|Janis Salisbury, LTC, EA, Chair - Gladstone, Oregon|
|Terms in Office: 07/01/08 - 06/30/11 & 07/01/11 - 06/30/14 |
Subcommittees: Administration (Chair) and Examination & Education
After graduating from Washington State University, Jan taught in public schools for ten years. A change in career took her to the IRS for six years. Opportunities arose allowing her to follow another passion and to open a business. She became licensed as both a Licensed Tax Consultant and an Enrolled Agent. Her firm has focused on tax preparation and bookkeeping in the Oregon City area. Within a short time she was back to teaching, using her educational training, providing CPE classes and, for several years, a Basic Income Tax Preparation class at Clackamas Community College. During this same time she co-authored and later singularly authored a textbook used by several schools throughout the state. You can still find her teaching, even though she recently sold her tax preparation business.
Jan's husband retired as a middle school history teacher and is now enjoying a second career as a National Park Ranger for Fort Vancouver. Her two sons and families live in the Portland metro area where she is able to thoroughly enjoy her four grandchildren.
During the years Jan has been involved, not only with professional groups, but also with numerous leadership and charitable organizations like Jayceettes, Oregon City Library Board, Oregon Trail Pageant, church committees, and the Board of Tax Practitioners.
Jan is looking forward to the opportunity of pulling all these experiences and skills together to best serve the tax practitioner profession.
|Jess Gutierrez, LTC, Vice-Chair - Portland, Oregon|
|Terms in Office: 10/01/07 - 03/31/08 & 04/01/08 - 03/31/11 & 04/01/11 - 03/31/14 |
Subcommittees: Administration and Complaint (Chair)
As a young accounting grad from San Jose State University, Jess Gutierrez knew he would not see the world from behind his desk at American Savings and Loan. After two years working towards completion of his CPA program, he decided to leave the world of accounting behind and attend the US Navy's prestigious Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS).
Upon graduation from AOCS, Jess was selected to attend the A-6 Intruder flight training program at Whidbey Island, WA before being assigned to VA-196, an aircraft carrier-based A-6 attack squadron attached to the USS Constellation. Jess logged over 300 aircraft carrier landings and 1200 tactical jet hours during his 8½ years as a Naval Aviator and Officer.
In 1992, Jess ended his Navy career and decided to put his accounting skills to use working with a tax franchise in Portland, Oregon. He received his LTC, and then in 1995 founded Pacific Northwest Tax Service, Inc. Today, Pacific Northwest Tax Service operates three year-round offices in the Portland Metro area and runs a licensed vocational tax school offering classroom and correspondence courses.
Jess spends his free time flying his Beechcraft Bonanza airplane. On the ground, he enjoys time with his family, as well as golf, camping, and travel.
|Alan Twombly, LTC, EA - Milwaukie, Oregon|
|Terms in Office: 12/01/06 - 11/30/09 & 12/01/09 - 12/30/12 |
Subcommittees: Exam & Education and Business Practices
Alan is a native Oregonian. He has been preparing taxes since 1998. He received his EA license in 1999 and is also a Certified Acceptance Agent with the IRS. Alan has a BA in Business Management from Portland State University. Alan works for H & R Block and directly oversees 13 offices with just over 100 tax professionals of which about 20 percent are LTCs.
Alan enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife, Cindy, and three young children.
|Dorothy Hudson, LTC, EA - Klamath Falls, Oregon|
|Terms in Office: 02/15/08 - 04/09/09 & 04/10/09 - 04/09/12 |
Subcommittees: Business Practices (Chair) and Complaint
Dorothy received her preparer's license in 1981 thinking it would be a good part time job while raising her family. It never quite worked out that way, she has been busy ever since! She received her LTC license two years later and in 1985 she was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as one of the "top twenty" on the enrolled agent exam. She has been operating an independent tax and accounting firm since 1991, and began teaching both basic and advanced classes in 1986. She is known around the state as an interesting and informative speaker.
Dorothy and her husband, Michael, were high school sweethearts. They have raised 4 children, and now have 7 grandchildren. She is actively involved with the youth group at her church and spends many weekends at dances and activities. Her hobbies have been "whatever her children were doing" and they now include "whatever her grandchildren are doing," spending many hours on bleachers at a ballgame, race track, or being towed on an inner tube behind a speed boat! She is looking forward to serving on the Tax Board and the knowledge that she will gain there.
|Toni Ellsworth, Public Member - Hillsboro, Oregon|
|Terms in Office: 04/01/07 - 06/30/09 & 07/01/09 - 06/30/12 |
Subcommittees: Business Practices and Complaint
Toni has been a problem solver since “forever.” Her talents have been largely devoted to small businesses and the unlimited accounting and taxation miseries that burden owners. Toni has been instrumental in numerous start-up enterprises, creating new accounting systems, improving overall business management, systems integration, and financial controls.
Toni graduated from Marylhurst College (now University) in December, 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management. She continues an eclectic education through professional development seminars.
In Oregon, Toni has served on the Citizens Advisory Board for Washington County Cooperative Library Services (1986-89) and Washington County Housing Authority (1989-1993). Since 2003, she has been on the Certification Committee for Astra Women's Business Alliance and the Pacific Northwest Affiliate of Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization. This agency administers the research and analysis required to certify women-owned businesses. The WBENC certification is an important marketing tool for expanding women-owned company's visibility among decision makers in corporate supply chain diversity and procurement.
Toni enjoys classical music, knitting and quilting. She lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with her husband David and two golden retrievers.
|Nutan Arora, LTC, EA - Beaverton, Oregon|
Terms in Office: 04/01/13 - 02/28/16
Nutan Arora has been a resident of Beaverton, Oregon for 13 years. Working as a tax practitioner for sixteen years, she has managed a tax office, taught basic and advanced tax classes, and participated on the Item Writing Committee for the State of Oregon. She is a Licensed Tax Consultant, Enrolled Agent for the IRS, and a member of the Advisory Council for H&R Block.
Nutan has been married for 31 years and has two sons, a medical doctor and a teacher for ‘Teach for America,’ who was very active in student government and was on the selection committee for the new president of the University of Oregon.
Nutan is on the Board of Kalakendra, a non-profit organization that coordinates Indian classical music and dance concerts in Portland. She is also an active volunteer for Elders in Action and Financial Beginnings.
Nutan is an avid traveler, and over the course of her marriage has visited many countries with her husband. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.
|Joe Lovato, LTC, EA - Scio, Oregon|
|Terms in Office: 06/01/12 - 02/28/13 |
Subcommittees: Business Practices
Joe Lovato became a Licensed Tax Preparer in 2002, a Licensed Tax Consultant in 2006, and an Enrolled Agent in 2008. He originally thought this would be a nice way to meet people and fill up some of his free time since he had just left full time employment as a Deputy Sheriff.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, and his Masters of Arts Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.
Joe retired from the U.S. Army in 1992 and is primarily a stay-at-home-dad for their nine year old son. The family is very active in scouting, and Joe is also a line officer in their local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter. Joe has two grown daughters who live in the Springfield-Eugene area with their families.
Originally from Colorado, Joe, his wife and son now call Scio, Oregon home.