B.S. Accounting – Calvin; MBA – Grand Valley; CPA
What is your area of specialty – how do you best help your clients?
Providing audit, attestation, and consulting services that meet client deadlines, with a spirit of making things as smooth as possible and being helpful.
What are your top 5 strengths? What is your favorite strength?
Harmony, Achiever, Analytical, Learner, Arranger. My favorite strength is Learner, as I am pre-wired to learn about people and what interests them. I also am energized by learning new information that shows I’ve historically been incorrect and now I know what’s correct.
How do you like to give back to the community?
I have been involved in my church – Calvin CRC – in various ways, and enjoy helping my neighbors in my Grand Rapids neighborhood.
What are your superpowers – something you’re good at that others should know about?
Friends have noted I’m good at: Golf (I’m a 7 handicap); Personal finance and 401(k) Plan help; Leadership and setting goals.
Accomplishment you’re proud of?
Choosing the correct spouse.
Tell us about your life outside of work (family/pets/sports/activities/interests/hobbies)
Love to play golf with my friends (the Raynell Cup group in particular). My two girls play sports at school and participate in church music programs, and it gives me great pride to watch them. I love to play other sports – football, pickleball, frisbee, soccer. I also enjoy reading nonfiction business books, biographies, and historical fiction. My wife and I like doing hiking trails in both summer and winter.
What is your favorite part of working at the firm?
Our firm consistently wants to improve, achieve, and encourage each other to succeed. We celebrate success and appreciate each other’s differences.