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Rusty Cobern
Hi.  My name is J. R. Cobern ...or Rusty to my friends and clients. I am 55 years old and my wife, Pam, and I have three wonderful children.  We’ve lived in Austin since we moved here from San Antonio in 1986. 

Although we’ve lived in two fairly large towns for the past 30+ years, I still consider myself a “country boy”.  I grew up in the small West Texas town of Paint Rock (population 196), hunting and fishing along the Concho River, playing 6-man football, and working on local farms and ranches.  I am the son of two school teachers.  After high school, I attended Texas State University (then known as SWT), in San Marcos, TX on a partial football scholarship.  After a couple of seasons, I left the football team (right before they won back-to-back National Championships) and started working full-time.  I graduated from Texas State University in 1983 with degrees in accounting and finance. I am a Certified Public Accountant, licensed by the State of Texas since September 1987. For most of my adult life, I worked two jobs, holding various managerial and executive positions and owning and operating my public accounting practice, J.R. Cobern, CPA.  I left my last executive position in early 2011 and now devote my time to my CPA practice and family interests. I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Austin Referal Alliance.

My wife, Pam, works with me and handles many administrative functions as well as some bookkeeping chores.  Although Pam and I don’t have much spare time; however, we make time for our Church activities. When we have time, we enjoy hunting, fishing, and boating.  


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