WNDE Welcomes 14 New Professionals to its Growing Team

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White Nelson Diehl Evans is thrilled to welcome 14 new tax, audit, accounting, and administrative professionals to the firm. 

Here’s a brief introduction to our newest professionals:

Karina Alvarez (Tax Associate) recently graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, accounting concentration. Prior to graduation, Karina completed a tax internship with WNDE in January 2019. 

Ruby Arreola (Full Charge Bookkeeper) has ten years of previous experience as a bookkeeper and a staff accountant. 

Alexandra Arriaga (Staff Accountant) joined our Carlsbad office in June after graduating from California State University of San Marcos with her Bachelor of Science degree in business with an emphasis in accounting.   Alexandra also completed an internship with WNDE in 2019 and was previously employed as an accounting assistant for Hamilton Tharp LLP for two years.  

Felix Badillo (Tax Associate) recently graduated from California State University Fullerton with his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a joint emphasis in accounting and information systems. While attending school, he held various jobs and was an intern for WNDE in 2019. 

Jennifer Baker (Administration Assistant) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy.  Her previous work experience includes providing accounting and administrative support to accounting and business advisors, and the mortgage and retail banking industries.  

Christopher Banez (Bookkeeping Supervisor) holds four Associates’ degrees from Mount San Jacinto College and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in business administration at California State University of Fullerton. He is a certified Quickbooks Pro-Advisor with Advanced Certification in Quickbooks Online and Certification in Quickbooks Desktop. 

Jim Curtis (Tax Principal) has been in the tax field for 16 years, and he spent the last 12 years specializing in U.S. international taxation. Jim holds a J.D. law degree and a B.A. degree in political science and criminal justice, both from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is bar-licensed (out of state) for tax practice and representation matters. 

Theo Drivas (Audit Associate) recently graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance. He previously interned with WNDE in 2018 and 2019. 

Erica Ho (Audit Associate) is a Hong Kong and United States citizen who recently graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. In addition to the WNDE audit internship in spring 2019, Erica gained accounting experience through two additional internships. 

Seong Lee (Tax Manager) holds a master’s degree in business administration, accounting concentration, from California State University San Bernardino. She is a certified accountant and has 12 years of experience at various CPA firms. 

Erin Ly (Tax Associate) joined WNDE in August after her graduation from California State University Fullerton where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, with an accounting concentration. Prior to joining WNDE, Erin was an accounting specialist/accounting manager for four years at Yesmua Bankcard Services Corporation

Andy Nguyen (Tax Associate) recently graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, accounting concentration.  The semester before he graduated, he was a tax intern with WNDE.  

Enrique Ochoa (Tax Associate) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Enrique previously worked at CliftonLarsonAllen as a Tax Associate and has nine years of experience as an accounting manager in the private industry.  

Bethany Smith (Audit Manager) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from California Baptist University and is a CPA and CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional). Bethany previously worked at Frazer, LLP for the past eight years. 

“I am constantly amazed at the level of talent we attract at WNDE,” said Paul Treinen, CPA, Managing Partner of White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP. “These new team members all have various skills that will enrich our client service capabilities. I am happy to have them join the team!” 

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