CEO & Founder
At My Paper Pusher, LLC, I am the Chief Executive Officer!
Being the boss keeps you busy! Most days you’ll find me doing a little bit of everything – consulting with small business owners to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their current bookkeeping systems, traveling to our clients’ offices to provide financial insights to their leaders, and meeting with the fabulous My Paper Pusher team to discuss new ways to help clients save time, energy and money with effective and efficient accounting solutions.
What do you like about your job?
I absolutely adore my clients. Business boils down to your relationships with people. At the end of every work day, I reflect on the spirited, brave, and adventurous people with whom I work and who have blessed me with the opportunity to join them on their journey to success. I’m excited to be able to help small business owners and the nonprofit community prosper in any way I can.
What is the most important meal of the day?
Coffee. And the second most important meal of the day? More coffee.
What was your favorite TV show growing up?
Alias! I was convinced that I could become a secret agent with red hair. I’ve accomplished half that goal. (I’ll let you figure out which one.)
What would you be happy doing for hours on end?
Reading! There is an endless supply of books full of adventures waiting to be share and knowledge to be absorbed. I love learning, and I love characters. What better way to experience both than through literature and poetry?
Night owl. (Which is why coffee is the most important part of the day!)
If you had $1,000,000 and you HAD to spend it, what would you do with it?
After donating some of it to charity, I would travel. Wandering around and getting lost in new cities is one of my favorite adventures. I would probably give some of the money to my friends and make them come with me. A new city with a best friend – it’s really all you need; you can make the rest of the magic yourself.
For value or principle are you a true advocate for?
Good grammar. With technology and autocorrect often doing the work for us, it’s easy to forget how important grammar is. Grammar saves lives! There’s a huge difference between “Let’s eat, Grandma,” and “Let’s eat Grandma.”
Why were you given your name?
My father became quite enamored with the sitcom “Who’s the Boss” starring Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza. So my father decided to name me “Sam” after the daughter on the TV show. I’m pretty sure my Dad expected the nominal homage to instantly replicate the show’s special father-daughter relationship between us as soon as I was born. To this day, we love watching the show together.
What is your favorite quote?
I choose two quotes to sum up Sam – one literary and one inspirational:
“I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”- Theodore Rubin
“Everything you do is a combination of success and failure. There is no absolute success and failure. There is no moment in which you complete the mission and say, ‘Ah! I am done! Thank you,’ because the mission is never complete because the mission is your life and it only completes when you die.”- Hank Green
When you meet me, ask me about…
Why purple is my favorite color.