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James H. Jackson, MBA, CPA

James H. Jackson, MBA, CPA Jim has over 32 years of experience as a practicing CPA - most of those years in the Seattle area. He has raised four children along the way, all of whom have now graduated from college. A priority for Jim is contributing to his community. He makes time to sit on at least one non-profit board in the West Seattle area.

Jim works out weekly at the "Y" and enjoys summer and fall remote back-country backpacking to still his mind and challenge his body. He leads many of those trips as a national hike leader for The Sierra Club.

If you want a CPA that understands family, family dynamics and family business, Jim has the experience you've been searching for to be your "partner" in the challenges and complexities of tax planning, business planning, financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning.

Professional Experience:
CPA in Pacific Northwest with 30+ year's experience. "Big 4" Accounting Firm Auditor. Controller of $60 million closely held family business. Member of the Board of Directors of the West Seattle YMCA.

Education:
BBA -Forestry, MBA - Accounting

Industry Expertise:
Agriculture, Leasing, Manufacturing, Wholesale

You can send email directly to Jim at jimj@jmhseattle.com

Ryan Letson, CPA

Ryan Letson Ryan joined Jackson, Morgan & Hunt in September 2012 as the Financial Statement Manager. Prior to joining our firm, Ryan was an assurance manager in the Seattle office of a large national accounting firm. Ryan has over 7 years of experience in public accounting as a CPA providing audit, accounting and financial advisory services to privately held businesses and their owners.

When not at work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, getting outside as much as possible. You might see Ryan walking in a local park with his family or riding his bicycle around the city.

Education
  • BA — Accounting & Finance, Washington State University
Professional & Civic Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • West Seattle Chamber of Commerce — Board Director and Treasurer
Industry Expertise
  • Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution, Seafood & Maritime, Construction & Development, Employee Benefit Plans, Professional Services, Hospitality

Seth Gemar, CPA

Seth Gemar Seth joined Jackson Morgan & Hunt in September 2013 as a Tax Manager. Prior to coming to the firm, Seth spent 7 years with the Seattle office of a national public accounting firm serving business and individual clients. In particular, he focused on businesses in the seafood, manufacturing, and wholesale sectors. Seth graduated from the University of Washington where he obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Accounting. Seth has been a CPA since 2009.

Seth grew up in Eastern Washington before moving to Seattle to attend college. He has lived in West Seattle since the summer of 2012. When not at work, Seth enjoys golfing, traveling, and a game of poker with friends. You might also see him around town supporting local pubs, hanging out on Alki Beach, or taking a hike through Lincoln Park.

Anthony Caputo, CPA

Anthony Caputo After spending fifteen years working in the staffing and recruiting industry, Anthony started a new career in public accounting when he joined Jackson, Morgan and Hunt as a Staff Accountant in September of 2012. He graduated from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business in 2012 and became a licensed CPA in 2013.

Anthony has been a resident of West Seattle since 2005. He enjoys spending time at local parks and community centers with his wife and daughter, and volunteering at Schmitz Park Elementary School. Anthony has served as the President of the Beta Gamma Sigma Seattle Alumni Chapter, and is still an active member. When inspiration strikes, Anthony also enjoys designing strategy games, writing short stories, and learning about music of the past century.

Barbara Marcal, EA

Barbara Marcal Barbara earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University-Sacramento in 2009. She is an Enrolled Agent and will soon have her CPA license.

Born and raised in Seattle, Barbara lived for many years in Auburn, CA returning to the northwest recently. She enjoys being close to her mom, a large extended family and many friends. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Northwest, walking on the beach, reading and listening to music.

Justin Yan

Justin Yan Justin joined Jackson, Morgan & Hunt in January of 2014. Before coming to the firm, Justin spent 3 years as a tax accountant serving in Boca Raton, Florida. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University’s Barry Kaye School of Business where he graduated with an accounting degree. He is currently sitting for the CPA exam.

Justin has been a resident of West Seattle since the beginning of 2014. He has lived in Florida, Colorado and California. His move to Seattle was motivated by an inspiration to start a new adventure. When Justin has free time he enjoys outdoor sports, exploring local restaurants, and traveling with his fiancé.

Diane E. Spangler

Diane E. Spangler Diane joined the firm in 2006 with more than 25 years of experience in the accounting field. In her role as an Administrative Assistant, she is an integral part of the team. Diane's calm demeanor and upbeat personality are real assets during crunch time when she collates several hundred tax returns throughout the season. And all with a smile on her face.

When she's not digging into a project at work; you can find Diane digging in her garden. Her other passions include beach combing, shopping, watching movies, and spending time with her two granddaughters, who are after all, the reason she moved from Columbus, Ohio to the great Northwest.

Sandy Watkins

Sandy Watkins Sandy joined the firm in 2008 after working at Windermere Relocation. She has 20 years experience as a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. From her first job as a hotel operator at the Arizona Biltmore, to her current role with Jackson, Morgan & Hunt, she has learned how to answer a busy multi-line phone, manage correspondence and scheduling, all while keeping a smile on her face. Her professionalism in balance with her wit and humor keeps the office humming.

Sandy is a true West Seattlite. Born and raised here, she attended Holy Rosary and Seattle Lutheran High School before moving to Arizona for 4 years. She returned home in 1995 and is raising her daughter in the same neighborhood in which she grew up. Sandy is active in her church and spends some of her free time volunteering at the West Seattle Senior Center alongside her mother and daughter.

Kristine Rouse

Kristine Rouse

Kristine joined the firm’s Administrative Team in 2009 and comes to us from the world of advertising. Her skills with budget & time management, organization and ability to juggle numerous tasks & deadlines have lent themselves well as she’s jumped into the accounting field. Kris and her husband own a small business where she’s gained a good understanding of the ins & outs of a small business and has picked up a working knowledge of QuickBooks in the process.

Kris comes to us with a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and is a Northwest native & long time resident of West Seattle. Alongside keeping up with two very active daughters, she spends her free time volunteering with the Girl Scouts and is passionately committed to helping people preserve their photos & family stories.