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Meet our Team

Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC

Kort Redick

President, Certified Public Accountant

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Kort Redick joined Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC in 2015. As the President and Owner of Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC, Kort is a strong believer in focusing all efforts on the needs of her clients and staff.

Kort says, "The way we take care of our clients is by keeping up on tax law, so every client can pay the least amount of taxes they are legally entitled to pay. The way we take care of our staff is by not taking on too many clients. We happen to prepare tax returns in this process."

Kort Redick comes from a long family line of accountants. Following three generations of accountants, it is only natural that Kort decided to become an accountant as well. Kort decided to take the family tradition of accounting a step further and became a CPA. 

Kort has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Kort says, "I love puzzles! Accounting is a giant puzzle."

In her free time, Kort enjoys spending time with her kids and her husband. She enjoys hockey, fishing, traveling, downhill skiing, and outdoor sports.

Fun fact: Before Kort decided she wanted to be an accountant, she wanted to be a plastic surgeon.

Carla Bassler

Certified Public Accountant

Carla Bassler is a certified public accountant who enjoys meeting with clients and discovering ways to assist them. She is a strong believer in excellent customer service. Carla founded her practice, Carla J.K. Bassler, CPA, PC, in 1994.

Carla was born in Billings, Montana and has lived in Oregon, Texas, Nevada, Micronesia, and finally, Alaska. She attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Alaska Anchorage and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

When Carla was young, she thought she wanted to be a marine biologist, but she took an accounting class and liked depreciation so much that she decided to major in it. She says she has never regretted her decision.

In her free time, Carla is a scuba instructor. She enjoys going on her boat, teaching scuba classes, traveling the world, and spending time with friends.

Fun fact: Carla is married to Louis Bassler who was born and raised in Anchorage. He is one of twelve children. Carla and Louis now live in Louis' childhood home which is just a block from the office.

Patty Paulson

Senior Staff Accountant

Senior Staff Accountant, Patty Paulson, has over 20 years of experience. Patty specializes in bookkeeping and enjoys working with many different clients and their businesses. 

When asked why she chose a career in accounting, Patty says accounting chose her. Patty was introduced to accounting through a bookkeeping class at a vo-tech. She enjoyed the class so much that she decided she wanted to go to college for accounting. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. 

In her free time, Patty enjoys going fishing and camping.

Fun fact: Patty has been skydiving.

Karen Courtney

Certified Public Accountant

Karen was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Karen has received a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Karen has a fondness for spreadsheets, so it is no surprise that she chose a career in accounting. Prior to becoming an accountant, Karen held multiple hospitality, administrative, and internship positions. Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC has been thrilled to have Karen as an accountant since 2015.

When she is not at work, Karen enjoys reading murder mysteries, taking naps, and debating on the internet.

Fun fact: Karen's favorite animal is is the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard. The Komodo dragon's saliva contains fifty different types of bacteria.

Raj Modi

Accounting Associate

Raj Modi was drawn to a career in accounting because he wanted a job where he could help people. He believes everyone needs accountants. Raj's favorite part of his job is being able to help people save money on their taxes.

Raj was born in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He moved to the United States when he attended college in Montana. Shortly after graduating college, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska.

Raj received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. He has been working with Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC for four years and is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

In his free time, Raj enjoys running, playing polo, biking, and playing music. 

Fun fact: Raj has traveled more across the United States than he has traveled in India.

Abby Spurlock

Staff Accountant

Abby began working for Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC in 2018. She attended Claremont McKenna College in California where she received a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting. Abby enjoyed her college accounting classes which inspired her to pursue a job in accounting.

Abby is from Anchorage, Alaska, and after attending college in California, she returned to Anchorage to begin her accounting career. In her free time, Abby enjoys baking.

Fun fact: Abby has a pet hedgehog; he is very cute.

Leanne Tarleton

Administrative and Marketing Manager

Leanne Tarleton has been captivated by business management practices and finances from a young age. Leanne's fascination in business continued throughout her undergraduate studies at Christopher Newport University where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. She then received a Masters in Marketing from the University of Alabama.

Leanne enjoys both the client service and financial portions of working for Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC. She places a large emphasis on the importance of customer service. 

Leanne was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. She lived in Austin, Texas for a year before moving to Alaska in January, 2020. In her free time, Leanne enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.

Fun fact: Leanne was a competitive gymnast for ten years.


About Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC

Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC is a boutique accounting firm operating in Anchorage, Alaska. Our accountants provide a variety of tax return and bookkeeping services to individuals and businesses. Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC values high firm ethics and excellent customer service. The staff here prides themselves on providing clients with outstanding accounting and tax expertise.

Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC was founded in 2015. In 2015, Kort Redick purchased the book of business from Carla J.K. Bassler, CPA, PC and began operating under Bassler & Redick CPAs, LLC.