Our People

King & Oliason’s experienced team of accountants is accessible and dedicated to providing the highest quality tax consulting to our clients.  Our people come from diverse backgrounds, both personally and professionally. Several have been with the firm over ten years.

The firm is actively recruiting experienced tax accountants to join our growing consulting and compliance business. Visit our Careers page to learn more.

King & Oliason is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Of Counsel

Karol King, CPA

Karol King, CPA

Karol E. King co-founded King & Oliason in 1990 after working for a national accounting firm. Karol has over 30 years of experience specializing in income and estate tax planning and compliance. Karol has served high net worth individuals and their related trusts, foundations, and closely held businesses. In addition, she has worked with real estate and service partnerships and LLCs, and professional service corporations. Karol received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and her Master of Tax degree from DePaul University in Chicago. Karol is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.



Principals

Natalie Heitzeberg, CPA

Natalie Heitzeberg, CPA

Natalie has over 14 years of experience in providing services to high net worth individuals and their related trusts, private foundations, and related entities. She received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Outside of work, Natalie enjoys trying out new recipes and traveling. She is fully bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English.



Allison Kollack, CPA

Allison Kollack, CPA

Allison has been serving clients since 1999. She specializes in tax compliance, consulting, and planning for high net worth individuals, trusts, and estates. As a trusted advisor for many family groups, she provides consulting on small business issues, family gifting, charitable giving, and tax and estate planning strategies. She has extensive experience serving individuals with complex alternative investments and multiple flow-through entities. She received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University with an Academic Honor. Allison serves as treasurer of the Washington Women in Tax and sits on the Planned Giving Advisory Council at Overlake Hospital. In her free time, Allison enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. Allison also enjoys adventure and traveling the world.



Colleen Loughran, CPA

Colleen Loughran, CPA

Colleen Loughran has worked in public accounting for over twenty years, the majority of that with King & Oliason. She provides tax consulting and compliance services to a diverse client base, with an emphasis in services to individuals and private foundations. Colleen has a Master in Taxation and a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Washington.



Carrie Oxnevad, CPA

Carrie Oxnevad, CPA

Carrie has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. She worked for a national accounting firm and in private industry before joining King & Oliason in 2000. She is a board member of the Richmond Little League and is an active volunteer for the Shoreline School District.



Donita Pittis, CPA

Donita Pittis, CPA

Donita Pittis has worked with both national and regional CPA firms. She joined King & Oliason in 1993. In addition to providing tax services to our individual clients, she works with closely held businesses, partnerships, trusts, and estates. Donita has a B.A. in Accounting, with a minor in Business, from Western Washington University.



Tax Managers

Chengying Deng, CPA

Chengying Deng, CPA

Chengying, who is from Mainland China, worked for a national public accounting firm for five years prior to joining King & Oliason. Her focus was both federal and international filings for corporations, partnerships and individuals. She received both her undergraduate and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Washington. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Washington. Her interests include running and spending time with her son, family and friends.



Megumi Emhoff

Megumi Emhoff

Megumi received her B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting from Seattle University. Prior to joining King & Oliason, she worked at a national public accounting firm and in the tax departments of both high tech and finance companies. Her interests include spending time with her family, traveling, and exploring new foods.



Mark Gegax

Mark Gegax

Mark joined King & Oliason in November 2020, with 10 years' experience servicing the tax needs of high-net-worth individuals, trusts, estates, and closely-held businesses. He earned his accounting degree and a Master's in Taxation at the University of Washington. Outside of work, Mark enjoys playing golf and watching the Seattle sports teams, especially the Washington Huskies.



Hillary Higgins, CPA

Hillary Higgins, CPA

Hillary joined King & Oliason in January 2019. She has over 10 years of experience in public accounting with extensive experience serving high net worth individuals, estates, and trusts. Hillary has a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington. Outside of work, Hillary enjoys running and has completed four full marathons.



Kyle Qie, CPA

Kyle Qie, CPA

Kyle is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master in Accounting. Prior to joining King & Oliason, Kyle worked for a national public accounting firm, where he provided comprehensive income taxation; gift and estate taxation; wealth transfer planning; and charitable planning services to high net worth individuals and their family members. During his free time, Kyle likes to travel, hike, fly drones, and play with his dog, Abbey.



Anna Tanchilevsky, CPA

Anna Tanchilevsky, CPA

Anna joined King & Oliason in 2015. She worked in the public accounting industry for almost five years before joining our firm. Anna is a licensed CPA and holds a B.A. in Psychology. Her interests include spending time outdoors in all seasons, cooking, travel and photography.



Tani Vo, CPA

Tani Vo, CPA

Tani joined King & Oliason in August 2018. She has over 10 years of public accounting experience serving public charities, private foundations, and individual clients. Tani received her B.A. in Accounting from Loyola University New Orleans and her M.S. in Taxation from the University of New Orleans. Tani enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling, both to explore new places and to visit family and friends.



Tammy Woodmansee, CPA

Tammy Woodmansee, CPA

Tammy graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a B.A. in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting. Her more than thirty years in accounting has included audit work for a national accounting firm, work as a controller for an international finance firm, and manager of a regional tulip company. In addition to enjoying cycling, walking and golf, Tammy is an accomplished sailor and has cruised from Seattle to Ecuador.



Tax Professionals

Joe Beauregard, CPA

Joe Beauregard, CPA

Joe has a B.S.F.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago. He has extensive experience in public and private tax accounting, including working in Europe for a national firm, as well as with a national investment management company. His interests include gardening, traveling, cooking and reading.



Matthew Bordonaro

Matthew Bordonaro

Matthew graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting. While he was still a student, he interned at King & Oliason. Upon graduating, Matthew joined King & Oliason as a full-time Tax Associate. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys reading, gaming, and spending time with family in Japan.



Tom Fox

Tom Fox

Tom joined King & Oliason in July of 2018. He decided to pursue tax accounting after retiring from the U.S. Air Force and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Seattle Pacific University. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, hiking, and traveling with family and friends.



Lindsey Gaan

Lindsey Gaan

Lindsey joined King & Oliason in 2020. She received her B.S. from Santa Clara University. Before joining K&O, she worked in public accounting, specializing in high net worth individuals, closely held family businesses, and trust and estate planning. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with her dog.



Cedar Gehm, CPA

Cedar Gehm, CPA

Cedar has worked in public accounting for more than three years. Prior to becoming a CPA, Cedar was a full-charge bookkeeper. She has a B.S. in Science-Nutrition from Bastyr University and was a chef at local Seattle restaurants before changing careers. When not at work, Cedar enjoys time with her teenager, staying healthy through food and exercise, traveling and volunteering in the community.



Laura Griffin, CPA

Laura Griffin, CPA

Laura has a B.B.A. in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy in Taxation from the University of Georgia. She worked at a Southeastern regional accounting firm for two years before relocating from Atlanta, GA. Laura enjoys creative writing and exploring the outdoors.



Roby Jung, CPA

Roby Jung, CPA

Roby received his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Idaho in 2015. He worked in the public accounting industry for five years before joining King & Oliason in 2020. Roby has experience with business, fiduciary, and exempt organizations, and individual taxation; as well as with clients in the governmental, non-profit and for profit auditing areas. Outside of work, Roby enjoys playing sports, traveling, being active, and spending time with friends and family.



Keith Kim

Keith Kim

Keith joined King & Oliason in August 2020. Before joining K&O, he worked in public accounting for more than 10 years in various CPA firms, serving businesses and high net worth individuals.

Keith has a B.A. in economics from the University of Toronto in Canada. Outside of work, Keith enjoys reading, music, and practices martial art (Taekwondo) with his family.  



Matt King, CPA

Matt King, CPA

Matt joined King & Oliason in 2020. He has a Master in Taxation from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Accounting from Ashford University. Matt has worked in the field of public accounting for over seven years. Outside of work, he enjoys baseball, cooking, hiking, traveling, and photography.



Brett Norville, CPA

Brett Norville, CPA

Brett has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Management and Accounting as well as a minor in French from Washington State University. His career has spanned both public accounting and work at the IRS. When not preparing taxes, Brett finds his Zen skiing or backpacking in the Cascade Mountains, cycling, playing tennis or going to local concerts.



Katherine Wentz

Katherine Wentz

Katherine received a B.A. in Communications, with a minor in French, from Western Washington University and a M.B.A., with an emphasis in Accounting, at Seattle University. She worked part time at King & Oliason before joining the firm full time in 2013. She enjoys spending time outdoors during all seasons, experimenting in the kitchen, and checking out the local music scene.



Flor Wright

Flor Wright

Flor graduated from Brigham Young University in June 2018 with a Masters in Tax, Accounting. Before joining K&O in September of 2019, Flor worked for a national public accounting firm. Her tax experience ranges from working with venture capital clients to working with high net worth individuals, family groups, and their enterprises. In her free time, Flor enjoys music, dancing, and traveling.



Eva Yi, EA

Eva Yi, EA

Eva joined King & Oliason in 2020. She received her B.S. in 2018 from Central Washington University. Eva is experienced in tax preparation for closely held family businesses, not-for-profit entities, as well as high net worth individuals. Outside of work, Eva enjoys good food, travel, and activities in the great outdoors.



Administrative Staff

Courtney Bennett McDuffee

Courtney Bennett McDuffee

Courtney joined King & Oliason in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include tax return processing, office organization and firm communications. Her background includes various administrative and creative roles in several Seattle theatre venues. She has a B.A. in Theatre from State University of New York at Oswego. In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, writing, creating and attending theatre, and tinkering on various instruments. When she can, she enjoys going camping and horseback riding.



Carolyn Burkland, CPA, Firm Administrator

Carolyn Burkland, CPA, Firm Administrator

Carolyn joined King & Oliason in 2006. She has a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Washington. Carolyn has 25 years experience in accounting, including audit work for a national public accounting firm and financial reporting management for a national Seattle-based retailer. She has served as president of the Ryther Child Center League and Coe Elementary School PTA.



Christina Chehade

Christina Chehade

Christina joined King & Oliason in 2018 as the Human Resources Manager. Christina has a B.A. from the University of Washington. She has extensive experience in Human Resources, having worked in a variety of different industries. In her free time, Christina spends time with her family and is both a yoga teacher and student.



Tracy Colman

Tracy Colman

Tracy joined King & Oliason in 2015 as Executive Assistant to our partners. She is also involved in billing, marketing, recruiting, website maintenance and human resources. She has extensive experience as an administrative professional in the fields of private investments, banking, and manufacturing. She enjoys time with her family and volunteering in the community.



Sarah Gangar

Sarah Gangar

Sarah joined King & Oliason in 2008, and then again in 2020. She has over 15 years of experience, first as a CPA in individual, corporate, and non-profit taxation, and then in continuous improvement as a process manager, business analyst, and consultant. Sarah is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has a Masters in Public Accounting Taxation from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys organizing, teaching Sunday School, and ballroom dancing.



Whitney Glendenning

Whitney Glendenning

Whitney has been a part of the King & Oliason team since 2010 and wears many hats as the Bookkeeper/Financial Reporting Associate. She provides bookkeeping services for clients and the firm; serves as the e-filing coordinator; heads up our billing department; and prepares simple tax returns. Whitney has a B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University. Outside of work, she enjoys running, relaxing at her family's cabin and spending time with family and friends.



Meredith Kegley

Meredith Kegley

Meredith received a B.A. in Integrated Studies from Seattle Pacific University before joining King & Oliason as an Administrative Assistant in 2020. Meredith has administrative experience in a variety of fields and supports the K&O team with tax return processing and communications. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, reading, and adventuring in the Pacific Northwest.



Stephanie Laurie

Stephanie Laurie

Stephanie joined King & Oliason in 2020 as an Accounting Specialist. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping, tax return processing, and office organization. Her professional background includes tax accounting, campus recruiting, and working front desk agent roles in hospitality. She has a B.A. in Accounting, with a minor in Philosophy, from Whitworth University in Spokane. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys photography, freelance modeling, and watercolor painting. When she can, she enjoys going car-camping, backpacking, and visiting her parents in her hometown of Sequim, WA.



Munirah McGovern

Munirah McGovern

Munirah joined King & Oliason in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant, which includes work related to firm-wide communications, tax return processing and facilities upkeep. She has a B.A. in History from Kalamazoo College, Michigan. In Munirah's free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.



Maria Tomchick

Maria Tomchick

Maria is the resident expert on computer software and hardware issues. Maria oversees our e-filing process and manages billing, collections and the preparation of financial reports for the firm. She has worked for King & Oliason for over twenty years. Maria has a B.A. from the University of Washington. In her spare time, she practices and teaches kung fu, tai chi, and qi gong and is an avid reader.



Sarah Whiteley

Sarah Whiteley

Sarah joined King & Oliason in 2018 as Senior Administrative Assistant. She has over 15 years of experience in administrative support, including several years in the accounting sector supporting tax professionals. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys backpacking, travel, and writing.



King & Oliason is licensed by the Washington State Board of Accountancy and all CPA staff are members of the WSCPA.