After competing for 15 years as a cyclist (8 years professionally), I decided to retire, or retire from cycling as a profession. Subsequent to my cycling endeavors I received a BA in Finance and a MS in Financial Accounting and have since begun a career in International Corporate Tax, focusing on compliance, provision and foreign tax credits.
US Postal Professional Cycling Team ~ 1997
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Victory Salute at the USPRO Championship in Philadelphia, PA
Break away with Stege Hegg and Freddy Rodriguez at the Olympic Trials.
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We are now on Koh Samui and have been here for a couple days. Samui is an island on the west side of southern Thailand and is absolutely stunning. Although it is a bit touristy on the upper west side in ways that I have not seen anywhere else in the world, it remains relatively calm and non-developed elsewhere on the island. Rie and I went to get Thai massages yesterday, which was a massage experience unlike anything I have ever had. It was only $10 for an hour of very good massage. We were in heaven. Drove around the island on a scooter yesterday and visited some beaches. Got abolutely torched by the sun. We hiked out about a mile across the low tide flats and by the time we got out there we were as red as a lobsters, well I was anyway, Rie was smart enough to wear sunscrean. This put us into survival mode and we headed back to the shade of the shore as quickly as possible. Great place though and I highly recommend visiting if any of you get the chance. I am already dreaming of returning soon, would love to visit Koh Toa, which is supposed to be even less developed.
The areas of international Tax that I have focused on include:
- FAS 109 provision review and assisted foreign controllers in the preparation/determination of USGAAP to Local Statutory and Local Statutory to tax return differences & adjustments.
- US International Tax Compliance including E&P, Subpart F, and preparation of forms 5471, 8858, 1042, 8621, 8865 and 8802.
- Proficient in International Tax Compliance software (Insource/Onesource); Software specialist within International group.
- Trained new hires in Tax Compliance software, processes and workpapers.
- Instrumental in bringing all of Sun’s International Tax Compliance work “in-house” by improving processes and workpapers.
- Liaison with foreign subsidiary finance staff.
- Foreign withholding tax documentation and determination of IRC § 901 foreign tax
- Extensive work with Insource/Onesource, Checkpoint/BNA Research, Oracle/IBIS 11i and Excel.
- Assisted auditors.
Received my BA in Finance and MS in Financial Accounting at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Over 150 Hrs Total
Over 30 hrs Specific Accounting Total
Accounting Courses I have completed:
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Cost Management Accounting
Advanced Financial Accounting
Audit and Assurance Accounting
Accounting for Governmental and Non-Profit Entities
Advanced Business Law
Accounting Ethics and Current Events
When not spending time with
my wife and daughter,
Financial Markets and Institutions
Applied Business Finance
Investment and Portfolio Management
1995 Montgomery Bell Cycling Team
1995 1st Stage 4 Tour de Pologne, Zamosc (POLAND)
1995 3rd Stage 9 Tour de Pologne, Warszawa (POLAND)
1995 10th Overall GC Tour de Pologne (POLAND) (Held Leaders Jersey for 6 Stages)
1995 1st KOM CoreStates USPRO Road Championships (100 mi Solo Breakaway)
1996 US Postal Cycling Team
1996 1st CoreSates USPRO Road Championships, (USA)
1996 4th CoreSates Trenton Classic (USA)
1996 1st KOM Thrift Drug Classic (USA)
1996 1st Stage 10 Rutas de America, Montevideo (URUGUAY)
1996 1st Overall USPRO Tour (USA)
1996 5th Circuito de Getxo, (SPAIN)
1996 1st Tour of China Prologue ITT, Hong Kong (CHINA)
1996 2nd Tour of China Stage 1, Yuen Long Industrial Estate Circuit Race (CHINA)
1996 2nd Tour of China Stage 2 Mission Hills-Guangming-Mission Hills (CHINA)
1997 US Postal Cycling Team
1997 5th Stage 5 Vuelta Castilla y Leon, Burgos (SPAIN)
1997 1st Circuit de la Sarthe Climbers Competition (FRANCE)
1997 1st Stage 1, Redlands Bicycle Classic (USA)
1998 OilMe Cycling Team
1998 4th Stage Tour of Langkawi (Malaysia)
1998 4th Stage Tour of Langkawi (Malaysia)
1999 Ikon - Lexus Cycling Team
1999 World Championships (Verona, Italy) R.R. (US Team Member)
1999 1st Austin BMC Criterium (USA)
1999 1st Overall USPRO Saturn Tour (USA)
1999 7th USPRO Criterium Championship12 (USA)
1999 10th First Union USPRO Road Championships12 (USA)
1999 2nd First Union Classic - Trenton36 (USA)
1999 4th First Union Invitational - Lancaster27 (USA)
1999 14th Christiana Care Cup (USA)
1999 10th Sea Otter Classic7 (USA)
2000 Jelly Belly Cycling Team
2000 11th First Union USPRO Road Championships8 (USA)
2000 4th First Union Classic - Trenton27 (USA)
2000 10th First Union Invitational - Lancaster9 (USA)
2000 6th Tour LeFleur14 (USA)
2000 4th Redlands Classic, Stage 4 : Redlands Criterium (USA)
2000 1st Manayunk Wall Hill Climb (USA)
2000 3rd Stage 2 Fitchburg Longsjo Classic (USA)
2000 1st Stage 3 Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Wachusett Mountain (USA)
2000 2nd General Classification Fitchburg Longsjo Classic (USA)
2001 Jelly Belly Cycling Team
2001 2nd Overall GC Sea Otter Classic60 (USA)
2001 6th Sea Otter Classic, Stage 2 : Fort Oad - Fort Oad (USA)
2001 5th Sea Otter Classic, Stage 1a : Laguna Seca I.T.T. (USA)
2001 8th Overall GC Redlands Classic28 (USA)
2001 4th Redlands Classic, Stage 4 : Redlands Criterium (USA)
2001 3rd Pine Flat Road Race (USA)
Post Retirement Results
2002 3rd Stage 2 International Cycling Classic, Manitowoc (USA)
2003 1st Boulder (b) (USA)
2003 2nd Portland (USA)
2003 1st Prologue Estes Cycling Challenge Colorado, Rabbit Mountain (USA)
2003 1st Stage 2 Estes Cycling Challenge Colorado, Devil's Gulch (USA)
2003 1st General Classification Estes Cycling Challenge Colorado (USA)
2005 2nd Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium (USA)
2006 2nd Melon Criterium (USA)
May 27: I have arrived back in the States since the journal entry below was written. Thailand and the people I met was something I will not forget and is an experience I'll cherish forever. Who knows, perhaps one day I'll be fortunate enough to live in Thailand. It's such and easy place to live. If I don't have the chance to live there some day then I'll certainly make the long trip to visit as often as possible.