I grew up working on construction projects in the heat of southern California and Utah. Neither of my parents had college degrees, although they have since both earned degrees. I graduated from Brigham Young University Provo with a B.S. and Master’s degree in Accountancy (3.9 g.p.a., English minor, 710 GMAT). I worked at EY as a CPA and then in industry for six years. I then made a difficult decision to trade a promising career for another career in education. Given my interest in international accounting topics, I graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Hawaiʻi. My research focuses on international corporate governance and accounting ethics. My teaching is informed by my understanding of the accounting profession obtained from my experience as a CPA. I work to help students prepare for “the real world” through engaged learning in the community. I love teaching, researching, and enjoying the outdoors and the arts with family and friends.