Who We Are

Traditional is not our forte. At Kernutt Stokes, we aspire to reach new heights each and every day. As leaders in our field—rather than followers—we operate at the cutting edge, taking on both new problems and old with a fresh approach.
We believe that if something is worth doing, then it’s worth doing right. Since 1945, our professionals have been hard at work creating and developing opportunities for a vast array of clients. We start with your dreams and help you develop them into ideas. Those ideas, combined with data and information, become a workable plan. Add in some time and hard work, and your dreams turn into your future.

Core Values

People Come First

We know our people make us great. We invest in their professional growth, foster a culture of comradery, and promote a healthy life balance. 

Integrity is Key

We do what’s right, not what’s easy. We are honest, and we value our clients’ trust and respect.

Excellence is Expected

We deliver what we promise and add value beyond what is expected. We believe success stems from quality, reliability, and dedication in all of our actions.


Lake Oswego Office

Unstaffed satelite office


Kernutt Stokes began in Eugene, Oregon in 1945 as Piquet & Minihan, later becoming Minihan, Kernutt, Stokes & Co. and then Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. The company grew in the 1990s through the merger of two other firms into KSB. In 2010, the firm rebranded to Kernutt Stokes and moved to the current location of the Eugene office, which serves as headquarters for the company. The firm expanded into Corvallis, Bend, and Lake Oswego, Oregon in 2018 following the acquisition of Spectrum CPA Group. The current offices in Corvallis and Bend opened in 2021 and 2022, respectively.


Led by Managing Partner Steve Ritchie, there are currently 13 partners at Kernutt Stokes.
Pictured, from left to right: Jennifer Cranford, Jonathan Powell, Kevin Bell, Haley Lyons, Pat Deming, Steve Ritchie, Tiffany Nash, Trever Campbell, John Mlynczyk, Terry Niegel, Shelly Sorem, Dean Huber, and Kimberly Pepion.