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Meet the Team

The firm of Fitzpatrick, Johnson & Associates CPAs has its origins in Yamhill County as far back as 1950. More recently the senior partner Steve Fitzpatrick was joined by Kyle Johnson who brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm in support of Steve Fitzpatrick and our other CPAs Sally Steele and Josh Mohr.

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Steve Fitzpatrick, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

I came to McMinnville to join a local firm in 1982. In the ensuing years, the firm has evolved into one of the largest and most respected firms in the County. My own and my staff's commitment to client service and a quality product have contributed significantly to the growth of the firm and our client base.

I and my support team specialize in service to small business, agricultural, vinicultural, and individual clients providing tax planning, preparation, financial reporting and consulting services. I believe that the key to my past success and to the future is client service.

I graduated from Portland State University and before moving to McMinnville, worked as a CPA in Portland, and also worked as a Controller for a small manufacturing company. I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. I serve on the boards of numerous local non-profit organizations.

Moving to McMinnville has been a great opportunity both professionally and personally.

With over eight years of experience in public accounting, my primary focus is to provide clients with accurate tax return preparation, clear explanations of complex tax issues, and robust tax planning and projections. I work with a wide array of clients ranging from individuals, to trusts and estates, to small businesses.

My understanding of the accounting implications for individuals, business, estates, and trusts, has equipped me with the ability to provide clients with financial clarity and guidance. Beyond this, the most enjoyable part of my work is building relationships with people and working as a team to aid in their success.

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and came to Oregon in 2005 to attend George Fox University and play baseball. I graduated from George Fox in 2009 with two bachelor degrees, Business Administration Finance and Accounting. I am a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. I have also volunteered as a youth baseball coach.

Outside of my time in the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife Haley and our three boys, Kaden, Kolby, and Kaleb. We enjoy taking in a Ducks victory during the fall months and cheering on the San Diego Padres during the spring and summer as well as visiting the Oregon Coast.

I recently joined the firm to build my career in a fast paced and challenging environment.

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Kyle Johnson, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

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Sally Steele, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

I have been a Certified Public Accountant for eighteen years. My Bachelor of Arts degree was earned in telecommunications from Pacific University. I later went back to take accounting classes and passed the CPA exam shortly thereafter.

I have worked for the firm for 13 years in tax planning as preparation as well as financial reporting projects. Prior to joining the firm I worked for CPA firms in Beaverton, Portland and Newberg.

I am a member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

I have lived in Yamhill County for my entire life and currently have a home outside of Gaston. When not at work I enjoy board games, travel and crafts.

I was born in McMinnville and raised on a farm south of town. I graduated from McMinnville High School and went directly into full time work helping the office staff at the John Deere Dealership here in town. I have worked at various jobs in and around McMinnville until a friend needed help moving to Everett, Washington. After experiencing Everett I ended up moving there and stayed for six years after finding work in the insurance industry in Seattle. Eventually I moved from Everett to Newport, Oregon where I worked in the tourist trade for a number of years. I moved back to McMinnville after 20 years of hopping around the Pacific Northwest, got married and became a grandmother all in about three years.

I was hired by Fitzpatrick, Countryman & McKenzie in 1998 and have been here ever since. I help the Accountant's any way I can and am an in house QuickBooks Pro-Advisor. I am also the lead-person for Payroll services and support for many of our clients.

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Lora S Christensen-Brockman

Accounting Assistant

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Laura Goodfellow

Accounting Assistant

I have had the privilege of growing up and living most of my life in Yamhill County.

I have been with Fitzpatrick, Johnson & Associates CPAs for almost a decade now working in payroll, bookkeeping, and tax preparation during the busy season. My favorite parts of my job are my clients and coworkers; I get to work with great people!

When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and being at the beach.

I grew up in Newberg and have had the privilege of calling the Willamette Valley my home.  I graduated from George Fox University in 2017 with a degree in Communications and Marketing.

I joined Fitzpatrick, Johnson and Associates CPAs in the Fall of 2018 as an office administrator and marketing specialist. My favorite part of my job is getting to know each of our clients from the front desk and working alongside my wonderful colleagues.

When I am not working, I enjoy traveling with my friends, spending quality time with my family and taking in the occasional basketball game.

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Brittany Allen

Administrative Assistant