Our People


Stewart L. Hayes

CPA, PFS, MST, Partner

Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in 1986 and his Masters in Taxation from Portland State University in 1996. Stewart is a member of the AICPA, OSCPA, and Marion-Polk Building Industry Association (MPBIA). In addition to tax, financial, and estate planning expertise, Stewart has in-depth experience with mergers and acquisitions. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife Mona and their two grown children, as well as staying physically active. He is a life long San Francisco Giants fan.

Dean L. Allen

CPA, CVA, MAFF Partner

Dean directs the firm’s attest, business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support services and provides advanced tax planning and compliance services to clients in various industries. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). He testifies regularly as an expert witness with experience in matrimonial litigation, lost profits, and other business litigation matters. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Linfield College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1989. Dean is involved in various community organizations and when away from the office he enjoys watching baseball, running, fishing, and spending time with his spouse and three sons. (Curriculum Vitae)

Stephen P. Joye

CPA, MST, CVA Partner

Stephen was born and raised in Salem, Oregon where he graduated from Douglass McKay High School in 1986. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with an emphasis in foreign language from Missouri State University in 1993 and his Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 2006. He is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), , a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA). He has served as treasurer on various community service organization boards and chaired their finance committees. He is currently serving as a board member and treasurer for Salem Chamber of Commerce as well as the treasurer for the Salem Basketball Officials Association. He has two daughters, Caitlyn is a student at University of Oregon and Savannah is a student at Notre Dame University. Away from the office he enjoys golfing, mountain biking, boating, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. (Curriculum Vitae)


Hayley M. Kilby

Senior Manager CPA

Hayley was born and raised in Salem, before attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. After graduation, she moved back to Oregon to start working at Fischer, Hayes in 2007.  She received her CPA License and then a Masters of Taxation from Golden Gate University.  In her free time, Hayley and her husband, Jason, enjoy traveling with their daughters, Kenzie & Chloe, and staying involved in the Salem community.

James W. Doerfler


Elizabeth Schmitz


Elizabeth has been with Fischer Hayes Joye & Allen since 2001. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland and was certified in 1995. She manages a diverse client base and has enjoyed building a solid working relationship with her clients. She focuses her work on helping family-owned businesses with accounting, tax planning & compliance, and business transition issues including estate planning. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and her four granddaughters. She enjoys golfing, mountain biking, water skiing and camping.

Jeanette Mena

Senior Manager CPA, CVA, MAcc

Jeanette provides attest, business valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support services to clients in various industries and life circumstances. Jeanette was born and raised in New York and spent her high school and college years in Arizona, where she graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Accountancy and Information Systems and a minor in Spanish language. She has since resided in Oregon for nearly a decade and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and is trained as a financial neutral and in collaborative divorce. Jeanette is a proud wife and mother and has a son in preschool and two older stepsons in high school and college. Away from the office she enjoys traveling, stand-up paddle-boarding, dancing, singing, cooking, crafts, foreign languages, spending time with her family, and doting on her youngest boy.

Tonya Kreminski



Debbie L. Dixon


Debbie has worked for FHJA since 2007. She works mostly in business and individual taxes.  Out of the office Debbie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, kayaking, and going to the beach as much as possible.

Paulette E. Carrieri

Accountant, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor®

Paulette is an accountant and Licensed Tax Preparer and has been with the firm since 2000.  She graduated from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri with an Accounting degree and concentration in Business Management.  Her goal is to help clients gain the knowledge to prepare and understand their bookkeeping using QuickBooks Software®.  Over the years she has focused on business tax returns, helping clients with payroll, and managing our bookkeeping staff.  Outside of the office, she enjoys time with family and friends and volunteers in the Preschool department at her church.

Nicki Dippel

Accountant, Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor®

Nicki Dippel is a staff accountant with close to 30 years in public accounting experience in the accounting industry.  She specializes in tax preparation for small businesses and individuals and has bookkeeping and payroll knowledge.  Nicki works for our firm 100% remote and currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She has been married to her husband for over 26 years and has two adult daughters.  In her free time, she likes to travel and spend as much time as possible with her family and her two dogs. 

Linda Brier


Duke O’Neal


Zach Williams


Amy Mann


Bianca Garcia


Gregor Angstrom


Gregor is a native Oregonian and has lived in Salem most of his life. He studied finance at OSU and has four years of experience in taxation. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and fish, restore old tools and electronics, and play boardgames with his friends.

Michelle Gray


Michelle has professional experience in accounting, internal auditing, bookkeeping, and payroll.  Michelle is proficient in using Quickbooks and enjoys helping clients. Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Idaho State University.  Michelle has lived in Idaho, New Mexico, and Oregon.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, visiting waterfalls, and spending time with her husband, Brandon.   


Vanessa Martinez,

Office Manager

Vanessa is our Office Manager she has over six years of management experience; she enjoys team development & learning new things. Outside of work you can find her spending time with her husband and son.

Cindi Harris

Executive Assistant

Cindi has worked at FHJA since July 2008. She is an executive assistant to Stewart Hayes, Dean Allen & Stephen Joye. She also works as Stewart’s executive assistant for his financial advisor company, Willamette Valley Wealth Management, LLC.

Rhiya Grimmett,

Document Specialist

Rhiya grew up in Salem and has strived to provide exceptional customer service since 2004. Emanating a sunny disposition, she always brings smiles to those in her presence.

Kristen Breedlove,


Jonathon Robinson,

Administrative Assistant

Nicole Drapela,

Administrative Assistant

Nicole received a BFA from Oregon State University in 2017, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She enjoys spending free time pampering her two dogs, solving mystery games, and crocheting.

Calista Zoppi,

Administrative Assistant

Calista was born and raised in Salem, Oregon where she graduated from McNary High School in 2016. Outside of the office, she is an avid moviegoer, enjoys crafting, video games, and spending time with family.

IT Department

Nathan Beard

IT Manager

Nathan has 30+ years of IT experience. Nathan is responsible for all technological aspects of infrastructure,  security, support, and training end users. Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and dogs and cooking.

Esteemed Retirees

Tonk Fischer

Tonk Fisher, a highly respected Certified Public Accountant, played a pivotal role as a founding partner of Fischer, Hayes, Joye & Allen, LLC, one of the most reputable accounting firms in the region. His keen insight and exceptional expertise in accounting principles helped lay the foundation for a firm that would go on to set industry standards in financial integrity and client service. Throughout his career, Tonk was known for his unwavering commitment to excellence, his ability to navigate complex financial landscapes, and his mentorship to numerous young professionals who have since become leaders in the field.

Since his well-deserved retirement, Tonk has shifted his focus from balance sheets to tranquil waters, indulging his lifelong passion for fishing. His days are now spent in serene environments, casting lines and enjoying the simplicity of nature. This new chapter in his life is a testament to his belief in the importance of balance and well-being. Far from the hustle of financial quarters, Tonk finds solace and joy in fishing, a pursuit that offers him a well-earned respite and a profound connection with the natural world. His legacy in the accounting world remains strong, but it is in the peaceful solitude of fishing where he finds his greatest contentment.