Meet Olde Oak Bookkeeping
How It All Started
Ever since I was 10-11 years old and would spend a week or so in VA with my grandparents, I can recall be enthralled with adding machines and “old time” cash registers. While others were playing house or Cowboys and Indians, I was playing store and banker, in between riding lessons and begging my parents for a horse.
Yup… I guess I’m a numbers geek. But hey, so was my incredible father so I’ll proudly wear that badge.
Once I began working in the equine administration side of things, I quickly gravitated towards accounts and bookkeeping. Even in the early years when I was mostly cleaning stalls and scheduling riding lessons, I loved keeping the books, running the small tack store, and organizing massive horse shows and clinics. I eventually used these passions and skills to effectively grow a family float trip company on the Snake River, start an equestrian educational business that became a fixture for those in our area, and manage the affairs of Three-time Olympic rider that took our sport by storm and ultimately influenced numerous talented young riders.
What does any of this have to do with starting a bookkeeping business?
I want my dedication to be EVIDENT to my clients. I want them to understand that I have a vested interest in their success and their market.
I have seen many businesses thrive after finally having their books correct and being able to leverage their God given talents to be successful. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a small business become successful because not only are they able to devote the time to doing what they love, but they are able to have a clear picture of their strengths and weaknesses.
At 52 years old and after re-booting my life at 42…. my focus has most certainly shifted. I used to think that the digits in our accounts meant everything. That the “things” of this world brought me happiness. The Lord has shown me in no uncertain terms that there is so much more.
I may have to work until I’m 90 but I will LOVE what I do and cherish the people I get to work for and with. I’m ever so thankful for the blessings that have brought me to this place and I am excited for the future that God has planned for me.