Wendy Hays earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from Fresno State University and Masters in Business Administration from Idaho State University. She is a licensed CPA in both Oregon and California. She began her career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers), and performed audits in various industry segments including entertainment, agriculture, healthcare, and banking. Upon leaving PW she worked in internal auditing and controllership positions. While a student and graduate assistant at Idaho State University, she discovered her passion for teaching. Upon receiving her MBA, she was hired by the university to teach a variety of accounting courses. Since relocating to Bend with her husband and daughter, she has remained involved in accounting by assisting local businesses with their accounting, tax, and software needs and is a certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor. She teaches QuickBooks® for Central Oregon Community College and also volunteers with local non-profits. Since joining Devon Gaines, CPA, in 2013, Wendy focuses on individual and small business tax preparation/planning and QuickBooks® consulting. Wendy’s extensive accounting experience and her commitment to excellence ensure her clients are well served. In her spare time Wendy enjoys reading, singing, running, and spending quality time with her family.