HMW CPAs & Associates, LLC., is a full-service Accounting Firm licensed in Oregon. All of our CPA's hold valid Oregon CPA certificates.
MEET OUR STAFF:
Jayson Wartnik | Laura Fisher | Kristina Gochnour | Heather Porter | Hanna Van Camp | Randall Minich | Genesis Naverrete | Karissa Swenson | Jayden Frank | Zuzanna Graetzer |Darrin Stevens | Jodi Lollar | Tina Milburn | Terie Goodman | Kaila Murch | Samantha Fifield
Jayson Wartnik, CPA
Jayson Wartnik, a Coquille native, graduated from Coquille High School in 1991. He attended Southern Oregon State College in Ashland and graduated in 1996 with honors from the Business School with an emphasis in accounting. Upon graduation, Jayson worked for Yergen & Meyer in North Bend, which later merged with Moss Adams, LLP. In 2001, Jayson transferred to the Medford office of Moss Adams, where he gained experience in real estate taxation and business valuation.
Jayson returned to the Bay Area in January of 2005. Jayson's desire to work for a locally owned and community involved practice, as well as being closer to his family, were key factors in his decision to return to the Bay Area. Jayson joined the firm as a partner in January of 2006. Jayson's primary focus is providing accounting and taxation services to small businesses, especially timber and agriculture concerns. He also has expertise in estate planning and like-kind exchanges.
Jayson is very involved in the community. He currently sits on the Oregon Community Foundation South Coast Leadership Council and has been an officer and served on numerous boards, including the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Southwestern Oregon, and Coos-Curry Small Woodlands Association. Additionally, Jayson has been an active member of the Coos Bay Lion's Club since 1997, and was president for the period of 7/1/22-6/30/23. One of Jayson's proudest accomplishments was being part of the successful Coos Bay Best Bond Committee. Jayson believes we need to invest in our future and our schools.
When he's not working, Jayson enjoys spending time with his family and cheering for his favorite sports teams; the Marshfield Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Oregon Ducks.
Laura Fisher, CPA
Laura Fisher, CPA and licensed municipal auditor, leads our audit team. She became a Partner in HMW in January 2012. Before joining our office and becoming a certified public accountant, she worked for commercial businesses and local governments. Her duties included accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll, and budgeting. With over 30 years of accounting and auditing experience and managing over 30 municipal and non-profit audits, her knowledge of governmental accounting standards and financial statement presentation is exceptional.
Laura attends over 40 hours of training each year, with an emphasis on auditing and accounting. She also has taken many workshops and seminars on subjects such as local budget law, wage and hour law, civil rights, and personnel policy writing and implementation. Her client service experience covers audits and reviews as well as management, personnel and systems consulting. With several years' experience as a computer network administrator, Laura is highly skilled in following computer generated transaction streams and analyzing ledger accounts and balances. Laura has often served clients by providing interim managerial services during a transitional period.
Laura is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an Associate member of the Government Finance Officers Association. She has served on the Oregon Board of Accountancy Continuing Professional Education Committee and is a past Treasurer for the Coos Bay Downtown Association and Coos Bay Area Zonta Club. She is a board member of the Egyptian Theater Preservation Association.
In her leisure time, she enjoys working in the garden, traveling, and just hanging out at home with her dogs.
Kristina Gochnour, MBA, CPA
Kristina Gochnour joined HMW in December 2014. Kristina was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Kristina and her family relocated to North Bend in November of 2012 when her husband accepted a position with a local civil engineering firm. She graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting in 2010 and with a Master's in Business Administration in 2012. She obtained her CPA license in August 2016. Prior to joining HMW, she worked at Coquille Valley Hospital as a staff accountant. Kristina has worked in bookkeeping and accounting for many years. She is a board member for the Pacific Cove Humane Society and is active with her church.
Kristina and her husband, Marlin, have three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and going to the beach. Kristina loves living on the coast and raising her children in a great community.
Robert Gorman, CPA
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Bob Gorman is also a Personal Financial Specialist. He has been with the HMW firm for many years serving as a Senior Tax Manager before becoming a Partner in July 2013.
Bob has a large practice in business and individual taxation with an emphasis in the trust and estate arena. He routinely advises trust officers, financial advisors, attorneys, and other CPA's in estate and trust matters.
In addition, he has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations in a professional and personal capacity. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990.
Bob is a member of the American institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. The American Institute of CPA's awarded Bob the designation of Personal Financial Specialist in 1999. He is highly respected in his field and a valuable member of the HMW ownership group.
He and his wife Kathy have two sons and one granddaughter. He loves to fish, golf, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Heather Porter, CPA
Heather joined our firm originally in December of 2014. She was raised in Coos Bay, and graduated from Marshfield High School in 2007. She graduated from Southern Oregon University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and obtained her CPA license in February of 2021. After leaving to work for a local school district in May 2019, she returned to our firm in January 2020. Heather is happy to provide high quality service for our clients.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys camping and spending time with her husband, John Adamek, son Braeden and daughter, Nora, and other family in the area. She is a member of the American Payroll Association, OSCPA and the AICPA.
Hanna Van Camp, CPA
Hanna Van Camp joined HMW in January 2018. Hanna graduated from Oregon State University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting. She obtained her CPA license in November 2019. Prior to HMWFG, her experience includes three years working as a staff accountant in the manufacturing and distribution industries. She is the treasurer for the Coos-Curry County Farm Bureau.
In her free time, Hanna enjoys doing anything outdoors along the South Coast with her husband, their two dogs, and her friends. She is looking forward to getting involved in the community and working with the diverse clients at HMWFG.
Randall Minich - CPA
Randall Minich joined HMW as an intern during winter break from college in 2016. He recently graduated from University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in June 2017. We are pleased to have him as a full time member of our HMWFG family. Originally from Riverside California, he migrated to Oregon and has lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining our firm, he worked as a shipping coordinator/supervisor for a leading wood products provider, building a foundation for his business and administration experience.
Randall has a bright ambition with our office and we are excited to see where that takes him. He is a great asset and he looks forward to working with our wide client base.
Outside of work, Randall enjoys running, traveling, cooking, and playing games with friends and family.
Karissa Swenson, CPA
Karissa Swenson came to HMW in 2016 for a 12-week internship during summer break of 2016 and again during winter break that same year from college. We are happy to have her full time now, after graduating with her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Oregon in June 2017. She was born and raised in Langlois, Oregon, where her family owns a ranch. This is where she learned her strong work ethic and dedication. She is excited about what her future holds at our firm, and she looks forward to getting to know our clients.
In her down time, Karissa enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family out on the ranch.
Originally from Reno, Nevada, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno, Genesis Navarrete relocated to Oregon in January 2017 and joined our firm shortly after. Genesis has experience in the field of corporate law, where she assisted clients in assessing their asset protection needs and creation of legal entities such as corporations, LLCs, and LPs. She is a member of the Oregon Society of CPA's and a Board Member for the United Way of Southwest Oregon and a volunteer for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
She enjoys exploring the outdoors and can't wait to discover all the trails, lakes, and rivers that Oregon has to offer.
Jayden joined our firm in July of 2022. Jayden was born and raised locally here in North Bend, and was a graduate from North Bend High School in 2019. He graduated from Oregon State University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He brings experience in evaluating equity securities for investment portfolios and is eager to dive into the accounting industry. He is excited to be able to come back home and work within a community whom he has a strong connection with.
Outside of work, Jayden enjoys golfing, working out, traveling, playing pickleball, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.
Zuzanna Graetzer joined HMW in November of 2022. She originally moved to North Bend with her family in 2007 and attended Southwestern Oregon Community College. She transferred to Oregon State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in 2013. Afterwards, she spent about eight years working in the banking industry as a licensed banker. She is excited to bring her experience and background to our firm and to be successful in accounting. Zuzanna moved here from Poland when she was younger and still values the Polish traditions, language, and food.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking or running, reading, and visiting her family
Paraprofessional/ Licensed Tax Preparer (#1923108-P)
Darrin Stevens came to HMW in December 2018. He was raised in Coos Bay and graduated from Marshfield High School. He received two Associate Degrees from Southwestern Oregon Community College in 1989. He has worked for several local small businesses as a full cycle bookkeeper and office manager with an extensive background working with QuickBooks.
Darrin enjoys spending time at home with his wife and daughter, going to the beach, and walking trails.
In September of 2023, Darrin acquired his "Licensed Tax Preparer", LTP, certification.
Jodi Lollar, LTP
Paraprofessional/Licensed Tax Preparer (#1923061-P)
Jodi Lollar joined the HMW Admin Team as the Receptionist in January 2020. She is originally from Roseburg, OR and has 25 years of experience in Office Services and Finance. She is excited to get to know our clients and grow with the firm.
Jodi enjoys down time with her family, walking with her pups and spending time outdoors as much as possible.
In April of 2023, Jodi acquired her "Licensed Tax Preparer", LTP, certification.
OUR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Tina Milburn has over 40 years of experience working in a professional office, most of which has been in Administration, Management, and Human Resources. After graduating high school and attending college in Southern California, she moved to Coos Bay in 1983. Tina has been with our office since 2001, becoming the Office Manager in 2003 and then to her current position as Business Administrator in 2008.
Tina enjoys living in the area. She serves on the local bowling board, is Vice President of the local bowling league, and is a past board member of our local Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
She and her husband Kelly have two grown sons and a Yorki named Rusty. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her husband, traveling, watching sports, golfing, bowling, reading, gardening, decorating her home, and hosting barbecues for friends and family. She is an avid Mickey Mouse fan and looks forward to visiting Disneyland and Disney World as much as possible each year.
Terie has been working in the public accounting sector since 1989 and joined HMW in November of 1998. She is the senior member and vital part of our Admin team. She does most of our client payroll, internal data tracking, billing, e-filing, bookkeeping, and manages our accounts receivables.
In her spare time, she enjoys doing DIY projects, working in her garden, and hosting gatherings. Terie loves to cook for and feed big crowds of people.
Kaila Murch was raised in North Bend and graduated from North Bend High School in 2006. She came to our office in July 2014 through Cardinal Services and became a permanent part of the HMW administrative team in September 2014. She has years of administrative experience, is a quick learner, and is excited about her future with our office.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hunting, camping and shopping.
Samantha joined HMW in October of 2022 as a seasonal intern, and became our full-time receptionist in May 2023. She moved to Coos Bay in the summer of last year from Santa Cruz, California. Samantha was born in Montana, but lived most of her life in California.
In her spare time, Samantha likes to spend time with her boyfriend and friends. They enjoy going to the beach, going on hikes, and traveling as much as possible. Samantha is excited to learn about the community and see more of the beautiful coastal scenery Coos Bay has to offer.