Sheryl Brown Nixon was born in Boise, Idaho to Kenneth H. and Donna Packard Brown. She has four older sisters and two younger brothers. She lived in Idaho, Oregon, Southern California, and Utah as a child. She moved twenty times by the time she was twenty one, finally settling down in Provo, Utah where she graduated from Provo High School. In 1971 she attended Brigham Young University, singing with its performing group The Sounds of Freedom and touring the Northwest. She sang with the USO, United Services Overseas, and traveled as a vocalist to Viet Nam and eight countries in Europe singing to the service men and women. Sheryl married Mark Reed Nixon in 1974. She is a professional singer/songwriter who taught voice lessons for many years and recorded and mailed custom thank you tapes for car dealerships around the country. The Nixons have lived in Utah, Texas, and Massachusetts. Sheryl is a mother of six children and a grandmother of sixteen. She has always been active in community and church service. She currently lives with her husband, Mark, in Northborough, Massachusetts.
Mark Reed Nixon was born in Utah but he has lived all over the country. He is the oldest of six boys born to S. Reed and Joyce Johnson Nixon. A large part of his youth was spent in Southern California in the Woodland Hills area. He graduated from Taft High School. Mark served as a missionary for two years in the LDS Southern States Mission. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1973 with a degree in accounting. He began his accounting career with Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells. Subsequent as a CPA he was a sole practitioner specializing in tax consulting. As an entrepreneur in a family partnership he developed several small businesses including a long distance telephone company in five western states. This company was sold to Sprint. Mark received his PhD from Texas A & M University in 1995. He took a position at Bentley College, later Bentley University, in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has been Chair of the Accountancy Department for the past seven years. His research interests are focused in behavioral topics including areas of accounting ethics and accounting curriculum. While at Bentley he initiated Bentley University’s participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and he established the Bentley Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) in 2000. Mark is active in tax curriculum development. He has developed and taught several tax courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a national tax trainer for several of the Big Four accounting firms. He is a Vice President of the Accounting Program Leadership Group – of the American Accounting Association. Mark is also a member of AICPA, American Accounting Association, American Taxation Association, and Accounting Program Leadership Group. He and his wife Sheryl have six children and sixteen grandchildren.
Reed Nixon was born in 1978 in Provo, Utah. He has three sisters and two brothers. He moved to Texas when he was eleven years old and then to Massachusetts when he was fifteen. Growing up Reed loved being outside and playing sports. He especially enjoyed team sports and was particularly good in cross-country and track. He loved being in The Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Reed became paralyzed in 1995 in a car accident when he was seventeen. He graduated from Algonquin Regional High School in 1996 and went on to attend Bentley College (now Bentley University) part time. He graduated with a BS in finance and a minor in history. Reed enjoys watching movies, attending sporting events, and traveling. Since his accident he has traveled to twenty-one states and Canada. He enjoys being a guest speaker for various functions. Reed also enjoys attending church where he serves with the men and occationally teaches a lesson or leads a discussion.
Rob Nixon was born in Provo, Utah in 1979. He moved to Texas with his family when he was ten years old, and Massachusetts when he was fourteen. He was a sophomore at Algonquin Regional High School when he became injured in a car accident and was paralyzed. He graduated from that high school in 1997 and went on to study at Bentley College (now Bentley University) for three semesters. He served a two-year LDS mission in Boston Massachusetts from 1998-2000. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. and M.S. in accounting. He married Katie Donaldson in 2007 at the Mount Timpanogos Temple of the LDS church. Rob and Katie live in Irvine, California with their puppy Zuzu. Rob is a CPA and has worked for KPMG, LLP and currently works in the tax department of BDO USA, LLP.