What I’m Doing Now
Last Updated: April 25, 2023
CPA & Business Coach
In 2022, I returned to public accounting after being in corporate leadership for 15 years. It’s been a delight to jump back into tax projects and helping businesses take advantage of systems and technology. My high school accounting teacher often said that accounting was the master key to business, and she’s right. Without a strong foundation, it’s tough to build your business. That’s where we can help.
It also feels like coming home. In 1996, Elizabeth Ruble and TJ Leadbetter took a chance and hired a young accounting student to work in their growing CPA firm. I learned the basics of business accounting, payroll, and tax returns – forming the foundation of my career. I’ve always been grateful for their wisdom and encouragement.
I believe that habits are how we achieve our goals, and a coach can help us pick the right place to start, avoid frustrating pitfalls, and keep our momentum. I’m passionate because discovering ‘habit magic’ changed my life, and I’ve seen it happen for hundreds of folks.
With Coach.me, we have a platform and community to make it simple to get a coach or be a coach. (We also have custom programs for teams.)
After coaching over 1,500 clients and developing our training programs, I stepped into the CEO role in 2022. To keep up with our latest updates, visit the blog.
Shakas Up Sports NIL Collective
After an adventurous week supporting our Islander Basketball team in Dayton and Birmingham for the NCAA Tournament, we decided it was time to form an NIL Collective to support our athletes at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.
Our mission is to enrich the student-athlete experience and create unforgettable moments for our fans. By fostering a supportive environment, we aim to empower athletes to excel on and off the field while offering fans unparalleled opportunities to engage with their favorite teams and players.
Board and Family Projects
I’m excited to serve on the Board of Directors for Rally Credit Union, for Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association, for Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni Association, and on the Advisory Board for the College of Business at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.
The best part of 2020 was becoming a grandmother, and getting to celebrate having 5 generations for 94 days. Now I understand the joy my Nana felt for us, and I’ll forever carry the lessons she taught us.
Our next project is developing a family ranch property in South Texas so we can enjoy lots more time together.
As Irie Moto Racing Team, we compete in the CMRA Ultra Lightweight Endurance Series. At least one weekend a month, you can find us at the racetrack.
In 2021, our first year together as a team, we finished the season in 10th place overall and 2nd in the 300 Superstock class. For 2022, we upgraded to custom race suits from Bison Track, but plagued by mechanical challenges, we finished just outside the top ten. For 2023, we added veteran racer Andrew Forsythe to the team, and I shifted to Captain.
Our mission is to share our love of motorsports and adventure in an inspiring and educational way. And have fun! Connect with us on Instagram.