King & Oliason’s experienced team of accountants are 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
Karol King, CPAEmail
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.
Barb Dowd, CPAEmail
Barb joined King & Oliason more than twenty years ago, after four years with a national accounting firm. She provides tax consulting and compliance services to a broad range of clients with an emphasis on high net worth individuals, estates, trusts, and private foundations. She has a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Washington.
Colleen Loughran, CPAEmail
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.
Donita Pittis, CPAEmail
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.
Joe Beauregard, CPAEmail
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.
Chloe received a B.A. in Business Administration and minor in Chinese language from Pacific Lutheran University. Upon completion of an internship with King & Oliason, Chloe was hired as a full time Tax Associate in 2016. Her prior experience includes bookkeeping work. She is currently studying for the CPA exam and plans to pursue a Master in Taxation. She enjoys swimming, drawing and reading in her free time.
Chengying Deng, CPAEmail
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.
Sue Forhan, CPAEmail
Sue graduated from the University of Washington where she obtained a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting. Sue has over ten years with a national public accounting firm and several years experience with local firms. She recently returned to the Seattle area and joined the King & Oliason team.
Cedar Gehm, CPAEmail
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.
Jo-Ellen has worked seasonally for more than ten years for King & Oliason. Originally from the east coast, she has a B.A. from Colby College and a M.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. During the non-tax season, she has a Marketing Consulting practice that specializes in research and communications. She is an avid skier and golfer, as well as an active volunteer in community activities.
Anna Tanchilevsky, CPAEmail
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.
Tracy joined King & Oliason in 2015 as Executive Assistant to our partners. She is also involved in 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.
Grace joined King & Oliason in 2015 as the upstairs Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities include processing tax returns, handling all office communications and overall office organization. Grace graduated from The Master's College in Santa Clarita, CA, specializing in Music Composition and Theory. In her spare time, she practices piano and composes music, studies Japanese and volunteers with the Seattle Symphony.
King & Oliason is licensed by the Washington State Board of Accountancy and all CPA staff are members of the WSCPA.