BIOS

Scott Hunt, CPA
Tax Partner

 

Scott has a Master’s Degree in Taxation and nearly 25 years of experience as a CPA. Scott specializes in providing tax planning, consulting and compliance services to closely held businesses and successful individuals in a broad range of industries. Scott’s background and personal interests drew him to the real estate development and property management industries – where he developed a particular expertise. A significant portion of his current practice entails serving real estate developers, investors, and related businesses.

 

Scott and his wife Kelly live in Normandy Park with their two teenage children. He enjoys boating, fishing, and other outdoor recreation activities with friends and family. A native of Eastern Washington, Scott has resided in the Seattle area for over 30 years. He is active in local nonprofit organizations, recently serving as Treasurer for Highline Medical Center Foundation.

Expertise:

Real Estate Investment and Development, Property Management, Construction, Services, Hospitality, Wholesale

Professional Experience:

  • CPA in Seattle area for nearly 25 years

  • Senior Tax Manager in large local and regional accounting firms

  • Active oversight of family real estate holdings

 

Education:

BA, Business Administration, University of Washington

Master’s Degree in Taxation, Golden State University

James Jackson, CPA
Retired

Jim has over 40 years of experience as a practicing CPA – most of those years in the Seattle area. He has four married children and 12 grandchildren.  A priority for Jim is contributing to his community. He makes time to sit on at least one non-profit board in the West Seattle area.

 

Hunt Jackson accountants consult with Jim on client issues relating to tax, business, financial, retirement, and estate planning. 

Expertise:

Agriculture, Leasing, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Service

Professional Experience:

  • CPA in Pacific Northwest with 40+ year’s experience

  • “Big 4” Accounting Firm Auditor

  • Controller of $60 million closely held family business

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the West Seattle YMCA

Education:

BBA, Forestry, Nichols College

MBA, Accounting, Cal State San Diego

Mark Canton, CPA
Audit Partner

 

Mark specializes in real estate taxation, as well as audits, reviews, and compilations of financial statements for:

  • Inventory or equipment-based businesses

  • Technology companies

  • Commercial maritime operations

  • Real estate developers, owners, and related businesses

  • Mergers & acquisitions

Mark’s expertise has also resulted in consulting services, such as the following:

  • Mergers & acquisitions

  • Internal control reviews

  • Real estate transactions

  • Cash, income tax, and contractual bases of accounting

 Professional Experience:

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Board, audit committee, and volunteer involvement:

  • Rotary International

  • Construction Millennials of America

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Coyote Point Yacht Club

Education:

  • BA, Business Administration (Accounting & Finance), California State University, Chico

  • Eagle Scout

 

Mark is an avid sailor and traveler, and enjoys studying finance and real estate.

David Pagryzinski, CPA, EA 
Tax Manager

 

David has nearly a decade of experience as a tax professional. He has managed accountants in both tax compliance and resolution as well as designed tax software for CPA firms across the country. His understanding of tax law, communication skills, and technological expertise make him a valuable asset for business owners and high net worth individuals navigating the often complex world of taxation.

 

In his free time, David enjoys traveling, craft breweries, and hiking with his wife and dog. He is a proud Michigan State alum and diehard fan of his alma mater’s football/basketball teams.​

Expertise:

Professional Services, Tourism, Real Estate, Tech & Cryptocurrency, Individual/Family, Estates

Professional Experience:

  • CPA licensed in Washington and Michigan

  • EA, Federally-authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS

Education:

BA, Accounting (Entrepreneurship Specialization), Michigan State University

Robert Silva, CPA
Tax Manager

 

Bob has a diverse working history as an accountant for more than 35 years. He has worked for small accounting firms that emphasize tax return preparation, as well as CPA firms that prepare tax returns and perform regulatory audits. For a number of years, Bob worked in the tax software industry as a tax analyst, senior developer, and later, as head of the firm's quality assurance team for tax software. He has also served as a consultant to a very large software company's tax preparation software project.

Bob volunteered for 25 years as a docent at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. His many and varied interests, when not working on taxation issues, include his interest in aviation history, other specialty areas of history (Ancient, Medieval, and American), the plays of William Shakespeare, and music.

Expertise:

Individual income tax preparation and planning

Estate and trust income tax preparation

Professional Experience:

  • CPA in Washington for more than 30 years

Education:

BA in Business Administration (Accounting), University of Washington

BA in History, University of Washington

Roen Ako, CPA
Supervisor

 

Roen joined Hunt Jackson with over 10 years of public accounting experience. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree, she laid her career foundation with three years of financial statement audit experience with a mid-tier firm before making her move to taxation. She has worked at small local public accounting firms in the Greater Seattle area with a healthy mix of tax compliance and tax planning mostly for small business owners within various industries and high net worth individuals.

 

Before moving to Seattle for college, Roen was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Currently, she lives in West Seattle with her wife, daughter, Bernese Mountain dog (Kai) and Golden Retriever (Koa). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing golf, attending winery and brewery events, and is an avid home brewer.​

Expertise:

Small Business & Individual Taxation

Professional Experience:

  • Licensed CPA in Washington for over 10 years

Education:

BA, Accounting, Seattle University

Manider Bassi
Senior

Upon obtaining her Psychology Degree from the University of Washington and subsequently her Accounting degree from Central Washington University, Manider interned at a local public accounting firm before joining as a Associate. She is currently studying for the CPA Exam.

 

Born in San Jose, California, Manider spent much of her youth in the Bay area until relocating with her family to the suburbs of beautiful Seattle.  Leaving sun for the occasional rain cloud was made easier by all the great hiking and biking trails and the community like feel of the Northwest. When not hiking or biking, Manider enjoys reading, trying new cuisines, and spending time with her family and friends.

Expertise:

Manider is a Senior with the firm and working towards passing the CPA exam.

Professional Experience:

  • Member of Washington Society of Public Accountants

Education:

BS, Psychology, University of Washington

BS, Accounting, Central Washington University, Des Moines

Arthur Dodek
Senior

Arthur Dodek joined our team with a few busy seasons already under his belt. He graduated from Seattle University with a major in Accounting and a minor in E-commerce and Information Systems. He is currently working towards completing his CPA certification.

 

Arthur loves everything about the Pacific Northwest and all it offers (yes, even those dark rainy days). In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, boating, and barbecuing with friends. Beyond accounting, he is also passionate about cars, technology & real estate. 

Expertise:

Arthur is a Senior with the firm and working towards passing the CPA exam.

Professional Experience:

  • Member of Washington Society of Public Accountants

Education:

BS, Accounting, Seattle University

Karlencia Calvin, CPA
Associate

Karlencia Calvin was born and raised in Louisiana, and her move to Seattle makes Washington the only other state she has ever lived in. While working as the accountant at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in Louisiana, she earned her Masters degree in Taxation. She worked as an Accounting instructor at Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, LA for four and a half years before accepting the role here.

Expertise:

  • Process Improvements

  • Accounting Instruction

  • Post-Secondary Business School Accreditation

Professional Experience:

  • Accounting Instruction at the post-secondary level

  • Accounting for state and local governmental entities

  • Auditing not-for-profit and governmental entities

Education:

BS, Accounting, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Masters Degree in Taxation, University of New Orleans