I attended public schools K-12 and graduated from Rutgers College, Rutgers University, with a degree in Music (Vocal Performance). I was a third of the way into an MBA in Accounting when 9⁄11 happened and I joined the Navy. I graduated in top of my class at Officer Candadidate School, then went through flight school and earned my wings as a Naval Flight Officer. Once in the fleet, I received graduate level training at the Airborne Mission Commander Course in Fallon, NV, and at the School of Aviation Safety in Pensacola, FL.
I am a Certifed QuickBooks ProAdvisor and owner of a full-service business bookkeeping and consulting business. I have 24 years of experience in the accounting field, including eight years of active duty military service, where I continued working with QuickBooks. I am a Naval Flight Officer, Advanced Mission Commander, and Aviation Safety Officer, among other qualifications and roles. After entering the Navy Reserve, I started my own business helping small businesses use QuickBooks to make their digital bookkeeping match reality. I am also on the board of several nonprofits - March On, March On Maryland, Maryland NORML, and The Milky Way Foundation.