I am the owner of Vision Wealth Strategies in Honolulu, Hawaii. I am also the president at CS Accounting & Tax Services Inc., (www.cscpahi.com) (CSATS) a CPA firm in Honolulu specializing in accounting and tax consulting for small businesses and individuals.
While my background has been that of an accountant, many of my clients have asked for services that required additional licensing and because many financial decisions also have accounting and tax implications that led to the path of expanding my service offerings through a separate financial services company.
My career path has not been a typical one for a financial advisor and accountant and has allowed me a broad range of experiences that I bring to the table. Previously I was the Director of Financial Reporting at The Gas Company (now Hawai’i Gas), a gas utility company in Honolulu and the Assistant Controller for Alexander & Baldwin in Corporate Accounting.
I began my accounting career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in the Honolulu office where I was an audit manager before joining Alexander & Baldwin. As an auditor I was fortunate to experience a wide variety of industries that still provides benefits many years later.
Before my CPA career I served as a nuclear trained mechanical engineer aboard two fast attack submarines based in Pearl Harbor, and had the opportunity to visit many countries along the Pacific Rim. After my tour of duty in the US Navy I brought my engineering experience to the H-Power plant in Kapolei, Hawaii where I was fortunate to be part of the startup team bringing the plant into operating status.
I am a CPA licensed in Hawaii and attended Hawaii Pacific University for my accounting degree and the University of Hawaii for my MBA (EMBA 14).