preparer position was with H & R Block in 1985 and in 1990 became a Manager of an H & R Block office.  I moved to many places throughout my adult life and at each place I either served in or ran the local tax office.  After my husband retired from the military, we settled in Park City, UT where I currently work as a tax para-professional for Holthouse, Carlin and Van Tright, LLP based in Long Beach CA.  I have had several opportunities to work with and for several superb CPA’s over the past 35 years.  The varied experiences of tax preparation across the United States and Europe has helped me gain a in-depth understanding of  tax matters and building better relationships and understanding with our clients.

When it is not busy season, I love hiking with my husband and my dog,  road and mountain biking with friends.  I love my 4 children and my 3 grand children.  My current job and my family keep me young and in tune with whats happening now!