Our people make our firm. We each represent the whole firm whenever we interact with a client, a client’s professional advisor, or our peers in the accounting profession. We strive to maintain a high standard of professionalism while remaining personable, considerate, and accommodating.
Rob Hawks, CPA, Owner
Rob is ultimately responsible for all quality assurance and professional standards of the firm; from financial statements to tax returns to payroll processing, Rob signs off on every project. Read more about Rob…
Jennifer Hawks, Firm Administrator
Jennifer is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and is an experienced user with all versions of QuickBooks going back as far as 1994. Jennifer provides payroll compliance, sales tax reporting, all areas of accounts payable and receivable, inventory tracking and general business analysis. As the firm administrator, she is well versed in tax reporting needs and what CPAs need and like to see in financial reports. Jennifer is passionate about teaching business owners how to be efficient enough in their record keeping that they can spend more time doing what they do best.
Jake Haakenson, Audit Manager
Jake is our resident staff accountant. He has worked with us since 2016 and is a CPA Candidate member of CalCPA. He completed his bachelor’s degree from University of Arizona in 2015 and is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Accounting from Grand Canyon University. Jake enjoys barbecuing, hiking, and playing sports in his free time.
Elyza Estrada, Staff Accountant
Elyza recently joined our team in July of 2017 as a staff accountant. She is currently studying to become a CPA. She recently completed her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University Stanislaus. When she is not working and studying, Elyza enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. She also enjoys concerts, reading, and amusement parks.
Tara Perry, Bookkeeper
Tara is our bookkeeper and is based in our Sonora office. She is responsible for our payroll and general bookkeeping engagements. Tara joined our team as a receptionist and bookkeeper trainee and has quickly risen to staff bookkeeper. She is a Tuolumne county girl through and through and enjoys a strong family life which includes raising 3 beautiful little girls with her husband. When she is not at work Tara enjoys reading, time with close friends and spending time with her large close knit family.
Megan Haakenson, Modesto Administrative Assistant
Megan has been with us since 2016. She helps with office administration, communication, and delivery of the finished work product. She graduated from California State University, Chico in 2015 with Cum Laude honors. There she obtained a degree in organization communications and a minor in Spanish. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the movies, baking, and hiking.
Jenna Teal, Sonora Administrative Assistant
Jenna is the newest member of our team, and comes to us with a customer service background. She is responsible for keeping things running smoothly in Sonora and for handling our phones and scheduling. She looks forward to getting to know our clients and meeting each of you. Jenna grew up and currently lives in Calaveras county and loves the lifestyle that living in the foothills provides. In her off time she likes to sing, watch sports, with a particular eye to all things LeBron James. She is also the mother of 2 cats that she adores.
Terri Dommer, EA, Seasonal and Part Time
Terri is an Enrolled Agent who performs seasonal tax preparation.
Jose Aguilera, CPA, Seasonal and Part Time
Jose is a semi-retired CPA who prepares taxes on a part time basis.
Doug Wagner, CPA, Seasonal and Part Time
Doug is a semi-retired CPA who assists with seasonal tax preparation and bookkeeping.