WE’RE NOT JUST YOUR ACCOUNTANTS WE'RE YOUR NEIGHBOR.

Having been born and raised in the region, we have a respect and appreciation for keeping Platform Tax & Consulting small, family-oriented, and hard-working. We started this firm based on the belief that we could help clients reach their goals while building a stronger community. Here you’ll find a diverse group of accountants, consultants, and tax experts, but all of us have one thing in common – we love calling this place home. More than great advice, you’ll find personalized service and a long-term partner every time you walk through our door.

Having been born and raised in the region, we have a respect and appreciation for keeping Platform Tax & Consulting small, family-oriented, and hard-working. We started this firm based on the belief that we could help clients reach their goals while building a stronger community. Here you’ll find a diverse group of accountants, consultants, and tax experts, but all of us have one thing in common – we love calling this place home. More than great advice, you’ll find personalized service and a long-term partner every time you walk through our door.

Idaho Team

Ben Allen

Director

Ben is originally from a small potato farm up by Rexburg, Idaho. He attended BYU-Idaho and then Idaho State University to get his MBA. He has worked in public accounting since 2011 in a variety of controller and taxation roles. Most of his experience is with small business owners and agriculture. When he can get away from the office he spends time with his family, fishing, or golfing.

Dave Capell

Emeritus Principal

Dave Capell is a seasoned CPA and former partner of Engleson, Capell and Engleson, a Platform predecessor firm. Dave has spent the majority of his career serving small and medium-sized businesses and individual clients. Dave is an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys all that the Southeastern Idaho wilderness offers.

Lorne Engleson

Principal

Lorne joined Platform Tax & Consulting in 2018 as a Principal. Lorne was a partner in a Platform predecessor Engleson, Capell and Engleson. Lorne specializes in individual and small business taxation, as well as payroll tax reporting. Lorne is a huge supporter of Idaho State University football and spends a lot of time bailing his two curious puppies out of all kinds of trouble they find themselves in.

Dana Cole

Tax Advisor

Dana joined the Pocatello Platform team in January of 2020. She is from a small mountain town in Southern California. She feels right at home in Idaho and has never lived anywhere so big. Dana earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2018. She will complete her Master's early next year and will work towards her CPA shortly after. During her time out of the office, she can be found cooking with her toddlers or playing a video game with her husband.

Jen Fetzer

Tax Advisor

Jen was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. She grew up camping and fishing at her family cabin. Jen moved to California when she was 21 and spent six years there working in accounting positions and enjoying no snow. She moved back to Pocatello in 2010 to pursue her degree at Idaho State University. She graduated on the Dean’s list in 2016 and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Jen has seventeen years of experience with accounting and payroll for small to medium-sized companies. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and teammates and helping wherever possible. Jen is an animal lover and enjoys growing a vegetable garden each year.

Jessica Estes

Office Manager

Jessica was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. Her professional career has been focused on working for small locally owned businesses. She thrives on supporting Pocatello’s Community by volunteering & coordinating charity fundraisers. Jessica is an avid snowboarder, enjoys camping, horticulture, and exploring the great outdoors with her family. While indoors she can be found designing original artwork or performing with her local rock band.