Shalimar joins Opsahl Dawson with 22 years of technical knowledge in tax compliance. She has worked at privately held and publicly listed companies, operating across a wide variety of industries. Shalimar not only has extensive experience in taxation, she also has experience in financial statement audits, compilations, and reviews.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Shalimar shifted focus from working with adults with developmental disabilities to beginning her accounting career. She attended Queens College of the City University of New York with a concentration in accounting to fulfill the requirement to sit for the NY CPA exam. Shalimar continued on to receive her New York CPA license, as well as reciprocal CPA licenses in Alabama and North Carolina. Shalimar is a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP alumni and U.S. Air Force veteran.
Shalimar currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama as an empty nester. Her only daughter lives nearby, and they spend a lot of time relishing in all that Huntsville has to offer. She also enjoys working out daily and hiking on the weekends.