Ellen Christiansen joined Cooper Norman in September of 2015. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Idaho and was formerly licensed in the state of Washington. Prior to joining Cooper Norman as one of our professionals, Ellen completed an internship in our Idaho Falls office after attending school at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. She has also completed an internship at Eide Bailly in Boise, worked as a Graduate Assistant in the accounting program at Idaho State University in Pocatello, and worked as an accountant at Wills & Associates in Pullman, Washington.


  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting with an emphasis in Business and Culinary Arts – Accounting Emphasis, Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Master of Accountancy, Idaho State University

Professional Associations:

  • ISCPA Idaho Society of CPAs
  • AICPA American Institue of CPAs

Ellen is an Idahoan through and through as she’s lived in Idaho her entire life.  Ellen grew up in Meridian, Idaho; spent some time in Eastern Idaho attending college; lived in Moscow, Idaho for a few years; and currently resides in the Magic Valley.  Ellen loves spending time with her family and loves the outdoors.   She enjoys baking, cooking, reading, and trying new things.  Ellen’s motto is, Life is Good :).