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Douglas W. Doty
Partner, CPA

Biographical Info

Doug Doty started out his college career first wanting to be a nuclear physicist, later a piano player and later still maybe even a minister. That was until he took his first bookkeeping class in college. On the third day of Bookkeeping 101 he knew he had found “it” – right there and then, Doug began to pursue a career in accounting and has been passionate about it ever since.

Doug was born and raised in Idaho where his father worked in construction and his mother worked for the Idaho State School System. As soon as he could, Doug began working – first on a paper route and then on a farm for family friends. He began to understand how the agricultural and construction industries worked – knowledge that would serve him well later.

Doug attended Western Baptist Bible College (now Corban University) and later Portland State University. He entered the field of public accounting in 1972. He worked with a large accounting firm for almost 10 years and gained valuable experience. Doug found he had a knack for counseling clients on tax strategies and teaching them to understand their own financial challenges and opportunities. Feeling he could offer clients more time and attention in his own firm, he started Douglas W. Doty, CPA, PC, with a staff consisting of one bookkeeper and himself, at an office on Market Street in Salem, Oregon. In 1999 the company moved to 1515 Liberty Street SE. In December 2014, Doty Pruett Wilson moved to it’s new home at 447 State Street in downtown Salem.

Since opening his business, Doug has established himself as a dynamic member of the community, and is respected both locally and statewide for his knowledge of how to apply appropriate tax strategies and corporate structures to companies. The firm has a belief that CPA’s should know their clients; if you just drop off your taxes once a year you are not getting the most from your relationship and the expertise your accountant can provide. He believes in a proactive approach to accounting. Doty & Company works with every type of client from start-up companies to businesses who need help with the challenges presented by the recession and even some who come to him trying to cope with serious problems like bankruptcy or embezzlement. He has found that understanding a client’s situation and stepping in to help in times of need is what sets his firm apart.

The firm uses proprietary tools, first developed by Doug and fine-tuned over 30 years, to review each client’s financial situation and to analyze the best model for their financial future. The majority of accountants are not doing tax planning. Clients need to understand their financial situations and determine ways to get the most benefits out of the tax system we have. “I want clients to be more successful because they use our firm,” he said.

Living a life that is true to one’s faith and highest ideals is important to Doug and his family. Doug has four children and five grandchildren that are the light of his life. He and his wife Gayle Caldarazzo-Doty enjoy travelling, especially to see family and friends, and plan to travel to Europe as often as they can. Doug has a special interest in history, especially the U.S. Revolutionary War. Doug and Gayle both love fly-fishing as well. Not surprisingly, based on his early college major, he still “tickles the ivories,” occasionally playing piano at church or at his Rotary Club. And, while not a minister, Doug is a popular speaker on a variety of professional topics around the community.

Membership
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Oregon Society of CPA’s

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Tyson Pruett
Partner, CPA

Biographical Info

Tyson grew up in Southern Oregon and learned to enjoy the activities that the Northwest has to offer.   From an early age, if it took place outdoors he wanted to do it.  Things like hunting and fishing, hiking, camping and white water rafting quickly became items of interest.  He also developed a love of sports and played both basketball and baseball in both high school and college.

After graduation from college, Tyson got married and started a family.  He and his wife now have five children including twin boys (numbers 4 & 5).  They are active in their local church where they help teach Sunday school, lead small groups, and have ministered on the Navajo Nation in Arizona during each of the last 4 years.

Favorite Quote
“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

Memberships
Corban College Alumni Board, President
West Salem Redevelopment Advisory Board, active member
Salem Summer in the City, Active Member
West Salem Kiwanis Club, Past President
Oregon Association of Nurseries Christmas Tree Chapter, Treasurer
Oregon Farm Bureau, Member
SEDCOR, Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member

Education
Corban University – B.S.  Accounting

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Benjamin M. Wilson
Partner, CPA

Biographical Info

Born in Salem, raised in Stayton, Ben graduated from Corban University in 1999 with a degree in accounting and finance, afterward working for the Secretary of State’s office as an auditor. In 2005, he joined Doty Pruett Wilson as an accountant when a mutual friend referred him. Since that time, Ben worked diligently and was promoted to partner status in 2010.

Ben is responsible for one-on-one contact with clients. He enjoys helping people in their financial pursuits. He also enjoys serving on the board for Habitat for Humanity and volunteering as treasurer at his church.

Ben and his wife, Dee, have two children and live in Sublimity. In his spare time, Ben likes to play golf and spend time with his family.

Membership
Oregon Society of CPA’s 

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