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Steve Tuchscherer

Financial Specialist, Certified Public Accountant

Steve has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 20 years. Earning his degree from the University of Oregon in 1990, Steve went on to become a licensed CPA in 1992, and earned his Oregon Municipal Auditor License in 1993. Steve opened his own firm in 1993. Each year since then, he divides his time into business and personal financial consulting, tax planning & preparation, and municipal auditing. Steve is a member of the AICPA, the OSCPA, and served on the Roseburg City Council.

Bess Robbins

Tax Preparer, Notary Public

Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Bess earned a Certificate in Financial Services from UCC.  She became a Licensed Tax Preparer in February of 2015, after passing the exam offered by the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners. Now she is attending classes through UCC and Southern Oregon University on her path to obtaining a CPA license. Bess has also participated in the field work and financial statement preparation of more than 70 municipal audits in the last three years.

Tyler Goode

LPL Investment Adviser / LPL Financial Planner

Prior to joining the team at Umpqua Valley Financial, Tyler served as a police officer for 7 years with the Roseburg Police Department. During his time with the police department, Tyler worked as a training officer, swat team member, K9 handler, sergeant and K9 supervisor. Tyler graduated from George Fox University with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. Additionally, Tyler currently serves as a youth leader for Victory Baptist Church. Tyler works as an investment adviser for the firm, primarily focusing on investments, financial planning, retirement plans and wealth management. Tyler currently holds his series 7, 66 and SIE certifications. Meet with Tyler today to discuss any of your financial needs! 

Bill Romo

Communications Manager 

Bill joined the firm in June 2011 and has been involved in every municipal and not-for-profit audit completed by the firm. Since 2012, he has been the communications manager for the audits division of the firm. Throughout the year, Bill assists audit clients in preparing documentation for the audits, making every attempt to simplify the efforts of the audit clients in processing and providing us with the various letters, questionnaires, confirmations, schedules and statements we need to complete each audit. 

Melinda Smith

Office Manager, Notary Public

Melinda joined the firm in 2010. She has performed a wide range of critical functions for the firm since then. She has participated in the work of completing many of more than 200 municipal audits that have been completed by the firm in the last seven years.  Melinda is also in charge of billing and accounts receivable and is our purchasing manager as well.

Savannah Hansen

Accounting Associate, Notary Public

Savannah joined the firm in 2017. Savannah is the first friendly face you’ll see when walking through our doors. She processes payments, manages the phones, schedules most of our appointments and makes sure that all paperwork that is brought into our office is properly organized and accounted for.  She is also in the process of becoming a licensed tax preparer in the near future. She has engaged in the work of over 150 municipal audits that our firm has completed over the last two years. Savannah is currently continuing her education for tax preparation and municipal audits.

Kylee Hodges

Accounting Associate

Kylee joined the firm after several years in the Staffing Industry where she gained excellent customer service, problem solving skills, and analytical procedures. This experience has given her the desire to provide quality and value for clients as well as efficient and accurate outcomes. She is devoted to offering excellent service, timely completion of tasks, and continually building her financial skills and knowledge. In all things, she aims to excel in diligence, attentiveness, and a commitment to life-long learning. Most recently, she is seeking a Certificate in Financial Services from Umpqua Community College with the goal of gaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for success in the Financial Services industry.

Savannah Crawford

Accounting Associate

Savannah earned her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and her early career includes several years of upper management-level experience in Human Resources and financial administration prior to joining Umpqua Valley Financial. This professional foundation created a strong attention to detail, thorough organization management, careful documentation, and strategic problem solving – among many other skills. Furthermore, these core skills have helped her transition seamlessly into the accounting world in which she strives to continually provide consistent, efficient, and quality work.
Brandy Wright

Bookkeeper

Prior to joining the team at Umpqua Valley Financial, Brandy earned her Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology Accounting in 2016 from Umpqua Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University in 2019. Brandy also has several years of accounting jobs in various industries where she gained experience and skills that lay the foundation to grow her professional career at Umpqua Valley Financial. Brandy performs a wide range of critical accounting functions from audits to bookkeeping for the firm.
Lori Bullock

Human Resources Manager

Lori comes to Umpqua Valley Financial from the Staffing Industry of almost 19 years. During her time there, she had the pleasure of working and building relationships with many different companies and industries throughout our community.  She hopes to continue working with those customers, as well as new customers. She brings with her the dedication and focus it takes to provide excellent customer service.

Lori was raised in Roseburg, where she still resides with her husband and two children. She is actively involved in the Home Builders Association (HBA) and Douglas County Safety Association (DCSA). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for HBA and is the past Program Chair and Membership Chair for DCSA. She is also very involved in a variety of other community organizations

John Kroczek

Certified Public Accountant

John joined our firm after supervising components of quality control for many of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ largest audit clients. His commitment to quality allowed him to serve private-sector clients such as Goldman Sachs and Apple. This commitment also translated to the non-profit and government arena where he worked with Harvard and the International Monetary Fund. Prior to PwC, he held positions in government finance and regulation.
 
John is a CPA and is studying law. He aspires to be a licensed attorney in the coming years. He is a welcome addition on our journey to continually enhance audit quality and the way we deliver assurance services.
Jean Larson

Senior Accountant

Jean came to UVF with over 30 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Here in Oregon, she served at Mercy Medical Center, as Controller for 17 years, and for their Physician Clinics for another 5. Before moving to Oregon, she worked in high level Financial Management for Hospitals in Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio and as an Auditor in Kansas, where she completed the CPA exam.
 
While at UVF, Jean has assisted organizations with financial transition coverage, prepared Ground Emergency Medical Transportation, (GEMT) cost reports, and with her experience in not-for-profit organizations, is providing financial and accounting guidance and assistance to Governmental entities.
 
You can reach Jean here to discuss your organization’s needs for financial assistance, financial transitions, or GEMT cost reporting.

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