Born in Alberta Canada, April grew up in the foothills of the spectacular Canadian Rockies before moving to Perth Australia where she attended Murdoch University and received a degree in communication studies. Attracted by the temperate climate and beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest, April and her husband Jess relocated to Portland in 1992 when they opened Pacific Northwest Tax Service. Their company now employs a year-round staff 11 preparers and CPAs. In 2001 April launched Pacific Northwest Tax School for which she writes and teaches online tax education programs to thousands of students each year. In 2013 April realized a life-long dream of owning a farm where she now resides with husband Jess, her two sons, aged 16 and 11, and her 4 Arabian Horses. She is an advocate for reconnecting children to the outdoors.