Kristal Hassler, CPA
CEO & Partner
CEO + Partner Kristal Hassler joined TKCPA in 2001. Prior to joining TKCPA, she spent nine years working at a large regional CPA firm. Kristal not only has deep roots in the Walla Walla area, but grew up on a farm and understands local industry business needs. Kristal’s extensive tax and business planning experience along with her passion for helping small businesses thrive, have proven her to be a great leader of TKCPA. In addition to running the Walla Walla office, Kristal staffs TKCPA’s Moses Lake office to best serve her clients. When Kristal is not working, you are likely to find her working in her garden, cooking, enjoying great wines of the region or traveling.
Teri Wagner, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
Since 1989 Teri has been practicing accounting. Earlier in her career, Teri worked with TKCPA for eight years, then worked from her home office in both private and public accounting while her children were young. Teri re-joined TKCPA full time in January 2014. As Chief Operating Officer, Teri serves clients through business and high-wealth consulting, along with managing the trust and estate department at TKCPA. In her free time, Teri enjoys exploring the Oregon coast with her husband and two daughters and working in her flower garden.
Carrie Shelton, CPA
After spending four years with a CPA firm in Seattle, Carrie joined TKCPA in 2004. As a Manager, her responsibilities include preparing individual, partnership, corporation, trust, and gift tax returns, as well as assisting clients with bookkeeping and payroll reports. Carrie has three active boys that keep her on the go. When she does have time to slow down, she enjoys quilting, reading and snowmobiling.
Ellen Camp, CPA
Ellen moved to Walla Walla with over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and both public and private accounting. Prior to joining TKCPA in 2006, she worked for a CPA firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona for four years. Ellen prepares tax returns, compilations, and reviews, as well as payroll reports. In her free time, Ellen stays active with swimming, running and biking. She also likes to get lost in a good book.
Darlene Wilson, CPA
Darlene joined TKCPA in September of 2017 with 10 ½ years of public accounting experience. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Linfield College in both Accounting and Mathematics. As a Manager, her responsibilities include preparing compilations, reviews, and tax returns as well as assisting clients with bookkeeping services. Darlene grew up on a family farm in the Walla Walla area of which she and her husband and their son reside today. When Darlene is not helping her husband on the family farm or busy with her son’s activities, she enjoys traveling and staying active in the great outdoors either horseback riding, hunting, camping, or snowmobiling.
Client Accounting Specialist
Rebecca is one of our more recent additions to both the Walla Walla Valley and TKCPA. With over 30 years of bookkeeping experience, she is well versed in the ins-and-outs of accounting. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, the University of Alaska, and Florida Southern College, she also holds a certification as a State of Alaska Procurement Officer. Outside of work she loves gardening, cooking, baking, cross country skiing, hiking, and spending time on the water, and traveling. Some of her favorite spots she’s visited in her life include Toad River, British Columbia, Madison, Wisconsin, and Seward, Alaska. Around town she loves dining at Olive Marketplace & Cafe and enjoying ice cream from Bright’s Candies.
Kristine joined TKCPA in 2012, and assists with client services, payroll, bookkeeping, and administrative duties. She brings 15 years of experience in accounting, underwriting, customer service, and human resources, which makes her an ideal candidate for her position. Kristine earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College. In addition to being our office notary, Kristine keeps busy with her husband and four children who are active in multi-sport activities. She also enjoys scrapbooking and family walks with their dogs, Abby and Stella.
Director of Operations
Anne joined TKCPA in the fall 2016. As a Director of Operations, her duties include managing client and staff needs, marketing, and is also our on-boarding champion.. Anne received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in History. Before becoming a stay at home mom, she taught for eight years and has enjoyed substitute teaching in the Walla Walla area for the past five years. Anne has been involved in her daughters’ school as a Vice President, President and Parliamentarian of the Home and School Committee, and as a 4-H leader in Walla Walla. Outside of work, Anne enjoys spending time with her family in outdoor sporting activities.
Cameron Lewis, CPA
Cameron joined TKCPA in September of 2018 after 17 years working for the Milton-Freewater Unified School District. As a Client Accounting Specialist, Cameron does bookkeeping, individual and trust tax returns, and prepares payroll reports. Cameron grew up in Walla Walla and has received degrees from Brigham Young University, Eastern Oregon University, and Western Governor’s University – Washington. When Cameron is not at work, he spends most of his time with his wife and kids. They enjoy going for walks, playing at the park, and eating sweet treats.
Client Accounting Specialist
Shontina joined our firm in 2018 as a Client Accounting Specialist. She is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Portland and attending Portland State University. Shontina has 10+ years’ experience in the wine industry. Prior to joining TKCPA, she worked as a General Manager for a Walla Walla based winery and is the former Director of Marketing of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. Outside of the office, Shontina’s time is spent with her husband and their two boys on outdoor adventures.
Erin Denney, CPA
Erin joined TKCPA in 2018 as a Client Manager. She has 11 years of public accounting experience from Spokane area CPA firms. Her education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Walla Walla University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Eastern Washington University. Erin specializes in business and individual income tax. She was born and raised in Walla Walla, and is excited to raise her children in her hometown. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, exercising and baking.
Casey Jeske, CPA
Casey joined TKCPA in 2019, with eight years of experience in public accounting after graduating from Washington State University. As a Client Manager, she prepares individual and business tax returns, provides business consulting and assists with bookkeeping and payroll tax reporting. When not at work, Casey enjoys spending time with her husband, two young daughters and extended family and friends. They can often be found working outside at their home, spending weekends at the lake or attending Cougar football games in the fall.