Who We Are

Breadth. Depth. Ethics and enthusiasm.

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The Call of Community

For the Van Zandts, North Idaho is truly home. That’s why you will find them giving back to the community in ways that are both practical and compassionate.

Currently, Rick serves on the board of the non-profit radio station, The Bridge 89.9 FM. He is Treasurer for the Rathdrum Chamber of Commerce and is also a Commissioner on the Rathdrum Planning and Zoning Commission. Corrinne is a volunteer chaplain at the Kootenai County Correctional Facility.


The Team

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Rick Van Zandt, CPA, PFS

Rick has earned the respect and friendship of his clients through his integrity, personable demeanor, and plain old hard work. When you sit down across the desk from him you know he has your best interest in mind.

Rick has worked in public accounting for over 25 years. He earned his CPA in 1999, and subsequently established his reputation with CRI Capital Management. Ten years later, he and his wife Corrinne started their own firm, Van Zandt Financial Services.

For the past ten years, Rick has also served as a Financial Planner and now acts as a Wealthcare® Advisor. He is one of only two CPAs in North Idaho with the PFS (Personal Financial Specialist) credential.

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Corrinne Van Zandt, CERTIFIED QUICKBOOKS® PROADVISOR

Corrinne is the quintessential bookkeeping professional—thorough, knowledgeable, detail oriented and focused. She also truly cares about helping you and your business stay on top of finances.

Corrinne has over 23 years of bookkeeping experience, working with large corporations, small businesses and non-profits. To better serve her clients Corrinne became a Certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor. She provides expert advice on how to get started using QuickBooks, troubleshoots problems using the software, and can teach you to use QuickBooks to its fullest potential.

For the past 17 years, Rick and Corrinne have lived in Rathdrum, Idaho, and raised their three children. Now they have grandchildren too, who are among their greatest joys. Surrounded by natural beauty, the Van Zandts enjoy hiking and biking in the mountains around their hometown.

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Kamie Sheppard, Bookkeeper

Kamie was raised here in Northern Idaho.  She is a wife and a mother of 7.  After her youngest started school, she decided to go back to school herself, and graduated with honors from North Idaho College with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.  Kamie found Van Zandt Financial in 2016 and immediately recognized that it was a perfect fit to gain more experience and knowledge in the accounting field, while being a part of an amazing team. 

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Kara Martinez, Bookkeeper

After graduating sigma cum laude with Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2011, Kara decided to change her career path when she came to work for us in 2014. In rediscovering her passion for numbers and problem solving, she went back to school and completed multiple courses in accounting and payroll. 

Since working with us, her knowledge has expanded tremendously and she had now become a skilled professional in all areas of full charge bookkeeping. Kara is incredibly detail oriented and strives to assure that her client’s books are clean, up to date and compliant with all state and federal guidelines. 

With Kara’s previous background in mental health, she understands that accounting is not just about numbers, but finances affect many areas one’s life and can be a major stressor. Kara’s main goal is to allow her clients to find a piece of mind knowing that their books are taken care of and they are in good hands.


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