Samuel Dahlin is the owner of Rising Sun Accounting, he started the firm in 2015; and now works as manager, accountant, and 990 specialist. He has a passion for helping bridge the gap between non-profits and their finances by bringing stability to accounting & bookkeeping processes; so staff can focus on their organization. He also enjoys completing IRS Form 990s, as it gives a chance to summarize an organization's annual financial and program activities.
Samuel lives in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle. Samuel has a B.A. in Global Development Studies from Seattle Pacific University and certificates in Bookkeeping and Non-Profit Management from North Seattle College. He got his start in non-profit accounting at Seattle Amistad School in 2014 and grew Rising Sun Accounting from there.
In his free time, Samuel enjoys being outdoors with family, Christie & Jedidiah. They enjoy a variety of activities that include hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing and paddle-boarding (although they're just starting to introduce little Jedidiah to these). All scenery photos on this website are taken by Samuel.
Amy moved to Seattle from Texas with her husband after graduating from Texas A&M. She spent 20 years working for a national security and communication company as a regional manager. For 5 years she also worked in a bookkeeping role at a local faith-based organization. In 2007, she helped to establish a weekly feeding program in Ballard, focused on providing a safe place for the homeless and needy in the community. She is still very active in this program. She began working with Rising Sun Accounting in 2018.
When not working with clients, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, camping, hiking, and reading.
Jennifer graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a Psychology BA in 2000, and then again with a Masters in Profession Accountancy in 2010. After graduation, she returned to her hometown of Houston, where she earned her CPA while working as an auditor in public accounting for 6 years. She also met and married her husband and became a step mother.
She and her husband moved to Seattle in the spring of 2017 to be closer to her sister’s family. They are currently trying to convince the parental units in Houston to join them in the PNW!
During her time in public accounting, Jennifer audited and worked with many not-for-profit clients. She discovered her passion for the NFP accounting (as opposed to for-profit, bottom line accounting) during her master’s program. She wants to use this experience to support her new community and its organizations.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys crossword and sudoku puzzles, reading, yoga, hiking, cooking, knitting and traveling and exploring the PNW with her husband.
Bob is one of the rare native Seattleites still residing in the area.. After high school, he immersed himself in the culinary arts. Starting at small mom and pop restaurants he rose through the ranks to banquet chef at several major hotels. After becoming a corporate dropout he started serving at a small pub and soon rose to management. Attracted by the numbers side of the business, he began accounting studies at North Seattle College and attained his certification in bookkeeping. In 2005 Bob used his knowledge in food and beverage to assist a small emergency services non-profit in Lake City into a full service food bank. Enjoying the non-profit environment, he joined the team at Rising Sun Accounting to help other non-profits succeed in their missions.
When not working or volunteering at the food bank, Bob enjoys growing fresh herbs, perusing cookbooks and binging on Netflix.
Cindy Anderson is another staff member originally from Texas. She earned a BBA and MBA from Baylor University in Waco. She and her husband, Tad, came to Seattle in 1986 for Tad to go to grad school at UW and they’ve never left!
Cindy has worked in finance and accounting with non-profits in Seattle for over 20 years. She is impressed and energized to see the meaningful and varied programs that her clients provide to our community. She gets a special thrill when clients use financial reports to see their way to new and better avenues of operation.
When not working she spends her time rowing to the Locks and back, cooking, reading or walking in her Ballard neighborhood.
Originally from Southern California, Adam has been in the Seattle area since 1989, outside of a brief stint in NYC to attend New York University as a English major. Adam has worked in nonprofit administration since 2005 and has focused his career exclusively on nonprofit accounting for over ten years, serving a large variety of small but mighty organizations.
Adam strives for a client-focused practice that provides stability and clarity to his clients' finances. He believes that every organization has a story and their books are an important reflection of that narrative.
Outside of work, Adam enjoys working on his house, local travel, hiking, backpacking the Olympic Peninsula, and bicycle touring. He can be found in a headlamp barbecuing year-round in any kind of weather and will give you the orange crush with three on the wire in a race to 7 (that is to say, he is an avid pool player).