Audit Staff

John Hutzler,
Washington County Auditor
CIA, CGAP, CCSA, JD Law, BS, Mathematics, BA Psychology

John was elected Washington County Auditor in May 2010 and was sworn in to office in January 2011.  He was elected to a third four-year term in 2018. 

John has over 20 years of audit experience in government and private sector organizations, including the Multnomah County Auditor's Office, the City of Portland Audit Services, the Oregon Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services and Education, Kaiser Permanente Health Plans, and Wells Fargo Bank.  With Multnomah County he led an audit of Roadway Capital Projects that won the Association of Local Government Auditor's (ALGA) 1999 Best Audit Award.  In May 2015 he received a second ALGA Knighton Award for his audit of Jail Healthcare in Washington County.

From 1991 to 1996 he served as Washington County's Justice Planning Coordinator when the County was planning the Jail, Sheriff's Offices and Community Corrections Center in downtown Hillsboro.

John holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

John is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Auditing Professional.  He holds a Charter Certificate in Control Self-Assessment and an Accreditation in Internal Quality Assurance.  John is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).  He is a recipient of the IIA William S. Smith Award. 


Kristine Adams-Wannberg
Principal Management Auditor
CIA, CGAP, MPA, BA Political Science

Kristine has performed auditing, program evaluation, strategic planning, and financial analysis for state and local government for over 20 years.  She joined the Auditor's Office in September 2019, after working several years at the City of Portland, OR.  At Portland Audit Services, she led the Portland's Fiscal Sustainability and Financial Condition: Long-term financial position needs attention audit in 2013, which won a Knighton Award from the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA).  She also staffed the Police Investigations: Improvement needed to address relatively low clearance rates audit in 2005, another Knighton Award winner. She led several Service Efforts and Accomplishments reports that won awards from the Association of Government Accountants.

Kristine has served in many leadership roles in ALGA.  She has chaired the Professional Issues Committee and the Annual Conference Committee, and served as the organization's Treasurer and President.  She has authored many articles in the Local Government Auditing Quarterly, presented at conferences and planned regional trainings.

Kristine earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the College of Idaho and her Master's in Public Administration from Portland State University.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Government Auditing Professional, and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Kristine serves as a community volunteer on audit and budget committees for several local governments.  She also serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee for the Oregon Department of Revenue.

Fiona Howell Earle

Senior Management Auditor

CIA, CA, BA Modern History Hons.


Fiona performed financial audits in the United Kingdom and moved to Oregon in 2001. As a performance auditor she spent four years with Pacific Power and 12 years with the Portland Auditor's Office. She joined the Washington County Auditor’s Office in December 2019.   

Fiona earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern History at Oxford University, Lincoln College in the United Kingdom. She is a British Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).  She is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). 

Fiona has assessed another audit shop for compliance with Government Auditing Standards, and has published an article in the Local Government Auditing Quarterly.

Sherry Kurk

Senior Management Auditor

CISA, BS Accounting, BA Social Work


Sherry joined the Washington County Auditor's Office in January 2020 following seven years of with the Oregon Audits Divsion as a financial and information technology auditors.   

Sherry is a Canadian who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Regina, Canada and worked in the government and non-profit sectors for 12 years.  After moving to the United States in 2000, she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Linfield Collect.  She worked as an accountant in the private sector prior to joining the Oregon Audits Divsion in 2013.

Sherry is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). She is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA), ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Sherry serves as Membership Chair of the Salem Chapter of the IIA.