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About Us

About Chigbrow Ryan Murata, Chtd.

Originally established in Boise in 1985, the Chigbrow Ryan Murata, Chtd. draws on its history and foresight to provide ethical and thorough financial, accounting, management advisory and tax services to the individuals and small businesses of all industries throughout the U.S.

As we all know, taxes are inevitable for all individuals and businesses. Inevitable doesn’t have to mean painful and should never mean unforeseen. By working with you to plan ahead, Chigbrow Ryan Murata, Chtd. can help minimize the tax crunch and help you to be tax-efficient, both as an individual and as a business. Not only used for tax planning, we add value by producing interim and annual financial statements on a compiled or reviewed basis—giving you the right information on time, to make important business decisions.

We have years of experience preparing all types of income tax and information returns. We prepare partnership and corporate returns for a wide range of industries and all sizes of businesses. We prepare trust, estate and gift returns. Finally, we have extensive experience with not-for-profit entities from the initial application to the annual tax returns.

Our Staff



Cordell Chigbrow
Cordell R. Chigbrow, CPA, MSAT
Cordell was born in Boise and received his Masters Degree in Accountancy-Taxation from Boise State University. He has been practicing with the Firm since 1996. He is a member of American Institute of CPAs, Idaho Society of CPAs and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Cordell enjoys an active role in the community as a volunteer for many non-profit organizations.


Brad Ryan
Brad Ryan, CPA, CVA
Brad was born and raised in The Dalles, Oregon. He earned his BS in Business Administration & Accounting at Oregon State University. He has been practicing with the Firm since 1997. He is a member of American Institute of CPAs, Boise Estate Planning Council, Idaho Society of CPAs, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Treasurer for the Idaho Business for Education. Brad enjoys spending time with his family, all sports and volunteer coaching.


Jerod Murata
Jerod Murata, CPA
Jerod was born and raised in Ontario, Oregon. He earned his BS in Business Administration & Management Information Systems at Gonzaga University. He has been a practicing CPA since 1999. Jerod is a member of American Institute of CPAs and Idaho Society of CPAs. He serves with the Idaho Potato Bowl Advisory Council as well as the Boise Public School Foundation Board. Jerod enjoys golfing, CrossFit, skiing, and spending time with his family.


Constance Carlson
Constance Carlson, CPA (retired)
Constance was raised in Washington State. She earned her BS in Biology and then pursued her CPA. She has been serving the accounting and taxation needs of small businesses and individuals for approximately 20 years. She is a member of American Institute of CPAs, Idaho Society of CPAs and is the Treasurer for the Boise Centennial Rotary Club. Constance is semi-retired and works for the firm during tax season. She stays active in her church and spends her free time enjoying the Idaho outdoors.


Louis Brown
Louis Brown, CPA/PFS, MSFS
Louis is a Dallas, Texas native and teamed with the Firm in January 2019. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Personal Financial Specialist designation issued by the American Institute of CPAs. He has provided tax and accounting services to individuals, trusts, estates, and closely-held businesses since 2002. After a decade of tax consulting experience, Louis realized many of his clients needed tax-conscious financial planning advice so he earned a Master’s Degree in Financial Planning and Services from The American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and now offers integrated tax and wealth management services (investment advice provided as an Investment Advisor Representative of Forum Financial Management, LP). Louis enjoys time outdoors with his wife and five kids as well as reading and CrossFit when he can squeeze them in.


Karen Ginnett
Karen Ginnett, CPA, MST
Karen was born and raised on the East Coast. She received her BS in Business Management – Accounting from the University of Maryland and her Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Karen has provided tax and accounting services for over 35 years. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Idaho Society of CPAs.


Amy Gallegos
Amy Gallegos
Amy was raised in Burley, Idaho. She attended the University of Idaho and Boise State University, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy. She has been with the Firm since 2000. She has extensive knowledge of Quickbooks, and years of experience assisting in the preparation of financial statements and tax returns for both businesses and individuals. Outside of work, she stays busy and active in the community with her husband and two children.


Joan Antoine
Joan Antoine
Joan was born in Michigan and moved to Idaho in 1972 where her father retired from the Air Force. She joined the Firm as a Staff Accountant in 2000. She has over 30 years of experience in the Accounting field. She is proficient in the use of Quickbooks and is knowledgeable in bookkeeping and processing multi-state payroll.


Becky Yates
Becky Yates
Becky was born and raised in eastern Idaho. She earned an Associate degree in Business from Boise State University. She joined the Firm as a staff accountant in 2004. She is highly skilled in payroll, bookkeeping, and financial statement preparation along with being proficient in QuickBooks. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and shopping.


Delta Sirles
Delta Sirles
Delta was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She attended Boise State University, where she received her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts. She has over 15 years of administrative experience. She joined the Firm in 2017. Delta enjoys being with her daughter, traveling, and volunteering in her community.


Meghan Norris
Meghan Norris
Meghan was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She attended The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California and studied Music Education for 2 years before deciding to take a break from school and pursue other possible career paths. Her experience in Administration and Bookkeeping brought her to Chigbrow, Ryan & Company in 2018, where she is growing her Accounting knowledge. She plans to pursue an Associate degree in Bookkeeping and Accounting at CWI. Meghan loves hiking with her husband and dog, playing the piano, Netflix binge watching, and is active in her church.


Bradley Peterson
Austyn Gumm
Austyn was born in Sun Valley and raised in Boise, Idaho. She attended The College of Idaho where she received her Bachelors in Accounting and Business. She interned with Chigbrow, Ryan & Company in 2015 and is excited to be back with them in 2019 as an Accountant. She plans to work towards getting her CPA and gaining more experience in the field. She loves spending quality time with her husband while raising their toddler boy/girl twins. They enjoy traveling, camping, and any sort of adventure. She stays active in the community and loves running the family concessions business with her extended family at various Idaho fairs and festivals.


Kayleen Branch
Kayleen Branch
Kayleen was born and raised in Western Montana and moved to Boise in 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011 and will double major in Accounting by the end of 2019. She has several years of QuickBooks, financial statement preparation, payroll, and tax experience beginning in 2012. She plans to obtain her CPA license in 2020. Outside of work she can be a homebody who loves nothing more than spending time with her husband, kids, and dogs. As a family they enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and boating. She can often be found curled up with a good book or crafting.


Shanna Barrett
Shanna Barrett
Shanna was born in Kalispell, Montana and raised in Victor, Montana. She lived in Idaho from 2007 through 2012, returned to Montana for a few years, and then came back in 2018. She has worked in the public-school system where she first gained experience with accounting. She then began working in public accounting firms in 2018. Shanna specializes in accounting, payroll, billing, and accounts payable. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters at community events, camping, and various other activities.


Danielle Garcia
Danielle Garcia
Danielle was raised in Ontario, Oregon. She obtained her BS degree in Business Administration from Western Oregon University. She began her accounting career in 2014 and has loved bookkeeping ever since. She specializes in payroll, accounts payable, accounting and bookkeeping and is proficient with Quickbooks. Outside of work, Danielle is a busy wife and mom to four kids. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and roaming the aisles of Target.