Candace has lived in Mukilteo for 25 years. She raised her two sons here as well as some of her step-children. She has operated her accounting business out of her home for 24 years enjoying the location and beauty of Mukilteo and proud to be a resident. Her step-daughter, Lisa, has been her employee for 11 years and the two of them work well together as a "One Stop Shop" for accounting and tax needs of local businesses and individuals.
Candace has practiced in the field of accounting for over 40 years. She has worked with various industries and finds it fascinating to learn a little bit about each of her client's areas of expertise. She started as a bookkeeping clerk, then Office Manager/Full Charge Bookkeeper, a staff tax preparer for a Ballard CPA firm, and then eventually became self-employed. She feels she has seen many of the King and Snohomish County small business challenges over the years. All in all, she loves what she does and feels her biggest accomplishment is helping others do what they do best while she takes the worry and stress out of their finances. She is very honored by the trust she and her business receive from her clients and does not take it lightly.
Candace is the owner of Crystal Clear Accounting and has served as treasurer for the PTA's of Mukilteo Elementary and Olympic View Middle schools. She is a member of Sonrise Christian Center in Everett. Other areas of interest include supporting Everett Gospel Mission, Pregnancy Resource Center, Food for the Hungry, World Vision, Teen Challenge of Spokane and other such agencies. In her spare time she enjoys walking her two Chihuahuas along Mukilteo Lighthouse Park Beaches, maintaining her home, and traveling.