Director, Founding Member
Stephen is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation. He has a diverse background of experience in the public accounting field over the past 38 years, ranging from the former Big 8 to being one of the founding partners of our firm. He specializes in the Restaurant and Food Service Industry and works with individuals and small businesses at developing them into flourishing companies while helping them to save tax dollars along the way. Active in the community, he is a past President and Treasurer of the Everett Chamber of Commerce and is a Director of the North End Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Chairman of the Everett School Building Commission and a City Tax Assessor.
"I think a lot of people see accounting as very black and white. I see it more as a relationship business. If you’ve got a good, outgoing personality you can be very successful in this business. It’s more about people and relationships than work and money. The money will come if you have good relationships."
3 Questions with Steve
"What’s your favorite thing about working at the firm?"
In 37 years there have never been two years that are the same or even two days the same. There’s always something new. You never know what’s going to happen. I like being in charge of my own destiny. I like to say that we have a little fun along the way. We have a relaxed, family-like atmosphere.
"Share a piece of professional advice most people could benefit from?"
I think a lot of people see accounting as very black and white. I see it more as a relationship business. If you’ve got a good, outgoing personality you can be very successful in this business. It’s more about people and relationships than work and money. The money will come if you have good relationships.
"If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you choose?"
I would choose my mother. She passed away in 2012 and I miss her dearly. I would have dinner with her and my father together because he misses her dearly as well. I would love to have her see what we have built here.
Steve's Latest Posts
Recent Blog Posts
Estate Planning Checklists for the Non-traditional Family
Once upon a time—when the legal code was being written—“family” was shorthand for a husband, his wife and their children. Estate planning could be pretty straightforward for this kind of nuclear famil...Read More
Top Reasons Why You Might Need to File a Tax Extension
After the IRS postponed the deadline to file taxes in both 2020 and 2021, things have returned to pre-pandemic normalcy this year. Tax Day 2022 is April 18th in most states, or April 19th for taxpayer...Read More