After spending two years in the U.S. Navy and another two years as a construction superintendent, Mike was graduated by Old Dominion University with an accounting degree in 1974. He spent time teaching college level courses in accounting and income taxes, and in 1980 and 1981, he taught income taxes at Ernst & Young’s national tax training school in Washington D.C. He has over 40 years of experience advising small to medium sized businesses, some of which have been loyal clients for nearly 35 years. Mike loves a challenge whether it’s for a client, for an attorney arguing a case, or for an ESOP as a Transactional Trustee negotiating a deal. He frequently takes on “projects” that require not only knowledge and experience but also creativity and imagination.