Team

Everit A. Sliter

Everit retired from his full time practice in 2016 after a distinguished 56 year career in public accounting.  Henry Jordahl hired Everit in 1960 as a tax season intern and he never left the firm.  He became a partner in 1965, forming Jordahl & Sliter CPAs.  Everit's career is highlighted by the relationships he created with his valued clients.

Everit, a Rotarian of 44 years truly lives the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self".  Everit has donated his services to various nonprofit organizations over the years and continues to provide pro-bono consulting and tax preparation services.  He serves as the Treasurer of the Conrad Mansion Museum Board of Directors, an organization he helped found.  Everit served on the Kalispell City Council, with 2 years as president.  He's a past chairman of the State Board of Accountancy and was president of the Montana Society of CPAs.  Everit spent 20 years as president of the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and was instrumental in the fundraising and construction of the current theater.  Other organizations that Everit has served include the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation and the University of Montana Foundation.

In 1973 Everit joined the board of the First Federal Savings & Loan.  That institution went public in 1984 and later became Glacier Bancorp.  Everit served on the board until 2016, when he retired as Chairman.  Everit continues to serve as Chairman of the Glacier Bank of Kalispell Advisory Board.

Our firm is built on the principles Everit exhibited every day of his extraordinary career. 

 

David H 2013

David C. Hergesheimer, CPA
Managing Partner

Education

Graduate of the University of Montana - 1985

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 1987 - present   
Ernst & Whinney 1985 - 1987

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Accounting and auditing
Construction contractors
Individual, corporate, and partnership taxation
Small business consulting

 

David Schultz

David J. Schultz, CPA, PFS
Partner 

Education

Graduate of Eastern Montana College - 1986

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 1990- present
KPMG Peat Marwick 1987 - 1990
Internal Revenue Service 1986 - 1987

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the AICPA

Areas of Concentration

Individual, corporate, partnership, and trust taxation
Estate and gift tax planning and preparation
Financial institution taxation
Business succession planning
Consultation regarding mergers and acquisitions

 

Justin Sliter

Justin P. Sliter, CPA
Partner

Education

Graduate of the University of Montana - 1997
Masters of Accounting, University of Montana - 1998

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 1999 - present
Sliters - Board of Directors 1999 - present
KPMG Peat Marwick 1998-1999

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Individual, corporate, partnership, and trust taxation
Non-profit taxation and governance

Community Service  - Current

Flathead Valley Community College Foundation - Chairman 2011 - Present
Kidsports - Treasurer 2002 - Present
Canvas Church - Board of Deacons Jan 2013 - Present
Kalispell Police - Advisory Council 2013 - Present

Community Service - Past

United Way - Chairman / Treasurer
Hockaday Museum of Art - Treasurer
University of Montana Grizzly Scholarship Association - Board of Directors
Montana Society of CPAs - Board of Directors
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks - Community Advisory Committee
City of Kalispell - Loan Review Committee
City of Kalispell - Impact Fee Advisory Committee

 

Bryson Pelc

Bryson A. Pelc, CPA
Partner

Education

Bachelor of Arts – Carroll College
Master of Business Administration - University of Montana

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2015 - present   
Galusha Higgins & Galusha/Wipfli, LLP 2007-2015

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Accounting and auditing
Construction contractors
Individual, corporate, and partnership taxation
Estate and gift tax planning and preparation
Small business consulting

 

Todd Tonjum

Todd M. Tonjum, CPA
Director

Education

Graduate of Montana State University - 1997

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2000 - present
Symonds, Evans & Larson 1997 - 2000

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Montana Society of Certified Public Accounts

Areas of Concentration

Financial accounting services
Individual, corporate and partnership taxation
Small business consulting
Employee benefit plan audit

  

Ian Todd

Ian D. Todd, MBA, CPA, MAFF

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Arizona State University
Master of Business Administration - Arizona State University
Master of Tax - Arizona State University

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2008 - present
McGladrey 2004 - 2006
Deloitte & Touche 1989 - 2004

Professional Licenses & Designations

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) 

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts 

Areas of Concentration

Partnership taxation
Sec. 1031 exchanges
Real estate development
Taxation of foreign investments in US assets.

 

Dan Chisholm

Dan T. Chisholm, CPA

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, University of Notre Dame
Masters in Professional Accounting in Tax, University of Texas at Austin

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2010 - present
BeachFleischman 2002-2005, 2007-2010
Galusha Higgins & Galusha 1994-2002
Coopers & Lybrand 1992-1994

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant – Montana 
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Individual, corporate, and partnership taxation
Non-profit taxation and governance
Real estate development, operation, and disposition

 

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Ed Ostiguy, CPA

In 2011 he and his wife came to Montana for a hiking vacation to Glacier National Park and fell in love with the area and took the big step of relocating from Florida to Kalispell where he was fortunate enough to join Jordahl & Sliter.

Education

Graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1980.

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2011 - present
Jimmy C. Fischer & Company in Tampa, Florida  1980 - 2011 

Professional Membership

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant licensed in Montana and Florida
Flathead Chapter of Certified Public Accountants
Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Accounting and auditing
Individual, corporate and partnership taxation

 

Lisa Haataja

Lisa Haataja, CPA

Education

Graduate of the University of Minnesota (Finance)
Masters in Business Taxation, University of Minnesota 

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2015- present
Grant Thornton  2012-2015
Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch  2005-2011

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Minnesota
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Individual, corporate and partnership taxation
Small business consulting
Financial accounting services

 

Renee Liechti, CPA

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business with Accounting Option, Montana State University
Masters of Professional Accountancy, Montana State University

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2017-present
Eide Bailly LLP 2014-2017

Professional Membership

Certified Public Accountant - Montana
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Areas of Concentration

Individual, corporate and partnership taxation
Small business consulting
Financial accounting services

 

 

Brad Corntassel

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting, University of Montana - 2016 Masters of Accountancy, University of Montana - 2017

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter 2017-present

Areas of Concentration

Accounting and auditing



 

Deonne Bennett

Deonne Bennett
Bookkeeper / Payroll Administrator

Certifications

Certified ProAdvisor - QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online

Experience

Deonne joined Jordahl & Sliter in February 2011. She has over 30 years’ experience in various financial and management positions, including accounting for not-for-profits, payroll and audits.

Deonne loves spending time with her two grown children and three grandchildren. She enjoys hiking and taking in the beautiful Flathead Valley.

 

Siobhan Strangward

Siobhan Symington

Bookkeeper / Payroll Administrator

Experience

Siobhan joined Jordahl & Sliter in April 2016. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology degree in 2009 from Flathead Valley Community College, followed by earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from MSU Billings in 2012. With these skills she supports the payroll and bookkeeping department.

Siobhan and her husband like spending time outdoors with their two dogs and enjoy taking full advantage of all four seasons here in the beautiful Flathead Valley. 



 

Miranda Harrah

Bookeeper/ Payroll Administrator

Experience

Miranda joined Jordahl & Sliter in July 2016. She graduated from Carroll College with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics and Management in 2003. She has over 12 years of expirience in bookkeeping and payroll. In her free time she loves spending time hiking with her family as well as photographing Glacier Park.  



 

Alyssa Dexter

Alyssa Dexter

Bookkeeper / Payroll Administrator

Experience

*Quickbooks Online Advanced Certified 

Alyssa has returned to Jordahl & Sliter as of August 2016 having originally joined the firm in 2008. She took some time off to be home with her children but is glad to be back. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting from the University of Montana in 2006. She has many years of experience in payroll administration and bookkeeping.



 

Jaclyn Kuchera

Jaclyn Kuchera
Administrative Assistant

Jaclyn joined Jordahl & Sliter in January 2016. She has 16 years’ experience in the banking industry, focusing on customer service and employee training.

Jaclyn and her husband Will enjoy spending time with their Dog Cora and enjoying the beautiful Flathead Valley.



 

Micah Hergesheimer

Micah Hergesheimer
Administrative Assistant

Micah joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2017. She came from a backround in banking and customer service. In her free time she enjoys being on the lake fishing or just being outdoors. She also enjoys snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter.

Laird Reed, MCP

IT Manager

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Northern Colorado

Employment

Jordahl & Sliter, PLLC 1997-Present
Computer Techniques, Inc (Inacom of Great Falls) 1983-1997

Professional Memberships

Microsoft Certified Professional

Areas of Concentration

Installation and support of computer network systems and related software.
Systems analysis and recommendation featuring all Microsoft operating systems.

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