Celebrating Our Team — Kelley Kanyer

Celebrating Our Team — Kelley Kanyer
February 18, 2022 Ewelina Kajak
Kelley Kanyer profile -- Morones Analytics

Kelley Kanyer profile - Morones AnalyticsPhoto: Bob and Kelley Kanyer

As we celebrate our firm’s 20th anniversary in 2022, we celebrate each of our team members. These monthly profiles are a way to learn about each of our financially savvy forensic sharpshooters outside the office.

An Oregon native, Kelley loved growing up in Eugene (yet understandably did not want to attend college there). She earned her accounting degree from the University of Portland and landed a part time job with Arthur Andersen during college. After graduating, she had the unique experience of teaching English for one year in a small town in Taiwan, living with the Taiwanese family that led the church that hosted the program. A full-time CPA position was waiting for her back at Arthur Andersen where she ended up working five years in the tax department. Her next role was with Columbia Forest Products as the corporate controller alongside the CFO for six years where she interfaced with outside attorneys, bankers, benefit brokers, insurance carriers, etc. becoming a well-rounded businessperson.

Once Kelley and her husband Bob became parents, she decided to stay home with their two kids (son Jake and daughter Lang) and continued doing contract work during tax season. Soon after she met Serena, she came on board and has been an invaluable part of the Morones Analytics team since 2006. As the Finance Manager for our firm, Kelley’s specialty is wearing many hats while taking care of the team, handling payroll and benefits, fostering the firm’s culture and interfacing with clients.

A creative at heart (who in high school wanted to pursue a degree in clothing design) Kelley is living vicariously through her daughter who is an artist in her third year at George Fox University. They are a very close-knit family who tragically lost Jake in March of 2021. A senior at Baylor University majoring in political science, he stood out to his professors, classmates and friends for his brilliance and big heart. Working through their grief during this difficult year, their family has relied on their faith, their community and one another. As they continue to honor Jake and his life, and the lasting impact he made on so many, they are taking their own healing journey one day at a time.


First job: Scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins. She loved the creative side of making and decorating ice cream pies and cakes. During college, she worked as a business manager for the campus radio station, which helped cover tuition. Her first accounting-related jobs were working at credit unions in high school and college, and at the Arthur Andersen tax library.

Special talent: Various forms of art, including watercolor and calligraphy for many years. With a flair for fashion and design, she also sewed her own clothes in high school. When her daughter was in theater during high school, Kelley volunteered with the drama department by sewing costumes for plays and even curated all the costumes for one entire play in particular – Ash Girl (a spin on the Cinderella story).

Hobbies: Enjoys reading, board games and (of course) art. Her daughter has also gotten her into houseplants and NYT crossword puzzles. She recently discovered Wordle!

Favorite movie: Has seen Pride and Prejudice (the 2005 version) more times than she can count not only because it’s a classic story but because she appreciates the beautiful cinematography.

What she’s reading: A ferocious reader, Kelley often chooses books based on the season and enjoys longer books or series like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which she has read multiple times.

Sports: Grew up golfing and watches the Masters Tournament in Augusta, GA religiously each year.

Best thing about working with the Morones Analytics team?  “The people. Our team is made up of a diverse group of individuals and it’s been a joy to get to know and serve each one.” — Kelley Kanyer