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City, State
Gresham, OR
Term start
9/26/2020
Term end
9/25/2023
Term Description
2nd term
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Email
Subcommittee
TBD
Bio
Mamie is a native Oregonian and has lived in Gresham her whole life.  She developed a passion for taxes in the mid-1990s after getting married and assisting her husband with keeping the books for his contracting business.  Mamie started preparing taxes with a small family business in Sandy.  She then went to work for a large franchise tax business and is still there today.

 

Mamie has been a Licensed Tax Consultant in Oregon since 2001 and she is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS.  Mamie is also very active as a tax-course instructor and a training director for more than 100 employees.  Mamie is a proud member of the Oregon Society of Tax Consultants and Oregon Association of Tax Consultants. ​

City, State
Hillsboro, OR
Term start
10/1/2020
Term end
9/30/2023
Term Description
1st term
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Subcommittee
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​I began my accounting career in 1997, working as a staff accountant at a CPA firm in southern California. Although I appreciated the public accounting work, I found I was more interested in tax accounting, and was promoted to the position of tax manager at that firm. 

I moved to Oregon to start a family, and worked part-time as an accountant on and off at various companies, but really wanted to get back to taxes. In 2011, I was able to realize that dream by buying the franchise I was working for, a Liberty Tax Service. In 2019, a few employees from that company decided to separate and become a new corporation, which I now lead in McMinnville, Oregon. 

Throughout my tax career here in Oregon, I have had the privilege of working with the staff and volunteers of the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners. I am proud to be a Tax Consultant in this state, where we maintain the highest standards for our tax professionals, and I would be honored to serve with the esteemed men and women in that capacity. ​


City, State
Medford, OR
Term start
6/10/2022
Term end
6/9/2025
Term Description
1st Term
Email
Email
Subcommittee
TBD
Bio

Corina Drake-Minior is an Oregon born resident. A graduate of South Medford High School, she excelled in her studies, math and science being her favorites. She participated in sports such as powderpuff football, basketball, and track. She was also a member of multiple band ensembles, which included marching, concert, jazz, and orchestra. Spending most of her life in Oregon, Corina enjoys finding the best way to spend her free time away from work with friends and family. She loves to socialize and network both in her personal and professional life.  She has always been an avid book reader and being outdoors. From playing in the backyard to traveling to the Pacific Coast, she enjoys all that the four seasons Southern Oregon has to offer. Corina has four adult children and two grandsons that she spends as much time as possible with, building lifetime memories. 

She worked with Lifetouch Portrait Studios for many years putting forth the best photographic experience possible for her customers. She used her skills in teamwork, communications, culture of learning, and passion for the job to help people feel confident and put their best foot forward. For the last 11 years, she currently continues those skills with Liberty Tax Service in Medford and honestly loves her work. She welcomes difficult preparations with grace and enjoys the challenges that tax season provides. She manages a highly educated, enthusiastic, and fun group of tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service Medford Center which has performed in the top 1% for offices in the company for many concurrent years. 

In addition to her already busy schedule, she is excited for the opportunity to serve as the Treasurer for David's Chair Outdoor Mobility Services. Corina has volunteered with the organization since 2018 where she has been lucky to watch the organization continue to grow as it serves the local area and beyond. 

Corina believes in continually putting forth friendliness, compassion, kindness, and peace in the chaos of our world. Things will only get better if we choose to make them that way.​



City, State
Eugene, OR
Term start
9/26/2019
Term end
9/25/2022
Term Description
2nd term
Email
Email
Subcommittee
TBD
Bio
Stephanie Gardiepy is a native Oregonian.  She grew up in Jasper, Oregon on a small produce farm and moved to Springfield when she was 15 years old.  Stephanie married Ryan Gardiepy in 1990 and they have two beautiful daughters, Kelsay and Kallie.

 

When Ryan and I married we could only afford for one of us to finish college. Ryan completed his Bachelor of Science in Public Administration in 1997 at the University of Oregon and I took a different route and pssed the Oregon Tax Consultant exam in January 2000.​

City, State
Brownsville, OR
Term start
6/10/2022
Term end
6/9/2025
Term Description
1st term
Email
Email
Subcommittee
TBD
Bio

Jay first visited Oregon with his family in 1972 with the plan to visit the coast.  The first major event of the trip was a wrong exit and finding ourselves in downtown Portland.  Being from a small community in Idaho he declared, “If we ever get out of here alive we will never come back."  However, after visiting the coast that resolve changed and twenty years and three states later we became residence of Oregon.

 

Jay received his degree in accounting and business administration from Kinman Business University.  He became a Licensed Tax Preparer in 2011 and began his tax preparation career with Liberty Tax Service in Lebanon.  Two years later he became a Licensed Tax Consultant and with his wife began their own tax preparation business.  They soon realized that more was needed so Jay became an Enrolled Agent in 2016 and a Certified Acceptance Agent in 2018 with the IRS.

 

Jay is a member of The Oregon Society of Tax Consultants and The Oregon Association of Tax Consultants.  He is president of the Mid-Willamette Valley of The Oregon Association of Tax Consultants.​



City, State
Happy Valley, OR
Term start
6/10/2022
Term end
6/9/2025
Term Description
1st term
Email
Email
Subcommittee
TBD
Bio


Catherine became an Oregon Tax Preparer in 1988 and an Oregon Tax Consultant in 1994.  She began her tax career working for H&R Block as a Tax Preparer.  Catherine has taught both the preparers and consultants' course for many years.  She continues to teach continuing education classes throughout Oregon.  For over 10 years she has participated in the Oregon State Writing Committee, reviewing both preparers and consultants' exams. 

 

In the late 1990's, Catherine started her own tax preparation and bookkeeping practice in Happy Valley, Oregon.  Yearly, Catherine and her employees process hundreds of federal and state tax returns for clients all over the United States. 

 

Catherine is also an instructor for the Small Business Development Center at Clackamas Community College.  She teaches and assists small business owners, from startup to finish, in business management, small business recordkeeping, and QuickBooks. 

 

During her spare time, Catherine owns and operates two other small business that lets her use her creative side; Catherine's Creative Cakes and Catherine's Kitchen Crafts. 

 

Catherine has been graced with 5 children, 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 cats, and one loving husband. ​


City, State
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We are currently seeking a member of the public to serve on the Board. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Howard Moyes, the Board's executive director, at 503-378-4034 or howard.moyes@oregon.gov.