Contributing Authors


Annica Woolley
MAcc '22

Annica grew up in Moscow, Idaho where she learned that she is definitely a warm-weather kind of person. She loves to read and would recommend Cry the Beloved Country or Les Miserables to anyone who enjoys a good book. Besides reading, she also loves anything outdoors (especially if it involves water), except for sleeping there.

Austin Halls
MAcc '22

Austin grew up in South Jordan, Utah where he spent a lot of his time on the golf course near his home. He enjoys almost any outdoor activity as well as cheering on his favorite sports teams. Go Jazz! Austin strives to stay curious and ask a lot of questions when learning new things at work. Austin plans to join Qualtrics as a member of its Financial Planning and Analysis team upon graduation.

Brayden Call
MAcc '22

Brayden is from Cedar Hills, Utah. He loves being active and playing soccer. Growing up as the second of 5 brothers, he found a passion for playing sports and loves competing against his brothers. In his free time, he likes reading new books, practicing his golf swing, and hiking in the mountains. Brayden is beginning law school at BYU, and afterward, he hopes to work on some exciting M&A transactions throughout his career.

Elijah Cook
MAcc '23

Elijah is from Mesa, Arizona and grew up going to the lake, riding ATVs, and playing football. Being the son of a business owner, he recognized his passion for understanding the world of business from an early age. When he is not focused on debits and credits, he enjoys spending time with his wife and fly fishing. Elijah will be joining EY in Phoenix in their Technical Accounting Advisory Group.

John Baadsgaard
BS Strategic Management ‘21

John grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. In addition to his Strategy degree, he is also completing minors in statistics and economics. John hopes to bring a uniquely down-to-earth, data driven, as well as big-picture perspective to problem solving and analysis. In his spare time, John also loves exploring mountain peaks, cooking exotic foods, and mastering Chopin etudes. He plans to join LEK Consulting in Houston after graduation.

Khoa Tran
MAcc '22

Khoa is from Vietnam and grew up with great books of science, Greek mythology, and biology. In addition to his Master degree in Accounting, he is also completing minors in philosophy and logic. Khoa enjoys going on adventures, either motorcycling across Central Vietnam or camping in national forests, reading a good novel, and travelling with his wife.

Tyler Rowberry
BS Strategic Management

Tyler has lived, traveled, and worked all over the world from Madagascar to Minnesota. He believes those international experiences are what have shaped him to provide unique value wherever he works. His unique value has led him to work on social innovation projects of poverty alleviation in Madagascar to finding new markets to enter for a billion-dollar start-up company. He has found that the most important thing anyone can do in a company is learning fast and always discuss ideas with others. Tyler's core belief is that it is in the pursuit of ideas with others that will help make the world a better place.

Tyson Lindley
MAcc '22

Tyson is from Morgan, Utah and grew up playing in the snow and on the lake. He loves to do anything behind a boat like water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. Baseball is his passion, and his dream job is general manager of a professional sports franchise. He enjoys spending time with his wife and travelling to new places with her. Tyson will be joining EY in New York in their Derivatives and Financial Instruments group.

Faculty Contributors


Kay Stice
PwC Professor, School of Accountancy

Earl K. Stice is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting at Brigham Young University. Professor Stice has been on the faculty at Rice University, the University of Arizona, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST); and was the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Professor Stice is co-author of the online editions of Intermediate Accounting, 19th edition; Accounting: Concepts and Applications, 11th edition; and Financial Accounting: Reporting and Analysis, 7th Edition. He is also the co-creator (with his brother Jim) of a large number of accounting and finance courses for LinkedIn Learning.

Jeff Wilks
EY Professor of Accounting and Former Director, School of Accountancy

Professor Wilks is the EY Professor of Accounting and former Director of BYU’s School of Accountancy. From 2006 to 2008, he worked as an academic fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, Connecticut. While there, he led the development of the new international standard on revenue recognition, a standard that was released in May 2014. Professor Wilks also served from 2008-2009 as an academic advisor to the International Accounting Standards Board in London, England. He has also served as a technical advisor to Connor Group, which provides technical GAAP review, IPO services, and SEC reporting guidance to firms preparing for IPO. In January 2014, the US Financial Accounting Foundation appointed him to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

Connor Group Contributors


Ken Gardner
Writer/Contributor at Connor Group

Ken is a technical accounting adviser at Connor Group where he serves clients in diverse industries across the United States. He helps to solve their most complex accounting and business issues. He advises companies on a variety of technical topics including revenue recognition under ASC 606, lease accounting under ASC 842 and SEC reporting matters. Prior to joining Connor Group, he was with Tesla in their Corporate Accounting group and PwC in their Los Angeles, California assurance practice focusing on financial services clients. Ken graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy, and enjoys travelling, wakeboarding, and eating dessert.

Technical & Editorial Staff


Ezra Frost
MISM '23

Ezra grew up in Bangor, Maine until he came out west to Utah to study at Brigham Young University. He played lacrosse for a year at BYU, served a service mission for his church for two years, and then decided he wanted to study Information Systems. When he is not at a computer or studying, Ezra likes to find himself outside climbing, skiing, or backpacking. Once he graduates, he is excited to work full-time as a developer and data analyst while travelling part-time.

Mackenzie Laurence
BA Communications '22

Mackenzie is from Lehi, Utah. In her free time, she loves to read, bake, travel, and spend time outside with friends and family. Mackenzie is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies with minors in Business and Family Life. After graduation, Mackenzie hopes to someday open a business of her own with her identical twin sister.