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Meet the Partners:

Ronnie Wright, MBA, EA



Ronnie Wright is a partner at Pacific Grace Tax and Accounting, where he brought with him, among many other talents, an extensive knowledge of taxes from his 10 years at the Internal Revenue Service. As a reflection of his talents, education, dedication, and experience Ronnie was voted Best of Whidbey's: “Best Accountant"  2014, 2015, & 2019, as well as "Best Business Person" 2015 & 2109. Ronnie was also responsible for our firm being voted, "Best Business," in 2019.

Ronnie moved to Oak Harbor in 1996, after his 6 year enlistment with the United States Navy, where he had been stationed in Guam and Whidbey Island. Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy, he began his academic career at Skagit Valley College, and then transferred to Western Washington University, where he earned his BA in Accounting. Ultimately, Ronnie earned an MBA, while working at the IRS.

He began his career working for Upchurch Scientific for a year, when he was recruited to work for the IRS. He was among the few who successfully passed a rigorous interview and was awarded his first position there as a Revenue Agent in 2003. He was promoted to other positions to include, Group Manager and Program Manager. Additionally, Ronnie was trained in the Senior Management Program, became a Certified Instructor, and wrote a Tax training curriculum.

Having a strong belief in service, Ronnie volunteers his time in a number of ways. He has served on the Board of Directors for Washington State Association of Accountants & Tax Professionsal (WAATP) for 5 years. He has also served on the Board Directors for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, as Treasurer & President, and is currently serving as an Executive Director. Ronnie has been a member of Rotary, and was a Mentor for JUMP, a juvenile mentoring program through Island County. Additioanally, Ronnie occasionally does pro bono work for nonprofit organizations.

A family man, Ronnie has been married for 21 years, and has two daughters. Ronnie’s greatest interests outside of work are spending time with family, reading, golfing, and listening to music. 

Kathy Jolly

Kathy Jolly, founder and active partner of Pacific Grace Tax & Accounting, has provided tax and accounting services to Whidbey Island residents since 1987.

She originally moved to Coupeville with her family in 1975. After graduating from Coupeville High School, Kathy attended Skagit Valley College for two years before transferring to the University of Washington, where she earned a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. She spent several years gaining diverse experience with small CPA firms and as the bookkeeper for LIFE Ministries (now called Asian Access), an interdenominational missions agency. She also spent a year and a half teaching English at a church in Japan through LIFE.

Kathy moved back to Oak Harbor in 1987, joining Bridges & Rodgers Accounting & Tax, where she began establishing client relationships that would last for decades, and eventually bought the business. She became an Enrolled Agent in 1999, passing all four parts of the IRS exam at the first sitting. In 2008, she earned her Accredited Business Accountant and Accredited Tax Advisor credentials. Kathy is passionate about teaching and advising small business owners, deriving great personal satisfaction from clarifying and demystifying for them the often daunting world of regulatory and tax requirements.

She has long been active in the Washington Association of Accountants, serving on their State Board of Directors since 2006, currently as Treasurer. She is also a member of the National Society of Accountants and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

A lifelong believer in community service, Kathy served over 10 years on the Advisory Committee for the Office and Technology Department of Skagit Valley College, nearly 10 years as a board member of the local American Red Cross chapter, and over five years as a Girl Scout leader in Coupeville and Oak Harbor.