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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Bremerton.  By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve.  Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis.  Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.  We have been a staple of Bremerton's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area.  We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base.  Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose  Clarke Whitney, CPA, Inc. receive competent and timely advice.

 

 

Our Team

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Clarke Whitney, CPA
Managing Partner

Clarke Whitney is a Certified Public Accountant and has been providing accounting services in the Kitsap area for over thirty five years.

He graduated with an A.A. Degree from Olympic College in 1971 and graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1973 with a B.A. Degree in Business with an emphasis in accounting. He has experience in the completion of attest, tax, and consulting services in various industries including, but not limited to construction and development, healthcare, hospitality, education, entertainment, community organizations, and government.

Always active in his community, Clarke has been the President of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, board member of the United Way of Kitsap County and East Bremerton Rotary Club. Clarke is currently Treasurer of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.

Casey Winters
Senior Accountant

Casey Winters is an experienced accountant that has eight years of experience in providing attest, tax, and consulting services to clients in various industries including but not limited to healthcare, hospitality, education, entertainment, community organizations, telecommunications, and government. He graduated from Washington State University with a B.A Degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and international business.

Casey is also active in his community acting as a Scout Master to a local Scout Troop for the Boy Scouts of America. He is currently Treasurer of Tracyton Soccer Club and he had also served as President in the academic accounting fraternity Beta Alpha Psi. Casey is a current member of the Washington State CPA’s as well as a local chapter of BNI.

Tony Breen

Tony Breen is a staff accountant at Clarke Whitney with a broad range of accounting function experience from around the world. He graduated from Western Washington University in 2013 with a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and spent the subsequent years working with various foreign businesses. He found the experience enlightening and it fueled his motivation towards taking his career to the next level.

Since returning home to the peninsula in 2018, he has begun working towards his CPA and hopes to be licensed by early 2020.

Tony enjoys learning and participating in the development of his community, volunteering time to small businesses in the area by providing assistance to those who need a bit of help getting their books in order.

Lori Kennedy

Lori Kenney is a bookkeeper with over 25 years of experience in the accounting field. Knowledgeable in balancing and maintaining accurate records, paying vendor invoices, tracking bank account balances, coordinating bank deposits and preparing quarterly and monthly tax returns along with payroll, operating, and business taxes. She lives with her family in East Bremerton and enjoys reading, crocheting, and cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and UW Huskies football teams.

Alexander Milligan

Alexander Milligan was born and raised in the Bremerton area and is one of the latest additions to the Clarke Whitney CPA team. He graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Business Administration with a focus on Financial Accounting. He has experience with payroll, tax, and managerial services for a wide range of clients from non-profits to manufacturing companies. Currently he is working on obtaining his Certified Public Accountants license with the state of Washington.

Alexander has been very active in the communities is in from being a youth soccer referee to volunteering at a local summer camp. He also has a fascination with electronics and is very familiar with computer systems and programming.

Merit Anderson

Merit Anderson is a graduate of Chimacum High School (1994) and the University of Washington (1999). She has worked in accounting since 1995 and joined the firm’s Poulsbo office in 2000. Merit obtained her IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) in 2010 and began participating in the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) in 2015. In 2012, Merit became a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals. Her specialties include payroll, accounting, and tax returns for individuals and small business.

Merit has loved numbers since about age 10 and often jokes it is in her blood as her career follows in the footsteps of multiple family members. Her volunteer work includes the Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Organization pageant since 2001 and AVEDA’s Earth Month campaign since 2007. Away from work, Merit loves trivia, travel, and live music with friends and family. She resides in Poulsbo with her husband and cats.

Jenna Mathews

Jenna Mathews is a graduate of Bremerton High School (1999), Olympic College (2001), and the University of Washington-Tacoma (2004). She joined Clarke Whitney’s Poulsbo office in 2010 and first obtained her IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) in 2011. Her specialties range from general accounting to tax returns for individuals and nonprofits.

When she isn’t working, Jenna enjoys yoga, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, sailing, and volunteering for the local non-profits The Wild Society, Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation, and Peninsula Sailing Club. She lives in Brownsville where she and her son, Cole, are active members of that community.

Chimena Campbell

Chimena Campbell has been in public accounting for over 20 years providing clients supreme service. Her focus is small business tax, accounting and advisory services. One specialty has been assisting clients with setting up and maintaining their accounting systems, including QuickBooks. Having a personal relationship with clients and watching as their businesses grow has been the highlight of her career. Currently she is expanding her experience and education in other areas of accounting. In January 2019, Chimena joined the team in the Poulsbo office.