Mr. Hurson received his B.S. in Accounting (1980) from Central Washington University. Upon graduation he worked for Day, Ludwig & Criddle (now LeMaster & Daniels). He received his CPA in 1982.
He began as a Financial Analyst at Tree Top, Inc., in 1984 and in 1985 moved to Marketing as the Marketing Information Manager. From 1985 to 1995 he held the positions of Product Manager, Marketing Manager, and Senior Marketing Manager.
In 1996, he was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Administration.