Meet the Staff
Eric Kaster, CPA
Eric joined the firm in 2015. His range of work includes tax compliance of individuals, partnerships, LLCs, corporations, non-profit entities, trusts, and estates. Eric enjoys helping clients with questions relating to tax compliance as well as other planning, succession, and retirement matters.
He graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in Construction Engineering Management in 1999. After spending 10 years managing commercial construction projects, Eric obtained his Master of Accounting from the University of Oregon in 2012. He is a member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and is on the finance committee of Parenting Now.
Eric enjoys mountain biking, snow skiing, water skiing, camping, and many other outdoor activities with his wife and four children.
Jeanne' Hayes, CPA
Jeanne’ has over 25 years of experience in public accounting and joined the firm in 2004. Her expertise includes accounting and taxation of individuals and businesses, non-profit auditing and accounting, reviews, and compilations.
She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is also a licensed municipal auditor.
Jeanne’ is married and has two children. She enjoys scrapbooking, camping, ATV riding, and spending time with her kids.
Jeff joined the Firm in 2017 following four years in commercial banking. His range of work includes tax compliance of individuals, LLCs, corporations, and trusts, as well as audits, reviews and compilations.
He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and subsequently completed an Accounting program through Linfield College. In 2017, he earned the Certified Management Accountant certification.
Jeff is married with a young son. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, golfing, following Oregon Ducks athletics, and spending time with his family.
Jered Souder, CPA
Jered joined the firm in 2016. His range of work includes tax compliance of individuals, LLCs, corporations, and trusts; audits; reviews; and compilations. Jered is passionate about working with clients and answering their questions, especially when it comes to real estate transactions and operations.
He graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2011 after spending five years as an active investor in a real estate partnership. Jered then obtained his Master of Accounting from the University of Oregon in 2012 and began his public accounting career. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Being born and raised in Eugene, Jered is actively involved in the community. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity and serves as the Treasurer. He has been competing in Crossfit Competitions since 2010 and has competed at the Crossfit Games three times (2012, 2015, and 2016) mostly recently as a member for Lane 5 Athletics.
Julie has been with the firm since 1993. Her range of work includes payroll preparation and reports, individual and business taxation, Form 1099 preparation, personal property tax returns, and assisting clients with bookeeping needs.
She enjoys spending time with her family and sports and outdoor activities.
After some traveling, Lyndsay graduated from Portland State University in 2014 and settled in her hometown of Eugene. Before joining the firm in 2017, Lyndsay provided administrative support in the non-profit sector, in bookkeeping, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable.
During her free time Lyndsay enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, music, travel, sports, and all of the wonderful things the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Nancy has been with the firm for more than 30 years. As a licensed tax consultant, her range of work includes individual and business taxation, assisting clients with bookkeeping needs, and payroll preparation and reports.
She has two adult daughters, two lovable (if medically needy) dogs, and one retired husband. Nancy enjoys good coffee, crime television, reading, and supporting the Oregon Ducks.
Shari has over 27 years of experience in reception and administrative work and has been the receptionist with the firm for over 8 years.
She enjoys the outdoors, spending time with her family, and watching football. Go Steelers!
Tamera Miller, CPA
Tamera has over 22 years of experience in the tax and accounting profession and joined the firm in 1998. Her area of expertise is taxation, although she does rely on her past audit, accounting, and payroll experience.
She graduated from the University of Oregon and has a current CPA license from the state of Oregon.
Tamera enjoys golfing, spending time with her grandchildren, classic cars, and gardening.