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Some people excel at making numbers tell a story for a business or client. They’re called auditors, and Karin is one of the best. She’ll admit it’s not a job for everyone, but she thrives on it. She credits the people she works with for making all the difference. “We don’t behave like a bunch of accountants—or at least the perception of them. We know how to have fun while working hard.” Karin contributes her expertise, gained as a public accountant since 1992.

Focus:

Auditing nonprofit organizations, preparing commercial financial statements and assisting with tax consulting

Background:

9 years with McDonald Jacobs; named Partner in November 2006

Professional & Community Service:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Board of Directors
  • Albertina Kerr Centers
  • former Board Chair, Camp Fire Columbia, currently on the Finance Committee;
  • Accounting Advisory Board of the University of Oregon
  • Board of Directors
  • Curious Comedy Productions
  • Named one of Portland Business Journal’s 40-Under-40 in 2008
  • Completed Leadership Portland in 2010

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Accounting, University of Oregon; MBA, Portland State University