Greg Barton

Greg Barton

President, barton CPA

Greg@bartonCPA.com

This CPA likes his martinis shaken, not stirred and is living the dream in Palm Springs. Raising his two teenage daughters (one a musician, one a dancer) with his wife Dee Dee, Greg breathes in the view of the mountains every day.

A CPA for more than 30 years (and a fourth-generation Californian), Greg takes pride in his expertise in business start-ups and expansions, while also using his vast understanding of tax code and tax laws to take care of his individual clients. “It’s a great day when I know I’ve used my skills and experience to save a client a lot of money,” says Greg. “I never forget the “P” in CPA stands for “Public” accountant. We are here to serve the public and I am here to serve my clients.”

Greg and Dee Dee focus their philanthropic time and money on issues related to Educational Advocacy in our community, Human Rights, and Homeless issues. Greg has been a guest on PBS and several radio and TV programs.

Though Greg wears glasses, there is no green lampshade in his office, and unlike your stereotypical CPA, Greg has a great sense of humor. Come by and enjoy a laugh!

Follow him on Twitter @taxes007

Dee Dee Wilson Barton

Dee Dee Wilson Barton

CEO

deedee@thedeeview.com

Dee Dee’s Big Picture Strategy towards business management and growth has made barton CPA a destination tax and accounting firm.

A forward thinker who guides the firm’s growth goals, acquisitions, employee development, and marketing (social media & brand engagement), Dee Dee’s compelling positivity is a hallmark of the barton CPA experience and one of our core values in staff customer service.

And if you like our Main Office building, the Mothership? She’s super proud of that too!

You may see Dee Dee around town, with her teens, her dogs or handing out lunches to the homeless. She also tears up the streets of Palm Springs on her bright orange Townie bike or her bright yellow electric car.

Dee Dee sits on a number of educational councils and boards and is proud of her service as former chair of the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission.

A published author (The Dee View: A Bitter Mommy In Search Of The Perfect Martini), Dee Dee has never met a martini she doesn’t like. (Vodka, please. Extra olives.) Dee Dee loves Curvy Chic, parties and kids who are quiet. Follow her on Twitter @TheDeeView or check out www.thedeeview.com

 

Glen Nesbitt

Glen Nesbitt

Firm Director

Glen@bartonCPA.com

Glen is a great addition to our team as Firm Director. It’s “us” thinking, not “them”. He handles it all; HR, Finance, Marketing, Tech, Facilities and whatever else is on the horizon. An off the wall project or idea – bring it on! He comes to us with over 25 years of business management with a proven track record of company expansion and client retention through great customer service. Have a question you can’t get resolved? He’s your guy. Need to vent or want to chat? He’s your guy – the hearing aids make him more empathetic! Need to know how to milk a cow or break a colt? He’s your guy! Tax question? He’s not your guy … but can get answers for you! He puts the “fun” in functional and prefers Grey Goose Gibson’s to Martinis…

Cary Grenrock

Cary Grenrock

CPA, Director of Tax

Cary@bartonCPA.com 

Cary brings a wealth of knowledge to the barton CPA team. A CPA since 1992, Cary was formerly a partner at an international and regional accounting firm in Orange County and has handled the business and tax needs of a wide variety of business and personal clients, with a focus on serving healthcare clients. Now a desert resident, Cary enjoys overseeing our tax department, while also finding time for tennis, gardening, wine tasting and dancing at local hot spots with his wife. Don't even get him started about his favorite teams, the Oregon Ducks, and the LA Dodgers!

Cliff Lamb

Cliff Lamb

CPA

Cliff@bartonCPA.com

Cliff comes to us after having created and ran a successful CPA practice in La Quinta. With over 30 years of experience, Cliff’s knowledge in entertainment, manufacturing, high-tech and professional service businesses make him a true asset to the barton CPA team. His dry Mississippi wit isn’t bad either! He is highly proficient in taxation, providing services from accounting and auditing services to written tax opinions. If you are looking for Cliff on the weekends, you will find him happily in front of the television watching football and golf with an occasional handful of peanut M&M’s.

Bob Hettinger

Bob Hettinger

Accountant/MBA

Bob@bartonCPA.com

Bob is a transplant to the desert from that big city to the west. A Colorado farm boy, he earned his MBA in Boston. Bob has over 25 years of experience in financial management, but he wasn’t always a numbers guy. He once studied to become a priest. Now, he can’t absolve you of your sins but can help you out in a pinch! In his spare time, Bob enjoys Chinese philosophy and singing in the church choir. While he excels with debits and credits, he also knows most Cole Porter lyrics by heart and has a harmonious philosophy on life. 

Leslie Leach

Leslie Leach

CPA – bartonAdvantage

Leslie@bartonadvantage.com

Leslie comes to us from San Diego, where she logged over 30+ years as a CPA. Leslie has specialized in small business start-ups and high-net-worth individual clients. Not afraid to dive right in, she enjoys helping clients strategize, realize their growth potential and streamline their systems. In her spare time, Leslie is an avid skier, traveler and the proud dog mama to two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Arthur Hersh

Arthur Hersh

Tax Supervisor - Enrolled Agent

Arthur@bartonCPA.com

Arthur has been providing accounting and tax services for many years. He graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. In Arthur’s free time he likes to spend it with his daughter and son. He can project the standard disheveled accountant to a tee, yet his sharp mind will quickly eliminate any misconceptions!

Kathy Cintas

Kathy Cintas

Tax Preparer

KathyC@bartonCPA.com

A part-time resident of Palm Springs since 1976, Kathy has over 20 years of experience in personal and business taxation including multi-state taxation. She earned her degree in accounting while attending the University of Colorado – Boulder and at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. Her goal is always to be the client’s advocate and to help our clients understand their tax situation and suggest ways to improve through tax planning.   Kathy knows everyone’s situation is unique and she prides herself on a personalized approach with every client.

Danielle Hargate

Danielle Hargate

Office Manager/Accountant

Danielle@bartonCPA.com

No wonder Danielle says barton CPA feels like family-- her innate talent for accountancy reverberates with virtually every woman in her family, who are also professional accountants, finance managers, and bookkeepers. (Or maybe it the “Welcome Home!” signs we waved when she aced her interview.) Although she enjoys working with numbers, her real passion is people. “I love being able to help foster positivity, share my favorite books, and recommend great new music,” she says, “all of which are inspired by my three amazing teenagers.”

Bryanna Kneuer

Bryanna Kneuer

Accountant/MSA

Bryanna@bartonCPA.com

A MSA (Masters in Accountancy), who double-majored in weightlifting for fun (we kid about that second part), this La Quinta native and physical fitness fan has a natural aptitude for the complex math formulas of fantasy football and does Marine-worthy pull-ups that leave us breathless. Her determination as she pursues her licensure as a CPA is as resolute as her love of fine dining and passion for helping clients solve perplexing tax issues.

Angelina Salazar

Angelina Salazar

Accountant/MSA

Angelina@bartonCPA.com

Angelina recently joined our team and is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Accountancy. She is in the process of studying for her CPA exam.

Angelina is a Coachella Valley native who’s always up for a challenge, whether it’s a difficult accounting issue or tackling a DIY project (Halloween costumes are her favorite). In her spare time, Angelina enjoys spending time with her family, working out, painting, and exploring new hiking trails.

Kimberly Ann Thomas

Kimberly Ann Thomas

Bookkeeper

Kymm@bartonCPA.com

Kymm's enthusiasm for accuracy is matched only by her delightfully down to earth-approach. Her extensive bookkeeping background is essential to helping clients achieve clarity around business decisions. Originally from North Dakota, Kymm fell in love with our welcoming, world-class city of Palm Springs 27 years ago and never left. She thoroughly enjoys working with the brightest tax and accounting Crayons in the box here at barton CPA.

Marilyn Nave

Marilyn Nave

Antelope Valley Client Services

Marilyn@bartonCPA.com

Marilyn coordinates client services in our Lancaster, CA office. Marilyn ensures communication between our Palm Springs and Lancaster offices flows smoothly. She is the warm and professional heart of our high desert office, and her previous career in film project management means she’s focused on the real stars of our business – our clients. Marilyn is also our ​"Wordsworth," developing our insightful and humorous client communications.

Shauna Waltkins

Shauna Waltkins

Client Services Manager

Shauna@bartonCPA.com

Shauna’s welcoming smile and Midwest calm keep clients feeling comfortable and tax associates from climbing the walls. As Client Services Manager she also uses her B.A. in English to make our letters to the IRS flawless. When she’s not hurdling multiple tasks in a single bound, she’s caring for her three children or having dinner and drinks with friends. Don’t let the bright smile fool you - Shauna can be a daredevil and enjoys a challenge.

Angela Ochoa

Angela Ochoa

Receptionist

Angela@bartonCPA.com

Angela’s warmly professional demeanor is reflected in her very name. Whether you experience her butterfly-wing approach over the phone or in person, Angela helps connect you with our office in a kind and efficient way. When she’s not keeping the office organized, Angela enjoys volunteering for the Palm Springs Woman’s Club and Palm Springs Police department, and helps manage her family's small business.

Lynne O'Neill

Lynne O'Neill

Client Compliance Services - bartonAdvantage

Lynne@bartonadvantage.com

A native New Yorker and retired attorney, Lynne moved from New Jersey to the desert just 2 years ago. Lynne’s ability to apply practical, creative and strategic analysis to the complex business issues facing the cannabis industry complements our collaborative, congenial team at bartonAdvantage.

Lynne has also worked as a professional musician and learned a few cooking tips in culinary school. She is desperately looking for a good bagel, and pizza (that tastes like actual pizza), in the Coachella Valley.

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