Darrell was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He attended schools in Scottsbluff, Nebraska graduating in 1974. Darrell attended Western Nebraska Community College graduating in 1976. He attended th University of Wyoming recieving his bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from th e University of Wyoming in May 1984.
Darrell started with the accounting firm of Dennis W. Wiedeman CPAs PC and then began his own firm in September 1983. Darrell became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in September 1984. Darrell is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and is a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Darrell also has the designation of Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Darrell has four children, Derek & Darian Eskam (Twins) living in Casper Wyoming, Lyndsey Mathews living in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and Davis Eskam who is a student at the University of Wyoming. Darrell has seven (7) grandchildren at this time.
Darrell likes to travel, play golf and spend time with his family.
Troy Hilyard, CPA, PFS, Certified Numbers Coach
Troy was born and raised in Western Nebraska graduating from Mitchell in 1982. He attended college at the University of Nebraska graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. He attended graduate school at Southern Methodist University obtaining a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance in 1987.
Troy started his professional career in Dallas, Texas and worked five years for Kenneth Leventhal & Co. In 1992, the opportunity to move back to Western Nebraska presented itself and he joined his parents accounting practice of Fred A. Lockwood & Co., P.C. He was admitted as partner in 1994. Troy has the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation of the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants. He has passed the securities licensing testing for the Series 6, Series 63 and Series 65 giving him extensive knowledge in the areas of personal financial and retirement planning. He is licensed to sell life insurance.