I was lucky to work at Blast Zone, a small business toy manufacturer and online retailer, while in high school and college. They grew like mad and I got to experience the thrill of it. At Cal Poly SLO, I majored in accounting. During undergrad I interned in audit at EY in Palo Alto, CA. That was long enough for me to realize my real home is tax, in San Francisco, at PwC. I also moved closer to the passion I felt for small business by changing from working on public companies at EY to private companies at PwC. I’m lucky the right doors opened throughout my career because that is what lead me to open the doors to Hoppe Tax three years ago and why I am passionate about accounting today.