Shawna M. Howe, CPA
As the daughter of an entrepreneur and helping to manage her husband's small business for 25 years, Shawna understands the concerns and challenges that exist for the self-employed. She has used this understanding to aid her clients in ways that few CPA's can. Her vast experience with Quickbooks software consulting, payroll, and employee benefits allow her to assist clients so they can focus on what makes them money.
She joined Holmstead & Hyatt, a CPA firm in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1994. Her initiative, work ethic, and client focus at her job, and with the encouragement of the partner group, led her back to school.
Shawna graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting in 2005 and shortly thereafter received her CPA designation.
Shawna's experience with the medical field began when she took a job with Magic Valley Regional Medical Center in their payroll and accounting department. Upon returning to the accounting firm, then called HCM Holmstead, she continued her focus on medical provider accounting. She was promoted to the position of Tax Manager and was responsible for quality control and review of corporate, partnership, limited liability companies and individual tax returns and financial statements.
In October of 2011, Shawna joined longtime partner Mark Holmstead to form Holmstead Howe, PLLC as a full partner. They have been able to leverage their energy and skills to provide a haven for small business serving a wide variety of clients in farming, ranching, medical firms and main street professionals.
Shawna has served as a member of the YMCA Board, Magic Valley Marlins Board, Chamber Finance Committee and President of the Magic Valley Traders Club. When not wrangling the office Shawna can be found nestled in a book or held up at a cabin surrounded by family.