About Our Firm
By combining our experience and expertise, Beyond the Numbers CPAs, Inc. formerly Ortt & Co. CPAs can assure that every client receives the attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic will ensure a professional, yet personal experience. We work to develop long-term relationships, whether your needs are simple or complex.
We are committed to helping our clients succeed today and in the future, by focusing on your individual and business needs.
Patti Stanfill, CPA, Owner
Education: National College: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
My name is Patti Stanfill and I grew up in Glendive, Montana. Upon graduation in 1993, I wanted to experience a larger town and attended Montana State University in Bozeman. A wedding ring landed on my finger and we moved to Rapid City, SD, where I finished my accounting degree in 1997 at National College in Rapid City. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude. After college graduation, we realized nothing beats Montana so we moved to Billings, where I started working for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. I passed my CPA exams in 1998 and achieved my goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. In 2006, I became a shareholder of Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. with Bryant and Madge Ortt. In 2010, I bought out the prior owners and became the sole owner of the firm. In my spare time (ha ha), I enjoy spending time with my very supportive husband, Jay, and three kiddos. In 2019 we changed the name from Ortt & Co CPAs to Beyond the Numbers CPAs, Inc.
- First Job – Life Guard at Glendive Waterslides
- Favorite Cereal – Golden Grahams
- Favorite Cartoon Character – The Jetsons
Sara P. Collins, CPA, CMA
Education: University of Wyoming: Bachelor of Science with Honor in Accounting and a Minor in Music
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant
My name is Sara Collins and I grew up in the “thriving metropolis” of Fort Peck, Montana. Believe me, growing up on the highline will make anyone tough! I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor in music from the University of Wyoming - Go Cowboys! I worked for a year and a half at a small CPA firm in Laramie, WY before I decided to move back to Montana to be closer to family. I ended up with a house in Joliet, MT and a job in Billings, MT. I worked ten years for a regional firm in Billings before finding Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. in January 2012. Along the way, I passed the exams to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my two daughters, my husband, my two dogs, my cat and all other animals that choose our home to be theirs.
- First Job – Waiting Tables at Fort Peck Cafe
- Favorite Cereal – Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Bugs Bunny
Steve E Terou, CPA
Education: University of Montana, Missoula, MT: Masters of Accountancy
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant
My name is Steve Terou and I was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. After attending a couple years of college in Missoula I decided I needed an escape. I loaded my truck up and headed west until I hit ocean, then south until I hit Mexico. I lived in San Diego for about 7 months before I returned to Montana, via Texas, to finish my degree. I met my wonderful wife, Mikal, upon my return to Missoula and later I followed her to Billings when she took a teaching job at a local high school. We have two great kids and a wild dog. Since graduating, I have had the pressure to grow my accounting skills with over fifteen years of experience working in public accounting, and an additional five years working in the private retail and hospitality industries. I have worked with clients in retail, oil and gas, real estate, farm and ranch, manufacturing, trucking, and many more.
- First Job – Dish Washer
- Favorite Cereal – Pops
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Woody Woodpecker
Education: Montana State University - Billings: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting
Certifications: QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor
My name is Justine Morse. I grew up in Billings, Montana and attended college at Montana State University-Billings where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, emphasis in Accounting. After graduation, I moved across the state, to Hamilton, MT, where I worked for nine years at a three person firm. Upon moving back to Billings, I remained working for this small firm from home. In 2011, I started working for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc., where I process payroll, prepare client’s accounting and financial statements, solve computer issues around the office, complete business and individual tax returns and keep co-workers on their toes. I spend my non-Ortt time bussing kids to soccer, taekwondo, boy scouts, and all other activities they choose to try. Time for myself (HA! That is rare!) is spent reading, gaming, landscaping and home improving/repairing.
- First Job – Cashier at Eagle Hardware
- Favorite Cereal – Oatmeal
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Tigger
Britt Huffman, CPA
Education: Montana State University: Masters of Professional Accounting and Bachelors of Science in Business, Accounting Emphasis
My name is Britt Huffman and I was born and raised in Billings, Montana. After completing my Master’s degree at Montana State in Bozeman, my husband and I were married on a Saturday and moved to Helena on Thursday so I could begin my career as a tax examiner for the Montana Department of Revenue. After two years in Helena, it was time to move back home to Billings, where I have I have worked in public accounting for four years, with some time off in the middle to be at home with our beautiful daughter. When I’m not doing taxes or accounting I enjoy walking outside in our scenic Montana landscape, movies, spending time with my wonderful family and a good book.
- First Job – Lifeguard at Athletic Pool
- Favorite Cereal – Grape Nuts
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Belle from Beauty and the Beast
Aubrey Nesheim, CPA
Education: Montana State University - Billings: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis
My name is Aubrey Nesheim and I moved to Billings in 2013 from Port Angeles, Washington to complete my degree in Accounting. I’ve always struggled with the question “where are you from?” because I had the privilege to grow up in Texas, Montana, and Alaska. But, because of the outstanding community here, Billings has felt like my new home. Since the day I graduated college in 2016, I had worked for a national firm in Billings before finding the amazing opportunity to work for Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. in August 2018. When I’m not preparing tax returns, financial statements, or processing payroll, you can usually find me at the crossfit gym or outside playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, or on a run with my dogs and my wonderful husband.
- First Job - Soccer Referee
- Favorite Cereal - Reese's Puffs
- Favorite Cartoon Character - Mickey Mouse
Daniel Huffman, EA
Education:Montana State University, Bozeman – Bachelor of Science in Business Management; University of Montana, Missoula – Master of Business Administration
Certifications: Enrolled Agent
My name is Daniel Huffman and I was born and raised in the Billings area. I earned my bachelor’s degree in business from Montana State University in Bozeman, and my MBA from the University of Montana in Missoula. My wife (the other Huffman on this page) and I spent two years in Helena and moved back to Billings for the free babysitting (thanks mom & dad). I worked as a pass-through auditor for the Montana Department of Revenue for nearly ten years and am excited to bring that experience to the private sector at BTN CPAs. I’m also an Enrolled Agent, which means I can represent clients in audits with the IRS.
Outside of the office I enjoy listening to audiobooks, playing board games, and teaching classes in Taekwondo and Judo.
- First Job – Burger flipper at Wendy’s
- Favorite Cereal – Chex
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Ratigan from the Great Mouse Detective
Education:Rocky Mountain College: Master’s of Accountancy and Bachelor’s of Business Management – Managerial Accounting Concentration
My name is Tristen Thorson. I am a transplant to the great state of Montana after growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My small hometown of Munising boasts an impressive population of about 2,000 people and everyone knows everybody. I took a chance and moved to Montana in the fall of 2015 to further my education at Rocky Mountain College, and the rest is history as some would say. I recently just graduated from Rocky with a Master’s of Accountancy and Bachelors of Business Management – Managerial Accounting Concentration and plan to utilize my academic experience and knowledge during my time here at Beyond the Numbers CPA’s. I intend to continue with my professional growth through pursuing my CPA licensure. If I am not working, you can probably find me out fishing the local rivers or enjoying any of the many outdoor activities Montana offers.
- First Job – Cashier at Shopko
- Favorite Cereal – Honey Nut Cheerios
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Tommy Pickles from Rugrats
Education:Rocky Mountain College: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
My name is Preston Davenport. I was born in Colorado Springs and raised in Big Horn Wyoming. Upon graduating high school I moved to Billings Montana to play football for Rocky Mountain College. When my athletic career ended, I shifted my focus to academics and discovered my interest in finance and accounting. I worked at Western Security Bank for a year before Beyond The Numbers CPAs gave me the opportunity to join their staff. It is my goal to finish the remaining education requirements and eventually pass the CPA exam. Ultimately I look to advance my career and excel at what I do. Outside of work I like to stay physically active. I am keen on improving both my body and my mind so I like to immerse myself into different experiences such as art shows, live music and festivals.
- First Job - Prep cook at the Bozeman Trail Inn
- Favorite Cereal - Raisin Bran
- Favorite Cartoon Character - SpongeBob SquarePants
Education: Dickinson State University: Bachelor of Science in History
My name is Jay Stanfill and I originated in Dyersburg, Tennessee. My family moved to Glendive, Montana when I was in grade school. Upon graduation from DCHS, I went on to college at Montana State University in Bozeman and finalized my degree at Dickinson State University. After graduation, I wanted to live next to Mount Rushmore so I took a management position in Rapid City, SD. After having my fair share of dealing with tourists, I came to my senses and moved back to Montana in 1997. In 1998, I went to work for Wells Fargo in Billings and progressed through the ranks for fifteen years in “corporate America”. In 2013, I had the opportunity to get out of “corporate America” and became the office manager at Ortt & Co. CPAs, Inc. I enjoy taking in Bobcat football games, outside activities (like pulling weeds from my landscaping) and spending time with my three kids and wife.
- First Job – Cashier and Stocker at White Drug in Glendive
- Favorite Cereal – Lucky Charms
- Favorite Cartoon Character – Calvin & Hobbes
Education: Rocky Mountain College: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Studies
My name is Sarah McManus. I grew up in Indianola Iowa, home of the National Hot Air Balloon Classic. As a teenager I was an avid dancer. I attended Cottey College in Nevada Missouri on a dance scholarship. After receiving my Associates in Arts degree, I took a couple years off of school to figure myself out, all the while teaching dance classes for kids. I found my way to Billings, MT by way of Rocky Mountain College, where I finished my Bachelor’s in Science degree in Physical Education and Health Studies. I then worked at Wells Fargo for 6 years. After getting married and having a child, I decided to stay at home with my growing family. Now that my kids are all in school, I wanted to re-enter the workforce. I was fortunate to be welcomed into the Ortt & Co. family.
- First Job – soda jerk
- Favorite Cereal – Maple & Honey Bunches of Oats
- Favorite Cartoon Character – King Jullian from the Madagascar movies