"I have been in the tax preparation/financial services industry for over 40 years. Although I still do a lot of tax planning, my main focus has shifted to helping clients successfully plan their finances in order to achieve their retirement goals. I graduated from Lehigh University in 1970, spent a year touring the jungles of South Vietnam as an artillery officer for the US Army, and then went to work on Wall Street as an auditor for Price Waterhouse and Company. Upon realizing that riding the subways of NYC armed only with a necktie and a calculator at odd hours of the day was more dangerous than combat duty in Vietnam, I took a job with Union Carbide Corporation as controller for their salmon and trout raising facilities here in the Bremerton area. When that business was sold, I decided to remain here in the Northwest rather than accept an all expense paid company transfer as controller of a chemical and plastics factory located on a chicken ranch in the great state of Arkansas. In addition to my CPA career, I still compete for the United States in Masters Swimming. I have won numerous national and world titles over the last 35 years."