I grew up on a small farm near Rexburg, Idaho and from an early age, learned the value of hard work. I graduated from Madison High School, Ricks College, and Idaho State University. I passed the CPA exam in May, 1993 with the 4th highest score in Idaho for that testing period. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we are the parents of six children. We now have 10 grandchildren. In addition to my CPA practice, I have ownership and management responsibilities in 3 other businesses.