- Seattle WA
While studying accounting at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in Washington, Sam Barnes founded the SPU Accounting Club and served as the club’s president. The SPU student body also elected him vice president of finance, a position that placed him in charge of school budgets and bank accounts and required him to approve expense payments and order goods. Before graduating from SPU in 1990, Sam Barnes secured an accounting position with the Port of Seattle, where he earned Outstanding Financial Employee awards in 1992 and 1994.
For more than 18 years, Sam Barnes has operated a private tax practice in Ephrata, Washington. He also owns two businesses in Bellevue, Washington, the targeted financial advisement firm DivorceFinance and the laser body contouring center Bellevue Body Contouring.
Outside of the professional arena, Mr. Barnes sits on the Pastor Search Committee and the new Building Construction Committee at the Community Church of Ephrata. He also serves the church as a Sunday school teacher.