About Grebb, Johnson, Reed & Wachsmith

Grebb, Johnson, Reed & Wachsmith, LLP dates from December 1946, when Harold S. Overland opened a branch office in Ellensburg for the Yakima CPA firm of Boyd Olofson & Co.

The Ellensburg office was originally located in what was then the National Bank of Commerce (now the Land Title Building) at the corner of Fifth and Pearl. In 1954 the office moved to a new building, at Fifth and Ruby, the "Dano-Overland Building," which was divided between the two professional offices of Boyd Olofson & Co. and attorneys Kern, Dano and Cone. Both firms grew to need additional space, and we have retained the whole building since 1969.

In January 1985, Boyd Olofson & Co. de-merged its seven regional offices and the four Ellensburg partners formed Grebb, Johnson, Reed & Wachsmith. Today, we have seven Certified Public Accountants serving a wide variety of businesses and individuals.

Jerry W. Grebb

Certified Public Accountant, Partner

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Jerry graduated from Washington State University, with a bachelor degree in Accounting and Business Administration, beginning work at the firm in May of 1972. His background also includes a long association with agriculture and agribusiness. He is currently a member of the Ellensburg Kiwanis Club, as well as being the Treasurer and Director of the Foundation at Kittitas Valley Healthcare. Outside of work, he enjoys the culinary arts, gardening, or reading a good book. Jerry has been a long-time resident of the Kittitas Valley and is married to Linda.

 

Richard A. Wachsmith

Certified Public Accountant, Partner

richard@gjrw.com

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Richard graduated from Seattle Pacific University with his bachelor degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, beginning work at the firm in June of 1974. He is currently a member of Mercer Creek Church where he is active on their stewardship team, as well as being the Treasurer for Kittitas County Chaplaincy, Kittitas County Timothy Hay Growers, and the Kittitas County 4-H Endowment Trust Fund. When Richard isn't at the office, he enjoys spending time at the family cabin in Priest Lake, ID and being at every activity his grandchildren participate in. Richard has been a long-time resident of Kittitas Valley and is married to Erlene.

 

Marie L. Riegel

Certified Public Accountant, Partner

marie@gjrw.com

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Marie graduated from Central Washington University with her bachelor degree in accounting. She started working at the firm in 1983 and is currently involved with Elmview Trust Fund as Treasurer, Kittitas County Junior Livestock Sale Committee, Kittitas County 4H Leaders Council, and as a 4H Leader. Marie enjoys quilting, reading or doing puzzles, but, she can also be found helping her husband, Kirk, on the family farm during harvest. Marie has lived in the valley her entire life.

 

Jacqueline M. O'Connor

Certified Public Accountant, Partner

jackie@gjrw.com

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Jackie graduated from Central Washington University with her bachelor degree in Accounting. She started working at the firm in February 1991. Jackie enjoys teaching fitness classes, and anything to do with being outdoors and being active. She is married to Pat, has a daughter attending Grand Canyon University in Arizona and son attending CWU, and has lived in the valley since 1987.

 

Melanie R. Rosecrans

Certified Public Accountant

melanie@gjrw.com

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Melanie graduated from Central Washington University with her bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master's of Professional Accountancy. She started working at the firm in February of 2007.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and numerous outdoor activities. Melanie is married to Jeremy, has a son and daughter, and has been a life-long resident of Kittitas Valley.

 

Kelsey M. Roseberry

Certified Public Accountant

kelsey@gjrw.com

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Kelsey graduated from Central Washington University with her bachelor degree in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy. She started working at the firm in February of 2014. Kelsey is married to Damien and is a life-long resident of Kittitas County. When not working, Kelsey enjoys walking on the beach and keeps busy with her pets Rogue and Ackley.

 

Janet Riggin

Staff Accountant

jan@gjrw.com

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Jan graduated from Everett Community College with her Associate in Arts and Sciences. She has worked at the firm since August 1988 when she moved to the valley. She enjoys painting with watercolors, which you can find some of her pieces of art hanging in her office. Jan enjoys staying healthy with bicycling, yoga, and aerobics.

 

Tina M. Wall

Staff Accountant

tina@gjrw.com

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Tina graduated from Seattle University, Alber’s School of Business with her bachelor degree in Accounting. She started working for the firm in December of 2014. Tina grew up in upper Kittitas County, moved to Seattle after high school, and has since re-located back to Kittitas Valley. She enjoys spending time outdoors, photography, and sewing.

 

Felicia M. Persson

Certified Public Accountant (Seasonal)

felicia@gjrw.com

Felicia graduated from Central Washington University with her bachelor degree in Accounting, beginning her work at the firm in 1992 and moved to Mexico in 2011. Felicia returns periodically to Ellensburg, where she works the majority of her time during tax season. She and her husband, Kevin, live on their sail boat and travel the Sea of Cortez the rest of the year. Prior to her relocation, she had lived in the valley since 1985.

 

Amy Bayne

Administrative Assistant/Billing Manager

amy@gjrw.com

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Amy has worked at the firm since October of 2004. Outside the office she enjoys fishing with her children and spending time at the family cabin. Amy is married to Andy, has four sons, a daughter, chickens, ducks, sheep and a dog and has been a life-long resident of Kittitas Valley.

 

Judy Roberts

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

judy@gjrw.com

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Judy has worked at the firm since August of 1975. She is involved with the Washington State Horsemen, Inc. in the role of driving director, Secretary for Year End Awards, and a Community Christmas Basket volunteer. She is married to Bill, enjoys working with horses and dogs when not at work. Judy also loves spending as much time as she can with her husband, gardening, and baking. She has been a life-long resident of Kittitas Valley.