Week 3: Casually Cool
What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy working with my hands when I am away from the office. Whether it be farm chores, working on the house, or mowing the lawn; it provides a welcomed contrast to my office life. I also thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, attending my children’s sporting events, and spending time with my wife and children.
Week 2: Workplace Image
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
Without question, it is the people. The relationships forged both personally and professionally are what I have found to be the most rewarding. Whether it be mentoring staff members to realize their potential, teaching new skills, offering new perspectives, or simply building friendships; I have always found helping people realize their dreams and potential to be the most rewarding aspect of my career.
Week 1: First Impressions
What made you decide to pursue your current career or vocation?
As a child, I certainly did not envision working in the accounting and finance profession. Aspirations of wildlife biology, an “army guy”, or perhaps a fighter pilot dominated my youth. As I matured, I found myself posed with a question we all ultimately face and must answer, “What do I really want to be when I grow up?” Finance always appealed to my number oriented, analytical, and rational nature but so did other areas such as engineering, law, and science. It wasn’t until I was faced with the prospect of paying for my education and charting my life’s course that I was compelled to analyze the merits of the many courses before me. When I found myself analyzing the merits based on Return on Investment for each possible course, it finally hit me that I had already found “the right fit”. I haven’t looked back since.
Why should people vote for you as “the Most Inspirational Man in Dayton?”
Because I am simply a good person, willing to endure measures of public humiliation for the advancement of a noble and worthy cause.