Tiffanie Ranta, CPA
Tiffanie is the President, Senior Partner, and Tax Director for the firm. A native Oregonian who grew up outside Portland, she attended the University of Puget Sound for her undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Accounting, and received her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She then began working in the Seattle area and has been growing her network of clients ever since. She has worked at Williamson & Lacombe, CPAs and Walls Property Management for the better part of the last 20 years, and has worked with a wide range of clients. The majority of her experience stems from tax return preparation, tax planning, and property management accounting. She has three (usually) wonderful children, and is actively involved in the kids’ schools and local community. A fierce competitor, she enjoys racing her friends through Discovery Park, and watching and attending all Seattle sports–from Little League to the Bigs. She lends her expertise to local non-profit organizations and serves on the Finance Council at Bishop Blanchet High School.
Victor heads the Accounting Services, Business Development, and IT operations for the firm, as well as running SZ Rentals, a vacation rental property management business. He was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Management & Operations. After graduation, Victor began his career in accounting as his parents’ bookkeeper at their restaurant, assisting with the family businesses and financial operations. In 2013 he began assisting Tiffanie with her practice and started taking on more clients. They have been working together ever since. Victor moonlights as a volunteer teacher for Rainier Scholars, a Seattle-based non-profit organization, helping with the Tinkering Lab, an extracurricular class where 9th-10th graders learn how to build computers and electronics, write code, and experiment with different technologies. During the fall he also coaches the Our Lady of Fatima Speech team.
Emily provides bookkeeping and administrative services for the firm. An east coast transplant, she has spent the last 14 years working in and loving Seattle. After completing degrees at Allegheny College and the University of Washington, her career began as an administrative assistant and office manager in accounting, engineering, and IT firms around the city. In 2013 she became a bookkeeper, focusing on cloud-based accounting technology and e-commerce solutions. Emily is dedicated to serving small businesses as well as the arts community, of which she is an active member. A writer and ceramic artist, she spends her off-hours reading or at the pottery wheel. She also serves as Treasurer for the Washington Clay Arts Association.
Optimus Prime “Bobo” Szmania
Bobo became head of security for the firm after realizing taxes were “not really his thing.”
While his roots are in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, Bobo has lived most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, with no plans to leave anytime soon. He has several children and an ex-wife in the area, but prefers living the bachelor life in his parents’ basement.
Outside (and inside) of work, he enjoys snacks from his office mates, walks along the lake, and belly scratches.