Peter Dufour, JD, MBA, CPA
Office: (207) 805-0016 | Cell: (207) 329-4472 | Pete@dufourtax.com
Peter began his tax career in 2000 as an attorney at Hill & Barlow in Boston, where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions and tax planning for large corporations and high-net worth individuals. Following the dissolution of that firm in 2003, Peter moved back to his home state of Maine and accepted a position in the tax department at a large regional accounting firm, where he later earned his CPA designation. During his twelve-year tenure, Peter had the opportunity to design and implement the firm’s paperless system, as well as serve as a Director and Chair of the tax department.
Prior to his career as a tax attorney and CPA, Peter served as a math teacher in the Peace Corps in Zimbabwe (1991-94), and later worked as a math teacher at Hebron Academy (1994-96).
Peter, along with his co-founders Walker and Kelly, founded Dufour Tax Group, LLC on January 1st, 2015 with a sole mission to provide strategic and comprehensive tax planning and compliance services to businesses and individuals worldwide.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a B.S., with high distinction, in Applied Mathematics. He earned his dual Law degree, cum laude, and M.B.A. at Boston College.
Walker Matthews, CPA
Office: (207) 805-0015 | Cell: (207) 329-1128 | Walker@dufourtax.com
Walker began his tax career at a large regional accounting firm in 2011, as an associate working in both the tax and audit groups. After his initial year there, he decided to focus his practice solely on tax and was quickly assigned some of the largest and most complex corporate clients in the firm. Walker earned his CPA designation in the fall of 2014.
Walker is a co-founder of Dufour Tax Group, LLC, and focuses his practice on tax planning and compliance for our business clients.
Walker received his B.A. in History and Classics, magna cum laude, in 2008 from Williams College, where he also served on an advisory board for faculty hiring and taught swing dancing with his wife, Allie. He received his certificate degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine in 2012.
Amy Chute, MBA, CPA
Amy began her accounting and tax career in 2012 at a large regional accounting firm in the audit and tax groups working on small businesses and nonprofits. While at a large regional accounting firm, Amy earned her CPA in early 2014. Amy has also managed a small nonprofit accounting department, where she gained another perspective on period closings, internal reporting and audits.
At Dufour Tax Group, Amy focuses on helping clients with tax compliance and outsourced controllership/CFO services, including internal reporting and controls.
Amy’s additional professional experiences include various roles in research, management, and sales in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Amy earned her B.A. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude, in three years from Bowdoin College. While working full time Amy has earned a M.S. in Applied Immunology, a MBA with finance concentration, and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine.
Ryan’s background is primarily in Finance. He initially worked for State Street Bank as a Mutual Fund Accountant. He later worked on Bain Capital’s Trading Desk overseeing their Fixed Income transactions. In 2014, Ryan and his wife moved back to Maine. At that time Ryan served as the Director of Operations for Foreside Financial Group in Portland.
Ryan recently joined the Dufour Tax Group Team and is excited to assist clients with tax planning and tax compliance.
Ryan received his B.S. from Stonehill College with a concentration in Finance. He later received his M.B.A. from Boston College with a concentration in Investments.
Kelly began her career in accounting at Verrill Dana, LLP, where she worked for many years on a variety of corporate and payroll-related matters. Kelly also has extensive experience in event management for non-profits, having managed one of the area’s premier charity auctions for many years (and raising well over six figures during her tenure) as well as many other charitable fundraising and social events.
Kelly is a co-founder of Dufour Tax Group, LLC, overseeing and managing all aspects of the firm’s administrative and accounting functions. She focuses her tax practice on tax planning and compliance for individuals.
Sam started his tax career here at Dufour Tax Group as an intern during the 2019 tax season, later joining the team full time.
When not helping out clients with tax compliance, he enjoys spending time outdoors in any way possible be that snowboarding in the winter or hiking in the summer.
A native of Portland, Sam chose to stay local and received his B.S. in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration and a minor in Biology from the University of Southern Maine in the spring of 2019. During his time at USM he was a three time, first-team, all-conference selection and two time defensive player of the year with the men’s lacrosse team.
Michael received his B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern Maine in the summer of 2019. During his time at USM he was the secretary of the Accounting Society.
Michael started his tax career at a well-respected regional CPA firm as an intern during the 2019 tax season. He recently joined the Dufour Tax Group Team and is excited to help clients with tax compliance.
Katie Palmer, Executive Administrative Assistant and Marketing Director
Katie joined the team in 2017, facilitating in the expansion of our firm by assisting Kelly with the firm’s administrative and accounting functions. Katie is the first person you will see when you visit our firm, and will greet and direct you to the appropriate office, as well as schedule you an appointment, help answer questions, and make sure you have a good experience in our office. Katie also keeps our website up to date so you can easily follow the firm’s presence in the news and community.