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About Us

Our local firm is staffed with community involved individuals who enjoy Western Montana and all that it offers.   Beautiful scenery, outdoor enthusiasts, supporter of local schools, and employs both Griz and Cats Alumni.

We have been in the same building since opening our doors in 1983 and pride ourselves with our reputation.  


Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Rutherford, MacDonald & Olson, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. 

Our Team

Stephen L. Rutherford, CPA

Gregg N. Olson, CPA

Leanne Griffin, CPA

Nezha Melvin, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Jessica Yang, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Carrie Howard, Enrolled Agent, QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Janet Moritz, Staff Accountant

Mary Lidstrom, Enrolled Agent

Traci Padrotti, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Support Staff

Sara Wallace, Payroll Clerk, Support Staff

Pam Baertsch, Office Manager