Our Team

Everit A. Sliter - CPA

Everit retired from his full time practice in 2016 after a distinguished 56 year career in public accounting.  Henry Jordahl hired Everit in 1960 as a tax season intern and he never left the firm.  He became a partner in 1965, forming Jordahl & Sliter CPAs.  Everit's career is highlighted by the relationships he created with his valued clients.

Everit, a Rotarian of 44 years truly lives the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self".  Everit has donated his services to various nonprofit organizations over the years and continues to provide pro-bono consulting and tax preparation services.  He serves as the Treasurer of the Conrad Mansion Museum Board of Directors, an organization he helped found.  Everit served on the Kalispell City Council, with 2 years as president.  He's a past chairman of the State Board of Accountancy and was president of the Montana Society of CPAs.  Everit spent 20 years as president of the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and was instrumental in the fundraising and construction of the current theater.  Other organizations that Everit has served include the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Foundation and the University of Montana Foundation.

In 1973 Everit joined the board of the First Federal Savings & Loan.  That institution went public in 1984 and later became Glacier Bancorp.  Everit served on the board until 2016, when he retired as Chairman.  Everit continues to serve as Chairman of the Glacier Bank of Kalispell Advisory Board.

Our firm is built on the principles Everit exhibited every day of his extraordinary career.

David Hergesheimer - CPA, Managing Partner

A native of Havre, Montana, Dave graduated from the University of Montana in May of 1985 with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he began his public accounting career with Ernst & Whinney in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1987, Dave and his family returned to Montana and joined Jordahl & Sliter PLLC and became a partner in 1993.

He is actively involved in the community, currently serving on the Board of Directors of Montana West Economic Development, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, the Flathead Chapter of the Grizzly Athletic Association as Treasurer, and the Flathead Association for Catholic Education as President. He has volunteered his time as a coach for Flathead Little Guy Football, Babe Ruth Baseball, and St. Matthew's School and Rotary basketball. He has also served as past President of the United Way, Flathead Chapter of CPA's, and the St Matthew's School Board and as past treasurer of the Flathead County Library Foundation and past Treasurer of Kalispell Lakers Baseball Association.

David Hergesheimer - CPA, Managing Partner

Education

  • University of Montana - 1985

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 1987 - Present
  • Ernst & Whinney - 1985 - 1987

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Service

  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
  • Flathead Chapter of the Grizzly Athletic Association
  • Flathead Association for Catholic Education

David Schultz - CPA, Partner

David J. Schultz was raised in Hinsdale, Montana. Dave was a graduate of Eastern Montana College in 1986 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He began his career with the Internal Revenue Service and KPMG Peat Marwick.  Later he became a partner at Jordahl & Sliter PLLC. His expertise is in individual, corporate, partnership and trust taxation. He also is involved with estate and gift tax planning.

Dave and his wife Kerri have two children, Brady and Delanie. Dave likes to spend his free time fly-fishing and hunting around the great state of Montana.

David Schultz - CPA, Partner

Education

  • Eastern Montana College - 1986

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 1990 - Present
  • KPMG Peat Marwick - 1987 - 1990
  • Internal Revenue Service - 1986 - 1987

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the AICPA

Community Service

  • Daybreak Rotary Club of Kalispell
  • Former School Board Member

Justin Sliter - CPA, Partner

Born and raised in Kalispell, Justin graduated from the University of Montana in May of 1998 with a Master's degree in accounting. After graduation, he went to work for KPMG in Portland, Oregon. He joined Jordahl & Sliter PLLC in 1999 and became a partner in 2003. Justin specializes in Individual, corporate, partnership, and trust taxation planning and compliance as well as non-profit taxation and governance.

A recipient of the University of Montana Community Service Award, Justin has served on the boards of multiple nonprofit and civic organizations, including the Montana Society of CPAs, Grizzly Scholarship Association and Canvas Church. He is a past chair of the FVCC Foundation and is currently the treasurer of Kidsports.  Justin also serves on the boards of Glacier Bank and Sliters Lumber and Building Supply.

Justin enjoys every season that Montana offers with his wife Jennifer and their three children.

Justin Sliter - CPA, Partner

Education

  • University of Montana - 1997
  • Masters of Accounting, University of Montana - 1998

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 1999 - Present
  • Sliters - Board of Directors - 1999 - Present
  • KPMG Peat Marwick - 1998 - 1999
  • Glacier Bank - Board of Directors - 2019 - Present

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant - Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Service - Present

  • Flathead Valley Community College Foundation – Past Chair
  • Kidsports - Treasurer - 2002
  • Kalispell Police - Advisory Council - 2013

Community Service - Past

  • United Way - Chairman / Treasurer
  • Hockaday Museum of Art - Treasurer
  • University of Montana Grizzly Scholarship Association - Board of Directors
  • Montana Society of CPAs - Board of Directors
  • Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks - Community Advisory Committee
  • City of Kalispell - Loan Review Committee
  • City of Kalispell - Impact Fee Advisory Committee
  • Canvas Church - Board of Directors

Bryson Pelc - CPA, Partner

As a Montana native, Bryson graduated Carroll College with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration and later completed a Master’s degree in business administration at the University of Montana. He began his accounting career in Helena and became a Partner with Wipfli, LLP before relocating and joining Jordahl & Sliter in 2015. His focus includes income tax preparation and planning for Individuals. Partnerships, Corporations as well as Trusts and Estates.

Bryson and his wife Rachel enjoy all the outdoor recreational activities the Flathead Valley has to offer including skiing, camping and biking with their two children.

Bryson Pelc - CPA, Partner

Education

  • Carroll College - 2008
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Montana - 2009

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2015 - Present
  • Galusha Higgins & Galusha/Wipfli, LLP - 2007 - 2015

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Service

  • Foy’s to Blacktail Trails – past chair
  • Montana Community Foundation – director
  • City of Kalispell Revolving Loan Fund Committee

Todd Tonjum - CPA, Director

Born and raised in Kalispell, Todd graduated from Montana State University in May of 1997 with a degree in accounting. After graduation, he began his public accounting career with Symonds, Evans & Company P.C. in Portland, Oregon. In June 2000, Todd returned to Kalispell and joined Jordahl & Sliter PLLC and became a director in 2009. He is a CPA and business advisor providing audit and financial reporting services, as well as tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, and individuals. His service concentrations are small businesses, construction contractors, retailers, and retirement plans.

Todd Tonjum - CPA, Director

Education

  • Montana State University - 1997

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2000 - Present
  • Symonds, Evans & Larson - 1997 - 2000

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Ian Todd - CPA

Ian was raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, receiving both an MBA and a Masters of Taxation. He began his public accounting career in 1989 with Deloitte & Touche in Phoenix, progressing to the level of firm director and membership in the national real estate practice. After a time as a partner in an Arizona firm specializing in real estate tax issues, Ian moved to Montana in 2007. In May 2008, he joined Jordahl & Sliter. His practice areas include partnership taxation, Sec. 1031 exchanges and real estate development, operation and disposition.

Ian Todd - CPA

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • Master of Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • Master of Tax, Arizona State University

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2008 - Present
  • McGladrey - 2004 - 2006
  • Deloitte & Touche - 1989 - 2004

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)

Dan Chisholm - CPA

Dan is originally from Dallas, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and his masters in taxation from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his public accounting career in 1989 with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas, TX. After working for firms in Arizona, Montana, Oregon, and Texas, Dan returned to Montana and joined Jordahl & Sliter, PLLC in 2010.  His industry expertise includes healthcare, real estate, and tax-exempt entities.

Dan Chisholm - CPA

Education

  • University of Notre Dame - 1987
  • Masters in Professional Accounting in Tax, University of Texas at Austin - 1992

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2010 - Present
  • BeachFleischman - 2007 - 2010
  • BeachFleischman - 2002 - 2005
  • Galusha Higgins & Galusha - 1994 - 2002
  • Coopers & Lybrand - 1992 - 1994

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Ed Ostiguy - CPA

Ed is originally from Florida. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1980. After graduating he returned to Florida and joined Jimmy C. Fischer & Company in Tampa, Florida and worked there for 31 years where he had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of tax and accounting clients and engagements. In 2011 he and his wife came to Montana for a hiking vacation at Glacier National Park and fell in love with the area and took the big step of relocating from Florida to Kalispell. They enjoy camping, hiking, biking, floating the rivers, fishing and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Ed Ostiguy - CPA

Education

  • University of Alabama in Huntsville - 1980

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2011 - Present
  • Jimmy C. Fischer & Company in Tampa, Florida - 1980 - 2011

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant licensed – Montana and Florida
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Lisa Haataja - CPA

Lisa Haataja grew up in Menahga, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management with a finance degree in December 1999. She spent some time in Colorado before becoming a CPA in 2005. Her public accounting career began at a local CPA firm in Minneapolis in 2005. In 2012 she joined Grant Thornton in Minneapolis. During this time, she completed the Master of Business Taxation program at the University of Minnesota. Lisa moved to Montana in 2014 and joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2015. She specializes in working with closely held businesses and their owners. Lisa loves to travel and enjoys the outdoor activities Montana has to offer.

Lisa Haataja - CPA

Education

  • University of Minnesota - 1999
  • Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2015 - Present
  • Grant Thornton - 2012 - 2015
  • Blanski Peter Kronlage & Zoch - 2005 - 2011

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Minnesota and Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Renee Liechti - CPA

Renee is originally from Vale, South Dakota. After completing her Masters of Professional Accountancy at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, she joined Eide Bailly in Billings, MT. Renee and her husband moved to the Flathead Valley in 2016 and she joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2017. Her industry experience has focused on oil and gas and financial institutions. Renee utilizes her broad range of expertise to assist small businesses and their owners as well as individual tax clients with tax compliance and planning.

Renee Liechti - CPA

Education

  • Montana State University - 2013
  • Masters of Professional Accountancy, Montana State University - 2014

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2017 - Present
  • Eide Bailly LLP - 2014 - 2017

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants

Brad Corntassel - CPA

In 2017, Brad and his wife Taylor moved from Missoula following his completion of the Masters of Accountancy program at the University of Montana to become a member of the Jordahl & Sliter team. Brad has background in various areas of accounting, ranging from auditing and attest engagements to individual, corporate, partnership, and non-profit taxation. Brad has volunteered as a Rotary Basketball coach is also a member of the Flathead Area Young Professionals.

Brad and his wife Taylor enjoy being in the Flathead Valley where there are endless activities year-round and family and friends close by. He also enjoys reading, sports, and working on and learning about cars in his free time.

Brad Corntassel - CPA

Education

  • University of Montana - 2016
  • Masters of Accountancy, University of Montana - 2017

Employment

  • Jordahl & Sliter - 2017 - Present

Memberships and Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant – Montana
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Flathead Area Young Professionals

Deonne Bennett - Bookkeeper/Payroll Administration

Deonne joined Jordahl & Sliter in February 2011. She has over 30 years’ experience in various financial and management positions, including accounting for not-for-profits, payroll and audits. Deonne is a Certified QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.

Deonne loves spending time with her two grown children and three grandchildren. She enjoys hiking and taking in the beautiful Flathead Valley.

Siobhan Symington - Bookkeeper/Payroll Administrator

Siobhan joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2016. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology degree in 2009 from Flathead Valley Community College, followed by earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from MSU Billings in 2012. Siobhan is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.

Siobhan and her husband like spending time outdoors with their two dogs and enjoy taking full advantage of all four seasons here in the beautiful Flathead Valley

Dawnae Neumann - Bookkeeper/Payroll Administrator

Dawnae joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2019. She has over 15 years’ experience in payroll and bookkeeping with an emphasis on the construction industry.  She is a graduate of Flathead Valley Community College with Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees.

She enjoys spending the summers outdoors dirt-biking with her husband or at the lake with her family.  During the winter, she spends her free time creative writing and reading great fiction.

Jaclyn Kuchera - Administrative Assistant

Jaclyn was raised in Superior, Montana. She and her husband Will moved to the Flathead Valley in 2001. She worked in the banking industry for 16 years and in 2016 joined Jordahl & Sliter PLLC.

Jaclyn and Will enjoy spending time with their Dog Cora and enjoying the beautiful Flathead Valley.

Micah Hergesheimer - Administrative Assistant

Micah was born and raised in Kalispell, MT. In 2011 she moved to Dillon, MT and from there to Havre, MT where she attended MSU Northern. After living in Havre for several years she moved back to the Flathead Valley in 2016 and joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2017.

Micah enjoys all the seasons and activities Montana has to offer.  Her free time consists of adventuring around in the mountains, riding snowmobiles, dirt bikes and going boating.

Corrinne McCubbins - Administrative Assistant

Corrinne McCubbins graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is also a graduate of Flathead Valley Community College with Associate of Arts and Science degrees. Corri joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2019 with a background in customer service. She enjoys fishing, climbing and snowboarding during her free time.

Harry Ade - IT Manager

Harry was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In 2010 he moved to Whitefish MT with his wife Michele and 2 sons.  Harry joined Jordahl & Sliter in 2018 and holds several IT Certifications. In his free time Harry and Michele enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting and exploring the mountains of Montana.

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