I graduated from University of Central Missouri (go Mules) in 2004 with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration. From 2001 to 2005, I worked for a very small public firm in Warrensburg, Missouri preparing tax returns, compiling financial statements and processing payroll. In efforts to expand my experience and knowledge, I explored the corporate arena, ultimately landing a Staff Accountant roll with Danisco (food ingredient manufacturer), located in New Century, Kansas, in 2005. It was in this year that I moved to Gardner, Kansas, a town that feels more like home to me now than my real hometown. I moved through the ranks of Danisco and was a leader of the North American Scanning Solution for Accounts Payable in SAP. In 2009, I went to work with CareFusion (medical devices), located in Leawood, Kansas, in a newly created role that managed the transactional accounting functions. It was here that I worked extensively with internal and external auditors, streamlined procedures and implemented processes to comply with SOX guidelines. In 2013, I was promoted to Financial Analyst with the expectation that I would work in the Chicago area. After much consideration, I decided to stay in the town that I’ve grown to love and pursue a dream that I’ve had since graduation: my own practice. I have two amazing teenagers: Peyton and Lexi and they have my heart. When I’m not busy tending to their needs, I love hitting the heavy weights in the gym!