Crystal L. Gilmour
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer
Crystal manages all aspects of our business operations, including budgeting, business planning, processes and procedures, and the implementation of new technology. Crystal also oversees the firm's Compliance Program. Working alongside Ray since the firm's inception, Crystal plays a crucial role in implementing the Trellis approach to efficient and holistic client service.
Crystal gained insight into the hard work and dedication necessary for starting and running a business while growing up and working on her family's farm. She started her career as a CPA at Ernst and Young in Seattle, as an auditor and a tax preparer. After achieving her Masters degree, Crystal spent six years with premier accounting firm Clark Nuber where she served individual and business clients with tax compliance and consulting. Crystal was instrumental in Clark Nuber’s early adoption of a paperless environment by spearheading the testing and implementation of a cutting-edge software program.
Crystal holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Masters in Professional Accounting in Taxation. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Washington and is a member of the AICPA. Crystal enjoys reading, baking, and any activity with her family. Crystal works out of our Ellensburg office.