Natalee Harris, CPA
Natalee is a founding member of Platform Tax & Consulting, and currently acts as the firm's Tax Partner. Natalee has a variety of experience working with small and medium sized enterprises across a number of industries. Natalee received a Master of Taxation from University of Denver and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Utah and Colorado.
Betty Williams, CPA
Betty joined the Platform team in December, 2018 when D. Spencer Nilson & Associates, APC became part of the Platform family. She received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Utah in 1979 and has worked in public accounting since 1980. Betty's experience has primarily involved services to individuals, trusts and small-to-medium sized businesses. She values the long-term client relationships cultivated over many years. She enjoys helping others and has been a volunteer for local non-profit organizations, such as animal welfare groups and the Friends of the Library.
Mark Nilson, CPA
Mark attended the University of Utah and graduated from the LDS Business College. He started working with his father's accounting firm in 1971. He joined Platform in 2018 as his firm merged with Platform Tax. He is excited to be part of Platform Tax and Consulting and looks forward to continue assisting his clients with their tax reporting and accounting needs.
Clare is a Salt Lake City transplant, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She joined the Platform team in 2019 when her love of the outdoors lured her to the natural beauty of Utah. Clare holds a Master of Science in Accounting as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati. She discovered her joy for small business and individual tax accounting while interning at a local tax firm in Ohio during her undergraduate studies. Outside of the office, Clare spends her time in the mountains, rock climbing and snowboarding.
Stephanie Beaton, CPP
Stephanie is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and a member of the American Payroll Association (APA). Stephanie has over 20 years of working in the payroll field and enjoys providing exceptional customer service to all her clients. She enjoys spending time with her family and the outdoors when not in the office.
Craig holds an MBA from Western Governors University and a Bachelor's in Accounting from Weber State University. Craig has over 22 years in the financial services industry and has worked with dozens of small business owners. He specialized in small business consulting and really enjoys working with the owners closely and finding ways to help them grow to the next level in their business. He enjoys traveling, skiing and other ways to spend time with his family. Fun Fact - Craig has a soil-less, hydroponic farm in his basement growing 10 varieties of vegetables year-round.
Dani began her career with a predecessor EA firm that joined the Platform family in 2015. She has over eight years of managing the day-to-day doings of independent accounting firms. She currently oversees multiple internal processes and workflows and handles all Accounts Payable for the Salt Lake City office. Her and her family reside in Herriman, Utah.
Hannah is currently finishing her bachelor's degree in accounting at Utah Valley University, but no worries she has been working in the accounting department for the past 9 years specializing in bookkeeping and working as a staff accountant. She has worked with a broad range of business, both great and small and loves to help wherever possible! When not in the office Hannah spends her time with her family and friends out on the lacrosse field!
Ben Allen, CPA
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, CPA
Dave Capell is 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 size businesses and individual clients. Dave is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys all that the Southeastern Idaho wilderness offers.
Lorne Engleson, CPA
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.
Michelle has lived all of her life on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. She has been married for 20 years and is the mom of 4 wonderful boys and the grandma of 3 beautiful girls. She has worked in the accounting industry for 25+ years, as a paraprofessional. She is proficient with QuickBooks and payroll. She loves restoring classic cars with her husband.