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.

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.

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.

Michael Sullivan, Staff Accountant


Michael joined the firm full-time in 2019 after 3 years of interning. Michael is part of the 2018 Linfield graduating class where he majored in Accounting and we are excited to have him as part of the team for tax and financial statement assurance services with a background in small business agriculture.

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