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Heather Garland
Heather Garland
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Heather Garland - Chief Operating Officer

Heather Garland joined Altman, Rogers & Co. in February 2015 as the firm’s Finance Manager. In the summer of 2017, she was promoted to Firm Administrator, and in March 2022, she became the firm’s first Chief Operating Officer. Heather has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her experience includes accounting and management for non-profit entities, government defense contractors, aviation, and public accounting firms.

Heather oversees the daily operations of the firm including the finance, administrative, and day to day operations of the firm. She is a certified Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) by the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA).

Heather volunteers for a state crisis line and has served as a judge for the Better Business Bureau Great West + Pacific Torch Awards.

Cheryl Bowers, CPA
Cheryl Bowers, CPA

Cheryl Bowers, CPA - Anchorage Tax Manager

Cheryl Bowers (Certificate #CPAI745) joined the Altman, Rogers team as a Tax Manager in January of 2018. She came to Alaska in 1972 and has been practicing as a CPA for over 35 years. She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz and the University of Alaska Anchorage with Bachelor degrees in Liberal Arts and Accounting, respectively.

Cheryl’s tax focus is on real estate and entity selection.

She is a member of the AICPA with service on national committees. She is also a member of the Alaska Society of CPAs. She has extensive service on various civic organizations and municipal commissions.

Erik Pearson, CPA
Erik Pearson, CPA

Erik Pearson, CPA - Juneau Audit Manager

Erik joined the Altman, Rogers and Company team in April of 2016, shortly after graduating from Central Washington University with a Master’s in Professional Accountancy. With several years of experience as an Audit Manager, Erik is well-versed in the intricacies of governmental and non-profit engagements, including federal and state compliance, financial statement reporting, and effective internal controls. Erik’s extensive experience includes working with cities, boroughs, school districts, housing authorities, native corporations, and tribal councils.

Erik is a licensed CPA by the State of Alaska (Certificate #136036), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants (AKCPA).

In addition to Erik’s exceptional accounting knowledge, he is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Juneau 58º Innovators. Erik brings a unique perspective to his work as an accountant, drawing on his experience as a Rotarian to help clients build better communities through financial excellence.

Charlotte Stender, CPA
Charlotte Stender, CPA

Charlotte Stender, CPA - Senior Anchorage Tax Manager

Charlotte Stender, CPA (Certificate #164052) joined the Altman, Rogers team in January 2021. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance and attained her Master’s Degree in Accounting and Financial Management in 2007.

She is experienced in many areas of accounting and taxation and works with individuals as well as corporate, partnership, and non-profit exempt organizations. In addition to being a CPA, she is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

She is a member of the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Jen Willette
Jen Willette

Jennifer Willette- Client Accounting Services Supervisor

Jennifer (Jen) Willette joined the Altman Rogers team as a CAS Specialist in September 2020 and was promoted to CAS Supervisor in July 2021. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Archaeology and recipient of honors and awards in both Latin and German. Jen has owned her own bookkeeping and accounting business since 2005 and comes to Altman Rogers with over 20 years’ experience in the world of bookkeeping, accounting, and business/ financial management. She has experience working with both for- and non-profit entities of all sizes, including law firms, medical offices, and professional consultants. Her specialties include interfacing between tax professionals and clients, general ledger clean-up and corrections, audit preparation, and the creation of custom financial tracking tools.

Jen is currently a member of the Finance Committee of The Alaska Center and The Alaska Center Education Fund, and is the Treasurer of The Alaska Huts Association.