I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Clayton High School, and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Accounting. After graduation, I was employed by a national accounting firm for six years and left as an audit supervisor. At that point, I established my own Certified Public Accountant practice in St. Charles, Missouri and have been in practice there for over 50 years. During my career of auditing and accounting, I have served a variety of retail, wholesale, manufacturing, health professionals, and not for profit

I am a veteran and served two years in the US Army Finance Corps as a Finance Disbursing Officer during Vietnam. I am happily married for 45 years with two adult children and a cat.