Hello! My name is Dana Leland. I am a Native Texan and have lived in San Antonio all my life. I hold a BBA in Accounting from the University of Incarnate Word, an MBA in Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master's in Taxation from FAU, and a PhD in Finance from NCU. My professional experience includes working in both the public and private accounting sectors. I have worked in manufacturing for the past eight years. Some companies include Bausch & Lomb and Fairchild Aerospace Corporation. Most recently, I worked for a global manufacturing company as the Assistant Controller. My main job was to manage the Finance & IT Department of the Division. I was able to wear many hats in my position, especially in the Budget and Strategic Planning functional areas. Currently, I teach college courses at a local university in the areas of accounting and taxation. In my spare time, I teach online courses in the accounting, finance, and management areas. I also do freelance writing for a small web-based marketing firm. My articles focus on tax laws and accounting solutions for small businesses. I truly enjoy writing and have written for several companies, including Accounting SmartPros. Past topics have ranged from internal auditing to developing core competencies. As you can see, I like keeping busy...My hobbies include entertaining my 2 year-old son, Tate, and his twin brothers - Banks and Rush, cycling, watching movies, and Ebaying. I am also a huge San Antonio Spurs fan and try to attend at least one game per season. Go Spurs Go! In summary, I look forward to working with each of you and participating in some very stimulating discussions and learning experiences. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My mother once told me "success is a journey, not a destination." Using those same words, I would like to think of learning as a journey, not merely an end or destination. I believe we are all life-long students, and to be successful, we must continue to challenge and nurture our minds. I wish everyone a fulfilling and rewarding journey.