Staff

Kelly Richmond, Founder

Kelly Richmond started working in accounting, reporting, operations and IT at a young age for her family’s business. She developed her skills over the years working in a variety of industries including technology, manufacturing, non-profits, restaurants and healthcare. She has supported her experience with education in accounting, business, business law, tax, information technology (IT) and economics. She has a passion for working for companies with social and environmental missions. Kelly loves spending time with her family, her cat and chickens. She also enjoys gardening, skiing, hiking, camping, biking and rafting.

Resume Highlights

  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Over 26 years of accounting experience
  • QuickBooks expert since 1998 and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • Excel whiz
  • Adaptive Planning user
  • Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Friends of the Owyhee

Patrick Richmond, Lead Account Advisor

Patrick Richmond introduced his daughter Kelly to accounting for his company when Kelly was only 13; the same age that Patrick started accounting at his family’s business. Always ahead of the curve, he loves IT and shared this passion with Kelly as well. Patrick graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration at USC and graduate courses and teaching credential at Chapman University.

He offers expert support and education to business owners in accounting, compliance, record keeping and profit development. Patrick’s career has included time in small business management, business start-ups and large business management. Patrick and Kelly are thrilled to be working together again.

In his spare time, he loves ocean sports, gardening, and spending time with his family, his dog and his pet tortoises.

Staff

Cade Wambolt

Managing Director

Cade is a proactive problem solver and nonconformist, dedicated to integrity and achieving excellence. With a background in entrepreneurship and hands-on experience in managerial accounting, they’ve grasped the power of numbers in shaping business narratives. Armed with a BBA and Master’s of Accountancy, Cade formerly held the designation of a CPA, determined to fill the gap in the industry for services that fall in and around bookkeeping, audit, tax planning, and general accounting/compliance. Recognizing that the traditional CPA firms might not be optimally positioned to fulfill these needs, Cade joined a small consulting firm offering fractional CFO consulting, controller support, and financial/accounting-related IT system implementation. Transitioning to an early CFO role at a tech startup, Cade realized that holistic business success requires more than using the right numbers to make decisions and learned the value of strong leadership combined with the personal and professional development of individuals and teams. While there, they oversaw teams in finance, HR, legal, and business process improvement, shifting their focus to creating aligned strategies across the business.

As the Managing Director at Idaho Accounting Services, Cade focuses on integration, growth, and evolution, striving to drive transformative business progress for our team and our clients. Located in sunny Los Angeles, their personal time involves gym sessions, weekend recreational sports, and exploring new restaurants in the greater LA area with their partner.

Robin Adams

Junior Accountant

In addition to earning a bachelors degree in accounting from Idaho State University, Robin boasts a proven track record across various sectors, including roles in management and licensed insurance. With a commitment to precision and professionalism, Robin seamlessly integrates expertise with passion, ensuring meticulous financial management while fostering a culture of excellence.

Beyond the balance sheets, Robin finds joy in cultivating tropical houseplants, hiking, reading, volunteerism, and strategizing over tabletop games. A stalwart advocate for human rights and environmental protection, Robin brings a depth of integrity and dedication to our team.

Katherin Thompson (Katie)

Lead Accountant

At a young age, Katie Thompson figured out she loves to create order and meaning out of chaos. This led to her passion for numbers and accounting. She graduated with an Associate’s in Business Management from College of Western Idaho, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Western Governor’s University. She has since gained experience working for CPA firms as a bookkeeper and tax accountant, running a family business, and as a staff accountant for a manufacturing company.

Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters. An Idaho native, she loves the outdoors hiking, riding horses, riding ATVs, and camping. She also enjoys watercolor painting, cooking for her family, and reading.

Samantha Lee

Lead Accountant

Samantha Lee started out in the field of animal science, receiving her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and working for veterinary clinics for 10 years, with animals small and large. She always had a passion for animals from a young age. As Samantha advanced in her career and roles within the clinic changed, she found a new passion in business management and accounting. Continuing down this path, Samantha finally made the jump to accounting about two years ago when she became a staff accountant for a CPA firm. There she was able to help many different small companies with their tax returns, management of their bookkeeping programs, and business consulting needs. She enjoys the accounting work so much that she went back to school to earn her master’s in accounting!

Samantha still has a passion for animals. She and her partner have four dogs together. They enjoy any activities they can do with their pups, from hiking and swimming to lazy dog naps in the afternoon. Samantha and her fur family currently reside in Southern Oregon, with the area’s great outdoor activities to keep them busy. She is excited to bring her adventurous spirit and numerous skills to the IAS team!

Robert Rich

Lead Accountant

Robert Rich brings drive and ambition to IAS. He has experience in the fields of information technology, retail sales, restaurant service, heavy equipment, and law enforcement. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an Information Technology focus from Cal State, San Bernardino. After spending some time doing tech support for the US Navy, Rob decided to further his education and transition to accounting. He realized these goals by graduating from Boise State University with a Master’s in Accountancy.

In his spare time, you can find Rob in the pool or hiking in the Boise foothills with his family. His family consists of his wife, 4-almost-5-year-old son, and family dog. He is a talented and friendly new part of the IAS team!

Callie King

Lead Accountant & Operations Guru

Callie King brings a diverse background to Idaho Accounting Services. She has a wide range of business experience. She has a degree in accounting from University of Phoenix. She has a strong history in office management, non-profit management, bookkeeping, and accounting both for profit and non-profit firms. Callie started her career in a family-owned and operated business, which helped her foster a love for business and organization. She has worked for a small accounting firm, as well as organizations such as the Idaho Youth Ranch, and the NAACP. Callie has passion for small businesses. She believes they are the backbone of a strong community.

When Callie is not working, she spends quality time with her family. She loves to make life an adventure for herself and her five boys. She especially enjoys sports and travel.

Sarah Kirby

Administrative Assistant / Bookkeeper

Sarah Kirby moved to Idaho as a young adult from New Jersey. She was raised in a family business where she learned the basics of bookkeeping and money handling at an early age. Sarah has worked in a wide variety of industries including foodservice, manufacturing, electronics, and customer service.  She graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Boise State University and is a Certified Electronic Tech. In her free time, she enjoys crafting of all kinds, spending time with her husband, and coordinating life with their three teenagers. Because Sarah has a passion for helping others, she also runs a small non-profit organization she created in honor of her late daughter Cheyenne.

Leslie Jenkins

Office Manager & Accountant

Leslie Jenkins brings a diverse background to Idaho Accounting Services. She has a strong history in client services, management and healthcare. Leslie also started her career in a family owned and operated business, which taught her the value of hard work, flexibility and problem-solving skills. She has experience in a variety of industries, including healthcare, and Professional Employer Organizations. She has worked in healthcare for the last eight years. She previously worked for a Professional Employer Organization as a Client Services Manager and was responsible for over 100 client firms in three states. She handled employee sign ups, administered health and dental plans, employee garnishments and payroll.

Leslie recently relocated to the Treasure Valley from Southern California. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs exploring the beauty of Idaho.

Resume Highlights

  • Rancho Santiago College – Career enhancement courses
  • Over 30 years of experience in client services, management and healthcare

Laura Jordan

Billing Specialist & Training Captain

Idaho gained Laura Jordan when she relocated from the city of Georgetown, Texas. Laura served as the Operations Manager of one of Georgetown’s largest retail stores. A passion for creating and supporting organizational efficiencies led her to work for Georgetown’s Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD). Laura connected with Kelly after landing in Boise and gladly offered her knowledge and experience to Idaho Accounting Services.

Laura is a graduate student at Boise State, completing a master’s program in Criminal Justice. She enjoys traveling whenever possible and has a deep passion for mycology.

Sonnet Donohue

Executive Assistant

Sonnet Donohue is an Idaho girl through and through! Despite living on the East Coast the first two years of her life, Idaho has been her real home from the start. Surrounded by a large and loving family, she decided to stay local for college, attending The College of Idaho (also known as Albertson College). She earned a double B.A. in History and Literature in English. She later decided to attend graduate school at Idaho State University, in Pocatello, earning an M.A. in English. Her career choices have led to dramatically different types of employment. A partial list of past occupations includes library page, substitute teacher, technician for adults and children with developmental disabilities, and, most recently, house manager at a residential assisted living facility for adults who struggle with mental illness.

Like her name might suggest, Sonnet has a love of reading and writing. Her book collection is a thing of beauty! She designs jewelry in leisure moments and spends as much time with her family as she can. Like Sonnet herself, her family consists of know-it-alls and fiercely competitive board game players.

She is excited to be part of the IAS team!