Ewa A. Piaskowy, CPA - Office Manager
As a native of Poland, Mrs. Piaskowy’s personal interests are reflective of two diverse cultures. “It may be difficult to believe that there are many similarities between Polish and American cultures but, in fact, the differences are scarce. The same values taught by my parents, for example, respect for nature, consideration for people, honesty, and dignity, permeate the American culture. I feel extremely lucky to participate in American traditions and combine them with my Polish heritage. I am especially happy about living in Steamboat Springs as it is reminds me of my homeland. From the high regard for health taught by my parents who are medical doctors in Poland through my strong financial expertise, working at AvantGarde Dental, as the office manger, enables me to meet our patients's needs from both perspectives.”
Education, Certifications, Work Experience
Ewa Alicja Piaskowy was born and raised in Lubin, Poland. Since early childhood, Mrs. Piaskowy has been interested in science with the emphasis on math, statistics, physics, chemistry, and biology. After high school graduation, she moved to the United States to study international business and earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Masters of Science in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University, in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
In 1999, having passed the national examination and fulfilled all the requirements prescribed by the Illinois Public Act, she was awarded the certificate of Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. Subsequently, in the same year, having fulfilled all the Colorado requirements, she became certified in the State of Colorado. Mrs. Piaskowy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mrs. Piaskowy worked for a public accounting firm in Greeley, Colorado, before moving to Steamboat Springs. For over two years, she performed audits, reviews, and compilations for profit, nonprofit, and governmental organizations as well as prepared individual, corporate, partnership, and nonprofit tax returns. Mrs. Piaskowy has been the office manager of AvantGarde Dental, PC since 2002. Among her current professional interests are health care consulting, financial planning, retirement planning, investment consulting, and business valuations.
Mrs. Piaskowy enjoys all outdoor activities to include traveling, camping, hiking, mountaineering, horseback riding, skiing, scuba diving, and sailing. She also likes to read, study foreign languages and cultures, as well as spend time with her family, friends, and pets.