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Not Your Average Small Business Consultant...
Founded in 1981, Hallows & Company has been providing small business outsourcing including: financial planning, legal, accounting, tax, and business advisory services for over 40 years. Our goal has always been to be more than just a traditional accountant that does bookwork and taxes. We work with our clients in a capacity we refer to as a “strategic partner”. Because of this philosophy, there is a noticeable difference between us and other small business consultants.
We have purposely built our advising services strictly focused on the client experience. Most new clients that walk through our door are doing so because they simply want a better business experience. We provide that experience.
Whether you need full small business consulting services, a business legal advisor, tax preparation services, or or a fully outsourced CFO we got you covered! Contact us today to see how we can help you!
Ted founded Hallows & Company in 1981, and for decades now has been working with small businesses, agriculture and individuals to improve their financial positions. After realizing there was such a need for a professional full service firm in Central Utah, he went on to become an enrolled agent, CFP-Certified Financial Planner. Ted loves his job but equates the stress of tax season to the loss of his hair (Kade has followed in his footsteps here as well). Ted has five sons who are all grown and none of which can challenge him when it comes to the racquetball court. He loves to garden, play with his grand kids, fish, and sometimes struggles to stay awake in church. Ted has always been a pillar of character to look up to, serving in a variety of church and civic positions within the community. Ted has embraced the emergence of technology and the ability it has to benefit his business and his clients.
Personal Motto: “Do it right, and you will only do it once.”
Secondary Motto: “Throw it away, you will never use it again.”
While growing up Kade was the shy one of the five boys. If you have met him you know how times have changed—just ask him about his stand-up comedy routine of “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey”. He has always been good with business, numbers and people which is a rare breed of personality. He figured some kind of “numbers” business would be a good fit for him. After finishing his accounting degree at BYU, he moved to Missouri and ran his own resort business for three years. He then earned his master’s degree in accounting and went to work with one of Utah’s largest regional accounting firms and received his CPA license. After realizing this fulfilled his numbers need but not his people need, he returned to his roots in central Utah and began working with his dad, Ted, at Hallows & Company. Kade’s first passion is his four boys and his wife. He absolutely loves doing anything outdoors or that involves adventure. Kades passion to help other businesses succeed is second only to his need to be clean and thrifty. ie – He drove a 1992 Volkswagon Jetta (That appeared to have just come off the lot) and went one month with the gas light on before filling up. Kade’s most recent accomplishment was receiving his securities license so he can continue with our financial services for decades more.
Personal Motto: “Never Stop Improving”
Secondary Motto: “When in doubt, check the left couch cushion, it’s usually there.”
Ladd is a man with many talents. In first grade he won the water colors contest with his drawing of a purple brontosaurs. His third grade teacher told his mom he was a bit too social in class, if only there was a career he could be in that would reward him for talking to people. Hence, Ladd worked in sales marketing and management for six years during and after college. He received his degree in business management/marketing from Southern Utah University. He is known around the office as the “fun-guy”, pronounced the same as fungi but smells a whole lot better! Ladd lives in Ephraim Utah with his wife and three kids, has wicked good ping pong skills and still loves easy cheese! Ladd makes sure every client who interacts with Hallows & Company feels like you did in 1st grade when your mom showed up to school unannounced and took you out of class just to go to lunch. His sole responsibility is to help businesses improve their operation and make sure our clients have a great experience. No firm has a position dedicated to client experience, except us of course.
Personal Motto: “Look at everybody else, and do it different”
Secondary Motto: “Big Gulps hu, well, see ya later”
Janet has had an affinity for numbers her entire life, starting by graduating with an accounting degree. She found herself learning a variety of industries: real estate, insurance and accounting. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of being a stay at home mom for 10 years while her three kids were young. Janet has been with Hallows & Company since 1994, keeping Ted in line all those years wasn’t easy. Janet is our “jack of all trades”, from new hire reports to payroll to completing tax returns at 2 am! Even though she competed in multiple beauty pageants and was even crowned Miss Sevier County, she is one of the smartest people you will meet. When she isn’t keeping us all in line she is probably riding her razor, buried in book or relaxing after a hard day enjoying one of her favorite shows.
Personal Motto: “Be kind to and accept everyone for who they are”
Secondary motto: “Don’t touch my chocolate & give me a diet coke”
Like few people, Adam knew his calling early in life. From his junior year in high school he knew he wanted to work in the accounting field. He received his bachelors and masters degree in accounting from Southern Utah University. During school he worked for a firm locally in Cedar City. He then went on to earn his CPA license and for 5 years worked in the tax department of a well known regional firm. Adam is our newest team member and definitely the hairiest. In his spare time he enjoys puzzles and helping out on his father-in-laws cattle ranch; moving water, feeding cows, and mowing and stacking hay.
Personal Motto: “When you take care of things (friends, possessions, etc.) you don’t have to replace them.”
Secondary Motto: “In life, look up, because there are a lot of things you can hit your head on.”
Amber Smith is our customer service extraordinaire! She spent 8 years helping people meet their needs, listening to customer concerns and solving important, highly time sensitive issues. She has worked in the business industry in accounts receivable and payable for 2 years. Her aspirations have changed somewhat from when she was 3 and wanted to be a dump truck driver. She is pursuing higher education in the business field with an emphasis in agriculture, but still hopes to drive that dump truck someday. Her favorite season of the year is hay season, she could live off chips, salsa and cookie dough. Her 3 passions besides anything outdoors: Star Wars, Seinfeld and the Utes.
Motto: “You get out, what you put in”
Secondary Motto: “Boy, these pretzels are makin’ me thirsty”
Nanette is a classic perfectionist that doesn’t know it! She was always the kid in school that turned in assignments before they were due. She has worked in the accounting field in multiple industries; construction, private education and retail. If there is a QuickBooks issue that’s needs to be delved into, she is your “DELVER”. She loves being active and outdoors. Loves to run, read, garden and would like to invent disposable clothing so she doesn’t have to do laundry for her 4 kids!
Motto: “Work now, procrastinate later”
Secondary Motto: “Yes I really am this short”
Heather was born and raised in Northern California. She moved to Utah for college, where she received her Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University. After graduation, she decided to stay in Utah for the mountains, four seasons, and non-exorbitant housing prices. She earned her CPA license and worked in the tax department of a large regional CPA firm for 8 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and most outdoor activities that don’t require coordination.
Personal motto: A goal without a plan is just a wish. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Secondary motto: A Diet Dr. Pepper a day keeps the grumpy away.
Scott grew up in southern California and grew tired of the sunshine, cool ocean breeze and beach lifestyle. Desiring a life of adventure and high stakes he moved to Utah and entered the accounting field. He received a MAcc from BYU and worked for a regional firm for 5 ½ years and went on to get his CPA license. Accruing knowledge in corporate tax, partnership returns and R&D credits. He is the father of 4 busy boys. Even though he placed in the top 80 of over 3000 contestants for a national anthem singing contest, his true claim to fame is that his wife makes the world’s best sugar cookie. None of that Sodalicious garbage for the Rogers family!
Personal Motto: Anyone who has never made a mistake, never tried anything new.
Secondary Motto: You could end up living in a van down by the river!!
Alyson was born and raised on a sheep ranch in Fountain Green, Utah. She wasn’t grateful then, but she is now for the experiences she had growing up on a farm. She has always had a love for adventure and wanted to be “Indiana Jones” until when in the 3rd grade she realized that “adventurer” was something that you just couldn’t get a college degree in. She settled for the next most adventurous field…accounting!! She then worked for a CPA firm in Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked on tax returns, casino audits, and financial advisement. Her greatest adventure has been being a stay-at-home Mom, raising 5 kids while also running her own business doing corporate and individual tax returns from a home office. Now that the kids are older she is back in the work force with Hallows & Co. Alyson and her family spend a lot of time traveling, hiking, skiing, camping, and playing any and all sports. If she ever does have any down time, she spends it playing the piano or sitting out on my porch swing with a good book and a Dr. Pepper. Those moments are far and few between.
Personal Motto: Follow the Shepherd, not the sheep……..
Secondary Motto: Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called life balance.
Aimee currently is working as our Ephraim office and handles most of your money through payroll as her primary responsibility. So if there is one person you want keep happy it’s her. She has spent over seven years in customer service and AR/AP. She has worked in the global mining industry, cement industry and for the state of Utah. Her primary loves in life are: her husband, daughter and son. Coming in at a close second though would be: their cows, dogs, the farm, the RZR and dirt bikes, summer, Lake Powell and ICE CREAM!
Personal Motto: Love your life, you only get one.
Secondary Motto: “Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, would an idiot do that? And if they would, I do not do that thing.”
Troy is one of our lead CPA’s on our team. He is amazing when it comes to exceeding customer expectations. After graduating from SUU he made a short stint with the Utah State Tax Commision and quickly decided he wanted to be on the other side. He then spent five years working at a large regional firm after which he joined the team at Hallows & Co. Troy spends his winters snowboarding; his autumn watching BYU football (or what’s left of it); his spring crushing tax returns to save people money; and his summers recovering from his crushing while riding the RZR. Between his wife’s family and his own, they have 26 kids, so naturally Troy and his wife have three, which keep them plenty busy.
Personal Motto: The way to get started is to quite talking and begin doing.
Secondary Motto: Bears, Beets, Battle Star Galactica
Wendy worked for a couple regional firms in Boise for 2 ½ years before relocating to Provo where I worked for a Utah county firm for 10 years. She received a Masters Degree from BYU in 2003. She enjoys hiking, playing games, sports, reading, pretty much everything. She has five kids that keep her super busy and does her best smash some “me” time in between all of their activities when she can. If you are so lucky as to work with Wendy make sure to make her laugh. If you’re having a bad day, you won’t be able to any more after hearing her.
Personal Motto: Don’t count the days. Make the days count.
Secondary Motto: Free time? What’s that?
Erin our front desk connoisseur, has over 10 years of experience in customer service. Erin brings strong administrative skills to our ever growing company, as well as top-level support for all of our clients. As a mother of 3 boys (husband included) she is able to tackle any task that comes her way! When it comes to time spent away from work, Erin can be found exploring the great outdoors with her boys. Rock climbing is where she loves to challenge herself. There is no rock she can’t climb, but there are plenty she can’t get down from!
Personal Motto: My hair color will explain everything!
Secondary Motto: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Pam is an administrative assistant/bookkeeper with many years of customer service experience. Pam was born in Oklahoma and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming since the 1960’s. Pam knows everyone in her community which makes her a valuable asset with clients. Pam has always been good with numbers and has worked with them all her life. Pam worked 10 years for Questar in AR/AP and in the field doing cost accounting. Pam also worked 10 years for United States Postal Service and 8 years as a bookkeeper for Rocky Mountain Bank’s three branches in Wyoming. Pam enjoys staying busy, traveling and spending time with her 25 year old daughter.
Personal Motto: Enjoying your work gives you an enjoyable life!
Secondary Motto: A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear!
Jennifer has been a bookkeeper and payroll specialist for over 16 years. She enjoys working with clients to help their businesses be successful. She is responsible for monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting to both the state and Federal governments. She was born and raised in Price, Utah; then moved to Wyoming in 2007. She is married with 3 girls and 3 dogs. She enjoys mountain biking, camping, and being around family and friends.
Personal Motto: Negative thoughts will never give you a positive life.
Secondary Motto: Life is short and so am I.
Jay is from South Korea. He looked for another opportunity in his life in the States. He and his wife have four teenagers. Two older ones are in high school and two younger kids are in junior high school. Jay graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the Brigham young University – Idaho. Upon graduating he began working for a local CPA firm in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He holds a CPA license in Wyoming. He works with clients for their needs of business setup, tax return, financials, and many more. He likes camping, hiking, and hunting.
Personal Motto: Every little thing has its meaning. Wait till you understand.
Secondary Motto: Life is beautiful.
Jennifer is a Wyoming native, raised in the beautiful west hills of Star Valley. She relocated to Utah for her college years and graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Finance and Information Systems. Jennifer earned a third bachelor’s degree in Accounting while residing in Colorado.
Jennifer received her MBA from Southern Utah University in 2009 and became a licensed CPA in 2011. She has worked in the tax and accounting industry since 2008, and has been with Paul Edman, CPA since 2015.
Jennifer married a fellow Star Valley native and they are busy raising 4 amazing children. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She loves music and fitness and uses both to help maintain her sanity.
Trini is originally from Nebraska but moved to Rock Springs when she was in high school. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Accountancy degrees from University of Wyoming. Trini has worked as a staff accountant for over a year and has also volunteered preparing tax returns when she was in college. She is currently trying to get her CPA license. In her free time, Trini likes baking and the occasional camping trip if there aren’t any bears around. She also enjoys hanging out with her two cats.
Personal Motto: The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried
Secondary Motto: If you can convince them, confuse them.
Anthony grew up in the booming metropolis of Beaver, UT, which now has just over 3,000 people. Growing up with six siblings in a small town was great for Anthony because he likes being involved in many activities and loves interacting with people. In fact, his nickname in high school was “That guy that likes to be involved in activities and interacts with people.” After college, he was hired as a senior manager in the hospitality industry and worked in St. George, UT for over 12 years. His love for providing excellent service and an unforgettable guest experience won him many awards for the property, but he will tell you it was an amazing staff that deserves the credit. He also earned his MBA in marketing and worked on his accounting degree and thought he might even try being an accountant. However, after meeting Ladd Hallows (aka “The Fun Guy”) he thought working for the Hallows as a business developer would be more appealing than sitting in an office, tarnishing his well-earned high school nickname. Anthony and his wife have five kids and call St. George, UT home. He loves spending time with his family, watching and coaching football, spending time outdoors, and date nights with his wife. His passion is to provide his clients with exceptional service and help them reach greater levels of success.
Motto: “Average is the Enemy of Excellence”
Secondary Motto: “Whatever you are thinking is just a thought”
Stevie is the smiling face you will see walking into the Ephraim office. Ending up at an accounting office was not in her plans but she is thrilled that it turned out this way. She graduated from Snow College with an Associates Degree in General Education and then graduated from Provo College with a personal training certificate. A healthy lifestyle for her, her husband and their 2 girls is a huge part of her lives. She enjoys doing some personal training in her spare time. She also enjoys embarrassing big “tuff” guys in push-up competitions.
Her motto is “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Meisha attended Utah State University where she graduated with a degree in Finance. She is very excited to start putting her education to work. Meisha was born and raised in Salina, Utah and hopes to raise her future children there. Growing up, Meisha was known as the introverted “mathlete” that didn’t talk much until you really got to know her. Her friends would often describe her as the mom of her friend group. This characteristic probably came from being the only girl and middle child in her family. She recently took on the role of wife to her high school sweetheart. Together they love talking business, spending time with family, and boating in Lake Powell.
Personal Motto: Don’t worry about the things you can’t change.
Secondary Motto: The diem isn’t going to carpe itself.
Amanda holds a Bachelors Degree in International Business and French from Utah State University. She has a deep passion for all things French, but quickly decided after having children that her dreams of working abroad weren’t the most practical for raising children close to family. Amanda now works from home, but travels as often as she can. Prior to her employment at Hallows, Amanda spent 5+ years working as an Accountant for Ride Systems/Ford Smart Mobility. She also spent time working as an Internal Auditor for County Government. She has a detailed understanding of several finance and accounting platforms. Amanda is currently a full time mother to 4 beautiful girls. Amanda serves on her local Student Community Council, championing dual immersion programs and serves on the board for the Figure Skating Club of Park City. Amanda still takes sports to another competitive level having played both basketball and tennis in college. She can ball with the best of them.
Personal Motto: “I would rather own little and see the world, then own the world and see little of it.”
Secondary Motto: “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.”
Kivalu is a seasoned business consultant with experience ranging from the basics of setting up the accounting books, to advanced CFO levels of advising. He’s successfully helped numerous owners and executives navigate the processes of refining operational efficiency; positioning for future acquisition; obtaining capital; and managing rapid growth . With experience in banking, accounting, audits, technology, and personnel management, his tool-kit is full of resources and ideas. He and his team will thoroughly evaluate and consult with business owners and executives, to fully understand their short and long-term goals, so the best and most needful recommendations can be provided to those who are making critical business decisions.
Kivalu graduated from the University of Utah’s Executive MBA Program in 2010 and from Southern Utah University’s School of Business Management in 2003. He’s worked in all phases of business, from startups to large corporations. Ingrained in him, is a non-stop determination to succeed and to see aspirations and visions come to fruition. A loyal and trusted advisor, you’ll discover that Kivalu is an intelligent, friendly, and easy going individual to work with.
Football is his favorite pastime hobby. When his youthful years of playing football ended, Kivalu finished with a college degree, a spouse, and his first job offer. As a way to show gratitude and to pay-it-forward, Kivalu enjoys coaching youth football and helping kids navigate their pursuits of playing college football. “Never Quit” is his motto. Kivalu is a dedicated husband and father of 3 wonderful children.
Personal Motto: Your actions are your character.
Secondary Motto: Mottos are just words.
Scott grew up in Southern Utah and would attend Dixie Middle, Dixie High (where he would meet his wife to be), and finally Dixie State University to complete his academic journey with a Masters of Accountancy. He is among Dixie State Universities first batch of CPA’s and is proud to represent the Dixie legacy. He has lived in Southern Utah for over 15 years and still loves it, despite the summers that make hell seem cool. After living in Southern California for two years his love for Southern Utah would grow even more, in his opinion there is nothing quite as good as a southern Utah sunrise/sunset. Scott has professional experience working at a large $2 billion/year revenue public company as a financial analyst and loves a good dive into excel. He has also spent countless hours preparing books, financials and tax returns at a public accounting firm. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife and two children, mountain biking with friends and family, playing basketball and eating good food!
Personal Motto: “Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda
Secondary Motto: “Every day is a gift, that is why we call it the present.” -Unkown
No greener pastures
Numbers may be implied by our name, but people are our game! We love helping a business transform into what the owner envisioned. Which is probably why we have a 94% client retention. The best part of our job is buidling friendships with our clients. I promise we are alot less nerdy than you think!
REASONS YOU NEED HALLOWS & COMPANY
When it comes to tax and accounting, our goal is to save our clients much more than our overall fee. We don’t charge for client phone calls and consultations. That way our clients don’t have to worry about what it will cost to call us during the year with questions. We review financial statements with our clients each quarter and conduct mid-year and fourth-quarter tax planning to help minimize, reduce, or eliminate taxes. This and our other services are all part of being a strategic business partner with our clients instead of just their accountant.
modern day accounting
Even though Hallows & Company was founded in 1981, we aren’t stuck in the 80’s. We use the best technology available for the benefit of our clients and to make communicating for them a convenience instead of a nuisance.
easy file access
We utilize myHALLpass that allows our clients to always have access to information such as prior year tax returns and financial statements through any desktop or mobile device.
Our approach to being a strategic business partner has brought us to the point we are now working with people and businesses from New York to California.
An accountant does your taxes…
An accountant gives you paper…
An accountant gives you the time you paid for…
An accountant doesn’t help you plan for and set up your retirement…
We work with you to understand your situation and reduce your taxes.
We give you advice.
We give you the time you need.
We understand our clients financial situation and have spent 30 years building retirement plans.