WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Professional Passion: Leveraging experience and knowledge to elevate my clients to the next level
Experience: Over 20 years of serving clients in various industries, including healthcare, construction, nonprofit, large employee benefit plans, and utility cooperatives
Education: Eastern Oregon University and Highline Community College
Membership and Activities: Former membership and activities include: Centro Latino and Tacoma Community House – board member, Co-Founder Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) Seattle Chapter, AICPA Leadership Academy Alumni, AICPA National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion Representative. Current membership and activities include: AICPA, WSCPA, Member of the AICPA Governmental Audit and Employee Benefit Plan Quality Centers, Rotary 8 Member, Life Christian Foundation Board Member, WSCPA Foundation Trustee, and Multicare Health Foundation Board Member
WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW:
Personal Mission Statement: Be thankful for life and the opportunities provided. Be passionate in everything I do, regardless of the circumstances.
Passions after 5pm: Spending time with family, watching movies, running, giving back to my community, and attempting to hit golf balls.
You’ll never catch me: Period, because I’m too fast. I was a sprinter in high school and college.
The bottom line: I strive to always be myself, learn from others, and give back when I can. In addition, the AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion has allowed me to serve as a champion of diversity within the accounting profession. The formation of the Commission reflects a renewed focus on diversity within the profession and the need to increase the retention and advancement of underrepresented minorities to better reflect the clients and communities CPAs serve.