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Meet The Advisory Board

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Rachel Barnett

Since 1995, Rachel Barnett has been a QuickBooks user, eventually earning the coveted Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor status. For six years, Rachel owned and operated Primarily Bookkeeping, d/b/a Your Bookkeeping Fairy Godmother, a Seattle-area bookkeeping firm, until 2018.


Following the sale of her business, Rachel embraced her passion to provide behind-the-scenes support for other professionals.  She is in the process of starting a new business, Gentle Frog, but hasn’t decided yet what services this business will provide.


When she’s not busy supporting professionals and their businesses, Rachel enjoys actively participating in the QuickSource accounting community. She has also hosted a number of SCORE workshops, where she enjoys connecting with and educating other professionals.

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Dr. Anthony Newton

Professor Emeritus-Accounting Dept. Highline College in Des Moines Washington; Dr. Newton retired after a 20 year teaching career in accounting and taxation at Highline College. After obtaining an Associated in Applied Science (AAS) in Microcomputer Information Systems and an Associated of Arts (AA) in Business Administration (Accounting) from Highline college, Dr. Newton continued on to The University of Washington Seattle where he completed a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration (BABA-Accounting) and a Masters of Professional Accounting (MPac-Taxation). After a six-year pursuit and a lot of hard work, Dr. Newton successfully completed a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from The University of Phoenix online. 


After graduating from UW Dr. Newton went right to work for The Arthur Anderson Accounting (AAA) firm in downtown Seattle for two years as a staff tax accountant; preparing tax returns for high income individuals and corporations. After AAA, Dr. Newton worked for the corporate office of The Boeing Company in the sales and use tax department where he filed sales and use tax returns in 26 different states where The Boeing Company did business. 


Dr. Newton found his calling in teaching accounting and taxation classes online. Dr. Newton has taught face-to-face and online classes in accounting, finance and taxation at the graduate and undergraduate levels; at The University of Phoenix, Bellevue College and Highline College. Dr. Newton still teaches online accounting/taxation classes at Highline college part time twice a year and enjoys his retirement time fishing the numerous lakes, ponds and the many waterways of southeastern Texas (Texas City/Galveston). 


Member of The American Accounting Association (AAA); Teachers of Accounting at Two Tear Colleges (TACTYC). 


Dissertation titled; Influences of Cultural Characteristics of Minority Students on Academic Choices at a Community College. Published in ProQuest at The Library of Congress Washington DC.

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Becki Waskey

Becki Waskey is a University of Washington graduate. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Milgard School of Business at UW Tacoma where she majored in Business Administration with a focus on Management and double minored in Gender Studies & Sexuality and Law & Policy.  Becki graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She then went on to earn her Master of Jurisprudence at the University of Washington's School of Law in Seattle where she focused her studies on employment law, labor law, and civil rights. 


Prior to returning to school, Becki had a twelve-year career in the automobile industry.  Her work included business development, internal compliance, finance, loan underwriting, sales, corporate management, and business consultation.  Some of her most notable strengths include effective and efficient process and procedure development, identifying possibilities for new revenue streams, project management, and employee relations. 

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