Meet the Staff
Rebecca Olsen, CPA
I am Rebecca Olsen and I have been working as an accountant and tax preparer since 1992. I started working here, when the firm was Scruggs, Hiatt and Musser CPA's after graduating from the University of Oregon with an MBA, focused on accounting. I then took a hiatus from working tax season and worked in corporate accounting at a local mid-size retail corporation that grew from about 35 locations to 55 locations and over $400 million in sales during the 15 years I was there. It was a great experience that exposed me to many aspects of running a business such as risk management, human resources, benefit plans, treasury, cash management, and finance. I recently rejoined my original employer, now known as Musser Olsen PC, as a partner and couldn't be happier. My goal is to provide you with solutions that meet your needs and provide stellar service while doing it.
In addition to loving what I do, I enjoy taking my boxer dogs to the beach, gardening and going to Oregon Duck football games! I am a lifelong Brookings resident except for the time I spent at college and couldn't be happier to have had the privilege of being able to live and work in Brookings, Oregon.
It is my hope that our web page is providing you all the information you need about our firm and our team to give us an opportunity to fulfill your accounting and tax preparation needs. If you still have a question please give us a call. Cheers!
Heather Newsome, CPA
Heather has recently relocated to the area to be near her family and has joined our practice. Heather holds her CPA license. She previously worked at a CPA firm that specializes in Tax and Audit services where she gained valuable knowledge that she brings to our firm. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Chico in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.
Heather's strengths are helping individuals with their tax needs as well as various applications with QuickBooks. She places high value on integrity and quality of performance.
She enjoys hiking with friends, reading good books and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Suzette Draheim is our payroll manager and our payables specialist. Suzette grew up on the east coast in northern Vermont and moved to Brookings when she was 20. She started at our firm as a part-time tax season employee and now manages our full service payroll department. She is highly trained in payroll laws and payroll accounting. She also has evolved into our payables specialist as she handles invoicing, bill paying and general ledger accounting for a number of our clients using the Quickbooks program.
Suzette enjoys the game of golf. During the summer, you can find her at our local golf course polishing up her game. She also loves anything crafty and always has some project she is working on. On her spare weekends, she is traveling the road to Eugene to enjoy her four grandchildren.
Rhonda Suiter grew up in the Eugene Springfield area and has lived in Brookings since 1997. In Brookings Rhonda worked for a construction company for several years as the payroll manager until she became part of our accounting team in 2003. She specializes in s-corporation tax returns as well as individual tax returns and can help you with QuickBooks accounting.
Henry is the newest member of our staff, joining our team in November 2018. He is pursuing his degree in accounting through Southern Oregon University's online program.
Mandy Aldrich is our office manager. She joined the team in June of 2016. Mandy and her family have lived in Brookings since 1997.