Don’t you deserve to work with a team that is having a good day, every day?
Jon Miller, CPA – Managing Member
Jon loves where he lives and what he does.
Jon planned to be a test pilot. As an Air Force kid, Jon spent his days watching the best of the best pilots in the world fly the best and most secret planes in the world. Jon looked up at the sky and to the people who flew the planes. Jon decided then that no matter what he did, he wanted to be the best of the best.
Jon started a small company to fund his college education. He balanced managing a business and academics with great success. Initially interested in entrepreneurship, he was taking classes in business, human resource management and organizational behavior when an accounting class changed the course of his life. Jon graduated with a Masters Degree in Accounting from one of the top 3 Accounting schools in the nation.
Jon’s career followed the path dreamt of by any young accounting student. He was a partner in a CPA firm. He worked at two of the largest accounting firms nationwide. He had become a senior manager and then director in the tax department before a client hired him away to serve as CEO of a company. Jon was the CEO of two technology companies before deciding it was time to get back to his entrepreneurial roots. Jon understands the thrill of creating a business and seeing it succeed. He also understands the responsibility of making payroll.
In college, Jon developed a passion for helping others. As his career developed, he was able to serve a food bank for ten years as a volunteer and then as a member of the board. Those lessons about compassion and kindness guided much of his professional life.
Cloud accounting and state of the art online tools allowed Jon to establish Private Tax Solutions anywhere. After living all over the world as a child Jon wanted to live in one place and never move again. Jon knows that a happy team is an effective team, so location was important. He picked a tiny town with a short main street, a real 4th of July parade and a working soda fountain just minutes away from views of the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park.
He didn’t become a test pilot, but Jon did end up living high in the sky in the beautiful Rockies. And he always remembers to look up.
Angela Stone, EA – Accounting and Tax Manager
After a childhood spent organizing Barbie’s closet and reminding her dolls to keep their receipts, Angela was delighted to find out that there was such a thing as accounting. It was the first subject exciting enough to do extra homework. One of the most exciting days of her life was when she received her Enrolled Agent License.
She graduated from BYU-Idaho. During her time as a student, she helped clients with hoarding issues clear out, clean up, and reorganize their homes. She has also been known to help people organize just for fun. Angela enjoys sewing, reading, filing her taxes early, and her adorable family.
She and her husband have been foster parents of seven kids. Angela also helped organize a community food co-op for several years. She also managed school fundraisers and was able to generate over $2,000 in two days from a book fair.
Angela looks forward to keeping your finances in perfect order. Her squeaky clean books are her pride and joy and your peace of mind.
Dawn Watts – Senior Accountant
Dawn was raised in Silicon Valley, California. She moved to Rexburg, Idaho in 2012 to pursue a degree in business. After taking her first accounting class, she quickly changed majors. She graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho with a degree in Accounting in 2017. Dawn has worked for Private Tax Solutions for one year; preparing taxes and providing accounting services to businesses nationwide and helping clients resolve tax debts.
She grew up playing soccer, field hockey, and frisbee. She loves spending time with her husband, Michael whom she married in 2016 on Tax Day, thus her commitment to accounting will always be a part of their marriage! She also served an LDS mission in New York from 2013-2015.
Jaimi Baxter – Staff Accountant
Jaimi is from Palmer Alaska. She attended Yakima Valley Community College and Eastern Oregon University before transferring to Brigham Young University-Idaho where she will graduate with a degree in accounting in December 2017.
She has worked for Private Tax Solutions for 6 months; preparing taxes and providing accounting services. She also works with clients to settle difficult tax debts.
Jaimi has always loved numbers; so, she took up bookkeeping in high school. When it came time to choose a major in college, accounting seemed like the right choice. She played basketball throughout her high school and college career. Jaimi married her husband, Mike in 2013; they love to explore the outdoors together.
Brittany Bagley – Business Development
Brittany is from Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2017 with a degree in communications with emphasis in organizational communication and public relations.
She began working for Private Tax Solutions in July 2017 and is enthusiastic about helping Private Tax Solutions grow through business development and social media strategies.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys interior design and healthy meal planning. She and her husband, Aaron, have a full and busy household of 6 daughters and 1 son. They enjoy spending time hiking and working on DIY projects together.
Megan Hewitt – Office Manager
Megan never wanted to run away and join the circus but she did grow up to be a world class juggler. She juggles 6 growing kids, a busy home, college classes and Private Tax Solutions’ office and agents. She does it with a smile and never drops a plate.
When Megan isn’t being a superhero, she likes to read to relax. She was lucky enough to be born and raised in these mountains and rivers. She loves sharing the wild wonder that surrounds us with her children.
Megan loves being busy and happy and looks forward to being busy helping you be happy.
Alice Cooney – Receptionist
Alice was born in the small town of Winnemucca, Nevada. She moved to Amarillo, Texas out of high school to become a nurse. It wasn’t until she was working under an Orthopedic surgeon and volunteering with a Child Abuse Center that she realized her passion wasn’t in nursing, but in counseling victims of abuse. She moved to Idaho at the beginning of September 2017 to attend BYU-Idaho’s social work program.
She loves physical activity, art, and all things music and is currently learning piano and guitar, as well as, taking voice lessons. When Alice has spare time you will find her in the gym, camping, rock climbing, star gazing, or playing with children. She loves children and helping people find their strengths in life.
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