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Male, 64 years old

I was born in Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, on June , . I grew up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of St. Stephen, a little town located in northern Berkeley County. I am the second oldest of four children. My mother was a schoolteacher for all of her working life. My father currently lives on Lake Moultrie, just north of Moncks Corner. In the summer of , I had just turned eight when my parents packed the four of us children up and moved us from the dairy farm to a two bedroom apartment complex on the campus of Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina. We lived in Wilson for three years while my father completed his college degree. I attended public schools until my parents sent me to Carlisle Military School in Bamberg, SC. I played basketball and baseball while at Carlisle and graduated as my class Salutatorian. I graduated from the University of South Carolina (cum laude) in with a degree in History and Political Science. I then received my Masters Degree in Accounting from South Carolina in . After finishing college, my first job was as a Staff Accountant with a firm (Haskins Sells) which is known today as, DeloitteToucheTomatsua, Certified Public Accountants. In through , I worked as a Corporate Controller, Vice President of Finance for a small chain of auto dealerships, owned a construction business and worked again in the car business. I quickly learned that with so many CPAs in Charleston, I had to differentiate myself from the others by finding a specialty area to concentrate my practice. It happened by chance, when a new bookkeeping client I had just acquired in May of , came to me owing the IRS ,. We settled his debt for , through the Offer in Compromise program. We have been fortunate enough to have survived for over years now and to have served over , clients. Through the hard work and dedication of our employees we became the nations largest tax representation company early on in our existence and I am proud to say that we have maintained that status despite many challenges.