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Not Your Average Small Business Consultant...


Founded in 1981, Hallows & Company has been providing small business outsourcing including: 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 Hallows
Founder – Certified Financial Planner

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.”

Kade Hallows

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 Hallows
Business Development

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 five 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 Hatch
Accounting Specialist

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”

Adam Roundy
CPA – Accountant

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
Accounting Specialist

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 Madsen
Bookkeeping Specialist

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 Clouse
CPA – Accountant

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.

Alyson Strait
Accounting Specialist

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 Wignall
Payroll Specialist

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.”

Wendy Gamette
CPA – Accountant

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?

Pam Trekell
Administrative Assistant

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 Bradley
Accounting Specialist

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 Bae

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 Roberts

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 Chan
Accounting & Tax Specialist

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 White
Business Development

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”

Amanda Brady

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 Uluave

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.

Julie Anderson

Julie has 27 plus years of experience in accounting. She have worked for the construction, newspaper, tax, campground and most recently manufacturing industries. In her business class in high school, her favorite part was the section on accounting. In fact she liked it so much she went on to graduate with an accounting degree from Ricks College aka Brigham Young University-Idaho. She worked while her husband finished his degree and then was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for 10 years until she moved away from Arizona. She has extensive experience in bookkeeping, payroll, reconciling and managerial accounting. She has experience preparing monthly journal entries, monthly sales tax, quarterly and year-end reports, as well as month end and year end financial statements. Julie is a Idaho girl but been away from the cold and snow for a long time. Julie is happily married to my sweetheart I met at Ricks College and have 4 children, one boy and three girls and currently have 8 grandchildren. Height runs in the family, the shortest is 5'8 and the tallest is 6'10".

Personal Motto: "Be flexible and don't sweat the small stuff, it's not important anyway"

Secondary Motto: "Be kind"

Rick Jensen
Accounting specialist

Don’t let his calm demeanor fool you, Rick is one of our sharpest accountants. He lives in sunny St George with his wife and son. Some of his greatest achievements include go-cart champion, basketball rec league champion and father. He has Master’s Degree in Accounting and has 6 years of experience working in private and public accounting and is working on finalizing his CPA license. He finds tremendous satisfaction serving our clients in southern Utah and throughout the country. In addition to the excellent work he does, he also enjoys getting away from the fast pace of city life. His hobbies include but are not limited to making popcorn, people watching, and nothing. But what he enjoys the most is spending time with his family.

“If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.”

—Ace Ventura

A more serious moto

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Toby Andreasen
Accounting specialist

Toby grew up in the Phoenix area in Arizona where he developed a love for the outdoors, sports, and music. During high school, Toby’s love for sports grew as he joined his church’s basketball league where he was voted by his team to be the MVP of their championship season after scoring only 7 points in the season. To this day, Toby’s love for basketball has only grown, and he is only slightly disappointed that his Phoenix Suns couldn’t win the 2021 NBA Championship. In 2019, Toby decided it was time to make a change and take a leap of faith by moving to the middle of nowhere in Utah, away from pretty much all of his family, many of whom are still in denial and want him to come back, and closer to his in-laws. Since then, Toby finished his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and added a daughter to his growing family.

Personal Motto: Never let a thing to be done become more important than a person to be loved.

Secondary Motto: I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.

Jeff Meahl
Enrolled Agent

What have I accomplished in my life and work career? In my non-work life I managed to snag a great girl who has been my wife for 36 years and counting with whom I have 2 adult kids and at this point 1 grandchild. My wife and I also have an internal security force of 2 bird dogs who would rather be quail hunting in the prairies of Kansas than anything else.

Because I and my wife (and kids when they were at home growing up} like to eat, I also work and invest. And because we have been blessed in our lives we also work at giving back to our communities both financially and through our time. Over the years I have served on rural water boards, school boards, church finance committees, and most recently as the mayor of my small community.

Workwise I started out as an accountant in the manufacturing world, progressed to accounting manager and ended my corporate career as a controller for 2 manufacturing companies. I always yearned to be an entrepreneur so for the preceding 20 years I (and my better half) owned up to 7 retail tax preparation franchises. Now I’ve entered a new phase where I work part-time with a wonderful group of colleagues whose mantra is to do the best job possible for their clients! My education credentials: I passed the cpa exam years ago and am also an enrolled agent. I enjoy resolving clients’ issues with the IRS.

Hailee Tanner
Reception/Executive Assistant

Hailee  has enjoyed her time being in the business field and looks forward to improving her skills and knowledge.

She is a mother of two children and enjoy spending as much time with them as I can! As a family, they love riding horses, going on the mountain and hunting. She has worked in the medical field for a number of years as an office assistant.

Ivory Wade
Reception/Accounting Assistant

Ivory was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Colorado Technical University in 2020. She has two awesome kids and a wonderful husband she enjoys spending time with. In-between rushing the kids to sports; her family enjoys hiking, camping, playing hockey, CrossFit, and soaking up a little downtime.

Personal Motto: “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett

Secondary Motto: “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” -Dr. Seuss

Kelly Davis
Enrolled Agent

Kelly is an enrolled agent who obtained her BS from Florida State University. She is an eighth generation native Floridian who enjoys boating, scuba diving, and spearfishing in her time off. Because of this, she enjoys the summer weather, but loves the high energy of tax season, and still looks forward to it every year. Kelly is very passionate about her work, enjoying the relationships she cultivates with clients to be able to help them with whatever they need.

Kelly grew up in a tiny town in north Florida, not learning to pronounce words such as naked (nekkid), cement (sea-ment), guitar (git-tar), and theatre (the-ater) until she was fourteen, and moved to the Redneck Riviera, known as Panama City. She moved back to the Panama City area after college where she currently resides with her two dogs.

Some of Kelly’s favorite pastimes are reading, correcting Ladd’s grammar, and using the Oxford comma.

Personal Motto: Never say anything behind someone’s back that you wouldn’t say to their face.

Second Motto: You only need a knife when you don’t have a knife.

Kristina Reisner
Executive Assistant

Kristina Reisner grew up on the glorious shores of Manhattan Beach, California, but now lives in St. George's roasting, red sands with her husband. She comes to Hallows & Co. after many years in the aviation industry, so next time your flight is canceled, you're invited to shout "You should have just given Kristina a raise!!!" at the gate agent.

Kristina is an Executive Assistant, aiming to be promoted soon to Assistant Executive. She enjoys traveling, visiting her grandkids, and seeking sun and surf wherever she may be.

Motto: Trust in your path.

Secondary Motto: Will assist executives for tacos.

Since 1981

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!

Technology Connects Us

Location doesn’t matter. We are here, you are anywhere.


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.


client connection

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.


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We understand our clients financial situation and have spent 30 years building retirement plans.