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About Us

About Our Firm

Accounting is More than Just Numbers

- Independence
- Integrity
- Service
- Confidentiality
- Technical Competence
- Communication
- Sound Financial Advice

Our Team

John Sutton, CPA, Shareholder

John is a tax partner who has been with Sutton-McCann since the mid 1970's. John's practice is concentrated in tax compliance, tax and financial planning and financial statement preparation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received an AA degree from Menlo College in Atherton, CA, a BA degree in economics from Willamette University in Salem, OR and an MBA from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Gordon Bower, CPA, Shareholder

Gordon joined our firm in November, 2009. He has 30 years experience in the accounting profession with the last 14 years in public accounting. His areas of concentration include individual, corporate, partnership, and trust taxation. Gordon has provided tax planning to a diverse set of clients. He is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Gordon received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University.

Sharon Holcomb, EA, Shareholder

Sharon is an Enrolled Agent and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. In addition to Income Tax Returns, Sharon prepares Employment and Excise Tax Returns for business clients. She also assists clients with bookkeeping and payroll services. Sharon can help you solve problems and streamline your QuickBooks file. Sharon is a member of the City Club of Tacoma and serves on the Board of Directors for the Safe Streets Campaign.

Christine Bartlett, Office Manager/Shareholder

Christine manages office operations, coordinates client contact including data transfer and scheduling, helps design our internal organization, and leads all our other business operation functions. In addition, Christine heads our marketing efforts and recruiting. Christine has a Bachelor of Science from Warner Pacific College. She is actively concerned with civic affairs and is a member of the City Club of Tacoma.

Nick Wold, CPA, Shareholder

Nick specializes in tax planning and compliance, estate planning and administration, financial planning, financial statement preparation and review, and business consulting. In addition to holding a CPA license, Nick is also a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. He is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants. Nick received both his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Washington. He currently serves as a Board member for Pierce College Foundation. Nick lives in Auburn with his wife and three sons.

******Privacy Policy******

CPAs, like all providers of personal financial services, are now required by law to inform their clients of their policies regarding privacy of client information. CPAs have been and continue to be bound by professional standards of confidentiality that are even more stringent than those required by law. Therefore, we have always protected your rights to privacy.

Types of Nonpublic Personal Information We Collect

We Collect nonpublic personal information about you that is either provided to us by you or obtained by us with your authorization.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

For current and former clients, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information obtained in the course of our practice except as required or permitted by law. Permitted disclosures include, for instance, providing information to our employees and, in limited situations, to unrelated third parties who need to know that information to assist us in providing services to you. In all such situations, we stress the confidential nature of information being shared.

Protecting the Confidentiality and Security of Current and Former Clients' Information

We retain records relating to professional services that we provide so that we are better able to assist you with your professional needs and, in some cases, to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard your nonpublic personal information, we maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our professional standards.


Please call if you have any questions, because your privacy, our professional ethics, and the ability to provide you with quality financial services are very important to us.