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About Us

About Our Firm

 (503) 667-1610

200 NW Divsion St., Gresham, OR 97030

Mt. Hood Tax & Accounting Professionals is one of the leading firms in and throughout Gresham and East County. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Mt. Hood Tax & Accounting is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Gresham's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Gresham. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Mt. Hood Tax & Accounting receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Sean L. Berry, CPA

sberry@mthoodtax.com 503-667-1610

Sean Berry is a Certified Public Accountant with 14 years as a CPA and over 19 years in Accounting, grew up in Hood River, went to college in Oklahoma, and now lives in Troutdale with his family.


Sean is a member of various Boards which are focused on supporting our local community. These nonprofit entities have missions which Sean has a passion for.
-Central East Portland Rotary Foundation - Chairman
-Eastco Diversified Services - Treasurer, Director
-NW Autism Foundation - Director
-Starseed Foundation - Director

Sean's first position out of college was Accounting Manager and quickly moved into the Controller's position at a manufacturing company in Oklahoma. After moving back to the Northwest to be closer to family he became the CFO of a nationally recognized travel company based in Portland which he held for nearly 10 years.

Through college and the beginning years of his career Sean recognized his passion for tax law and business development. This passion gave him the motivation to develop and grow an accounting practice.

His expertise is in business tax law, business consulting, estates and trusts, IRS problem resolution, and individual taxation.

George A. Westover, CPA, EA

gwestover@mthoodtax.com 503-667-1610

George Westover is a Certified Public Accountant, an Enrolled Agent, and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. He has been in Accounting for over 7 years and has excellent experience and knowledge in tax law as it relates to individuals, businesses, and trusts.

Derek R. Foote, CPA

dfoote@mthoodtax.com 503-667-1610 Certified Public Accountant

Derek was drawn to accounting by the application of processes and forms. It became a career because it enables him to promote other people’s success. Being a CPA gives him the opportunity to help clients understand complex issues and make decisions in their best interest. He takes pride in being a dependable resource for others.

It took one great professor for Derek to become enamored with taxes and accounting. He found deep satisfaction in the systems and forms. Well thought out and accurate work isn’t just a given for him, it’s a point of personal satisfaction and fulfillment.

Having worked in downtown and community firms, Derek is familiar with a wide variety of accounting services. His current focus is on closely-held business and individual income taxes. Along with fostering client relationships, Derek has focused on encouraging employee development throughout his career.

Derek is also passionately involved in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, a Rotary-sponsored retreat designed to grow and encourage young adult leaders in the community. He is also a member of the Central East Portland Rotary Club, where he serves in several secretarial capacities to support the clubs community involvement.

When he isn’t helping clients and filing tax returns Derek enjoys reading, board games, and simply spending quality time with friends and family.

Jamie Ralston

jralston@mthoodtax.com 503-667-1610

Jamie is our Office Administrator. She helps keep work-flowing flowing in our office. Her warm friendly demeanor is always appreciated by our clients.

Deborah Elliott, LTP

delliott@mthoodtax.com 503-667-1610

Deb Elliott is a Licensed Tax Preparer, comes to us from Tailormade Records & Taxes where she worked over 25 years. She excels in bookkeeping, payroll, and individual taxes.

Michelle Berry

mberry@mthoodtax.com 503-667-1610

Michelle Berry is an Accountant and graduate of Washington State University with a major in Accounting. She supports our tax preparation, bookkeeping, and office operations.

Lexi Muhlsteff

503-667-1610

Lexi Muhlsteff is our seasonal Administrative Support. She supports tax preparation and bookkeeping processes. Lexi has been an integral part of Mt Hood Tax & Accounting / Double T Tax Associates for over 4 years.