CPA, Managing Partner
Gidget Slater brings to Slater & Rutherford over 30 years of experience as a CPA. She started her career at the international firm Deloitte & Touche where she was an auditor for 4 years in Orange County and San Francisco, obtaining her CPA certificate in 1992. For the next nine years in the San Francisco area, she worked in various accounting and financial management positions at public and pre-IPO companies in the medical distribution, software, and high-tech industries. Gidget graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics with Honors. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and the Arizona Society of CPAs. She served on the Board of the Prescott Area Habitat for Humanity as Treasurer in 2001-2002. She currently serves as Treasurer for Northpoint Community Action Team, Prescott High School Basketball Boosters, Santa Fe Springs Office Park POA and the Greater Prescott Area Tax Credit Coalition. She has a daughter, Mackenzie, who is 18 and a son, Slater, who is 17. She enjoys hiking with her dog Bella, cooking, and glamping.
CPA, Tax Partner
Adam started at Slater & Rutherford in 2009. After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a BA in Accountancy in 2005, he moved back to Prescott and received his CPA license in 2008. Adam has experience in bookkeeping, accounting, auditing and tax preparation. A native of Prescott, Adam is married to wife Mary Ann and has two children, Jacob and Lillian. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Arizona Society of CPAs, and is the treasurer for several organizations, including Central Arizona Partnership. Adam enjoys traveling, watching movies, and going to Disneyland as often as possible.
E.A., Tax Manager
Kimala is an Enrolled Agent and Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She joined Slater & Rutherford, PLLC because she was impressed by the integrity and professionalism of the team and the flawless reputation of the firm. Kimala has over 33 years of experience in the accounting and tax industry, and a genuine desire to produce the best possible results for her clients. She is an Arizona native who moved to Prescott in 1997 from Crown King, Arizona. When she has free time, she loves cooking, reading, skiing, golfing, bowling, and watching sports of all kinds. She particularly loves watching grandchildren who play baseball, volleyball and various other sports.
CPA, Audit Manager
CPA, Accounting Manager
Payroll & Accounting Manager
CPA Audit Senior
CPA, Audit Senior
CPA, Staff Accountant
CPA, Audit Senior
Richard graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas with a BBA in Accountancy in 1991. He spent the first six years working primarily in the manufacturing sector handling all aspects of accounting. In 1997, he entered public accounting as an auditor and received his CPA in 2000. Over the last 24 years in public accounting, he was an audit manager with one of the largest CPA firms in Houston, Texas working primarily with nonprofit clients and nonpublic companies. Before joining Slater & Rutherford in November 2021, over the last ten years, he owned a small CPA firm solely devoted to nonprofit organizations providing audit and consulting services. Richard is married to Kristina, and has two children; Sabrina 9 and Brandon 16. Richard enjoys spending time with his family, outdoors, reading and keeping up with current events.
E.A., Tax Accountant
CPA, Part-Time Senior Tax Accountant
Wayne is a licensed CPA in both Arizona and Colorado. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Denver with a minor in Finance. He has over 30 years of work experience as a CPA and owned his own firm for 15 years. He grew up on a ranch in his native state of Colorado prior to attending college. In 2018, he relocated from Denver to Tucson with his family. He has extensive experience in income tax preparation, controller services, financial analysis and business consulting. Prior to joining Slater & Rutherford in 2021, Wayne worked for a CPA firm in Tucson.
In his spare time, Wayne enjoys four wheeling, RVing and taking his dog on outdoor adventures. His goal is to travel to all 50 states.
Natalie grew up in Grants, NM and lived in Camp Verde, AZ for 5 years and currently lives in Las Cruces, NM. With 21 years of experience in bookkeeping and was at her last position for 6 years when the company was acquired by Slater & Rutherford in 2020. Natalie earned an AA in Accounting from University of Phoenix, and a CDA from Western New Mexico University; owned a bookkeeping business, childcare centers in New Mexico and in Arizona. She has two children, three step-children, 2 granddaughters and one grandson on the way, 1 step-granddaughter and three step-grandsons, and has been married for 25 years. She loves to read, believes in Jesus and loves to help fund raise for her church for various events.
Accountant / Administrator
I live in Tularosa, New Mexico and have lived here for almost 5 years, I have a five-year-old daughter and graduated from New Mexico State University with an Associated degree in Business Management with a focus of accounting and bookkeeping in 2021. I have been doing bookkeeping and accounting for almost 8 years. I guess you could say accounting runs in my family, my sister is a CPA, and my mom is an accountant. Every weekend from March-November you can find me and my little family at a dirt track racing sprint cars and in the wintertime, we race go-karts in our front yard at our personal track.
We could not ask for a more professional team to manage our CPA and Tax needs. Our year end Audited Statement is completed in a timely manner - and without our having to get into the arcane details of accounting practices; Adam does a super job of presenting tax options which integrate our corporate options with our personal returns (we are a Sub-S). We appreciate eight years of professional support!
Wilson and Stephenie O.
The ladies and gentlemen that run Schutte & Hilgendorf are always helpful and on time with anything you throw at them. I have dealt with several CPA firms over the years since my husband and I have owned a couple of business's and we have found that Schutte & Hilgendorf have been the absolute best! Many thanks to each and everyone of them!
My partner and I interviewed a few businesses to do our business and personal taxes. S & H won hands down. They are knowledgeable and personable, and deal with our quirky ways with grace! Love that we can email and get answers back quickly. We are so glad we chose S&H!
Cathy Kamper. PLLC
I really appreciate Schutte & Hilgendorf, PLLC- CPA's because they are courteous, friendly and always do a job well done! They submit everything needed in a timely matter and, they truly "look out" for those of us who just can't digest the 'accounting thing.' Their staff always makes you feel like you're the only one they working with. A sincere and grateful thank you!
Diversified Concrete Crafters, Inc P
After many years with another CPA, we were very frustrated with the level of service we were receiving. Being self-employed, has it's unique obstacles that can be overwhelming at tax time. Slater and Rutherford (Adam & Gidget) sat with my husband and I for nearly 2 hours, answering our questions, and taking the time to explain our best course of action. We really appreciate the time they took with us, and I just feel better not having to panic over taxes!
Terri Marotto Atkins
I really enjoyed work with Schutte & Hilgendorf, PLLC for our annual financial review and 990 tax preparations. Great communication, quick turn around time once we got started and an overall great experience. Looking forward to working with them next year.
Schutte & Hilgendorg have provided professional services and advice for us since we incorporated our non-profit over 10 years ago. They are excellent to work with and always respond to our needs and questions in a timely manner with professional answers. I particularly recommend them for any non-profit tax and accounting work and they have served those I recommended with excellent service.
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering J
Slater & Rutherford process my payroll, business taxes, and personal taxes, and they do so in a consistently professional manner. If I ever have a question (for example, depreciation on a rental property) they have a prompt and thorough answer. I am very happy with their service and will continue to work with them for the foreseeable future!
We specialize in audit, accounting and taxes for individuals, companies, non-profit entities, and homeowner's associations.
We are known for a straightforward personal approach and customized solutions to meet the evolving issues clients face.
Licensed & Insured
8 CPAs and 2 EAs on staff
We are part of the successor to a long established local accounting firm which has served its clients in Prescott for more than 35 years.
We service all of Yavapai County including Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey, Chino Valley, Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Sedona.