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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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
Certified Public Accountant
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