John Polen, Senior

John was born and raised in Vancouver, WA. He graduated from Seton Catholic Highschool and then moved to Seattle for four years where he attended both University of Washington and North Seattle College before returning to Vancouver to complete his accounting degree at WSU Vancouver in 2020. He started at Opsahl Dawson as a seasonal tax intern before accepting a full-time position with the firm to start his career as an accountant.

John is an avid sports fan, and his favorites sport to play and watch is soccer. On weekends, John tends to wake up earlier than he does during the week in order to catch the early morning European soccer matches. His favorite teams to watch are the Portland Timbers and the Unites States Men’s National soccer team. He loves spending time with family and friends, and on weekends, if he isn’t found watching soccer, he is usually outdoors camping with his two brothers or checking out a local craft brewery. John also enjoys hiking, reading, board games, and occasionally binge-watching TV shows at home.

He is very excited to begin his professional career with Opsahl Dawson and is currently working towards completing his CPA exams.