I was born and raised on a farm in northern Indiana. I attended a 2-room country school the first 8 years of school, with the first 4 grades in one room, and grades 5 thru 8 in the second room. I graduated from the 8th grade with 7 other kids. My high school had 250 kids in all 4 grades.....but we had a very good basketball team! We had a 60-9 record from our sophomore thru senior years. I went to a "BIG" college of about 700 kids, and graduated from Manchester College with an Accounting degree in 1968.
I lived in southern California from August 1968 thru December 1991, when I moved to beautiful Lake Tahoe, at my wife's insistence. I absolutely love it here!
I knew in high school that I wanted to be a CPA, and I passed the CPA exam in the "first sitting" in December 1969. I have had my own business since July 1979.