Though Laura Wood leads a busy life as a designated Enrolled Agent and cofounder, with her husband, of Florida-based National Accounting and Management Services, or NAMS, the October Accountant of the Month doesn’t forget to stop and smell the roses. In fact, she makes a point of it, when flying above them in her powered parachute.

“I talk on the radio when I’m flying, about the wildflowers,” Wood said of communicating with her fellow aviators, who share the airstrip and airspace of her Geneva, Fla., neighborhood. “They say, ‘What flowers?’ I say, ‘You should smell them. Go lower and smell them.’”

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