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Raising the BAR Niche Group

Raising the BAR is a niche group of accounting professionals aged 35 and younger who are striving to create more opportunities for up-and-coming CPAs. Their outreach includes working with students, planning classes that address the needs of young professionals and creating social events that will appeal to our younger members. 

Niche groups like this are like brain trusts for a specific segment of our demographics, designed to make sure MTCPA is on point with the issues within a specific area of the profession. The ideas generated by these groups will be assigned to committees/task forces/strike forces.

Volunteers Needed

4 of 25 volunteers have joined.


Age 35 and under.

Time Commitment

1 in-person meeting (October) and a few subsequent conference calls for working on project to present at the Annual Conference in June. Also various items throughout the year for student-related activities (Accounting Opportunities Experience)


  • Brigitte Baake

    Jordahl & Sliter PLLC - Kalispell

  • Katherine Durbin

    Douglas Wilson & Co PC - Great Falls

  • Kolten LaMiaux

    Submittable - Missoula

  • Tymber MacKenzie

    Tax Manager

    Eide Bailly LLP - Billings

  • Caitlin Mayer

    Rudd & Company PLLC - Bozeman

  • Raeanna Richards

    Senior Accountant

    JCCS PC - Missoula

  • Sarah Schlepp