October 21, 2016

Our Team

Kristal Hassler, CPA
Kristal Hassler, CPA
CEO & Partner
Kristal Hassler joined TKCPA in 2001 and became the sole Owner and Managing Partner of the firm in July of 2014. 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
Teri Wagner, CPA
Client Manager
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. 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
Carrie Shelton, CPA
Client Manager
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 Camp, CPA
Client Manager
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.
Matt Quistberg, EA
Matt Quistberg, EA
Client Manager
Matt joined TKCPA in 2001. He prepares tax returns, provides bookkeeping services and QuickBooks support, and assists with IT administration. Matt earned his Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences in Accounting degrees from Walla Walla Community College. Matt enjoys singing and making music and stays active with bicycling and volunteering as a baseball umpire.
Beth A. Newton
Beth A. Newton
Client Accounting Specialist
Beth joined the team at TKCPA in 2012. She is responsible for individual income tax returns, preparing financial statements, and processing payroll including check writing and quarterly and year-end tax reporting. She also researches and resolves payroll discrepancies. Beth studied accounting at Walla Walla Community College. In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, gardening and playing the piano.
Nancy Graves
Nancy Graves
Client Accounting Specialist
Nancy joined TKCPA in 2012. With more than 15 years of experience, she is responsible for individual income tax returns and bookkeeping, specializing in restaurants and fast food chains. Nancy has earned a degree in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Maine as well as a Chartered Life Underwriter degree from American College. In her free time, Nancy enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Jackie Lancaster
Jackie Lancaster
Payroll Specialist
Jackie joined the TKCPA team in 2014. She processes client payrolls and assists with bookkeeping. She has over 20 years of customer service experience with a diverse background ranging from retail and property management to real estate, accounts payable and receivable. Jackie is active in ministry at Life Church in Walla Walla. She has two children as well as a daughter-in-law that she enjoys spending time with. In her free time, Jackie loves to read, hike in the mountains around Walla Walla, refinish old furniture and is a huge trivia buff.
Hillary Hoepfner
Hillary Hoepfner
Client Accounting Specialist
Hillary joined the firm as a staff accountant in October of 2015. Her duties at TKCPA include bookkeeping, preparing individual and partnership returns, and creating payroll reports. She earned her Associates of Applied Arts and Sciences in Accounting Technology from Walla Walla Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University. When Hillary isn’t working, she enjoys horseback riding, hunting and likes to travel.
Kristine Huntsman
Kristine Huntsman
Firm Administrator
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.
Jennifer Nakonieczny
Jennifer Nakonieczny
Client Accounting Specialist
Jennifer joined the firm in October, 2016. As the Assistant Director of Operations, she supports the Director of Operations and manages office programs and client information. She also ensures quality control and security standards are met. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Western Washington University. After graduation, she spent over ten years working in Compliance and Investment Banking. Jennifer enjoys traveling, boating, running, and gardening.
Anne Riney
Anne Riney
Client Experience Ambassador
Anne joined TKCPA in the fall 2016. As a Client Experience Ambassador, her responsibilities include taking care of client needs and general office needs. 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.
Jessica Wagner
Jessica Wagner
Client Experience Ambassador
Jessica joined TKCPA as an intern during the summer of 2015. Her responsibilities within the firm include tax return assembly and general office duties. She previously worked as receptionist for a local roofing company and worked for two years as an assistant to the band director at Upper Columbia Academy, where she coordinated music tours and processed paperwork for mission trips. Jessica attended Andrews University in 2015 and is currently taking classes at Walla Walla Community College for AA in Business Management with an expected graduation date in the summer of 2017. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys road trips, along with camping and hiking in the mountains.
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