How would you describe your role at Rowe, Deming & Rothman?
To develop outstanding professional relationships with our clients and to deliver outstanding professional services.
What is important to you as you work with Rowe, Deming & Rothman clients?
I believe Rowe & Deming, LLC is the premier professional services firm both the Columbia Gorge/Mid Columbia region and the West-side Portland suburbs. It is important that we have the best team of people to serve our client's business management, tax and personal wealth development needs; and that every member of our team recognizes and respects the human dignity of every individual and strives to understand each person's unique situation, objectives and needs. Then, as a team, we strive to provide our clients with the best available professional services. Relationships, expert advice, and highly skilled work: that is what professional services should be, and what we strive to deliver.
What is your education and experience related to your role at Rowe, Deming & Rothman?
I understand how to run a business. I had a paper route from fourth grade through freshman year in college. In college, I formed my first corporation and employed fellow students providing specialized lawn and yard care. My education includes bachelors and masters degrees in business administration, with emphasis in finance; and professional education in business process improvement, internal controls, forensic accounting and work team facilitation. When I was not self employed, my employers included major corporations in construction, manufacturing and high-tech industries.
As a CPA, I was a business consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, the largest international professional services firm. I have over 10 years experience in providing business and personal tax and wealth management services. With a total of over 30 years of experience, I have practical knowledge of what works and what doesn't.
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
Golf and gardening. I also enjoy cooking, especially for special occasions. I come from a family of very good cooks, and I carry on the tradition, relying on several family (award winning) recipes. I carry my golf clubs with me at all times, just in case of a golf emergency. If you need to play, call me.
What is a quote or saying that you find personally meaningful?
"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime."