Ann Tollestrup, CPA, CGA
Manager, Milk River
I graduated the CGA program in 1993. I opened my own public practice in 1997 in Milk River. I love working with new small businesses, and helping them grow. My focus has always been agriculture, small business, and personal tax returns. In 2019 I joined my practice with Avail. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Best Road Trip
One time I sold everything I owned (including a new ½ ton truck with 7000 miles on it), bought a backpack and moved to Australia. I worked as a cook, busker, orchard worker, bookkeeper, and many other different jobs. When I was in New Zealand, I worked 13 hours picking raspberries (I was making $4/hour) to buy a ticket ($52) to a ZZ Top outdoor laser light show concert. It was the best show ever, and well worth it.
I live on an acreage and love my flower gardens. My pet peeve is when someone comes over and wants to tell me the names of all my flowers. We prefer names like the big blue uglies, that pink fuzzy stuff, etc.
I have been married for 26 years and have 3 grown children. All my children are musicians, and I could not be prouder.