Randy Todhunter

Randy Todhunter has had the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines. He studied English literature at Washington University in St. Louis and ministry at Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas. His final undergraduate work was at Kansas State University, where he graduated with a BA in Computer Science and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society. Randy later earned an MBA from the University of Arkansas.

He served as an electrician in the US Coast Guard for four years and learned a lot about himself during that enlistment.

For most of his career, he worked in IT management for a Fortune 1000 logistics and transportation company in Arkansas. In addition to facilitating software development, he also served a stint there as the manager of recruiting and training. He was selected by his employer to be the Partners in Education corporate representative to two local high schools and an elementary school. He enjoyed setting up a pen pal program and later a mentoring program as part of that responsibility, which gave volunteer employees an opportunity to interact with and help individual students. He was honored to receive the citywide Partner of the Year award shortly before retiring.

Randy enjoys managing his personal investment portfolio and helping others learn how to invest, particularly in the stock market. He has had the opportunity to co-lead classes of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at his local church and has taught business classes as an adjunct instructor in the Fort Smith offsite program of John Brown University. He has also served as a volunteer AARP Tax-Aide Counselor, assisting others with preparing their annual taxes. He was inspired, in part, to write this book after he observed taxpayers who were earnestly seeking additional financial coaching.

He enjoys nature and hiking in the wooded hills of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains and snow skiing in Colorado. For many years he was an avid motorcyclist but has retired from that and now owns a Corvette for when he wants a weekend outing. He makes his home in Arkansas with his wife and their pet bird, Cheeky.