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deborah and daughter

I was born in Minnesota and moved to Bellevue my freshman year of high school. I graduated in 1984 from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor's degree in Business/Accounting. I am currently working on a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

My accounting career started in the corporate world. Right out of college, I was an Accounting Manager for a $20 million manufacturing firm in Lakewood. After 9 years, I decided I wanted to do something different. For the next couple of years I was self employed, working as a contract controller and training business owners how to set-up and run their accounting software, particularly QuickBooks. I really enjoyed working with different businesses, so it was only natural that my career change direction to public accounting. I joined Lux & Associates in January, 1998.

I have been married for 25 years to Steve, who is a teacher. We have a daughter, Stephanie who will graduate from Decatur High School in June 2011. I am a van-driving soccer mom, traveling around the state watching her play soccer, swim and cheer. Living and working in Federal Way has given me the opportunity to attend both school and club games, shuttle Stephanie to practices, and volunteer in her activities. The atmosphere at Lux and Associates believes that family, friends, community and work are all important. I couldn't agree more.

Being a working mom doesn't give me a lot of time for hobbies….I love to read and for the past couple of years I have been attending boot-camp workouts. In September, 2011, I'll have an empty nest. This will give me a lot of time to pursue new activities. Who knows, maybe there is a triathlon in my future?!