Guidance
We aspire to be your trusted guide, your collaborator, your ally, and your loyal supporter.

DPW provides a unique client experience based on a philosophy of service that goes beyond books and accounting. We’ve built an elite team who develop and serve remarkable clients. Each member is empowered to succeed through a culture renowned for camaraderie, teamwork, unity, and excellence. We at DPW embrace generosity, our communities and these core values:

INTEGRITY

We keep commitments, to each other and to our clients. We give honest answers to each other and our clients. We make sure our motives are client-oriented without regard to personal or professional gain.

LOYALTY & TRUST

We earn the trust of each other and of clients through the basics of competence, commitment, clarity, and consistency. These qualities, repeated on a daily basis, bring us the loyalty of our clients.

GENEROSITY

We’ve gathered people who derive personal satisfaction from over-delivering on every project. And sure enough, giving more than what is merely “required” is central to our success.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

We strive to serve both those around us and those for whom we work. Our leadership undertakes the responsibility to provide vision, direction, and to invest in developing our people

EXCELLENCE

Attention to detail, on time every time – and exactly as promised, up-to-current compliance, coupled with tax planning counsel, persistence to solve problems, relevant advice and services that yield strong client trust.

IMPROVEMENT THROUGH CONTINUOUS INNOVATION

Pursue value-adding innovation, seek life-long learning and embrace positive change

TEAMWORK

We implement unity in all work relationships and shape our efforts toward a unified direction, collaborations, expectations and active mutual support.

Our Team

Alex-Boyle
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I apply my innovative mindset to seek the best solutions to the problems placed before me. I find myself looking for new ways to solve problems more efficiently or to simplify processes that will help the team grow and learn together.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Everyone thinks accountants can do basic math quickly, when in reality we are just really good at hiding the calculator.
What energizes you outside of work?
In my free time I enjoy hiking and traveling with family and friends.
Favorite quote or song?
"This will be a great learning experience"
Staff Accountant
Alex-Zochert
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
The trait that I attribute to my success is persistence. In order to get things done when you're as young as I am you have to show a drive and passion for your work.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
People assume that the role of an Intern involves only coffee runs and making copies when in fact most of us are doing full time Tax Preparation.
What energizes you outside of work?
My passion outside of work is my Motorcycle. I ride a 2020 Harley Davidson Lowrider S. If the weather is good and I am not at work you can expect to find me on my bike.
Favorite quote or song?
"All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."-Gandalf
Accounting Intern
Amy-Jordan
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I am relational. I love building relationships with clients and learning about their business and goals on a more intimate level. A client’s financials are extremely personal and in order for them to turn over their business books to me, they have to trust me.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
People’s first assumption about me is that I love numbers; I do not. I love puzzles and I truly believe that tax planning is simply a massive puzzle begging to be solved.
What energizes you outside of work?
Cooking and entertaining family and friends, showing dogs, exploring the outdoors with my hubby, horseback riding, reading, and yoga.
Favorite quote or song?
Too many to mention! I love instrumental jazz and any song sung by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, or Nat King Cole.
Tax Manager
Ana-Buhler
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I would say the personality trait I most attribute to my success is dependability. Even when I was very young, I could work without supervision as I tend to work evenly at a project until it is done.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
The biggest misconception people have about my position is that the more experienced an accountant is, the more they talk in incomprehensible numbers. I have found that we accountants tend to start learning incomprehensible numbers right away, then spend the rest of our lives learning to translate those numbers into human speech. The more experienced the accountant, the better he or she should be at understanding and explaining.
What energizes you outside of work?
Outside of work, I am energized by gardening. I love growing mainly plants that produce food, such as vegetables and berries, though there are some flowers I like too. I even enjoy weeding.
Favorite quote or song?
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe
Staff Accountant
Andrew-Bertz
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
My willingness to jump in head first. I always like a new challenge and it has allowed me the opportunity to learn a number of skills that have allowed me to succeed in my career.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That once a shareholder you have more time to do “fun stuff”. Not so! The responsibility to Staff and my clients is still there and more so. But I wouldn’t change it.
What energizes you outside of work?
Get a project done and spending time with my family.
Favorite quote or song?
“You just keep thinkin’ Butch. That’s what you’re good at.” – From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Shareholder
AnneMare-Default
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Focus is what makes me successful. If I know what it is that I want to accomplish I focus on all of the ways that make it possible, and spend no time on the reasons it could fail. I believe in the concept of self fulling prophecy.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Everyday is different... there is not a day that I come into work and my day goes exactly as planned, I love it! I think most would think that operations is not very exciting, especially at an accounting firm. But it is just the opposite. There are so many moving parts and with our growth and expansion we have exciting things going on all of the time.
What energizes you outside of work?
I love sports particularly football. I watch high school, college and professional football and run a youth football organization. I love the life lessons football teaches.
Favorite quote or song?
"You can't always get what you want" by the Rolling Stones because we can't always get what we want, so what. Keep working!
Chief Operating Officer
Ben-Wilson
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I believe my work habit that I learned from watching my dad provided for our family when I was growing up. This gave me a fantastic example of how to work hard and do a good job while doing it.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
I think people believe all accountant’s are math geniuses but really we are good at using calculators and spreadsheets.
What energizes you outside of work?
Spending time with my family and traveling with my family.
Favorite quote or song?
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for he Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Shareholder
Bob-Faler
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
What energizes you outside of work?
Favorite quote or song?
Tax Services Director
Calvin Word
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I have a fairly outgoing personality (thanks to Tyson Pruett) and I like helping people save money if at all possible.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Biggest misconception is people think that tax only involves preparing the return when it also involves planning, strategizing, and a lot more then just doing the return and getting it out the door. It is helping people minimize their tax burden and letting them know what is in front of them.
What energizes you outside of work?
Playing golf helps to energize me as well as hunting and fishing.
Favorite quote or song?
Favorite song is Suite Sister Mary by Queensryche. It's a ten minute song that was very well put together and takes you on a roller coaster ride as it is part of Queensryche’s concept album “Operation Mindcrime”.
Director of APO Services
Daniel-Monroy
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
My sense of curiosity. Whether in school or personal life, it has helped keep an open mind in terms of learning new things. When I find a topic of interest, I ask countless questions to try to learn more about it, just ask my mentor!
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Internships are not all about coffee runs and photocopies. You actually get a chance to apply knowledge you learned in class in a real-life setting.
What energizes you outside of work?
Definitely my friends. Whether outdoor activities, concerts, or just gathering around a bonfire, they are always willing to go on an adventure.
Favorite quote or song?
Accounting Intern
Dennis-Weibling
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I have great interest in analyzing scenarios available when preparing a tax return. Ensuring that the return is not only correct, but that any alternative preparation positions are considered, allowing the most beneficial position to be chosen for the taxpayer.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
I don’t know what misconceptions others have...
What energizes you outside of work?
Travel and spending time with family.
Favorite quote or song?
Amarillo by Morning
Tax Manager
Donald-King
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
All my life I have had a desire to learn. This desire has driven me to gain a technical knowledge about our tax system that has allowed me to help my clients navigate the complexities of the tax system while they make their business a success.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
The biggest misconception of our job is that we just prepare tax returns. The tax return is a small part of what we do. The biggest benefit that we bring to our client is the ability to consult and discuss business activities with our client and advise them on how these activities both benefit them personally and optimize their tax obligations. We strive to be proactive in our approach with our clients and help them be aware of the tax implications of their activities.
What energizes you outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy participating in scouting activities with my two sons and daughter. Particularly we enjoy being in the outdoors and camping.
Favorite quote or song?
One popular phrase that I use in scouting is improvise, adapt and overcome. I do my best to apply this to all aspects of my personal and professional life.
Director of SALT Services
Don-Levitt
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
My curiosity and desire for learning. It has pushed me to explore new areas of my life and career, to the benefit of both.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That I’ve moved on from putting the right numbers in the right boxes to making sure others have put the right numbers in the right boxes. While that is certainly part of my job, my main responsibility is to make sure our clients needs are being met by facilitating the appropriate solutions. While tax returns are part of that, it could also be lending needs, or coordinating with other professionals.
What energizes you outside of work?
What, three kids aren’t enough? Outside of work and family, I really enjoy driving. Over the course of the summer I’ll do 5-10 track events.
Favorite quote or song?
"The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is." -Winston Churchill
Senior Tax Manager
Erin-McNally
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Positivity. It is easy to get discouraged when trying new things or when you fail at something, but when you have a positive outlook it's easier to jump back on the horse and try again.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Many people think being an intern is just getting other people coffee or cleaning the trash. Even though we sometimes will pick up food for the partners or restock the kitchen, most of the time we hold so much more responsibility.
What energizes you outside of work?
I coach high school boys basketball and that is my favorite thing to do of all time. Being a coach gives my life so much purpose and happiness that it trickles into the rest of my life, giving me that energy to do my regular job or go to school.
Favorite quote or song?
My favorite song is Hotel California by the Eagles. I think it is the most versatile song, that no matter what your mood is this song matches that mood. It has cool lyrics, cool music, and even cooler guitar solos. It's a classic.
Accounting Intern
Janie-Garcia
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I am a very determined person and like to think outside the box. If you give me a difficult task/problem, I will strive to figure out a solution.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
A lot of people may think my job is mostly traditional clerical work. But a lot of times you will not find me sitting at my desk. My primary duties involve me being on my feet printing out tax returns once they are ready to be delivered to clients . With my variety of duties/responsibilities that I have acquired over the years, I never know what I will be doing each day.
What energizes you outside of work?
I am a LEGO enthusiast. In my spare time, I build the advanced LEGO sets and have a little city in my living room. I also love crafts, especially with my Cricut machine.
Favorite quote or song?
“When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how you did it.”
Lead Client & Staff Specialist
Jodi-Aune
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Persistence, good sense of humor, and facing my fears have led me to great things.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Those who have never worked in an office setting assumed that all I did was answer phones, which is just one of the many duties in administrative.
What energizes you outside of work?
Music, traveling, going to the ocean and spending time with my dog.
Favorite quote or song?
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Client & Staff Specialist
Johanas-Kile
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Tenacity, I never give up on anything I set my mind to do.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
What energizes you outside of work?
Spending time with my family and friends, scuba diving, camping, and learning new things.
Favorite quote or song?
“When you say, "I can't do it!" - You never will. But, if you say, "I'll give it a try," eventually you will succeed.” ― Anthony T.Hincks
Client Concierge
Josh-M
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Curiosity! When you ask enough questions, eventually you can find a right answer or two.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That auditors are scary and are out to get you.
What energizes you outside of work?
Spending time with family, a roadtrip to nearly anywhere, and fishing (particularly bottom fishing out of Depoe Bay).
Favorite quote or song?
"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving's not for you."
Accounting Manager
Kelsa Balde
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Bubbly and outgoing. A true extrovert! I love meeting people and appreciate authenticity in working together to create something amazing.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
A big misconception is that marketing=advertising. In reality, there is a wide variety of functional areas of marketing. Lead generation, SEO (search engine optimization), networking, email and social media, just to name a few.
What energizes you outside of work?
Music, my son Max, and my family
Favorite quote or song?
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
Senior Marketing and Event Specialist
Lilly Davidson
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
My leadership skills and drive for more has helped me to always look to better myself and better the team around me. I constantly strive to grow, learn, and increase in my success and the success of the firm.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That we are good at math. That is the first thing most people say! Now, I was good at math in high school, but I always tell people, accounting is more like a puzzle and less of a math problem. We take a client’s situation and work to find the best solution!
What energizes you outside of work?
Camping and spending time with my hubby, Ryan, and dog, Gunner. We enjoy spending time exploring all over Oregon, riding quads, and sipping whisky by the campfire.
Favorite quote or song?
“When your light shines brighter, others won’t be harmed by the glare; they’ll be encouraged to become a more luminescent version of themselves. That’s what leadership looks like.” – Rachel Hollis
Staff Accountant
Macy Goodwin
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Futuristic. Throughout my life, I would constantly be dreaming about my future. I would use these dreams to take immediate action steps that would help me get to where I wanted to go. I would put in the hard work early on because I knew it would help me attain my dream.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Many people think I am some sort of math wizard. Yes, you need to know basic math skills, but accounting is more about solving puzzles. It's figuring out all the different pieces to make the puzzle work. I just happen to use a 10-key to help me get there.
What energizes you outside of work?
Hiking energizes me. I am an avid hiker and am known to go on multiple hikes every weekend. I enjoy a tough climb up a mountain because the view is so worth it. It's such a cool way to explore the world!
Favorite quote or song?
Any type of country music!
Staff Accountant
Maria-Rivas
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Self – Discipline. Without it I would have never been able to finish my Master’s online and get my CPA license.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That I am a number cruncher. Most are unaware that being a CPA is way more than data entry. It allows you to wear different hats: •The Communicator (Taking complex financial data and tax law and being able to communicate it to clients) •The Business Consultant (Taking the financial data and being able tell a story. Helping clients understand the financial health of their business and implement a plan for them to follow to reach their goals) •The Friend (Being able to build a long-term relationship with our clients and gain their trust)
What energizes you outside of work?
Cross-Fit and family. I love working out and being able to spend time with my loved ones.
Favorite quote or song?
“The road to success is long and uphill all the way” – John C. Maxwell
Director of Bi-Lingual Services
Mary-Gerlach
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I care for my clients. I like to get to know them, listen to their challenges and help come up with solutions.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
We do not just fill in boxes on a tax return. We like to build a relationship with our clients to become part of their team of trusted advisors for business and personal.
What energizes you outside of work?
I have two adult children who I love spending time with. I also love our furry family, a chocolate lab and 3 cats. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and always look forward to sunny weather.
Favorite quote or song?
“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
Senior Staff Accountant-Payroll Services
Mayra Rivas
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Very optimistic and motivated by opportunities to gain knowledge to show my expertise and produce quality work.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
The field of accounting is full of boring people who love nothing better than a spreadsheet.
What energizes you outside of work?
Going on hikes!
Favorite quote or song?
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou
Staff Accountant
Melissa-Jahn
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Goal Oriented - I see success as a direct result of focusing on my goals. For me, setting clear short-term/long-term goals helps me to stay focused while completing daily tasks. Goals allow me to track my progress, which keeps me motivated as the results often fuel my drive.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
The biggest misconception people often have is that I am a CPA or an Accountant. This is often assumed by people when they learn I work at a CPA firm or prepare taxes. While I am an LTP rather than a CPA and majored in Business Management rather than Accounting, that is not something easily determined by my position title. The title was chosen as it is broad and open-ended, which is fitting given by background in administrative support, operations and tax preparation.
What energizes you outside of work?
Something that energizes me outside of work is spending time with friends and family. It can be as simple as seeing a movie or getting a group together for game night. I love long weekends at the dunes riding while camping on the sand with friends. Time to myself is also very important. I enjoy reading or get pampered with a massage, manicure or pedicure.
Favorite quote or song?
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
APO and Client Services
Michiyo Taenko
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I am friendly, timely, and truly care for my clients. I lead by being proactive and positive.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Being a CPA is not just all about numbers, we wear many hats!
What energizes you outside of work?
All animals make me very happy. My Sugar Gliders and my kitty especially. I also enjoy scuba diving on vacation.
Favorite quote or song?
Senior Tax Manager
Nick Bryant
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
My ability to remain equable given our strict deadlines has led directly to my success. I have found my composure helps my team relax to get the job done.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
A misconception about my position is that I know everything, whether it be the tax law or something specific within our software. In reality, I know how to get to the answer
What energizes you outside of work?
I’m a world traveler. After spending tax season in Oregon, I must go as far away as possible to recharge. During our busy season, I play pick-up basketball.
Favorite quote or song?
I listen to K-pop and J-pop almost exclusively, my current favorite song is “FANCY” by TWICE.
Senior Tax Manager
Nigel Reid
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I see the positives in every situation. Positive thoughts make me courageous in overcoming any obstacle.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Accountants are boring.
What energizes you outside of work?
I love to workout, read, watch sports. and view tranquil areas.
Favorite quote or song?
If you’re resilient, you’ll get what you’re looking for. If you’re consistent, you’ll keep it, but if you’re grateful, whatever you want will increase.
Staff Accountant
Rachel Mann
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Consistency and punctuality.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That it’s all paperwork and data entry. The majority of any given day is really customer service and problem solving.
What energizes you outside of work?
Working with my hands: Knitting, cross-stitch and sewing.
Favorite quote or song?
“We are not history yet. We are happening Now. How miraculous is that?” – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (WTNV)
Client & Staff Specialist
Selena-Hurt
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I would say “determination”. When you keep pushing forward, offering that great customer service, follow through with clients to exceed their expectations, and devote the time it takes, success will come to you.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
“Dumb secretary”. Working in the insurance industry for 15 years, I really had to prove myself, as I was working in a “man’s world”. I just didn’t take offense when clients insisted that their “agent” (my boss) was the only one that could help them. I understood that his name was on all their paperwork, even though I was doing 95% of running the agency, and I was a licensed agent myself. Once you build rapport with clients, and they see that you are capable of handling their requests, the stigma of “dumb secretary” fades.
What energizes you outside of work?
I would like to say, “exercise, eating right, etc.…” but that’s just not true, lol. I rely on COFFEE, and my husband.
Favorite quote or song?
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”. – Marilyn Monroe
Client & Staff Specialist
Sharon Hill
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
What energizes you outside of work?
I enjoy cooking, reading, knitting and antiquing.
Favorite quote or song?
Senior Tax Manager
Shelley Kennedy
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Hard work and focus. At just 13 years old, I started working in my father’s accounting firm. I learned hard work, being goal focused, detail oriented and client driven has helped gain trust from my clients
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Accountants are boring, introverted people who love nothing better than a spreadsheet. The myth that accountants are introverts lacking social skills is false. The profession requires individuals to be more than just friendly with coworkers in the accounting department. Also, that only bigger businesses need accounting. Any size business has to manage money, create budgets, and pay taxes, and an accountant can help with all of that. In fact, it’s better to bring in an accountant early in your business, since they can help you get a solid business growth plan in place.
What energizes you outside of work?
Sports, but especially watching football (Go Beavs!), traveling with family and friends and always ready for a Starbucks coffee.
Favorite quote or song?
“You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think"- Christopher Robin
Senior Staff Accountant-Specialty Tax
Sophie Keen
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I am a driven person with high level of self discipline. Whenever I set my goal, I will make a plan to achieve it.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
People think accountants are boring and uncreative. However, being a tax accountant, we help clients from various industries to solve various problems. We also provide strategies and advice to help clients achieve their business goals. You always wake up with different challenges every day.
What energizes you outside of work?
I love making Asian dishes and finding different recipes to cook. Also, I enjoy outdoor activities and explore the beauty of Oregon. I love travel overseas and see different places.
Favorite quote or song?
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
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Staff Accountant
Stacey Butenschoen
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I am a really organized person in all areas of my life. In my job this has allowed me to take in high amounts of information and instead of being overwhelmed, I love to, piece by piece and sort it all out.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Some people might think bookkeepers are adverse to people, but in the work I do I love helping people do something they either don’t enjoy doing!
What energizes you outside of work?
Exercising, time with friends and family, a clean house and some down time to enjoy a good book energize me.
Favorite quote or song?
Micah 6:8 – “…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”
Bookkeeping and APO Services
Terry-Borden
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
A calm focused approach. Our company and our clients value good communication and appreciate that my style is low-key and respectful. I try to listen well and then follow through. I enjoy helping to make our firm and our clients financially successful.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
What energizes you outside of work?
When I am not at work, I'm a crafty homebody. I love to hang out with my husband, three children and our dog Scrappy.
Favorite quote or song?
“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain” (Vivian Greene, 2006)
Business Manager
Tina Hamel
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
In the Office Manager/HR role I wear many hats and use a wide variety of personality traits, training, and skill (optimism, problem-solving, accessibility, dedication, flexible, accountable, cheerleader, hard work, empathy and the ability to admit weaknesses).
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
That you have be the smartest person on the team. A good manager builds a team of intelligent people who poses strengths beyond hers and takes advantage of the skills and talents of everyone on the team. By utilizing the team’s talents to the fullest everyone benefits; that is a win-win!
What energizes you outside of work?
People doing good things, spending time with family & friends, and spending time with mother nature (Oregon: mountain, ocean, desert; camping, hiking, crabbing, fishing, driving back roads, and snorkeling in Hawaii).
Favorite quote or song?
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends.” -1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Office/HR Manager
Tyson-Pruett
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
My competitive nature. I want to be the best at whatever I do. So the best company, the best tax return, the best financials, it all is about doing our best.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
People think we must like math. Math is great, but it's more about liking to problem solve. How do we help a business grow? How do we reduce taxes? How do we help you achieve your goals? That’s what we really like!
What energizes you outside of work?
Faith, family and friends are what energize me. Spending time with good people, building memories and helping others. It's hard to go wrong with any of these things.
Favorite quote or song?
“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it, rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands.” – Judge Learned Hand
Shareholder
xander-Sinur
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
Ambitious, the only way I have been able to succeed is to convince myself that I have the ability to achieve greatness. Whether it is doubters, education, or rolling with the punches, ambition allows you to get back up again.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
The word "Intern".
What energizes you outside of work?
Spending time with my wife, family, and friends. Outside of people, I love snowboarding, mountain biking, playing pick up basketball, and so much more.
Favorite quote or song?
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C. S. Lewis
Accounting Intern
Zach-Hatefi
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success, and why?
I enjoy solving puzzles and putting pieces together. This helps me with work because accounting is all about looking at the pieces that you have and figuring out how to put them together in a way that makes sense for the client.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
People often think that accounting has a lot to do with math but for accountant's today all of the math is either done on a 10 key or a spreadsheet.
What energizes you outside of work?
I enjoy my spending time with my wife and our cats and getting outside for hikes or disc golf.
Favorite quote or song?
Heath McNease Be Clean Again
Tax Manager
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