About Us






Rhodes & Associates, PLLC, is a full service CPA firm established in 1978 by Patrick W. Rhodes. We are located in Federal Way, Washington, and have been serving the Puget Sound
area for over 30 years.

Our approach is a collaborative effort to personalize our services and guidance in an efficient manner that is results-oriented. We build relationships of trust and friendship with our clients to ensure a continuing partnership of unlimited potential. We provide a variety of specialized
services to meet the needs of our clients and their closely-held businesses.






Eva S. Imaino, CPA

Eva joined Rhodes & Associates, PLLC in 1989 and is a partner.  Eva graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting in 1984.  Prior to Rhodes & Associates, Eva worked for one of the big international accounting firms as an auditor and also worked in private industry in a variety of accounting positions. She specializes in financial accounting and reporting, tax planning and compliance, and succession planning for closely held businesses. She has extensive experience and expertise in the professional services, not-for-profit, distribution, manufacturing, real estate, and construction industries.  



Melani M. Joyal, CPA

Melani joined Rhodes & Associates, PLLC in 1991 and is a partner. Melani graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1991.  She has vast experience and expertise in retirement plan design, audit and financial statement attestation, and income tax work for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. She has extensive experience and expertise in a variety of medical practices services, construction, real estate, and manufacturing industries. Melani is also licensed to sell life and disability insurance. Melani is treasurer and past president of Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club.

Edward L. Fietz, CPA

Ed joined Rhodes & Associates, PLLC in 1993 and is a partner.  Ed graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1993.  He has extensive experience and expertise in the construction, real estate development, brokerage and professional services, manufacturing, and distribution industries.  He also has experience in the private sector as a Controller for a local construction company.  He specializes in financial accounting and reporting in addition to individual, partnership, and corporate taxes.


Kenneth G. Bussey, CPA

Ken is a partner at Rhodes & Associates, PLLC and has been with the firm since 2000.  His practice includes working primarily with closely-held businesses and executives.  He serves a broad base of industries providing tax planning, consulting, and compliance needs.  He has extensive experience in financial statement engagements, tax planning and compliance.  Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Washington University (Ellensburg).  He also serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Pediatric Interim Care Center in Kent Washington.


Stephanie DeLaVergne, CPA

Stephanie joined Rhodes & Associates, PLLC in 2003 and became a partner in 2015.  She specializes in tax planning and tax compliance for individuals, partnerships, and corporations, in addition to financial accounting and reporting.  Stephanie received her Bachelor degree from the University of Washington.







Patrick Rhodes, CPA (Retired), MBA

Patrick began his professional career in 1974 working for a regional CPA firm in the Seattle area.  In 1978, he founded Rhodes & Associates.  He attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Idaho, and went forward to receive his MBA from Pacific Lutheran University.  He also went to Boise State where he studied Engineering.  Patrick is a former Captain with the United States Army and a Vietnam Veteran.

His experience and expertise includes mergers, acquisitions, sales of business and investment interests, multi-state and international transactions and business ventures, start-up companies, business succession, estate planning, and investment advisory services. He also has extensive expertise in real estate, construction, professional and brokerage services, technology, manufacturing, distribution, medical services, finance, litigation support and not-for-profits. Patrick is a Registered Investment Advisor. He has been an active participant in various civic and service organizations for a number of years..