Who we are and what we do...

Susan Gallagher-Smith
Enrolled Agent, No 87551, and Licensed Tax Consultant, No 30539C
National Certified Guardian
NTPI Fellow

In addition to being the owner of Gallagher Financial Services, I am both an Enrolled Agent and a Licensed Tax Consultant as well as a National Certified Guardian and an NTPI Fellow.  In March 2014 I was appointed to the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners where I sit as Vice Chair.


I enjoy working on all types of personal income tax returns and specialize in preparing returns for out of state clients and for those who are required to file in multiple states.  I have a special focus on assisting taxpayers who are in unique situations such as needing to file multiple years of tax returns, those who need to amend prior filed tax returns, and establishing installment agreements.  I eagerly bring my passion for tax law and my strong desire to see my clients succeed when I represent them before the Internal Revenue Service or state tax authorities. 

I am a proud mother of a beautiful little boy.  I enjoy spending time with him and four generations of my family living in the area. 

Jaynese Hiigel
Licensed Tax Consultant, No 4883C
I have been a Licensed Tax Consultant for more than 10 years.  While I enjoy preparing individual tax returns, I also specialize in corporation, partnership, estate, and fiduciary (trust) tax returns.  I'm currently exploring moving on into retirement and am not taking new clients at this time.
Ron Zahn
Licensed Tax Consultant, No 28450C
I joined Gallagher Financial Services in 2003 coming from a background of small business management, mortgage lending, and real estate.  I specialize in preparing individual income tax returns and I really like helping people who are involved in residential rentals or are starting new businesses.

My passion revolves around collecting Cadillac automobiles and memorabilia.  Currently in my collection is a Tahitian Coral 1958 Fleetwood, a 1961 Coupe deVille, a 1968 Coupe deVille, a 1993 Allante, and a 1996 Fleetwood Brougham.  Additionally, I love to travel, especially internationally, and exploring gourmet food wherever I go.

Norma McCormick
Office and Client Services Manager
Licensed Tax Preparer, No. 33602P
I have been with Gallagher Financial Services since 2009.  As Office and Client Services Manager, I'll be the first voice you hear when contacting our company.  As a Licensed Tax Preparer, I'm always happy to help you with general questions, as well as scheduling and appointment reminders.  In addition to client services, I take great pride in office organization and ensuring your information is in a secure location at all times.

I enjoy traveling and spending time with my sisters, my four sons and their families.  I'm always excited to return to beautiful Eugene and my Yorkshire terrier, Truman.