Our people make our firm. We each represent the whole firm whenever we interact with a client, their other professional advisors, 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, EA, CVA, Shareholder
As president and CEO, Rob is ultimately responsible for all quality assurance and professional standards of the firm; from financial statements to tax returns to payroll processing, Rob supervises every project and personally signs most of them. 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 so that they can spend more time doing what they do best. Jen@HawksCPA.com
Chris Crifasi, CPA, MST, Tax Manager
Chris is our Tax Manager, and works primarily from our Sonora office. He has many years of experience and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Taxation. Chris@HawksCPA.com
Meryl Rihn, CPA, Tax Supervisor
Meryl is a Tax Supervisor and works from our Modesto office. Meryl has many years of experience, including a few years working at the IRS back in the 90’s. Meryl was previously with Ron Koftinow, CPA. Meryl@HawksCPA.com
Tracy A. Bell, CPA
Tracy is a licensed CPA, has her Master’s degree, and has many years of experience in corporate accounting, as well as bookkeeping work. Tracy works on client accounting services, audits, reviews, compilations, and is expanding into income tax preparation. Tracy@HawksCPA.com
Matthew Manafi, Staff Accountant
Matt is a staff accountant in our Modesto office. He has completed his bachelor’s in Accounting, and is working on his master’s degree. Matt previously interned with Ron Koftinow, CPA. Matt@HawksCPA.com
Josh Bigelow, Staff Accountant
Josh is a staff accountant in our Modesto office. He has completed his bachelor’s in Accounting, and is working on his master’s degree. Josh@HawksCPA.com
YOUR NAME HERE, Staff Accountant
We are always looking for bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated staff!
Tara Perry, Bookkeeper
Tara is our bookkeeper based in our Sonora office. She is responsible for many of 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.
Tonya Rodgers, Bookkeeper and Payroll Clerk
Tonya came aboard with our merger of the S&H Associates bookkeeping office into our firm in the fall of 2018. She is responsible for most of our payroll engagements. Tonya is a payroll rock star!
Becky Crifasi, Modesto Administrative Assistant
Becky joined our team in early 2020, and comes to us with a customer service background and office administrative experience. She is responsible for keeping things running smoothly in Modesto and for handling our phones and scheduling. She looks forward to getting to know our clients and meeting each of you. Becky@HawksCPA.com
Victoria Smith, Sonora Administrative Assistant
Tori joined our team in the summer of 2019, and comes to us with a customer service background and prior CPA firm experience. 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. Tori@HawksCPA.com
Ellen Meyer, Executive Secretary
Ellen and Rob have known each other for years through Modesto Rotary. Ellen joined our team in 2019 and is helping to lead the Modesto office administrative functions, and assisting Rob and Jen with special projects. Ellen@HawksCPA.com
Kattie Miller, Sonora Administrative Assistant
Kattie joined our team in 2019, jumped right into tax season! She assists with admin and clerical duties, phones, filing, and scheduling. She is a “new mom” with a toddler and an infant at home, and she loves them very much. Kattie@HawksCPA.com
Jose Aguilera, CPA, Seasonal and Part Time
Jose is a semi-retired CPA who prepares taxes on a part time basis.
Ron Koftinow, CPA, Retired
Ron is a retired CPA whose practice we absorbed in late 2019. Ron remains involved in transition and communications and can be visited in our Modesto office by appointment.