I was born in Paragould, Arkansas, and grew up there. I graduated from Paragould High School in 1975. I now live in Millbrook, Alabama, which is a suburb of Montgomery. I plan to move back to Florida in a few years. I enjoy reading, traveling, visiting historical sites, going to theme parks, hiking nature trails, and watching NFL games. I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I am writing a book on tax planning strategies for the general public.
I am co-author of the book Tax Strategies for the Self Employed. I served as revision editor for three editions of the CCH Financial and Estate Planning Guide. I am a CPA in the states of Arkansas and Florida. I am admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. I have published articles in The Tax Adviser, Taxes--The Tax Magazine, Practical Tax Strategies, Taxation for Accountants, Tax Notes, Trust & Estates, The CPA Journal, Journal of Extractive Industries Acounting, Journal of Petroleum Accounting, National Public Accountant, and Accounting Historians Journal.