I graduated from Grand Valley State University with honors in 1981. Shortly after I joined the firm of Biggs, Hausserman, Thompson and Dickinson PC (BHT&D). I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the Siedman School of Business and was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society for Business Administration. I played football while attending Grand Valley and Ferris State and was a member of the Ferris State wrestling team.
I became a C.P.A. in May of 1982. BHT&D has over 20 associates and has been a leading provider of accounting services in the central Michigan area for over 40 years.
I engage in financial, estate, insurance, and retirement planning in his work through Biggs, Dickinson, & Roberts Wealth Management Services. I have been an Investment Adviser Representative for 13 years and a Certified Financial Planner for five years. I currently maintain licenses to provide insurance and investment advice in a number of states, including Michigan.
I believe that it is my obligation to give back to my community. I have served on numerous civic and charitable organizations as well as assisting professionally in the establishment of many non-profit organizations. I have served as board chariman of Sparrow-Ionia Hospital. I am the financial secretary and treasurer for LeValley United Methodist Church, a charter board member of the Ionia County Community Foundation, and a corporate board member of Mercantile Bank. I have also volunteered my time to the City of Ionia, Ionia Public Schools, and the Greater Ionia Youth League.
I married my wife Tammy (Ferris) in 1983. I have one daughter, two sons as well as three grandchildren. I spend my personal time in a wide variety of activities including reading, woodworking, travel, golfing, and motorcycle riding. I also enjoy helping my son compete in dirt track UMP late model and UMP modified racing at various dirt tracks around the Midwest.