Erik is a licensed Certified Public Accountant that oversees all accounting and finance activities and advises the executive team on strategic financial objectives.
Erik also oversees all Trust accounting, ensuring compliance with all treasury regulations and prompt client and consumer payment. Prior to working for Hawes Financial Group, Erik was an executive for 3 years at a northwest regional independent jewelry store overseeing 31 retail outlets.
Prior to his executive experience, Erik worked for two northwest-based public accounting firms for over 8 years, specializing in tax strategy for large privately-held companies. Erik attended the University of Oregon, graduating with honors, a double-major in Accounting and Economics. Erik attended the University of Oregon graduate school obtaining a Master of Accounting. Erik is an active community leader, board member and volunteer with several local non-profits.