I have a B.S. and an M.S. in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and am a Certified Public Accountant. I served as a National Vice President of the Institute of Management Accountants, the largest professional association of management accountants in the world. I am also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. I retired in 2005 as the Comptroller of a group of Trust Funds, with assets in excess of 6 billion dollars, that provide health and retirement benefits to individuals in the bituminous coal industry. I currently do some consulting in accounting and related fields.
I have been around dogs all my life, as my father had his own small animal hospital and then taught at OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. My current breed is Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Currently I am Treasurer of the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Charitable Trust. I was President of the Capital Dog Training Club of Washington D.C. for a number of years.