Aaron Dawson, CPA

Aaron Dawson, President of Opsahl Dawson


“Communication is key. I strive to be a proactive tax advisor; let’s get your questions answered and your projects done!”

If you ask Aaron how he learned to lead a team he’ll jokingly explain, “It comes naturally to me, I am the oldest of three boys, and I’ve been showing my younger brothers the ropes for years!” Aaron has moved our firm into the next generation by bringing vision, technology, and paperless practices to our firm. He naturally possesses the coveted “Servant Leadership” style and is eager to coach his clients and firm members through any challenge. Aaron’s number one goal as head of the tax department is to leverage his knowledge of tax law to reduce each client’s tax bill as much as possible.

Aaron became President of our firm and head of the tax department in 2009 when he and his wife Jen assumed second generation ownership of our thirty year old firm. Born and raised in Longview, Aaron graduated from Western Washington University. He joined our firm after working with large Seattle firms, most recently as a Tax Manager with the regional CPA firm Clark Nuber.

If you are brave enough to join Aaron outside of work, you might find yourself on any number of adventures. It may be hiking the Willapa Hills in search of the elusive Roosevelt Elk, fishing any of our majestic local rivers, or racing down Mt. Hood’s black diamond ski slopes. Admittedly, his favorite adventure is raising his three daughters, Jade, and twins Sadie and Brynley with his wife, Jen.