Tim Barends Owner/Administrator

Tim Barends <span>Owner/Administrator</span>

Well, after nine plus years, it seems like just yesterday I became a fulltime partner with the business my wife, Lee, established. It has grown beyond our wildest dreams to become what it is today. Our office is a place of work, fun, relationships, and comfort to whoever walks through the door.

With that being said, here is a little about me. Lee and I have been married since 1986, and have two sons. Our oldest, T.J., is married to Chelsea Barends, the former Chelsea Tucker. T.J. is a musician, and has just opened Bare Sounds, a music and sound shop in downtown Ponchatoula, where we are happy to call home. Chelsea works with us as a Staff Accountant. Joshua, our younger son, recently landed his "dream" job as an Associate Artist/Animator with Deep Silver Volition in June, 2014.

My favorite times are no doubt, being with my family! I love, love, love it! And even more than that, I love being with my wife. We enjoy fishing, building and designing things, renovating our house, and jet skiing to list a few. You name it, and it's on the list! We have one dog and two cats. The cats are Joshua's left behinds, but we still love them. We enjoy life in Ponchatoula and everything we do! We also love our church, The Mission, in Hammond, LA.

Tim furthers his education by attending:

*IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in  New Orleans, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada
*LSIA/NCPE 1040 Workshop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kenner, Louisiana
*LSEA (State affiliate of NAEA) 1040 Update Seminar at Sam’s Town in Shreveport, Louisiana
*Turning Networking Into Net Worth by Tiffanie Z. Lyon, MBA at Louisiana Small Business Development Center
*Marketing: Expense or Investment by Brian Baudean, Certified Business Coach at Action Coach
*Fellowship One training webinar
*E-file Cabinet/Concentsus webinar
*Hammond Chamber breakouts for better business in Hammond, Louisiana
*Course Graduate - Web Designs