My road in life took a while to figure out.
My parents divorced when I was seven and my dad gained custody of me—he repaired appliances as a side job, so I often went with him on jobs and learned how to work at a very young age.
I grew up in a small town, so career and mentorship options were very limited.
In high school, I spent my summers working with my dad on service calls for heating, cooling, and refrigeration—I also completed courses at a community college while still in high school.
Shortly after graduating high school, I got my HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) certification.
A man I was working for in my 20s convinced me to go to college for accounting, so I enrolled in the University of Alabama.
I thought I would just get my accounting degree and then go back to HVAC, but I was offered a position at the Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after graduating, and decided to take the job.
I left PwC and joined another firm because I wanted to explore consulting and business valuation beyond auditing.
I am currently the vice president and corporate controller of ProAssurance—I also continue to make an effort to keep my HVAC certification current and valid.
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