Rick is a graduate of California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Rick was employed by Plourde & McDonald Accountancy Corporation before becoming an owner of Plourde, McDonald & Kowalski, LLP. Rick specialized in income tax preparation, business consulting, and accounting for a total of thirteen years prior to joining Maze & Associates in 2001. Rick’s experience has been in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, retail, other service-oriented industries, state reporting for municipal entities, non-profit organizations and individual tax returns.