I’m Lewis Calyn Miller (but I go by my middle name). Born in San Dimas, California, I moved to Gig Harbor, Washington with my whole family when I was 16. I’m the seventh of nine children—five sisters and three brothers. But big families are still my thing, because I have seven children of my own: Logan (20), Morgan (19), Emma (17), Taylor (15), Ammon (13), Sam (10) and Molly (6). I have been happily married since 1996, made easy by the fact I got lucky and married one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. And Lisa is the third out of eight children—so big families are familiar to her too.
I have two associates degrees from Tacoma Community College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. The major was accounting, and in 2001, I sat for and passed all four parts of the CPA exam. I officially became a CPA in December 2004.
I was in community banking from 1996 until the end of 2017. My first job was a teller at the Wells Fargo Bank in University Place and my last job was the CFO of Plaza Bank in downtown Seattle. After twenty years of banking and the merger of Plaza Bank into United Business Bank, I finally decided to move on to self-employment. This was always part of the plan however. In October 2010, I formed L.C. Miller CPA, LLC. Although my initials are LCM, I named the business for my son Logan C. Miller. He wants to be a CPA as well, and when he takes over for me, he won’t have to change the name. I converted the LLC to a PS (Professional Services Corporation) in October 2017 and now have a little (but growing) tax and accounting practice out of a small office in University Place, WA. I’m blessed to work with fantastic people and am looking forward to this tax year!