Principals

Greg White

Greg White

CPA, MS Taxation | Admitted to Practice, US Tax Court

Greg has been providing services in accounting and tax matters with a focus on seafood and maritime industries for over 30 years. He specializes in tax planning, compliance, US Tax Court litigation, and representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. He has provided expert witness testimony in many cases, and has served both as a Court Appointed Receiver and Court Appointed Special Master.

Greg is an Adjunct Professor with the Golden Gate University School of Taxation in Seattle and lecturers frequently for organizations providing professional education to other tax CPAs. He is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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Michelle Noland

Michelle Noland

CPA

After receiving the highest score in Washington State on the 2003 CPA exam, Michelle began her career in public accounting at a large Seattle-based public accounting firm. After rising to the level of tax supervisor, she chose to focus her skills in the fishing industry and joined WTNG in 2006. In recognition of her hard work and exceptional service to her clients, she was admitted as a shareholder in 2013.

No stranger to the fishing industry, Michelle began her career in the mid-1980s as a Marine Resources Company International (MRCI) representative onboard Soviet and Korean fishing trawlers in the Bering Sea. She continued with MRCI until 2001, where she filled a number of positions, including provisioning, equipment sales, operations and accounting. Michelle has a wide range of experience in U.S.-Russian joint venture fishing. She speaks Russian and has traveled extensively in the Russian Far East.

Michelle is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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Seth Gemar

CPA, MPAcc - Taxation

After graduating from the University of Washington in 2006 with a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Accounting, Seth began his career at a national firm where he quickly rose to the level of Tax Manager. He specializes in tax planning and compliance for owners of closely held businesses and high net worth individuals, many of which are in the seafood and maritime industries. He joined White Thompson Noland & Co in the fall of 2015.

Seth is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys golfing, supporting UW athletics, and traveling.

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Team

Gwen Brown

Office Administrator

Gwen, a Seattle native, joins us from an established career in the culinary industry. She graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with honors and a Bachelors in Hospitality Management. During her time as a culinary professional, she became an executive chef as well as working in front-of-house management. While enjoying many aspects of the hospitality industry, she was always interested in the financial aspects of running a restaurant as well as assisting in developing business plans for several local establishments.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, especially boating, fishing, crabbing, hiking, and camping. She also spends time cooking for friends and family, as well as creative writing, collecting vinyl records, photography, and riding vintage scooters.

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Rongxiu Guo

Rongxiu Guo

Accountant

Rongxiu Guo worked at a Pharmaceutical company as an accounting associate in Singapore for two years. After she moved to Seattle in 2011, she studied accounting at Central Washington University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2014. She joined WTN & Co,PS in January 2015, now she works as staff accountant and loves this professional career. She speaks fluent mandarin Chinese.

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Lisa Hu

Lisa Hu

CPA

Lisa graduated from the University of Washington in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Before joining WTNG in 2004, she worked as a staff accountant for a local construction company for four years. Lisa has extensive tax preparation and accounting experience, and is fluent in Cantonese Chinese.

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Amy (Rong) Yang

MAcc

Amy came to the United States from China in 2007 to pursue her continuing education in the field of accounting. She graduated in 2012 with honors from Washington State University, achieving her Master of Accounting degree. Amy began her career at WGN, PS as an intern during a prior tax season and joined as a full-time accountant in 2018. During her internship, she passed all her CPA exams and continues to enjoy her career as a professional accountant.

Amy enjoys an active lifestyle which includes hiking, dancing and swimming. She also enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Amy is both fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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