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About Us

About Our Firm

Left to Right: Kathryn Wild, Harolyn Erickson (Retired), Ann Sato


Erickson, Sato & Wild, LLC was formed in 2016 when three former Dayton, Piercey & Knapp, P.C. employees joined forces to continue the accounting work that they have come to love.  Harolyn, Ann, and Katie have worked together in various capacities over the last ten years and developed a great working relationship and rapport. We look forward to bringing our knowledge and expertise to you and your business. As of December 31, 2018 Harolyn retired.


Our Mission

Who says accountants don’t have any fun!

Our mission at Erickson, Sato & Wild is to educate our clients so they can make informed decisions about their income tax situations.  We prefer to take a proactive, versus reactive, approach to client's tax matters by encouraging our clients to reach out to us at anytime throughout the year, when tax planning situations arise. Though our clients may have a primary contact at our firm we want them to feel comfortable asking their questions to either partner if their primary contact is not available.  Our goal is to assist clients in preparing for, or preventing, unpleasant surprises at tax time by providing answers as quickly as possible.

Our Team


Ann Sato Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA with a focus in Strategic Management

Ann started her career in public accounting in 2006 and completed her CPA requirements in 2012.  Prior to 2006 she worked in corporate accounting.


Kathryn Wild Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, MBA with a focus in International Business

Katie started her career in public accounting in 2001 with Dayton, Piercey & Knapp in Simsbury. In 2006 she left public accounting and spent nine years working as controller of a local manufacturing company. In 2016 she returned to public accounting. Her focus is on developing the accounting knowledge of small business owners and helping to educate our client base on various topics.


Gayle Murphy 

Gayle joined the firm in 2019 as a staff accountant. She has been a client of the firm for years so she is familiar with our philosophies and methodology. She is a welcome addition to the firm. Prior to joining our firm she had a fulfilling career in secondary and post-secondary education. More recently she has been working with a local construction company in their accounts payable department. 



During tax season we also have a receiptionist to handle the phones, client pick up and drop of, as well as many other support tasks to keep the office running smoothly.