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Meet the team

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Teamwork. Culture. Respect.

At Eckhoff and Company, we have a team of talented and committed individuals who are professional, passionate and caring. Our culture supports teamwork, collaboration, flexibility, and creative problem solving. Teamwork starts with respect for our colleagues, clients, and ourselves. We’re dedicated to training and development for all our professionals.

Andrew Urakov

Andrey Urakov

CPA, EA, CVA

At EAC I am part of a team of culturally diverse, talented, and committed professionals. Everyone on the team has something to offer to help our clients.

Work/life balance takes top priority, so work schedules are flexible, and our FuN Committee continually amazes us with activities, games, food and drink.

We are all encouraged to be involved in networking, community events, and business development. The technical and soft skills training we receive benefits each of us, the firm, and the clients. It‘s a win-win.

Meet the Team

Michele Hassid
Managing Partner, CPA, CGMA

Michele ensures we continuously strive to bring innovative solutions to our clients, serve as our clients’ most trusted advisors, and develop our staff and future leaders.

Eric Briese
Partner, CPA, CGMA

Eric’s extensive experience in both management and public accounting gives him a unique perspective of business operations. He is an enthusiastic team leader.

Ron Moss
Director of Tax, CPA, JD

Ron embraces a spirited attitude that we all support, with an unconditional enthusiasm to solve any tax issue that might cause our clients sleepless nights. 

Larry Cunha
Retired Partner, CPA, CGMA

Larry is the consummate teacher and mentor. His knowledge of tax and accounting spans the full spectrum, yet he continues to take on new challenges for both the firm and our clients.

Tom Knopf
Retired Partner, CPA

Tom supports the firm with his time honored principles of hard work and quality of service. His clients appreciate his straight forward and honest approach.

Andrey Urakov
Tax Manager, CPA, EA, CVA

Andrey is forthright and determined in his approach to solving client’s tax challenges. His laugh-at-life sense of humor is unmatched.

Tapanee Poon
Tax Supervisor, CPA

Tapanee tackles her work with a natural confidence. Her strong sense of commitment and personal integrity serves our clients well.

Vince Lo
Audit and Accounting Supervisor, CPA

Vince comes in everyday with a smile and a “can do” attitude that resonates throughout the firm. His solid work ethic, good judgement and technical skills make him a valued team member.

Greg Shverdin
Tax Supervisor, CPA

Greg brings his broad tax expertise and friendly manner to the team to address the specific goals and needs of each client.

Donald Lenters
Staff Accountant II

Donald enjoys collaborating with team members and clients to get the work done correctly and efficiently.  He is devoted to putting the “fun” in our FuN Committee.

Gina Phan
Staff Accountant II

Gina straddles two areas, accounting services & tax, with precision and discipline. Her poised manner and helpful mindset is a benefit to the team.

Damon Kass
Staff Accountant I, EA

With his dry wit, Damon is a positive impact on our team and he is always eager to lend a hand to perform any type of work that supports those around him.

Robert (RJ) Ramirez
Staff Accountant I

A refreshing addition to the firm, RJ brings excellent people skills and a great team attitude. He is willing to take on any job with optimism and enthusiasm. His self-assurance and confident image shows through in his daily interactions.

Juli Forde
Supervising Accounting Specialist

Juli is dedicated to the work she performs. She readily shares her extensive knowledge in accounting services and technology with patience and effectiveness.

Margo Sersen
Margot Sersen
Accounting Specialist

Margot has a candid and sincere approach to all facets of her work, which puts everyone around her at ease. She is a no-nonsense team member who accomplishes her work with accuracy and quality.

Jason La Tourelle
Accounting Specialist

Jason is good natured and a dependable addition to EAC. He looks beyond the obvious with a good analytical mindset and attention to detail. His bookkeeping background with wineries is of great value to our firm and clients.

Carolyn Melin
HR Administrator/Financial Assistant

As our firm cheerleader, Carolyn aligns herself with firm operations. She keeps our internal lines of communication open with her positive and supportive attitude.

Margaret Iske
Administrative Coordinator

Margaret is the fundamental support to the structure of our firm. Her loyalty and diligent work ethic ensure the smooth operation of the firm’s many processes.

Marifi Bumatay
Administrative Assistant

A key player on the administrative team, Marifi brings a dependability and a strong attention to detail in her work to assure that the department runs efficiently.

Hope Anderson
Client Service Specialist

As the first person you see when you walk through our doors, Hope incorporates a warm smile, professional attitude and an overall understanding of what our clients need.

Team Collaborating at Table Scene

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