Kim Tennican is a Principal with Berntson Porter & Company PLLC, a leading tax, accounting, and business advisory firm in the Seattle area. Berntson Porter has been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces, as well as a Top Accounting Firm to Work for (Accounting Today). Kim has over twenty-five years’ experience advising small- to mid-sized businesses during all phases from startup through acquisition. During her time at Berntson Porter, Kim’s leadership positions have included Tax Department Chair, as well as Distribution and Manufacturing Industry Niche Practice Leader. She holds an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Kim is a member of both the Washington Society of CPAs (WSCPA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In her free time, Kim stays active hiking, backpacking, and skiing in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys combining her interests in gardening and cooking by creating entire meals from her front-yard urban farm.