Elizabeth Almer is an Associate Professor and Accounting Area Director at Portland State University. She has taught auditing, financial accounting and global accounting at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is currently the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi. Prior to joining the PSU faculty, she was an auditor with Price Waterhouse in San Jose and taught at the University of Miami. For the last decade she has published extensive research on the upward mobility of women in public accounting. Dr. Almer has been actively involved in the AICPA, Oregon Society of CPAs and several other professional association and non-profit boards. She serves the academic community through extensive involvement in the American Accounting Association and membership on the editorial boards of several journals.
Christina Bentley began working as an accountant in 2007, beginning her career as a full-charge bookkeeper and progressing into public
accounting as an auditor in the non-profit world. She is currently leveraging her skills as CFO of a start up manufacturing company
in the water industry.
Christina passed the Certified Public Accountant and the Chartered Global Management Accountant examinations after completing
the Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Program at Portland State University. She previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
General Science from Portland State University.
Christina currently enjoys volunteering with the Oregon Society of CPAs and with local school programs in various capacities. (Rev 10/2018)
Isaac Ciula is the Assistant Controller for the Portland Trail Blazers. Isaac graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove with two degrees in Finance and Economics. After college, he obtained his CPA license and worked in public accounting for 7 years with Maginnis & Carey LLP in downtown Portland. He returned to Pacific for a semester as an adjunct professor to teach individual income tax accounting. In 2014, he got drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers finance department. In addition to assisting with the basketball finances, Isaac also manages numerous financial aspects of the Trail Blazers Foundation and the brand new e-sports team Blazer5 Gaming. Outside of basketball and accounting, Isaac enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing mediocre golf, and pairing barbeque with Oregon beers.
Michael Conan passed the CPA exam and earned the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 2017. He graduated from Oregon State University in June of 2017 with degrees in Accounting, Finance, and International Business. In September of 2017, Michael started as an associate in the assurance practice at the PwC office in Portland, where he has worked on the audits of a number of public and private companies primarily in the Portland area. Outside of work, he is involved in the Oregon State Alumni Association through the Young Professionals Advisory Council, serves on the Chapter Advisory Board for his chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, and volunteers with the youth group at his family’s church. (Rev. 10/2018)
Danielle Groves is a Partner of Merina & Company. She received her bachelors degree in both accounting and education and enjoys any opportunity she has to mentor and teach. She has worked in public accounting for ten years and has experience performing governmental, compliance and performance audits. Prior to joining Merina & Company, she worked at KPMG LLP in their advisory practice. She is responsible for training new team members as well as annual firm trainings for both team members and clients. (Rev 10/2018)
Ross Holliday is a senior manager at Boldt Carlisle & Smith, a public accounting firm with offices in Salem, Albany and Stayton. Certified as a CPA, CGMA and CVA, Ross provides high-level taxation, client accounting and advisory services to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Once a controller for a nonprofit financial lending institution, Ross continues to serve community organizations outside of the office, currently serving as treasurer for the Albany Boys & Girls Club Foundation while having previously acted as treasurer for the United Way of Clatsop County and Salvation Army Albany Center. When he’s not dealing with numbers, he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors and coaching youth sports.
Ross currently serves on the OSCPA Board of Directors and is a member of the Professional Conduct Committee, of which he was a prior chairman. (Rev. 10/2018)
Andrew Inman has been a Director of Internal Audit at Intel Corporation for the past 5 years. He has been at Intel for 17 years mostly in Operations Finance. Prior to Intel, he earned his MBA in Finance at the University of Texas at Austin after a 5-year career in the US Navy where he served on the USS Jacksonville, a fast attack submarine based in Norfolk, Virginia. His undergrad degree is in) Electrical Engineering also from the University of Texas. (Rev 11/2018)
Heather Jackson became affiliated with Dougall Conradie LLC in July 2015 and has been in public accounting for over 20 years. She is highly experienced in tax planning and preparation of tax returns for closely-held businesses and individuals, preparation of compiled, reviewed, and audited financial statements, accounting services, QuickBooks consulting, and overall business consulting.
Heather also participates on the Taxation Strategic Committee and testifies for the Legislative Analysis Subcommittee of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. (Rev 11/2018)
TeriAnn Kruse, CPA/PFS, CFP® is the founder of Tandem Views Investment Services, LLC. After owning a local CPA firm that focused on tax preparation, litigation support, and fraud investigations for 15 years, TeriAnn recognized that many of her firm’s clients needed investment and financial planning services from someone that had a better understanding of their full financial health. She became a CFP® and PFS, sold her accounting firm, and then opened her Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm. She now focuses on managing investments and providing financial planning services. She is a longtime bicyclist with over 26 thousand miles on one of her old bikes.
TeriAnn has been a member of the OSCPA Professional Conduct (Ethics) Committee for 15 years and is serving as chair of the committee for the second time. (Rev 10/2018)
Tonya Moffitt, CPA is the Managing Partner of Merina & Company. Her passion is teaching and mentoring professionals on technical and soft skills, encouraging them to build new competencies and to create their own legacy, both professionally and personally. She teaches various continuing professional education classes to Certified Public Accountants, industry professionals, and students for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), Oregon Government Finance Officers Association (OGFOA) and various others. (Rev 10/2018)
Cheryl is Clark Nuber’s Nonprofit Solutions Strategist, which is both external and internal facing. She helps nonprofit organizations identify strategic solutions to their greatest challenges and opportunities, as well as connect them with relevant Clark Nuber services, external resources, and third-party advisors. Areas of focus that benefit our clients include software functional needs assessments, governance oversight training, and operational and financial process assessments. Internally, she manages the operations of the software solutions team. Cheryl is a member of the Not-for-Profit Services Team and the Software Solutions Team.
Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Cheryl is an active member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and serves on the Not-for-Profit Advisory Council. She is also an active member of the Oregon Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and serves on the Not-for-Profit Committee, including being part of the planning team for the annual conference. Cheryl also serves as a member of the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington's Finance Committee and President of the University of Pacific, Portland Metro Alumni Group.
Cheryl has made numerous financial presentations to various audiences of board chairs, chief executive officers, chief financial officers and CPA practitioners. She has also written various articles and blogs on finance, governance and software for not-for-profit organizations.
Sarah Padfield is an assurance principal at Delap with over fourteen years of experience in public accounting. She provides assurance services for private, closely-held businesses of all sizes. Sarah graduated from University of Portland. She currently serves on the finance and administration committee of the Children's Center and is the treasurer of the Hallinan Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. (Rev 11/2018)
Craig Popp has been working as a Staff Accountant at Merina & Company for the last year and a half. The firm focuses providing auditing/consulting services for Municipal Governments and is licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. (Rev 11/2018)
Shasta has been a Senior Accountant for the Oregon Department of Corrections for the past three years and is a member of the OSCPA Career Development Strategic Committee. In the five years prior to state employment, she audited various governmental entities at a small public accounting firm. Shasta also enjoys doing taxes and continues to prepare tax returns on a part-time basis. She has a bachelor’s degree in Japanese language and enjoys creating handmade greeting cards and traveling in her spare time. (Rev. 10/2018)
Irina Stein has almost twenty years of experience in public accounting in small and midsize local CPA firms. She has earned a Masters of Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University. She has worked as an audit senior-in-charge, specializing in municipal entities and water districts. Since becoming a partner at Rauch, McFetridge, Cleveland, and Stein CPAs, she has sought to provide tax services year-round, yet she still finds herself involved in attestation work.
Irina originally hails from Tomsk, Russia. She is married and raising four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and playing board games. (Rev 11/2018)
Robert Wolfer is a Senior Tax Manager with Delap LLP in Lake Oswego. Prior to joining Delap, he spent 10 years wiht a local CPA firm in Portland. Robert is a proud graduate of Oregon State University, where he earned degrees in Accounting and International Studies. Robert has served in various roles in the community, including as a board member for Love INC of Greater Beaverton and a children's teacher at his church. In connection with his work, Robert enjoys working closely with tax attorneys and has given two short-topic presentations at Portland Tax Forum on international tax topics. (Rev 11/2018)