My turn! Steve has asked that all senior leaders take a turn in writing in the Pinnacle. When this was first suggested, I am not going to lie – I had a little anxiety. However, after I thought about it more, we are asking everyone lately to do things that aren't in their comfort zone or what they are used to doing. So why shouldn’t I also take a turn in doing something challenging?
I think in order to “get” my writing style, it is important to “get to know” me. I grew up in the “Best Town by a Dam Site” (Alden). I continued my education at the University of Northern Iowa where I earned my bachelor degree in accounting. Upon graduating from UNI, I sat for and passed the CPA exam. I went on to work in public accounting for a number of years prior to working in the private sector. I have been with Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics for eleven years. I currently am the Chief Financial Officer and oversee the Accounting, Materials, Registration, Business Office, HIM, IT and Informatacist departments.
I am fortunate to be married to my best friend, Tricia, who is a nurse at the Clarion Family Practice Clinic. She has blessed me with two daughters. Hope just finished her junior year at the University of Northern Iowa where she is majoring in education. Our second daughter, Eden, is completing her junior year at Clarion Goldfield Dows High School. When I am not working, I enjoy running and working out. However, my wife and girls are my life and time spent with them is most important!
The message at church this week was very timely and something I need to work on, and so I am sharing it with everyone since there have been a number of challenges as of late. With that being said, everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Until next time…..