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.
Angela graduated from BYU-Idaho. She 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 graduated from Brigham Young University – Idaho with a degree in Accounting. Dawn prepares taxes and provides accounting services to businesses nationwide and helps 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!
Shelby Evans – Staff Accountant
Shelby was raised in Oklahoma. She moved to Idaho to study accounting at Brigham Young University-Idaho. While attending school, she met her husband, Kaleb. They’re expecting a baby girl in April 2018. Shelby was in marching band in high school and played clarinet in college as well. She loves spending time with her family. She loves a good movie night, fishing, and camping!
Hanna Oberhansley – Staff Accountant
Hanna grew up in the big city of Las Vegas. She married her husband, Jordan in December of 2015. When her husband decided that he needed to change his major from exercise physiology to something else she might have had a big part in persuading him toward accounting!
Although the cold is not her favorite thing, she enjoys skiing. When she’s not busy with work or school she loves to pick up a book and read.
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 has 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.
Brittany Bagley – Business Development
Brittany is from Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a degree in communications with emphasis in organizational communication and public relations.
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.
Alice Cooney – Receptionist
Alice was born in the small town of Winnemucca, Nevada. She moved to Rexburg, Idaho to attend college.
Alice loves physical activity, art, and all things music. She 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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