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Meet Our Team

Our Team

Jim Hutchens, Certified Public Accountant

James (Jim) Hutchens is a Certified Public Accountant located in Sandpoint, Idaho. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1980 with a degree in professional accounting. Jim became partner in a CPA firm in 1998 and became the sole owner in 2004. Jim has extensive expertise in corporate, individual and partnership returns. Jim is married to Patty Hutchens, his wife of 23 years. They have two grown sons.

Lou MacAfee, Enrolled Agent

Lou has been in the accounting world of Sandpoint for over 20 years. She is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS; she has many years' experience in tax preparation with an exceptional interest in non-profit accounting and tax returns. She has been a QuickBooks Pro Advisor for over 15 years and specializes in QuickBooks consulting and training for small business owners. Lou has been married to Terence MacAfee for 36 years and has one grown daughter.

Shannon Randall-Dunton, Bookkeeper

Shannon was born and raised in San Diego County. She and her family moved to Idaho in 2005 to experience all the seasons of the beautiful northwest. She has over 28 years of bookkeeping experience and joined our firm in 2012. Shannon prides herself in providing the best service possible to her clients. She enjoys volleyball, hiking, hunting and fishing with her husband.

Melissa Colin, Administrative Assistant

Melissa has been an Administrative Assistant for James Hutchens PA for a combined six years. She has resided in Northern Idaho since the age of 10 and enjoys the beauty of her hometown, Sandpoint and all it has to offer.

Darren King, Certified Public Accountant

Darren King is a Certified Public Accountant located in Sandpoint, Idaho. He graduated from Northwest Nazarene University in 2013 with a double major in accounting and business administration. Darren became licensed as a CPA in 2015. Darren grew up in Canyon City, Oregon. He is married to Laina King. They moved to Bonner County in 2018. He enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and board games.

Tomi Stapleton, Bookkeeper

Tomi first visited Sandpoint in the summer of 2002 and fell in love with the area. Since then, she has worked in customer service until completing her education. She has her bachelors in communication and is currently working towards attaining her CPA license. She and her husband Grey Stapleton enjoy spending time together while renovating their +100 year old home.