Our Team

Quality control has long been a concern of the CPA profession. CPAs that are members of the AICPA are required to undergo regular peer reviews of their systems for maintaining quality in their accounting practices. These reviews, conducted by practitioners from other CPA firms, scrutinize the procedures used by the firm under review to determine that its work meets applicable professional standards.

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are professionals, distinguished from other accountants by stringent licensing requirements. They must have a college degree or its equivalent, pass a rigorous two day national examination and meet certain experience requirements to qualify for a state license. After obtaining a state license, CPAs are required to complete one hundred and twenty hours of continuing education every three years and submit representative financial statements to the State Board of Accountancy for quality review every two years. In addition to meeting the profession's technical requirements, CPAs are governed by a strict code of professional ethics, which stresses independence, integrity, objectivity, technical competence, and adherence to professional standards.

Our Team

Kim M. Atwater, CPA

Professional Team Member/Shareholder

Kim Atwater has thirty one years of public accounting experience and has been with the firm since September, 1979. He lives in Port Orchard with his wife, Marilyn and two children, Danae and Evan. Kim was raised in the Bremerton area. Kim is a Graduate of Olymmpic Community College, Bremerton, Washington and Graduate of the University of Washington School of Business (Cum Laude). He has his AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Business Valuation. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Deborah A Corrington, CPA, PFS

Professional Team Member/Shareholder

Debbie Corrington has worked in the public accounting and financial planning industry for twenty three years and is accredited as Personal Financial Specialist by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She lives in Gig Harbor with her husband, Scott, and one child, Jacob. Debbie was born and raised in Missouri. She relocated to Washington after graduating from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), Quickbooks® Professional Advisors and Kitsap County Estate Planning Council

Todd Eggers, CPA

Professional Team Member/Shareholder

Todd Eggers has fifteen years experience in public accounting, one year in private accounting and five years in restaurant management. He has been with the firm since December, 1998. He lives in Poulsbo with his wife, Susan. Todd was born in California and relocated to Washington with his family during his sophomore year in high school. Todd is a Graduate of Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, B.A. in Education, Mathematics and Graduate of Central Washington University at Lynnwood, Lynnwood, Washington, B.S. in Accounting. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), Quickbooks® Professional Advisors , Kitsap County Estate Planning Council and Poulsbo NK Rotary Club.

Bradford N. Buskirk, CPA

Professional Team Member/Shareholder

Brad Buskirk has over twenty years of public accounting experience and has been with the firm since August 2007, when his Silverdale public accounting firm of Tucker & Buskirk Inc., PS merged with Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS. Brad became a shareholder in 2008. Prior to becoming an accountant, Brad was a successful small business owner in Manette and now lives in Silverdale with his wife Roxanne. They have five children and five grandchildren. Brad was raised in the Bremerton area and started working at his father's service station, Buskirk's Texaco, when he was eight years old. Brad attended Olympic Community College, Bremerton, Washington and is a Graduate of the University of Washington, B.S. Forestry and Graduate of Central Washington University, B.S. Accounting. Professional Organizations: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA)

R. Christopher Beckham, CPA

Professional Team Member

Christopher Beckham has forty-one years of public accounting experience and has been with the firm since January, 1979. He lives in Port Orchard with his wife, Monica. Chris is a Graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Business and has AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Business Valuation. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), and past President, Kitsap County Estate Planning Council.

Arlene J. Berry, CPA

Professional Team Member

Arlene Berry was born and raised in the South Kitsap area. She returned to Port Orchard in June of 1978 to join the firm right after graduating from Washington State University with honors. She became a Certified Public Account in 1980. This tax season will be her thirty-sixth with the firm. Her husband, Lou is a trucking contractor in the logging industry. They live in Port Orchard with their various household pets. Arlene is a Graduate of the Washington State University School of Business. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and Quickbooks® Professional Advisors.

Todd Damish, CPA

Professional Team Member

Todd Damish has over twenty years of public accounting experience and has been with the firm since October 2004. He lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Ivette, and two children, Dawson and Bailey. Todd is a Graduate of Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Bachelor of Accounting, BA in Business Administration, Graduate of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Masters in Taxation. Professional Organizations: Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and Quickbooks® Professional Advisors

Kenneth L. Larson, CPA

Professional Team Member

Ken Larson has over thirty years experience in public accounting and three years experience working for the State of Washington as a Revenue Auditor and a State Auditor. Ken served in the United States Air Force for three years and has lived throughout the Western United States, moving often while growing up. He joined the firm in October, 1999 and resides in Port Orchard with his three children, Steven, Michelle, and Erik. Ken is a Graduate of Eastern Washington State College, Cheney, Washington and Graduate of Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, Masters in Taxation. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and Quickbooks® Professional Advisors

Nicole Urbanski, C.P.A.

Professional Team Member

Nicole Urbanski joined our firm in November 2007. She is married to Andrew and has two children. She is avid runner, active member of her local Parish and a volunteer Girl Scout leader. She is a Graduate of Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee. Nicole started her ten year public accounting career in auditing but has transitioned into the tax field. She worked for public accounting firms in New London and Glastonbury, Connecticut, before moving to Port Orchard, Washington. Nicole supports the firms clients who live and work abroad. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and Quickbooks® Professional Advisors

Robert J. Huff, Staff Accountant

Professional Team Member

Robert Huff's experience includes eleven years in public accounting. He has been with the firm since January, 2002. He lives in Gig Harbor and was born and raised in Kitsap County. Bob is a Graduate of Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington and Graduate of the University of Washington School of Business, Seattle, Washington. Professional Organizations: Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and Quickbooks® Professional Advisors

Rick Eggers, Staff Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Rick's experience includes nine years accounting. He has been with our firm since December 2004. Rick has lived in Port Orchard for thirty-one years and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is a South Kitsap High School graduate and attended Central Washington University. Rick has been married for five years and has a beautiful four year old daughter. Professional Organizations: Quickbooks® Professional Advisors

Kathye Allen, Certified Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Kathye has thirty years of bookkeeping experience. twenty-three years working in Kitsap and Pierce Counties for various small business owners. Kathye Graduated with her Associates of Business Administration in Accounting from Heald College of Business, San Francisco, CA. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)

Kristen Fisser, Staff Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Kristen Fisser has been with our firm since March 2007. She resides in Gig Harbor. She enjoys spending her free time traveling and spending time with her family.

Livia Periot, Staff Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Livia Periot is a life long resident of Kitsap County. She was born and raised in Silverdale. She has worked in public accounting since 1995 and joined Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS in August 2007 when the CPA firm of Tucker & Buskirk merged with Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS. Livia lives in Seabeck with her husband and enjoys the outdoors and camping with her Horses and dogs.

Kaylee Lewis, Staff Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Kaylee Lewis has been with our firm since December 2012 and joins us with 7 years of bookkeeping experience and 11 years in accounting/financial management. She was raised in Edmonds and moved to the Port Orchard area 10 years ago. She currently lives in Olalla with her husband and five children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and stays busy with two of her kids in premier soccer.

Allison Gray, Staff Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Allison began working for our firm in September 2013. She came with seven years bookkeeping experience. Allison graduated from Tacoma Community College with a Business Associates and Associates of Art and Science and a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington. Allison was raised in the San Francisco Bay area and moved to Washington after high school. She resides in Bremerton where she enjoys time with her family and friends. Professional Organizations: Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Lorrie Schuck, Systems Administrator

Support Team Member

Lorrie Schuck has been with our firm since June 1992. She currently lives in Port Orchard with her husband, Bill and daughter, Erica. Lorrie was born and raised in South Dakota and relocated to Washington. Lorrie attended Northern State College, South Dakota, Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, Washington and Paladin Data Systems, Poulsbo, Washington.

Shelley LaFreniere, Office Administrator

Support Team Member

Shelley joined our firm with sixteen years of Administrative experience in July 2005. She resides on Fox Island with her husband Patrick and her two adorable black pugs Huey & Zoey. She is a Gradualte of Griffin College of Business, Associates Degree, Legal Assistant. Shelley enjoys quality time with her family and friends and "no destination required" motor-home trips. Shelley is a Licensed Notary Public.

Kerri Adams, Office Manager

Support Team Member

Kerri Adams joined our firm in September 2006 with fifteen years of Administrative experience. She resides in Port Orchard with her husband Brian and two daughters, Hannah & Sydnee. Kerri was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Washington in 1997. Kerri is a Graduate, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts. Kerri is a Licensed Notary Public.

Ashley Young, Project Administrator

Support Team Member

Ashley Young joined our firm in September 2008 with several years experience working in professional offices. She was born in Maryland, but has lived in Washington most of her life. She now resides in Shelton with her husband and 2 daughters. After family, her kids sporting activities and work, she has very little free time but enjoys snowboarding, camping, boating and other water sports when time allows. Ashley is a Graduate of Olympic College, ASA Arts & Science.

Marionette Lundberg, Tax Processor

Support Team Member

Marionette Lundberg has been with our firm since January 1994. She lives in Port Orchard with her husband, Bob. Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and is a loyal Mariners & Seahawks fan.

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Suella Ellison, Tax Processor

Support Team Member

Suella Ellison has been with our firm since October 2007.
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