Principals

 

Rick Peterson, CPA

Rick Peterson, CPA

President

Rick Peterson is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. He has thirty five years of experience in the profession and has extensive experience in taxation, accounting, and other CPA related advisory services. Ricks hold a Certificate of Educational Achievement in personal financial planning and Partnership Taxation. Rick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: rickpeterson@jeffbakerassociates.com

 Jeff Baker, CPA

Jeff Baker, CPA

President

Jeff Baker is licensed by the state of Washington, as a Certified Public Account. Jeff is a graduate of both the University of Washington and Seattle University’s undergraduate schools of Business. Jeff has taken graduate courses in taxation at Golden Gate University.

He also holds certificates of educational achievements in personal financial planning and partnership taxation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeff is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

He has over 40 years working in the profession and over 36 years as the senior shareholder of Jeff Baker and Associates, P.S., Certified Public Accountants.

Email: jeffbaker@jeffbakerassociates.com

Nicole Fisher, CPA, MS

Nicole Fisher, CPA, MS

Vice President

How much better is your life when you love what you do?

We get to partner with business owners to help them achieve their personal and corporate goals. This involves becoming intimately familiar with their businesses and unique challenges and opportunities.

Nicole has been fortunate through her career to have had a variety of business experiences. This provides her with a unique perspective resulting in more empathetic conversations, and more practical solutions for clients.

Nothing from a professional standpoint makes Nicole happier than serving clients and helping them achieve their goals. Another passion of Nicole’s is personal development and helping with the professional growth of industry peers.

Nicole Fisher has been with Jeff Baker & Associates since 2008 with extensive experience in the Tax and Accounting Field. Nicole received her undergraduate education from University of Washington and her Masters in Taxation Degree from William Howard Taft University. Nicole is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Washington State.

In addition, Nicole is an active member of the community and participates in associations such as the Women’s Conference of Realtors and Automotive Service Association. She served as a past Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce and is currently President of a Business Networking International Chapter in Tacoma. Nicole also participates in other business organizations with an emphasis in the Pierce County community

Nicole has experience in Individual, S and C Corporation, Partnership/LLC, Federal and State income tax issues, tax preparation, attestation, financial statement preparation, consulting, and professional services.

 

Professional Staff

 

Chris Nash, CPA, MAcc

Chris Nash, CPA, MAcc

Tax Supervisor

Chris is a Tax Supervisor with Jeff Baker & Associates. Chris is a graduate of Idaho State University where he completed both the Bachelors of Business Administration and the Masters of Accountancy.

While at Idaho State Chris was an active member of the community participating in the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity as well as the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Finance Honor Society. He enjoyed holding leadership positions in several organizations including VP of Fundraising, Beta Alpha Psi and President of the French Club.

Nikki Victorine, MSF

Nikki Victorine, MSF

Senior Staff Accountant

Nikki is a Senior Staff Accountant with Jeff Baker & Associates. She is a graduate of the Pacific Lutheran University, where she completed her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance, and is currently pursuing her CPA License.

Nikki is a member of the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Finance Honor Society and she strives to approach each day with a positive attitude and the desire to learn something new.

Jonathan Kim

Jonathan Kim

Senior Accountant

Jonathan Kim is a senior accountant with Jeff Baker & Associates with an extensive background in the tax field. He has graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelors in Accounting and always had a special interest in tax. He is currently sitting for the Enrolled Agent exams.

Jonathan has experience in Individual, S-Corporation, C-Corporation, and Partnership returns. He also has experience advising individuals and businesses with diverse backgrounds and business activities to provide tailored information to meet their specific goals and needs.

After spending over 17 years in Nevada, Jonathan chose Washington to start a new chapter and to continue helping individuals and businesses thrive and grow to its fullest potential.

Call any member of our experienced staff at 253-531-7114 today. We are happy to answer your preliminary questions over the phone or schedule an appointment for you to sit down with one of our accountants. 

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