What year did you join Abeles & Hoffman?
I joined the Abeles & Hoffman team in 2017.
What are your responsibilities at the firm? Please include any specific industries you serve.
I am an audit supervisor responsible for providing clients with audits, reviews, compilations of financial statements, audits of retirement plans, and audits of statements of direct labor, fringe benefits, general overhead, internal control consulting and general bookkeeping consulting. I have extensive experience in diverse industries including construction, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, recreation, religious, governments, financial and medical services as well as benefit plans, HUD and SOC1 engagements. I also have an extensive background working with non-profits and single audit engagements of all types.
Where did you attend college, and what degree(s) did you earn? Did you have any special accomplishments?
I attended Illinois State University and received a BS in Financial Accounting and a MS in Accountancy.
What is your favorite thing about living in St. Louis?
I live in the city, so the food is great, the architecture is fantastic, and the diversity in population is across the board. Our cultural institutions are on par with anywhere in the U.S.
Tell us a little about your family.
My wife, Jackie, is from Peru, and we’ve been married about 15 years, Together, we have a beautiful 12-year-old daughter.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Reprise the hobbies I had before career and family took all my waking hours, Things like riding motorcycles, reading would be at the top of the list.
What fictional place would you most like to visit?
Jurassic Park. The safe one they promised.
What is a new skill that you would like to master?
Throw a baseball 100+ mph. Preferably left handed.
What do you wish you knew more about?
Something practical such as plumbing or electrical work. I have an old house so it would save me a fortune.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
I have traveled all over and around the globe a couple times with the Army. Farthest by distance would probably be the Middle East including Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and the Sinai Peninsula.
What question would you most like to know the answer to?
Does Tony Soprano live or die?
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Rough terrain parachute jumping at night!
What silly accomplishment are you most proud of?
Running a ballpoint pen out of ink before it was lost or stolen.
What is your favorite smell?
When was the last time you climbed a tree?
Last summer with my daughter.
What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
Outside the horrible things we were forced to eat at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Panama while I was in the Army, probably the most unusual “normal” thing would be cuy, otherwise known as guinea pig, which is a Peruvian delicacy.
What was your first job?
U.S. Army Paratrooper for 10 years.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Super healing. The older I get the more I need it.