Lara graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lee University in Cleveland, TN with a B.S. in Accounting, and Business Administration. Following graduation, Lara worked as a Tax Accountant for a large healthcare company with 220 facilities operating in 28 states across the country. In this role, she prepared Corporate and Partnership Federal and State income tax returns for several legal entities with complex ownership structures Lara has experience in various areas of accounting including audit, financial accounting, and tax. She holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designations.