Growing up on his family’s farm in North Dakota, Jan realized early on that he was not destined to be a farmer. He explored accounting and then law, and found his professional passion. Jan has been with PWB since 1997 and sees his career as a lifelong pursuit of growth, with constant development and learning. He values PWB’s strong collaborative spirit and the firm’s wide range of expertise and service offerings.
Jan’s more than 30 years of industry experience include service, retail, franchising, technology, construction and energy enterprises. His clients benefit from his dual training because of the transactional nature of tax advice. Jan’s legal training gave him the discipline, research skills and critical thinking he uses daily to examine transactions and contracts.
Jan works with closely-held businesses and their owners who are looking for professional expertise, quality service and a long-term advisory relationship. Jan graduated from the University of North Dakota with both accounting and law degrees and is a 30+ year member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Society of CPAs, and the North Dakota Society of CPAs.
Jan loves his close relationships with his many nieces and nephews. He unwinds with bicycling, motorcycling, boating, photography, golf and marksmanship. Jan donates his time annually to Habitat for Humanity and other important causes.
Favorite board game? Battleship!