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 five years of public accounting experience and has been with the firm since September, 1979. He lives in Port Orchard with his wife, Marilyn. Kim is a local guy growing up in Bremerton and graduating from West Bremerton High School in 1975. He remained in the area attending two years at Olymmpic Community College and then completed his education at the University of Washington School of Business (Cum Laude) in 1979. Additionally he has his AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Business Valuation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA). When Kim isn't busy with work he enjoys spending time with his family; gardening and being involved at his church, where he serves as deacon. Kim competes in Senior Basketball tournaments around the country, winning many tournaments and shooting competitions over the years. Kim also serves as treasurer of Westsound Youth Basketball Association, a basketball skill development program in Kitsap County.

Deborah A Corrington, CPA, PFS

Professional Team Member/Shareholder

Debbie Corrington has worked in the public accounting and financial planning industry for twenty four 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. They have one son, Jake who is currently studying Architecture at the University of Washington. 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 sixteen 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-three 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). Brad also is a member of the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, Association of Washington Business (AWB), and serves on the Board of Directors for Royal Family Kids.

R. Christopher Beckham, CPA

Professional Team Member / Retired Shareholder

Christopher Beckham has forty-two 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 / Retired Shareholder

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-seventh 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 thirty 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-five 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 son 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

Derek Burk, CPA

Professional Team Member

Derek Burk began working with our firm in June of 2014. He has four years of public accounting experience working with small closely held business and individuals. Derek graduated from Central Washington University with a double major in accounting and business with a specialization in finance. He is currently working towards obtaining his Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Raised in Port Orchard, Derek now resides on Fox Island with his wife Danielle and son Lincoln. Professional Organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), and the Olympic Business Exchange Chapter of BNI.

Robert J. Huff, Staff Accountant

Professional Team Member

Robert Huff's experience includes twelve 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 Accountant

Support Team Member

Rick's experience includes ten 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 six years and has a beautiful five year old daughter. Professional Organizations: Quickbooks® Professional Advisors

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.

Kathye Allen, Certified Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Kathye jointed Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS in 2006 and 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: Is a Certified Bookkeeper through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)

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 lived on the Kitsap Peninsula for over ten years. She was born and raised in Edmonds. She has worked in accounting/financial management since 1995 and joined Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS in December 2012. Kaylee lives in Gig Harbor and enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

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 LaFreniere 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 Graduate 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, Administrative Assistant

Support Team Member

Ashley Young joined our firm in September 2008 with several years experience working in professional offices. She 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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Lou Heim, Receptionist

Support Team Member

Lou Heim joined our firm in December 2014 with thirty-five years of Administrative experience, beginning with five years in the US Air Force. She was transplanted from Spring, Texas five years ago to care for an ailing parent and fell in love with the area and decided to make it her home. She resides in Port Orchard and enjoys spending time with her family and loves gardening and re-purposing and refinishing old furniture.

Crystal Polen, Staff Bookkeeper

Support Team Member

Crystal Polen was born in Riverside California and moved to Port Orchard with her family when she was four years old. She joined Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS in September of 2011, where she started as an office assistant before moving into a bookkeeping role. She has an Associate's Degree in business from Olympic College and is currently going to the University of Washington, majoring in business accounting. She loves spending her free time with friends and volunteering at her church.

Suella Ellison, Tax Processor

Support Team Member

Suella Ellison has been with our firm since October 2007. She retired in 2014 but helps us out during busy tax season on a part-time basis.