"Guess what, son? We just bought a truck stop in Rawlins, Wyoming."
Upon receiving this news from his parents, Shane Grant entered the world of small business. A 21-year-old native of Murray, Utah, he soon found himself in Rawlins, loading and driving dump trucks, hauling contaminated dirt, digging up and replacing underground fuel tanks, cleaning
the convenience store (disgusting enough), and cleaning the store’s restrooms (worse).
Most important, he helped with the books. It was there that he discovered his passion for helping small businesses succeed.
So perhaps it’s no surprise that when Shane enrolled in the University of Utah, he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, and followed up by obtaining a Masters of Professional Accounting. That was in 1993. Since then, his enthusiasm for small business and accounting has only grown.
"How about you try out accounting."
Spencer started college with the idea of going to law school. After about a year and a half of college he was questioning if he really wanted to go to law school. When his father-in-law, who was a CPA, heard of this he offered to let him try out accounting, in his practice. Spencer spent one “busy season” doing taxes and loved it. He quickly changed his major to accounting. Spencer continued to work in accounting while attending the University of Utah. Spencer loved working with small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Upon graduating with his Masters in Accountancy from the University of Utah in 2006, Spencer went to work for Deloitte Tax, where he focused in international tax. He loved the technical aspects provided by working for a large international accounting firm. However, he missed the ability to help small businesses and their owners. After being away for a few years he decided to go back to his roots and returned to MantylaMcReynolds LLC, the local firm where he got his start. Since then, he has worked with a “plethora” of various clients. He has continued to love the work he does with his clients.