Kathy Herndon

Partner

CPA, PFS, CDFA, MST, CExP

Kathy has over 25 years of experience in certified public accounting, and is one of the founding partners of VSH, formerly Varner Sytsma Herndon. Her practice focuses on serving clients who are active in real estate development; manufacturing; food; and tax planning for cross-border transactions including businesses moving into the United States, and U.S. citizens living abroad.

Her clients range from multinational corporations, to new businesses just exploring business opportunities across the border. Each year, Kathy shares her knowledge and expertise of international taxation through various seminars and speaking engagements, for clients and her associates in lower B.C.

Kathy is on the board of the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce.  She serves as Treasurer on the board of the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County (BIAWC), and is active in the real estate community.

B.S. from Central Washington in 1989
Master of Science in Taxation, Golden Gate University
BEI Certified Exit Planning Advisor
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)

Fun Fact: Kathy is a running enthusiast; you may see her out with her friends running almost every day. Kathy qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. She received special permission to miss Tax Day.

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