Greg Barton

Greg Barton

Certified Public Accountant

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

Director of The Big Picture Strategy

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…

Cliff Lamb

Cliff Lamb

Certified Public Accountant

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.

Michael Coopet

Michael Coopet

Senior Tax Advisor

Michael@BartonCPA.com

Michael Coopet’s SAG card is still active, but it’s his recent casting as Senior Tax Advisor for Barton CPA that gives clients an all-access pass to superstar strategies in tax planning, shelter development, and tax trouble-shooting. 

Michael’s educational background includes a B.A. in Economics from Hamline University in Minnesota, a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law, and a Master of Law in Taxation (LL.M.) from Boston University.  He is a published tax expert and featured speaker for the AICPA.  Besides being a massive scholar and accomplished accountant, Michael’s sincere interest in others makes him fun to talk to.

Bob Hettinger

Bob Hettinger

Certified Public Accountant - Enrolled Agent Candidate

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. 

George Sutton

George Sutton

Accountant

George@BartonCPA.com

With 35 years of public accounting experience, George R. Sutton joined Barton CPA in October 2007 after heading up his own firm in the Coachella Valley for 20 years. George earned his BA in Accounting from Woodbury University and generously provides tax and accounting services to many charitable non-profit organizations, including Elks and Moose Lodges, the American Legion, and the VFW. In his spare time, George and his wife Mary enjoy fishing, a good beer, and traveling in their RV and has a dry, witty sense of humor!

Arthur Hersh

Arthur Hersh

Staff Accountant - 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!

Steve McMillen

Steve McMillen

Bookkeeper/Diplomat

Steve@BartonCPA.com 

A Coachella Valley local, Steve has been involved with tax preparation businesses for 8 years. Joining Barton CPA in early 2015, he wears a number of hats; furniture assembly, bartender for office parties, and handles bookkeeping clients as well! Always intent on self-improvement, he is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in accounting, tax preparer certification, and his Class-A skydiving license. He dabbles in woodworking, theatre, and making sushi. Steve spends the work week bouncing between offices, so if you happen to see him speeding by, wave hello! He prefers a single-malt Scotch in a quiet, dimly-lit lounge ala Rat Pack.

Anida Service

Anida Service

Tax Preparer

Anida@BartonCPA.com

Stylish bibliophile? Check. Adores solving a challenging taxation issue? Check. Knows the best local hiking trails and yoga studios? Triple-check!  Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, former NYC fashion buyer turned accountant, Anida Service, delights with a savvy blend of numbers knowledge and people skills.

Her downtime jam is DYI projects and wine-- not necessarily at the same time.

Teri Olvera

Teri Olvera

Client Services/Office Manager

Teri@BartonCPA.com

Teri is the “Go-To” person at barton CPA. A mother of four, Teri brings heart and soul to all she does. Born and raised in Palm Springs, Teri is a “Football/Ballet Mom” and combines a background in taxes and accounting with a real gift for customer service. Also being the “Mom” of the office, she always provides snacks and makes a great Chavela!

Marilyn Nave

Marilyn Nave

Lancaster 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.

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