Tae Wells


Taeryunn is a feminine variant of Taranis, or Tuireann, and associated with Celtic god of thunder. Pronounced “Tay Rune”, the unusual name always provoked difficulty for her instructors in new classes. It is however a hard name to forget and after a year or so her fellow students were correcting the instructor’s mispronunciations for her! By graduation from WSU-V in 2011, Magna Cum Laude, everyone knew to simply call her “Tae”.

Tae worked for Marshall H Waldman CPA for six years. Starting as an intern then promoted to his second, she was granted the nickname “the sleuth” to reflect her love of hunting down solutions to tricky tax situations. It was an appropriate title as Tae is an avid reader and a particular fan of Sherlock Holmes. We’re sure the Great Detective would have been proud of his tax enthusiast acolyte. As Marshall’s right hand, Tae developed a wide range of experience with QuickBooks, payroll, individual, entity and business taxation. Next up is the CPA exam!

Marshall’s office quickly discovered Tae’s love for the culinary arts. It was not uncommon for their small kitchen to be filled with the scent of warm pumpkin bread brought fresh from home. It was a tax season tradition that Tae would cater one Saturday every March, and past favorites included Shepherd’s Pie and Coq Au Vin. Allergy sensitive, Tae’s culinary creations are always gluten-free!

Whether sleuthing from home or playing in the kitchen, Tae has a constant supervisor and companion in her Siberian Husky, Rosso. Completely inseparable, Tae has trained Rosso as her own balance and mobility service dog. Tae plans to continue training balance and mobility dogs for others through non-profit organizations with the assistance of her husband, Urban.

Tae’s local affiliations have included:

  • Columbia River Pet Partners
  • Community Mediation Services
  • Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
  • National MS Society and the MS 150
  • Past President and Coordinator of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer events at Clark College