Betty, a Certified Public Accountant, began her tax career in 2010 and became a shareholder in a local CPA firm, where she has gained a vast amount of experience working with farmers, small businesses, employer payroll taxes, and individual tax returns. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the American Institute of Business, Des Moines, IA, but also holds an associate degree in computer programming. She is an active member of her community in Belmond, IA, a financial advisor on the New Lyric Theatre Board, a member of the Belmond Hospital Foundation Board, and a lector at St. Francis Xavier Parish. She loves to spend time with her family. Some of her hobbies include kayaking, biking, and reading. She and her husband, Todd, have two grown sons and are adjusting to life as empty nesters.