Our People

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Thomas G. Bode, CPA, Partner Joined: 1979

At Alten Sakai: Tom provides individual and business accounting and income tax services for closely held business owners, investment partnerships and LLCs. He also has specialized expertise in providing tax advice to tax-exempt organizations, trusts, charitable remainder trusts and private foundations. He enjoys taking on and resolving interesting accounting and tax challenges.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.A. in Finance, Michigan State University

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David S. Kawasaki, CPA, Partner Joined: 1986

At Alten Sakai: Dave provides individual and business income tax services for clients. He also consults on retirement plans, real estate activities, accounting and network administration. His favorite days are when he can provide “Ah ha!” moments for those who are facing difficult tax or accounting challenges.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), Japan American Society of Oregon (JASO)

Degrees/Certifications: B.S. in Accounting, University of Oregon

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Tylor J. Leinweber, CPA, Partner Joined: 2006

At Alten Sakai: Tylor provides individual, corporate and multistate accounting and income tax services for closely held business owners, primarily in construction and small service operations. He also consults on Quickbooks. Tylor enjoys working in the firm's relaxed, collegial atmosphere where he has the opportunity to help small and family-owned businesses thrive.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.A. in Business Administration / Accounting, Oregon State University

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Eileen Nguyen, CPA, Partner Joined: 2006

At Alten Sakai: Eileen provides individual and business income tax services for clients, and specializes in compiling accounting and financial statements for closely held businesses. Embracing innovation, she enjoys the fact that there is always something new to learn as an accounting professional.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.B.A. in Accounting and B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Portland

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E. Barry O'Connor, CPA, Partner Joined: 1979

At Alten Sakai: Barry provides individual and business accounting, income tax and financial statement services for closely held business owners in a variety of industries, including medicine, construction, and horticulture. He also consults on succession and estate tax planning, and trust taxation. He enjoys building long-term relationships, helping his clients make sound business decisions based on the latest tax laws and reporting best practices.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Tax Practice Section Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.S. in Business Administration, Southern Oregon University

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Matthew D. Pearson, CPA, Partner Joined: 1992

At Alten Sakai: Matt provides individual and business accounting and income tax services, with a focus on restaurateurs, wholesalers, physicians and dentists. He also consults on foreign individual and business financial concerns, as well as CPA ElderCare. He enjoys being his clients' "first response" CPA when they are wrestling with personal or professional issues that call for making good financial decisions.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), church financial council

Degrees/Certifications: B.S. in Business Administration, University of Portland

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Karilinn S. Reynolds, CPA, Partner Joined: 1988

At Alten Sakai: Kari is our go-to partner for estate (Form 706) and trust (Form 1041) tax return preparation, helping clients complete their loved ones' final tax filings. She enjoys assisting families during their most challenging times, as part of a firm she feels is her own extended family.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.S. in Business Administration, Oregon State University

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Nelson E. Rutherford, CPA/PFS, CFP, Partner Joined: 1970 Retired: 2017

At Alten Sakai: Nelson is the founder and president of our affiliated Registered Investment Advisor firm, Evergreen Financial Advisors. Having retired from the partnership and day-to-day operations of Alten Sakai, Nelson focuses mainly on his passion for personal financial planning and investment management, but is readily available to assist the professional staff in providing continued quality, forward-thinking tax and accounting services to his former clients.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA), Financial Planning Association (FPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.S. in Business Administration, Southern Oregon University

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Ken Sakai, CPA, Partner Joined: 1977 Retired: 2016

At Alten Sakai: Ken has retired as of December 31, 2016, but continues his presence in the office on occasion.

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)

Degrees/Certifications: B.S. in Accounting, University of Oregon

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