Who We Are

Our goal: to help you reach yours

Great advice doesn’t just happen during tax season. It takes a deep partnership, short-term goals, and long-term vision. Here, you’ll get all three. Whether it’s daily bookkeeping, anticipating and minimizing your tax liability, or a business strategy for tomorrow, we’re here to make tax and accounting less complicated.

Ryan Petersen

Director

Ryan joined Pathlight in 2013. Ryan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s degree in Taxation from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Idaho.

Prior to joining Pathlight, Ryan worked for ten years at EKS&H (now Plante Moran). During this time, Ryan served clients in a range of industries and ultimately became a leader within the real estate group. There he developed expertise in commercial and residential real estate. Ryan has assisted clients in tiered structures, complex operating agreements and allocations, real estate deals, and organizational restructuring.

After joining Pathlight, Ryan serves a wide client base, but has developed an expertise in the following practice areas:

· Estate taxation, including tax issues surrounding litigation of the estate assets or conservatorship of individuals.
· Ryan is also a Registered Investment Advisor and consults on investment advisory, family wealth transfer, and retirement plans.
· Succession planning for retiring business owners, including consulting on the sale to a 3rd party or management buyout.
· International tax compliance.
· Divorce tax issues.

Jeremy Reiss

Director

Jeremy’s experience includes nearly 10 years of assisting a wide variety of businesses — from large, multinational corporations, to local, closely held businesses and their owners. Having founded his own company, Jeremy brings a unique perspective and entrepreneurial spirit to Pathlight.

Jeremy’s biggest passion is serving real estate clients and start-ups, and navigating the complexities of partnership taxation. He has served on the board of directors for clients and has assisted them with entity selection and formation, structuring complex partnership agreements, real estate transactions, and succession planning.

Ming Lam

Senior Tax Manager

Ming has over 25 years of public accounting experience and has been serving clients at the firm for over 20 years. She is fiercely dedicated to her clients and has expertise in very technical areas such as international tax structures, research and developments credits, and large C corporation issues.

Ming is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She has been a certified public accountant since 1996. Originally from Hong Kong, Ming moved to the United States in 1992.

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Wayne Robert

Tax Manager

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Xinran Yue

Senior Tax Advisor

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Luke Short

Senior Tax Advisor

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Jared Shmikler

Tax Advisor

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Jolene Erickson

Office Manager

Jolene has been with Pathlight since 1995. She manages the day to day operations of the firm and also has extensive experience with preparing individual tax returns.
Annette Williams

Admin Assistant

Annette has been with Pathlight since 1999. She handles all of the billing functions of the firm along with being our receptionist.

Mirannda Wood

Admin Assistant

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