Undergraduate Degree, Accounting, Truman State University
MBA, Webster University
How did you arrive here?
I met Shawn, PFS owner and CEO, at a BBQ. Shawn’s passion for the business drew me in immediately. A little research and a lunch meeting later, it was clear that the culture at PFS was a perfect fit for me. The opportunity associated with the 15 year growth pattern sealed the deal for me that it was the right move for me both professionally and personally.
What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients?
As a CFO I’m able to give excellent advice on financial matters, but I’m also a really good all-around problem solver. Anytime someone says ‘we can’t do that’ I get excited and jump right in!
What would be impossible for you to give up?
My family and my grill(s).
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A marine biologist. My education quickly took me in a numbers direction in high school when I dreaded biology class and looked forward to calculus day in and day out.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m often told that I’m not a traditional accountant. My passion is working with people and bringing financial information to all aspects of the business to guide decision making and structured problem solving.
Name a funny/unusual job from your past:
My radio career didn’t take off but I enjoyed being a radio board operator in early high school. I made sure the commercials were properly queued up and played for radio broadcasts of college football and basketball games. Go TIGERS!