Jeff Baker & Associates has served individuals and businesses in Pierce County since 1981. Our office is a full service tax and accounting firm. We cater to a wide variety of clients ranging from individuals to larger businesses and estates.
We specialize in the following:
- Tax planning and preparation
- Financial and estate planning
- Accounting and financial statements
- Business problem solving
You can also benefit from our experience in other areas, too!
Our Professional Staff Bios
Rick Peterson, CPA
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.
Jeff Baker, CPA
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.
Nicole Fisher, M.S., CPA
Nicole Fisher has been with Jeff Baker & Associates since 2008 with 8 years of 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. Nicole has experience in Individual, S and C Corporation, Partnership/LLC, Federal and State income tax issues and tax preparation.
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
Chris Nash, MAcc
Chris is a staff accountant with Jeff Baker & Associates. He has successfully completed the exam work necessary for the CPA designation, and expects to be fully certified in the fall of 2017. 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.
Melissa has been with Jeff Baker and Associates, PS since 2015. She has over ten years of work experience, with a focus on individuals and small businesses.
Melissa graduated from California State University Los Angeles in 2004 with a Bachelor Degree of Science, with a major in business administration, and emphasis in accounting.
Nikki is a staff accountant with Jeff Baker & Associates. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University where she completed her Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Nikki is currently completing her Masters of Science. She is also an active member of the community participating in the Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Finance Honor Society. Nikki strives to approach each day with a positive attitude and the desire to learn something new.
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.