Shane Grant

Managing PartnerShane Grant, Managing Partner
"My goal is to build a firm centered around providing an excellent client experience."

Birthplace: Murray, Utah
In accounting since 1993.
Bachelors of AccountingMasters of Accountancy; both from University of Utah
Hobbies and passions: Mountain biking, road biking, wake surfing, snow skiing
Favorite pizza toppings: Are there other toppings besides cheese & pepperoni?
Thoughts on the morality of pineapple on pizza: I choose not to judge.
Favorite movie: The Marvel Universe shows have been great fun.
Favorite quote: “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” - Abraham Lincoln

Spencer Strickland

Tax Partner

Spencer Strickland, Tax Partner
"I try to make it all about the client. Whatever is best for the client in the end will be best for me.”

Birthplace: Orem, Utah (but considers himself from Michigan since he moved there when he was only a few weeks old.)
In accounting since 2002
Bachelors of AccountingMasters of Accountancy; both from University of Utah
Hobbies and passions: Hiking, camping, kayaking, cliff jumping, and anything in the water.
Favorite pizza toppings: Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms
Thoughts on the morality of pineapple on pizza: It’s okay, I like it.
Favorite movie: The Great Escape
Favorite quote: “Be excellent to each other.” -- Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure​

Lyz Tesseyman

CPA, Tax Manager

Lyz Tesseyman, Tax Manager
"I like being a Tax accountant because there are not many words involved mostly just organizing and calculating numbers.”

Birthplace: Arizona
In accounting since 2013.
Bachelors of AccountingMasters of Accountancy; both from Westminster College, Salt Lake City.
Dreams/goals: To make partner at Grant Strickland CPAs
Hobbies and passions: Photography, motorcycling, boating, summer activities, sewing, organizing.
Favorite pizza toppings: Veggies.
Thoughts on the morality of pineapple on pizza: Delicious with BBQ sauce not marinara sauce.
Pets: Miniature, hyper pit mix named Bentley.
Favorite quote: “Together we stand, divided we fall.” —Pink Floyd

Chase Anthony

Tax Manager

Spencer Strickland, Tax Manager

Birthplace: Detroit Michigan
In accounting since 2014
Bachelors of AccountingMasters of Accountancy; both from the University of Utah
Hobbies and passions: Reading, hiking, biking, gaming
Favorite pizza toppings: pepperoni
Thoughts on the morality of pineapple on pizza: All pizza is moral
Favorite movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite quote: "Life, uh, finds a way." - Ian Malcom

Stephanie Stiles

Office Manager

Stephanie Stiles, Office Manager

"I love to help people be successful by doing the behind the scenes work.”

Stephanie Contact Info

Birthplace: Murray, Utah
Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Performance, University of Utah
Hobbies/passions: In case you can’t tell from her degree and photo, Steph loves to sing.
Thoughts on the morality of pineapple on pizza: Pineapple TOTALLY belongs on pizza.

Viki Krat

Staff Accountant

Viki Krat, Staff Accountant

Viki's Contact Info

Birthplace: Ukraine, Bila Tserkva City
In accounting since:2006
Bachelor of Accounting, Masters of Accountancy, both from National Academy of Statistics, Accounting and Audit, Kyiv (Ukraine)
Hobbies/passions: Reading, Hiking, Road Biking, Summer Water Activities, Bowling
Dreams/Goals: To consistently meet or exceed clients' expectations, building long-term and positive relationships.
Favorite Movie: Top Gun: Maverick
Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi

Chase Jensen

Intern

Chase Jensen, Intern

Chase Jensen Contact Info

Birthplace: South Jordan, Utah
In accounting since: 2024
Bachelor of Accounting completed Summer 2024
Hobbies/passions: I love to play golf and am a big formula racing fan
Dreams/Goals: Complete college degrees
Favorite Pizza Topping: Anything but Pineapple
Thoughts on the morality of pineapple on pizza No! Eew!
Favorite Movie: Blades of Glory
Favorite Quote: "Sometimes I start a sentence and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way." - Michael Scott
Pets: Orange Maine Coon Cat

Now that you know a little about us, please feel free to reach out to us and introduce yourself.