Christopher Farrens, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

Christopher is a seasoned professional with extensive expertise spanning the breadth of accounting, with a particular focus on retirement tax planning, small businesses, and complex transactional work. If you’ve got a challenge, he’s the guy you want on your team.

His work experience varies from Grant Thorton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and then business consulting.  However, craving the personal connections forged while working with diverse clients, Christopher began contracting with our team on a part-time basis a few years ago. We’re delighted he’s officially come on board as a Senior Tax Accountant.

On joining our team, Christopher said, “I’m grateful for the chance to join the crew at Eagle Wealth.  I observed them for two years in the background, seeing how they interact with clients. Witnessing their care and dedication made me feel like I'd found my perfect fit here.”

In addition to his wealth of experience, Christopher is currently pursuing his Certified Financial Planner certificate, eager to seamlessly blend his accounting acumen with the intricacies of financial planning.

A native of Bend, Christopher had his first season pass to Mt. Bachelor in 1976! A graduate of Mountain View High School, he went on to Dartmouth College earning a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Culture.  Five years later, he charted a new course at Portland State University, obtaining his Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting and becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

Married to his wife, Janet, for over 30 years, Christopher is a proud parent of two adult children. Now residing in Sandpoint, Idaho, he finds joy in skiing, fishing, hiking, and the art of baking sourdough bread.

Fun fact: Christopher was escorted out of China in June 1989, one day after Tiananmen, and asked to not return. This created a challenge for utilization of his degree and led him to move toward accounting!