Government Auditing Standards require that auditors collectively have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to complete audit work. Following the example of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Metro Auditor hires staff from a variety of backgrounds, not necessarily auditing. Collective experience includes public policy and administration, public accounting, performance measurement, education, urban affairs and planning. Each auditor has an extensive knowledge of auditing methods and techniques, analytical skills, ability to effectively use information technology, and knowledge about government operations and change management.
Metro Auditor Brian Evans first took office in January 2015. He was reelected in May 2022 for a third term beginning January 2023. Auditor Evans brings 17 years of government experience to the office. Prior to his election as the Metro Auditor, Brian was a Principal Management Auditor at Metro and the Senior Economist with Oregon’s Economic and Community Development Department. Earlier in his career, he worked as a case assistant at Stoel Rives and served as an AmeriCorps member working on microfinance programs at Mercy Corps.
Brian holds a Master's degree in Public Affairs and is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Pacific Northwest Intergovernmental Audit Forum (PNIAF) and on the Education Committee of the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA). He has presented at several training events organized by PNIAF and ALGA.
Mason Atkin, Senior Management Auditor. Mason has previous experience conducting community research and program evaluation. She holds a Master’s degree in Conflict and Dispute Resolution and a Master’s of Business Administration from University of Oregon. Mason joined the office in July 2022.
David Beller, Senior Management Auditor. David has worked in the fields of public policy, business management, nonprofit leadership and consulting, including positions of executive director and program officer. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley. His work has focused on developing urban green spaces in partnership with refugee communities and local government, in addition to creating environmental education programs at public schools with predominantly low-income families in East Portland. David joined the office in June 2022.
Tracy Evans, Administrative Assistant. Tracy holds a B.S. from Oregon State University and a Human Resource Management Certificate from PSU Executive Development Center. She has experience as an office manager and executive assistant. Tracy joined the office in April 2015.
Angela Owens, Principal Management Auditor, CIA, MPPA, CFE, CAPM. Angela has previous experience conducting performance and compliance audits with the California State Auditor’s Office. Before that, she worked as a research analyst for the Sacramento Regional Research Institute. Angela joined the office in February 2013.
Simone Rede, Principal Management Auditor, MSPPM, CIA, CGAP. Simone has previous experience conducting performance audits at the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division. Before that, she conducted research and community outreach to support economic development and access to higher education in the Portland and Pittsburgh metro areas. Simone serves on the Oregon Department of Corrections Audit Governance Committee and is a member of the Domestic Working Group of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. She joined the office in February 2015.
Rosalie Roberts, Senior Management Auditor, Ph.D. Rosalie has previous research and assessment experience in higher education. Before that, they taught English, Women’s Studies at community college. They joined the office in October 2021.