Team Members

Contributing Authors & Editors

Caroline Cochran

Caroline is from Saratoga Springs, Utah. She loves riding ATV's, hiking, skiing, and running. She enjoys studying finance, accounting, and economics and felt that a career in accounting allowed her to continue her studies in all three subjects. Aside from studying, during her free time, Caroline enjoys vacationing with her husband at the beach. She plans to work in financial markets upon graduation in 2024.

Coulson Darrington

Coulson is from Duvall, Washington. He loves playing basketball and following the NBA, despite the fact his beloved Seattle Supersonics were stolen from him in 2008. In his free time he likes to watch movies, cook, and play frisbee. Coulson is a masters student at BYU and plans to work in the accounting industry when he graduates.

Grace Gwin

Grace is from Eagle, Idaho. She loves hiking, playing the piano, and traveling. Besides accounting, she enjoys studying economics and American history. When she takes a break from studying, you can find her at a park on a picnic and reading. Grace has interned with the U.S. Government Accountability Office and join Houlihan Lokey’s financial advisory group upon graduation in 2024.

Liza Johnston

Liza is from Orem, Utah where she grew up with her parents and five sisters. After debating what to major in, she chose accounting for its numbers, organization, and problem-solving, and she has loved every minute of it. In her free time she enjoys teaching piano lessons, reading, eating good food, hanging out with her family, and doing fun things outside with her husband. Liza has interned at Podium and KPMG, and she can’t wait to see what her future holds!

Morgan Nebeker

Morgan is from Las Vegas, Nevada where she grew up with her parents and younger sister. You can always find her listening to music or snacking on popcorn. Besides school and work, she enjoys camping, hiking, swimming, sledding, attending BYU sporting events, and everything in between, especially if it's with family and friends. Skiing, reading, and traveling are a few things she hopes to do more of in the coming years.

Nathan Jackson

Nathan is from Idaho Falls, Idaho. Besides his passion for technical accounting, he also loves reading, hiking, and swimming when he has time. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his growing family. Nathan is a master's student at BYU and plans to work with Eide Bailly's Assurance practice upon graduation.

Reagan Sorensen

Reagan grew up moving every few years and has lived in Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, Texas, and Colorado. She loves playing volleyball, traveling, and cheering on the BYU football team. When she takes a break from studying, you can find her planning her next exciting trip. Reagan has interned with the technical accounting team at Intuitive Surgical and will intern with EY in their San Jose audit practice this summer.

Faculty Contributors

Aleks Zabreyko

Aleks is Partner and Head of Connor Group Technical Accounting Interpretations (professional practice) and has extensive hands-on US GAAP and IFRS experience advising clients and other Connor professionals in multiple complex areas, including revenue recognition, business acquisitions and dispositions, capital markets including IPO and cross-border transactions, stock compensation, inventories, complex financial instruments, SEC reporting and regulations; and various complex or unique transactions.

Jeff Wilks

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

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's of Accountancy and enjoys traveling, wakeboarding, and eating dessert.

Technical Staff

Yirang Lim

Yirang was born in Changwon, South Korea and immigrated to the United States at the age of eight. He attended seven different elementary schools due to frequent moves between South Korea and United States during his childhood. He gained his passion for programming from an experience of modding a video game he loved. In his free time, he loves to play soccer, video games, and read non-fiction books. He is interested in pursuing the career path of becoming a full-stack engineer after his graduation.