Randy Colson, CPA
Randy joined Jim Baker to form what has become Baker & Colson, P.C. He has extensive accounting experience in many areas including manufacturing, retail, banking, logging, waste disposal and legal services, and specializes in construction-related accounting.
He was born and raised in Oregon and Southwest Washington. As a boy, he traveled up and down the West Coast as his father worked as a logger, finally settling in Camas, Washington. Here, he worked at the paper mill and in construction to pay his way through school.
Randy graduated from Portland State University and went to work for a Big Four accounting firm. He then became controller for Willamette Factors, Inc., the firm that designed and built the planned Community of Charbonneau just south of Wilsonville. As the assistant project superintendant, it was here that he became familiar and proficient with all aspects of construction from engineering to architecture, in addition to his accounting duties.
He enjoys the great outdoors and traveling with his wife of many years, Linda. He also truly enjoys his dogs, Ruby and Lilly, the dachshunds, and Spooky, Molly, and Buddy, his labradors. However, there are times he wonders if he will need shoulder surgery from throwing things for the labs.