Our People

Kathleen Bernards, CPA

Founder, President and Managing Partner of the firm. Kathy holds a Linfield College degree. She has been a CPA since 1974 with experience in all areas of the practice.  Under her leadership, the professional staff lives out the firm’s commitment to community service.

Kyle Renalds, CPA

Kyle joined the firm in 2012 to expand the firm, by bringing forensic experience, compliance and additional expertise to the assurance practice.  He serves as Vice President and the Assurance Services Manager.

Elizabeth A. Penrose, CPA

Elizabeth, the firm’s Tax Manager, joined the firm in 1988 and is grateful to have spent her entire career in public accounting with B & A and in service to McMinnville and surrounding community.

Stephanie Wilder, Staff Accountant

Stephanie attended Linfield College and graduated from Southern Oregon University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. She serves as a Staff Accountant in tax and accounting services.

Karen Bryan, Bookkeeper & Payroll Clerk

Karen joined the firm in 2005 as the Bookkeeping & Payroll/Administrative Assistant with over 25 years of experience

Sandra Cutler, Office Manager

Sandy joined the firm in 2005 as the Office Administrator. Prior to joining Bernards & Associates Sandy served as an Office Manager/Bookkeeper at a promotional products company, and before that spent over 15 years in the banking industry.

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