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By combining our experience and expertise, Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. can assure that every client receives the attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic will ensure a professional, yet personal experience.  We work to develop long-term relationships, whether your needs are simple or complex.

We are committed to helping our clients succeed today and in the future, by focusing on your individual and business needs.

 

 

Our Team

Patti Stanfill, CPA, Owner

Education: National College: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

My name is Patti Stanfill and I grew up in Glendive, Montana. Upon graduation in 1993, I wanted to experience a larger town and attended Montana State University in Bozeman. A wedding ring landed on my finger and we moved to Rapid City, SD, where I finished my accounting degree in 1997 at National College in Rapid City. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. After college graduation, we realized nothing beats Montana so we moved to Billings, where I started working for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. I passed my CPA exams in 1998 and achieved my goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. In 2006, I became a shareholder of Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. with Bryant and Madge Ortt. In 2010, I bought out the prior owners and became the sole owner of the firm. In my spare time (ha ha), I enjoy spending time with my very supportive husband, Jay, and three kiddos.

  • First Job – Life Guard at Glendive Waterslides
  • Favorite Cereal – Golden Grahams
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – The Jetsons

 

Sara P. Collins, CPA, CMA

Education: University of Wyoming: Bachelor of Science with Honor in Accounting and a Minor in Music
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant

My name is Sara Collins and I grew up in the “thriving metropolis” of Fort Peck, Montana. Believe me, growing up on the highline will make anyone tough! I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in music from the University of Wyoming - Go Cowboys! I worked for a year and a half at a small CPA firm in Laramie, WY before I decided to move back to Montana to be closer to family. I ended up with a house in Joliet, MT and a job in Billings, MT. I worked ten years for a regional firm in Billings before finding Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. in January 2012. Along the way, I passed the exams to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my two daughters, my husband, my two dogs, my cat and all other animals that choose our home to be theirs.

  • First Job – Waiting Tables at Fort Peck Cafe
  • Favorite Cereal – Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Bugs Bunny

 

Justine Morse

Education: Montana State University - Billings: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting
Certifications: QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor

My name is Justine Morse. I grew up in Billings, Montana and attended college at Montana State University-Billings where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, emphasis in Accounting. After graduation, I moved across the state, to Hamilton, MT, where I worked for nine years at a three person firm. Upon moving back to Billings, I remained working for this small firm from home. In 2011, I started working for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc., where I process payroll, prepare client’s accounting and financial statements, solve computer issues around the office, complete business and individual tax returns and keep co-workers on their toes. I spend my non-Ortt time bussing kids to soccer, taekwondo, boy scouts, and all other activities they choose to try. Time for myself (HA! That is rare!) is spent reading, gaming, landscaping and home improving/repairing.

  • First Job – Cashier at Eagle Hardware
  • Favorite Cereal – Oatmeal
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Tigger

 

Alyssa Foster, CPA

Education: Simpson University: Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant

My name is Alyssa Foster and I grew up in Helena, Montana. After high school I went on to play collegiate basketball in California. I graduated with a degree in accounting from Simpson University and landed my first job in Santa Rosa, CA, as a small business loan underwriter. During that time, I studied for and passed the CPA exams. After getting those out of the way, I began my career in public accounting! I worked mostly in the audit field for a year and a half, and obtained my certification as a CPA in July, 2015. I moved back home to Montana and joined the Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. team in the fall of 2015. I absolutely love being back in the Big Sky state! In my free time, I enjoy many sporting activities, reading, spending time with family and dabbling in photography.

  • First Job – Bed & Breakfast Staff
  • Favorite Cereal – Honeycombs
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Kronk

 

Jerome Rangitsch

Education: Rocky Mountain College: Masters in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business Management with Minors in Mathematics and Economics

Hello, I am Jerome Rangitsch. I was raised in the Bull Mountains, just north of Billings, Montana, and attended Roundup High School. After high school, I attended college at Rocky Mountain College where I earned my Master’s degree in Accounting, along with my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, with minors in Mathematics and Economics. I joined the Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. team in the fall of 2014 as an intern and worked into a full-time position upon finishing my graduate degree. I am currently working towards passing my CPA exams. Outside of the long hours of studying, I enjoy the following activities: coaching, sports, hiking and walking/running my dog

  • First Job – Cashier / Box Boy at a Grocery Store
  • Favorite Cereal – Raisin Bran
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Scooby-Doo

 

Genny Wink, CPA

Education: Montana State University-Billings: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant

My name is Genny Wink and I was born & raised in Montana. I graduated from Montana State University Billings with a degree in Accounting and after graduation I moved to Nashville, Tennessee where I worked as a CPA in a few different public accounting firms. After close to 8 years in the Volunteer State with a year and a half of that in Los Angeles, I started to miss my Montana roots and decided to make the move back to be closer to my family. I joined Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. in May 2017 and love serving clients to help them be as successful as possible. I have three yellow labs that are my world and am a huge dog lover and if I had the money I would own lots of land and save every dog that I could. I hate the winter time so I chose to be a CPA so I can just work indoors all the time from January to April and pretend that winter never even happened. I enjoy spending time with my dogs, reading and hanging with my family in my downtime.

  • First Job – Grocery Bagger
  • Favorite Cereal – Frosted Mini Wheats
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Reality TV (Basically any show Bravo produces)

 

Donovan Porter, CPA

Education: Montana State University-Billings: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant

My name is Donovan Porter and I grew up in Billings, Montana. I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2012. I attended one year at Eastern Washington University and finished my degree at Montana State University Billings. After graduation I was offered a temporary job in the accounting department at the corporate offices of KOA, helping transition to a new accounting system. Once my time was up I spent three and a half years at the Northern Hotel in their accounting department. I helped reopen the historic hotel in 2013. After the Northern Hotel, I spent one tax season at a small local CPA firm in Billings, MT. Along the way I passed the exams to become a Certified Public Accountant. I started my career at Ortt & Co CPAs in September of 2017. In my free time I enjoy playing hockey and skiing in the winter. In the summer time I enjoy camping and hiking around the Red lodge area.

  • First Job – Bus Boy at the Rex Grill & Restaurant
  • Favorite Cereal – Shredded Wheat
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Garfield

 

 

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Jay Stanfill

Education: Dickinson State University: Bachelor of Science in History

My name is Jay Stanfill and I originated in Dyersburg, Tennessee. My family moved to Glendive, Montana when I was in grade school. Upon graduation from DCHS, I went on to college at Montana State University in Bozeman and finalized my degree at Dickinson State University. After graduation, I wanted to live next to Mount Rushmore so I took a management position in Rapid City, SD. After having my fair share of dealing with tourists, I came to my senses and moved back to Montana in 1997. In 1998, I went to work for Wells Fargo in Billings and progressed through the ranks for fifteen years in “corporate America”. In 2013, I had the opportunity to get out of “corporate America” and became the office manager at Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. I enjoy taking in Bobcat football games, outside activities (like pulling weeds from my landscaping) and spending time with my three kids and wife.

  • First Job – Cashier and Stocker at White Drug in Glendive
  • Favorite Cereal – Lucky Charms
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – Calvin & Hobbes

 

Sarah McManus

Education: Rocky Mountain College: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Studies

My name is Sarah McManus. I grew up in Indianola Iowa, home of the National Hot Air Balloon Classic. As a teenager I was an avid dancer. I attended Cottey College in Nevada Missouri on a dance scholarship. After receiving my Associates in Arts degree, I took a couple years off of school to figure myself out, all the while teaching dance classes for kids. I found my way to Billings, MT by way of Rocky Mountain College, where I finished my Bachelor’s in Science degree in Physical Education and Health Studies. I then worked at Wells Fargo for 6 years. After getting married and having a child, I decided to stay at home with my growing family. Now that my kids are all in school, I wanted to re-enter the workforce. I was fortunate to be welcomed into the Ortt & Co. family.

  • First Job – soda jerk
  • Favorite Cereal – Maple & Honey Bunches of Oats
  • Favorite Cartoon Character – King Jullian from the Madagascar movies