About Legacy CPA
Get To Know Us
If you’ve worked with accountants in the past and have been frustrated, we’re pretty sure that working with Legacy CPA will feel like a breath of fresh air. Like most CPAs we help our clients with their business & personal accounting needs, but here’s how we are different:
We Care—We’re not just here to punch in some numbers in at tax time. We want to sit down with you, talk about your goals, and come up with a plan that will help you achieve them.
We are here when you need us—We get back to you right away—most of the time with a same day response. We won’t leave you hanging.
We are proactive about solutions—You don’t have to wait until your back is against the wall, we want to help you catch issues before they become a big problem. Did we mention we care?
Owner of Legacy CPA
Growing up in the Rogue Valley, Brian graduated from South Medford High School in 1992 and then from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Brian is co-founder of Legacy CPAs (Currently Legacy CPA) which began in 2012. Prior to owning his own CPA firm, Brian worked as a staff accountant both in the private sector and at another accounting firm. He has experience in both individual and business tax services, business consulting, and financial consulting, with emphasis on personal and business budgeting. His experience includes a broad range of industries which include, non-profits, municipalities and small businesses.
Brian’s passion is working with clients on their personal and business finances and creating a monthly cash flow plan that is effective, efficient and sustainable. Brian believes anyone, from the financially distressed, to those that are financially fortunate, can benefit from these services. Brian has an aptitude with helping people make lifelong changes in the way they handle their money. In fact, Brian attended Dave Ramsey’s week-long Financial Counselor Training to perfect his skills in personal and small business budgeting.
Brian holds a Certified Public Accounting Certificate from the State of Oregon and is a member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The most important things in life to Brian are God, his wonderful wife Cathleen of over 18 years, and his two beautiful daughters. He is an avid bass fisherman and cherishes the week-long fishing trips his daughters still join him on. If the Chicago Cubs are playing, you know Brian will have the game on rooting for them every minute of the season! He is involved in community and professional events, and is a founding board member of a local Charter School. Brian and his family enjoy attending Heritage Christian Fellowship in Medford.
Kandra Hawkins is the Office Manager with Legacy CPA. In this role, Kandra coordinates all aspects of client service. Kandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Oregon State College. She also is a current notary public in the state of Oregon. Born and raised in the Rogue Valley, she lives in Medford with her husband Eric and two daughters. She is an avid fiction reader, attends Journey Church and loves to spend time traveling with her family.
Account Manager/Licensed Tax Preparer
Cianna Salinas has received specialized training in the field of tax preparation, with over 5 years of experience as a practicing bookkeeper, with a special interest in payroll. She has received her License in personal income tax preparation and is pursuing her BS in Business Administration with the goal of becoming a CPA. Cianna was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and is now living in Grants Pass, Oregon. When she is not in the office, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs and travelling whenever she gets the chance.
Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper and most importantly Navy Veteran
Neal Boyer has received extensive training in the field of Accounting/Bookkeeping, Payroll & Income Tax preparation. Neal has over 42 years of experience as a practicing Accountant & Bookkeeper, specializing in Payroll & Tax Preparation. His expertise is in small business accounting and tax preparation, with a focus on accounting & payroll. Neal is also a Graduate of Oregon College of Business and received his diploma in Business Accounting. Neal was born in Lebanon PA, raised in Southern CA. Now living in Central Point OR along with his wife Virginia of 45 years, all 4 of their children are grown and he has 4 beautiful Granddaughters. He enjoys fishing (when he gets a chance to get out of the office). Neal is also a Navy veteran and served in Viet Nam!
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What our Clients are saying
I have gone to Brian for several years now and couldn’t be happier. Legacy CPA is a great company with friendly and knowledgeable people. I would recommend to anyone!Tori Smalley
Legacy CPA has provided professional accounting services to both my family and my business. Their staff are a wonderful support to my office manager when it comes to our business accounting, and Brian Manthe has done a great job of counseling us regarding both business and personal accounting matters. The peace of mind I experience working with Brian as our accountant is of priceless value!Jennifer Durham