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A Team Dedicated To You

Your team will provide outstanding service to you because of their dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.

Professionalism

Your team is one of the leading teams in the area. Because of the expertise, experience and energy of the team, you will receive close personal and professional attention.

The team’s high standards, service and specialization spell the difference between their outstanding performance, and that of other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole team.

Responsiveness

Your team is responsive. Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies.

To see a listing of our services, please take a moment and look at our services page. Because we get new business from the people who know us best, client referrals have fueled our growth in the recent years.

Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly.

Quality

An accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our team’s reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves.

Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.

We feel it is extremely important to continually attend professional education to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients.

Our high service quality and “raving fan” clients are the result of our commitment to excellence.

We will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime.

Our Mission

Our core values are to teach, advise and serve with excellence. We provide common sense, well grounded, biblically based management tools that give clarity, direction, and hope to entrepreneurs; from those with just a dream to those already living their dream.



Meet Our Team

Michael Johnson EA, ATP

CEO
michaelj@myclearpathadvisors.com

Professional Background: Michael is a trusted Business Coach. He prepares 300 tax returns per year, and has over 29 years in the tax business. Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute. Michael does business, corporate, individual, farm, and daycare, taxes.

About Mike: Michael is married to Donna,  his wife of 29 years and has several four legged children. They have been successfully breeding and showing wire fox terriers since 1986. Michael’s hobbies and interests include golf, travel, and cultivating friendships.

Favorite Non-Fiction book: Good to Great by Jim Collins

Favorite Work of Fiction: All the Iron Man movies.

Ashley Hammon

Accountant/Tax Preparer
ashleyh@myclearpathadvisors.com

Professional Background: Accounting and Tax experience since 2011 & currently pursuing EA Credentials

About Ashley: I have a five year old son, Brezlin and live with boyfriend, Matt, of seven years. We have a Golden retriever named Copper who is 8. Hobbies include: scrapbooking, cup decorating, and camping. I love learning about Pyschology and Astronomy.

Favorite Fiction book: I love reading Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss to my son.

Jodi Pavek

Internal Accountant
jodip@myclearpathadvisors.com

Professional Background: I have been working in the accounting field for over 14 years.

About Jodi: My husband of 19 years and I live in Detroit Lakes with two amazing kids and our two dogs. After working in the accounting industry for nine years, I decided to stay home with my two kids while they were young. Currently, I work part time so I can keep up with my kids schedules. I take a boxing class twice a week and a TaeKwonDo class twice a week.

Favorite Non-Fiction book: Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Favorite Fiction book: everything by Karen Kingsbury

Ginger Pikula

Support Specialist 
gingerp@myclearpathadvisors.com

Professional background: Business Administration B.S. with an emphasis in Finance from Bemidji State University; worked as Library Circulation Technician at BSU Library and for OTWCAC Head Start as a Data Specialist

About Ginger: I live in Frazee with my husband, 4 spunky teenagers, 2 talkative dogs and 1 cat with approximately 2 lives left. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and if time allows between all the school activities, gardening and reading.

Favorite non-fiction book: Heaven is for Real

Favorite fiction book: Way more than one!  The Kite Runner, Water for Elephants, The Poisonwood Bible, actually too many to name… 

Heather Malone

Support Specialist
heatherm@myclearpathadvisors.com

Professional Background:
I have a degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Before this position I worked as the assistant manager for a bank in Fargo in their customer complaint, high level issue resolution department, for 13 years. Currently I am  studying to get my enrolled agent license.

About Heather: I live with my husband who owns a farm and our two Springer Spaniels. I enjoy fishing in the summer, working on obedience with my dogs, volunteering and hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite Non-Fiction book: Biographies, particularly Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant

Favorite Fiction book: Usually the one I’m currently reading, I enjoy the classics, mysteries and suspense.