Lance Brant, CPA, started the firm in 2004 with no clients, but a strong desire to change the perception of CPAs. He wanted to work hand-in-hand with individuals, families and business owners to facilitate their taxes, sure, but more importantly to guide them to a healthy and prosperous financial life.
Working with us isn’t like walking into a pop-up tax preparer. We aren’t about the 1040EZ, but about easing your business into financial success. We partner with you to identify your unique tax DNA, strategizing high-impact business and tax decisions to cleverly craft a solid foundation for your future.
Meet the Team
Never seen a bio for your tax professional before? Well, since we get to know quite a bit about you, we figure you should know a bit about us, too.
After graduating from Oregon State University in 1991, Lance went to work for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC at age 21 and earned CPA in 1993. Lance initially started in audit department and SEC companies, which helped him see large transactions and complex tax issues. Lance transitioned to focusing on small business taxation, personal planning and transactional issues. Lance was a CFO for two years to a multi-million dollar company and started his own firm in 2004. Lance has extensive experience in personal income tax and small business. His off-the-job interests include being married to his college sweetheart and having two boys in college and beyond.
Lance feels his biggest strength is having life experiences that can help his clients with their decisions. He has learned how to start this CPA business and many other companies, enjoys and understands family transitional issues (college, medical issues, etc) and is a a good sounding board for choices in life. He has a passion for small business clients and commercial real estate and helping his clients succeed.
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, Oregon State University
- Professional Designation: CPA, licensed in Oregon
- Been involved in many Professional and Community Activities
Zack Harmon serves as lead for Capstone’s audit and attestation practice. Primary industries of focus are not for profit organizations, employee benefit plans and construction contractors. He also works with individuals and small businesses for tax preparation and planning.
Zack holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus in Accounting and a Minor in Economics from Western Oregon University and currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of the Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District and the Finance Committee of NeighborImpact. He has previously served on the Board of NeighborImpact and Partnership to End Poverty. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons and anything sports related.
James (Jim) Hutchens is a Certified Public Accountant located in Sandpoint, Idaho. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1980 with a degree in professional accounting. Jim became partner in a CPA firm in 1998 and became the sole owner in 2004. Jim has extensive expertise in corporate, individual and partnership returns. Jim is married to Patty Hutchens, his wife of 27 years. They have two grown sons.