Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors

Our Shareholders

Gary Walden, M.S., CPA, ABV

Managing Shareholder

Gary Walden has been with BJYE since 1981. Gary received his BS from the University of Washington and his Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. As shareholder, Gary focuses on businesses as they progress from startup to sale or transition. Gary applies his extensive experience to assist clients who wish to start, buy, sell, and merge businesses. Business owners draw on Gary’s expertise in succession planning as they look into the future. Gary is currently a memer of the Rotary Club of Federal Way and enjoys playing golf and traveling around the world. 


Michael Gintz, CPA

Shareholder - Director of Audit Services

Michael Gintz has been with BJYE for 11 years and has 19 years of experience in the Accounting field. With his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Pacific Lutheran University, Michael specializes in audits, reviews, and compilations of non-profits and closely held businesses. Michael is a member of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce and enjoys playing golf and following professional sports.


Betty Hennion, M.S., CPA 

Shareholder - Tax Services

Betty has been with BJYE since 2006 and has over 18 years of experience in the Accounting field. Betty received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington - Tacoma and her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Betty specializes in tax services and is currently a member of the AICPA, WSCPA, Beta Gamma Sigma, and past board member of Courage 360 (formerly known as WWEE). Betty enjoys reading and technology.


John Pogue, CPA 

Shareholder - Director of Tax Services

John Pogue has been with BJYE since 1998 and has over 20 years of experience in the Accounting field. John received his BS in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University and specializes in Tax services for both businesses and individuals. 


Steven Ellison, CPA

Associate - Past Shareholder

Steven Ellison has been with BJYE since 1979 with over 45 years of experience in the Accounting field. Steve received his BA in Business Administration and Accounting from Central Washington University and received an MS in Accounting - Governmental Accounting and Auditing from Pacific Lutheran University. Steve specializes in audits and accounting. A member of Kiwanis, Mt. View Edgewood Water Board of Directors, and the Kiwanis Foundation, Steve enjoys reading, primarily history, watching movies, and playing golf from time to time.


Clayton Mattson, CPA, M.S.

Associate - Past Shareholder

Clayton Mattson has been with BJYE since 1988 and has over 35 years of experience in the Accounting field. Clayton received his degree in accounting from the University of Montana and his Masters from Golden Gate University. Clayton specializes in tax services. He enjoys wood working and cooking. 


Robert Janson, CPA

Associate - Past Shareholder

Robert Janson has been with BJYE since 1978 and has over 44 years of experience in the Accounting field. He received his BA in Accounting from the University of Washington and focuses on family businesses, tax, and strategic planning. Robert is a member and past president of the Federal Way Rotary Club, past president of the Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club, and current member and board member of the Broadmoor Golf Club. Robert enjoys playing golf and is a devoted fan for the University of Washington's football and basketball teams.


Robert Yost, CPA

Associate - Past Shareholder

Robert Yost has been with BJYE since 1981. Bob received his BBA in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University and his MS in Tax from Golden Gate University. Bob specializes in small and medium sized family businesses, and health care and real estate industries. Bob is a member of the AICPA, WSCPA, Multicare Health System board member, Secretary of the Multicare Health System East Pierce Regional Board, Chairman of the Multicare Health System South King Regional Board, and past president of the Puyallup Rotary Club.