About Me in 349 Words

I started my professional life at age 12 in the basement of the local science museum, dressed in a white lab coat and teaching visitors basic physics principles using toys. By the time I was 18, I had toured internationally with the Houston Boys Choir, studied art and photography at the Glassell School, had worked on-air at three radio stations and one television station, and had graduated from Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

In college, I worked in the loss prevention department of a theme park and got my first exposure to what would become a contemporaneous career in accounting, auditing, and employee fraud and theft investigation.

After earning a psychology degree from the University of Houston, I went to work for an equipment and vehicle leasing company. Starting out as the runner’s assistant, I worked my way through credit investigator and finance manager to, ultimately, chief financial officer. Along the way, I became a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant, and started a consulting side-business in 1999.

Having spent my first 18 years in a veritable feast of creativity, the creative famine of the 10 years that followed was just too much. My first step in reclaiming a creative life was to train as a voice-over actor. I started my production company side-business in 2002.

Since my ‘liberation’ I’ve tackled creative projects with a vengeance: I learned to spin fire and stilt-walk, though not at the same time… yet; I apprenticed under an award-winning art car artist; and I founded an old-school burlesque troupe. I even picked up a stage name.

Now known as the “Well-Balanced” Arts Accountant, I help artists, performers, and writers hone their business skills & maximize their success by using both my artistic right-brain and my analytical left-brain.  While I don’t claim to be able to make accounting & tax fun, I promise I’ll take good care of you through the process.  I was a performer first, then I became a CPA, so I don’t take myself or the subject so seriously that we can’t relate to one another.