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About Our Firm

For years, Child Richards CPAs & Advisors has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning. 

Peer Review Report 2019

At Child Richards, we pride ourselves on functioning through a dedicated team of hard working individuals that put their heads together to ensure the best service for our clients. We welcome you to scroll through our biographies and get to know our wonderful associates!



Our Team

Royce J. Richards, JD, CPA

Royce received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Professional Accounting degrees (MPAcc) from Weber State University and his Law degree from the University of Utah School of Law (JD). He has been with the firm since 1995. He focuses on all aspects of taxation for individual, businesses, trusts, and estates. He has extensive experience in matters related to estate planning, business succession, tax planning, asset protection, real estate and corporate legal matters. He has few hobbies that he enjoys as much as work, however if you want to talk about travel, military history or his grandkids, he is interested.



Ryan R. Child, CPA

Ryan Child leads the audit and assurance services at the firm and manages a portion of the tax practice.  Ryan is from the Ogden area and received both his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from Weber State University. When you work with Ryan, you can expect an experienced professional with the necessary skills to help your organization, whatever its size. Having provided hands-on accounting for businesses, governments, and nonprofit organizations, Ryan understands the intricacies and challenges in accounting, reporting and taxation. In his spare time, Ryan spends as much time as he can with his wife and children, and occasionally sneaks out for a hunting trip.



Lynn J. Wood, CPA

Lynn received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in CIS from Weber State University. He has been with the firm since 1975. He has served on the committee for the Utah Association of CPAs for governmental accounting and auditing. Lynn has worked extensively in non-profit and governmental accounting and auditing for more than 45 years. Now Lynn enjoys more down time during the summer and fall fishing, golfing and spending time with his grandchildren.


Lon Child, CPA

A Certified Public Accountant by profession and a Farmer/Rancher by avocation, Lon enjoys work and endeavors of all kinds. After graduation from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting he developed a thriving CPA practice based in Ogden, Utah serving clients throughout the US. His practice is centered in taxation at both the business and personal levels, real estate, business consulting, and estate planning. When not in the office, or in the fields, as a life-long resident of Weber County, Lon and his wife Patti can be found enjoying their scenic surroundings in the upper Ogden Valley, where they wish to call home forever. When asked what he raises on the farm, the answer is always the same: "Boys." Patti and Lon are the parents of four sons and a beautiful daughter.

Brenda Head received her Associates Degree from Stevens-Henager. She has worked as a staff accountant for 28 years working on accounting, payrolls, and tax returns. When not working, Brenda is busy spoiling her silky terrier, reading, and spending time with her family. 




Jennifer Johnson, CPA

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and her Master of Accounting degree from Weber State University. While still in school she joined our firm in 2006. She is the manager of our small business practice. Her main areas of focus are income tax returns for individuals and businesses, financial statement preparation and QuickBooks consulting. She loves helping new clients with setting up their business and getting started on the right foot. When Jennifer isn’t at work you can find her cheering on her kids in whatever activity they are doing, working on projects at home with her husband or finding a quiet spot to read a good book.



Angie Eilander, MBA

Angie received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix, joining our firm in 2016. She is also QuickBooks certified. Her main focus is small business accounting, along with the preparation of individual and business income tax returns and QuickBooks training. She comes with over 25 years of experience from her family business. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, boating and spending time with family and friends.




 Nicole Nelson, CPA

Nicole received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Taxation degrees from Weber State University. She has been with the firm since 2017. Prior to public accounting, she worked in banking and in private industry accounting for small businesses using Quickbooks and Quickbooks Online. She works on audits and reviews, as well as tax returns for both personal and business clients. She enjoys working directly with clients to help them better understand their accounting processes. She is married with 3 children. Her favorite thing to do outside of work is travel to see new places and eat new foods. Her favorite places to visit have been Rome and Beijing.



Chatana Fielding

Chatana received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Weber State University and Masters of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University, starting her journey with our firm in 2016. Her main areas of focus are the preparation of financial statements, income tax returns for businesses and individuals, as well as the quarterly processing of payroll and sales tax returns. She enjoys spending her down time with her husband and cutest little girls ever. (Totally unbiased opinion!)



Amy Davies

Amy previously worked for the Office of the State Auditor for about eight years. Her time there included financial audits, single audits, and special projects. She led audit teams in completing audits of State Departments, State Agencies, and Utah Colleges and Universities. With our firm Amy has worked with a variety of clients, providing both accounting and auditing services. She has a strong knowledge of internal control and works closely with clients to improve their processes and controls over financial reporting. Amy is experienced with all audit stages from planning to financial statement preparation and believes in maintaining strong client relations and providing quality work.



  Erin Winterton, CPA

Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting from Weber State University. She primarily works in auditing for governmental and non-profit entities. She also enjoys translating her experience as a small business owner and auditor to assist businesses and government entities in establishing sound accounting and internal control policies and procedures. Erin has also served as Treasurer for a non-profit. In her spare time, Erin enjoys camping and traveling with her husband and their four sons, trapshooting, reading, biking, and online shopping.



 Cami L Moss, MAcc

Cami received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her Master of Accounting in Taxation from Weber State University.  Cami works on audits, reviews, compilations, and taxes for both businesses and individual returns.  She has been working in the accounting industry for over 20 years and has a wide range of accounting experience.  Her experience ranges from personal and small business accounting to extensive experience with governmental accounting.  Cami is able to assist clients with QuickBooks as well as Caselle.  In Cami’s spare time she enjoys supporting her husband and two kids with their family hobby of breeding and showing chickens.  Her family maintains a small farm and enjoys animals.  If she has a spare minute of her own, you will find her playing with and riding her horse.


Jolynn Redden

Jolynn graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degreee in Accounting. She primarily focuses on taxes. In her free time she enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her husband and kids. Their favorite activities include: boating (especially wake surfing), backpacking, and exploring new places. 




Berkeley Bennett

Berkeley received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Weber State University and is persuing her Master's of Taxation there as well. She helps with the preparation of financial statements and quarterly processing of payroll and sales tax returns. In her down time she enjoys playing board games with her husband, spending time with her puppy, cooking, baking, and doing anything crafty. 




 Katie Giddens, CPA

Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Taxation degrees from Weber State University, joining our firm in 2019. She received her CPA license in May 2022. Katie works primarily auditing non-profits and governmental entities as well as preparation of income tax returns for businesses and individuals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with her family.



Austin Burt Burt is about to graduate with his Bachelor's of Science in Accounting and is looking forward to continuing his education from there. Eventually, he hopes to become a CPA like many of his coworkers. He currently attends Weber State University and is a proud member of Psi Phi Psi, a philanthropy based fraternity on campus. In his spare time you can find Austin practicing a range of various hobbies from dancing to sleight-of-hand magic. Austin has been happily married for four years to his wife, Sam. For now, they have two "fur babies", but they look forward to starting a family, with real children, after finishing school.



Mariah Reyes received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Weber State University and is persuing her Master's of Accounting there as well. She helps with audits, reviews, and compilations. Mariah finds accounting fascinating and loves learning about it. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, cooking, hiking, and swimming. 




Mckenna Myers

McKenna is on track to receive her Bachelors in Accounting from Weber State University,  after which she'll pursue a Master's in Accounting from Weber State. McKenna primarily works on audits and reviews. When she's not working or studying you can find her listening to podcasts or hiking with her friends.




Corey Urie

Corey is set to receive his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Weber State University, after which he will pursue a Masters of Taxation at Weber State. He primarily works on audits and reviews. In his spare time, Corey enjoys reading, gaming, and occasionally taking his dogs pheasant hunting.  




Tonya Spencer

Tonya received her Associates in Accounting in 2007, when she started as a payroll processor with Wood Richards & Associates, prior to Capitol Payroll branching off to its own entity. She is currently the manager of Capitol Payroll, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the payroll department, which includes accurate calculations of wages, tax withholdings and company deductions. She also ensures proper governmental reporting and compliance. Outside of work, she does a lot of DIY projects, making home improvement stores her favorite places to shop!



Jamie Sheffield

Jamie received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting in December 2013. She joined Capitol Payroll in 2014. Her current focus is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the payroll department, which includes coordination with third party service providers and tackling some of the more complex tasks within payroll processing. Outside of work, you will find her nose in a book or painting ceramics.



Kashey Spencer

Kashey started working for Capitol Payroll in 2021 and is currently enrollment at Salt Lake Community College. Her job duties include the daily processing of payroll accounts, calculating tax withholdings, company deductions, filling out audit requests, as well as assisting the department with more complex tasks, as assigned. In her free time, she enjoys learning about history, working out, video games and artsy crafts.




Morgan Allison received her Certificate in Accounting - Bookkeeping in August 2021, and is currently working towards an Associate's degree in both Accounting and American Sign Language Interpreting at Salt Lake Community College. She works as a payroll processor for Capitol Payroll. She lives with her husband, and their Giant Schnauzer, who is essentially a toddler. You can find her with an embroidery needle in one hand, a video game controller in the other, and a book on her lap (when she has the free time)!



Georgia Heines

Georgia received an Applied Science Degree with an emphasis in Business from Utah State University in 2003, joining the firm in 2004. Her experience as the Office Manager includes employee relations, billing and accounts receivable. Georgia also assists clients with recording receipts and disbursements from QuickBooks for individual and businesses, including several CAM & HOA clients. She has adult twin boys (one with twin girls!), and her favorite movie is Mamma Mia.




 Mari Roberts

Mari received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Utah State University in 2007.  Mari joined our firm in 2021 and is the first face you see when walking into our office.  She brings with her a successful background in customer service and a very positive perspective. If, you need to schedule an appointment, pay an invoice, or have questions regarding our services, Mari will go the extra mile to assist you.  She manages the front office and keeps everything running smoothly with help from Sam and Arianna.  Mari enjoys giving back to the community and is currently serving on multiple Boards and volunteer committees.  One of her favorites is greeting guests every two years in the VIP area of the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air Show. In her spare time Mari enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, bowling and traveling.



Sam Burt received her Associate's of Art degree in 2022, and is currently finishing her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Weber State University. She recently joined our firm, and assists with front office work as well as website and social media management. Sam enjoys creating art in any form, but has a special interest in merchandise design and typography. She loves being married to her husband, Austin. In her spare time, you can often find her chasing down her two big dogs, or jamming out to Elton John. 



    Jackie Jacobson received an Associate Degree in Early Childhood from Weber State University and has been with our firm since 2016.  Jackie started out assisting our clients at the front desk and had a personal greeting for everyone that walked through the front door.  Since the birth of her beautiful daughter last summer Jackie has been busy being a mom and assisting us during tax season to help keep things organized and on schedule.  Outside of work Jackie enjoys cooking, baking, camping, fishing and riding horses with her husband and daughter.  She also loves competing in CrossFit competitions.