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Heather Engstrom

Director of Finance | CPA

“In dealing with challenging situations, it’s often a person’s aptitude for change that drives success. I see myself as an advocate for change, partnering with internal groups to pursue their goals and mitigate any obstacles that arise.”

Heather Engstrom joined Olson Kundig in 2022 as Director of Finance. In this role, she leads the internal Finance and Operations team, overseeing and managing financial planning in close collaboration with shareholders. Heather is a Washington State University graduate and licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Prior to joining Olson Kundig, Heather worked for Anchor QEA, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm, in a variety of roles, including Controller and interim CFO. She has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management, including planning and analysis, audits, business and tax consulting, budgeting, projections and forecasting. Describing herself as a historian, Heather seeks to provide a strong foundation of information that supports decision-making and allows leaders to confidently navigate change.

Heather works closely with other departments and project teams across the firm, helping to demystify processes to ensure internal clients understand the ways that their participation impacts collective success. Her approach mirrors the firm’s broader emphasis on collaboration and dialogue, inviting input and ideas from all stakeholders to ensure everyone feels engaged and heard.