Christiaan has over 20 years of accounting experience, with a primary focus on individual income tax returns. He started his public accounting career after graduating from the University of South Florida, working for a small public accounting firm in Clearwater, Florida before deciding to move to the Pacific northwest after visiting his parents who were living in Portland at the time. He went on to work for a couple public accounting firms in the Portland metro area. He met Linda in 2012 while working at a local public accounting firm, and when Linda asked if he would join her in starting her own firm, he jumped at the opportunity. He attained his enrolled agent license
Christiaan is originally from South Africa, having immigrated to the United States in 1993 with his parents and brother. The family spent 20 years living in Florida, until deciding to move across the US to Oregon for a new adventure.