Michelle U. Gass, CPA, CFP® is founder and principal of Paradigm Advisors, an independent fee-only financial advisory firm. Michelle has a passion for helping people and resolving complex issues for her clients while navigating their path towards financial freedom. Her diverse experiences working in different areas of finance – accounting, tax, family office environment, hedge funds and ultimately becoming an entrepreneur – make her uniquely qualified. Michelle’s professional career started in public accounting at Arthur Andersen, where she learned firsthand the positive impact of strategic tax planning on wealth accumulation. After transitioning into investment management and nontraditional investment strategies, she founded Paradigm and successfully managed alternative investment funds for over two decades. Michelle has a Masters of Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation and an undergraduate Accounting degree, both from the University of Tennessee. She has served on the Advisory Board of TXWSW since inception and is active at their church and with various community organizations. Michelle and her husband have two grown children.