Teresa’s path to working in public accounting was less than linear, to put it lightly. Initially inclined towards accounting from the course she took in high school, she felt differently about the profession and subject matter after taking courses at the junior college level. So, she decided to go a different route, getting a job in the commercial business loan industry and earning her bachelor’s degree at the same time. And then, life happened, which forced her to take a break and focus on her family.
As her kids grew up and needed her less, she got the itch to get back into the workforce and was fortunate enough to find Dark Horse Principal James Larsen. She knew she had made the right decision and believed that was reinforced when James decided to merge his practice into Dark Horse. Now, she has a large team to learn from and collaborate with at Dark Horse.
Teresa has been married to her husband, Matt, for nearly 20 years and has two kids (Jake and Maddie) as well as two princesses (Princess Peach and Princess Daisy), who also happen to be dogs. Experientially, she enjoys spending time and traveling with friends and family, watching sports (specifically, her Cowboys, Lakers, Suns, and Angels…she’s acutely aware of cheering for two NBA teams in the same conference), and being in the sun. Hobby-wise, she loves listening to music, binge-watching various streaming tv series, building puzzles, playing games, swimming, walking, reading, and, as you may or may not expect, creating and managing budgets.
Suzi Drennen is the most knowledgeable, conscientious, and responsive CPA I have ever known—which is why I’ve stayed with her for more than 10 years. She is honest, has always gotten back to me quickly even at the height of tax season, and has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. The icing on the cake is that Suzi’s easy to work with and on top of that, a great person! She and her firm are tops!