Paula Hickey, EA

Paula Hickey, CPA



Since 2018, Paula has been a valuable member of the Kernutt Stokes team. She joined the firm via its merger with Spectrum, a firm which she had served since 2002. In her current capacity as a manager, Paula works primarily in the firm’s Tax Department. She serves clients in a variety of industries, including real estate development, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, non-profit entities, and medical practices.

Growing up on a farm, Paula learned early on about hard work which she has carried on into her current position. After taking an accounting class in high school and always having an affinity for numbers, Paula pursued a career in the accounting field. She believes in going the extra mile for clients and looking for opportunities to assist them to succeed in their endeavors.

Born and raised in Oregon, Paula currently lives in Bend, Oregon. She has one son, John. In her free time, Paula enjoys line dancing, gardening, rock climbing, hiking, and listening to music.



  • Enrolled Agent (EA)



  • Oregon State University – Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting and a Minor in Computer Science