Meet Our Staff

Troy Barnett - CPA, President & Owner

Troy Barnett // CPA, President and Owner Troy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1994 and a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the same institution in 2000. Joining the staff of Deloitte and Touche LLP in 1995, he was promoted from Audit Associate to Senior Manager over a ten year period. His primary functions included researching specific tax issues, verifying compliance and seeking tax and accounting consulting opportunities with domestic and multinational firms. In 2004, he left Deloitte to open Barnett & Company, Inc., Certified Public Accountants where he continues to serve as principal. He has since then acquired ownership of Dudley & Dudley, LLC in 2012 and BCH Consulting, Inc. and its affiliates, Orange County Bookkeeping and Professional Tax Resolution, in 2016. Troy holds his CPA license with the State of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Mission Viejo with his wife and three daughters.

 

Brian Hill, CPA, Managing Partner

Brian C. Hill // CPA, Managing Partner Brian began his tax and accounting career as an accounting assistant in a CPA firm while working his way through college. Following his graduation from the University of North Carolina, he worked in Raleigh in the technology industry as a tax manager and controller. After relocating to California in 2004, Brian worked as a tax supervisor at Ramirez International and also as a contract CFO for several privately owned Orange County companies. He opened BCH Consulting 2007 and served as President of the company and its subsidiaries until the firm was acquired by Barnett & Company in January of 2016. Brian is a member of the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He lives in Dana Point with his wife and three children.

 

Peter Buchheim
Peter Buchheim // CPA Peter earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1994. Following graduation, he was employed by Deloitte & Touche LLP and then by Balboa Insurance Group. He joined the staff of Barnett & Company, Inc. in 2007 and has been there ever since. Peter resides in in Ladera Ranch with his wife and three children.

 

Diana Jones - Director of Operations

Diana Jones // Director of Operations Diana has been employed by Barnett & Company Certified Public Accountants since February of 2014. Prior to this, she worked for twelve years as the Office Manager for the Certified Public Accounting Firm of Bolar, Hirsch & Jennings. Through her years of experience in the accounting industry, she has acquired a working knowledge of tax, QuickBooks, budgets and general accounting principles which serve her well in her current capacity. Since the merger of Barnett & Company with BCH Consulting and its subsidiaries in January of 2106, Diana has served as Operations Manager of both companies.

 

Suzanne Linn - CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Suzanne Linn // CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1987. Since that time, she has obtained over 25 years of tax and accounting experience working for several small CPA firms as well as her own home tax and accounting practice. She has been a licensed CPA since 2008 and was licensed CTEC for over 11 years a prior to that. In addition to being experienced at preparing individual, corporate, Limited Liability Company, partnership, tax exempt organization and trust tax returns, Suzanne has successfully represented many clients before the IRS, FTB and SBOE. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has trained many clients to use the QuickBooks software. Suzanne lives in Brea, California with her three teenage sons.

 

Salina Amaro

Salina Amaro // Enrolled Agent, Tax Manager Salina has been employed by Barnett & Company Certified Public Accountants since 2006. She is a licensed Enrolled Agent and is responsible for overseeing and managing all areas of the firm’s tax services component. Concurrently with her employment, Salina attended California State University at Fullerton where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Taxation from the same institution. Since the merger of Barnett & Company with BCH Consulting and its subsidiaries in January of 2016, Salina has served as Tax Manager of the combined companies. She and her husband reside in Irvine.

 

Roni Some

Roni Some // Enrolled Agent, Tax Manager, QuickBooks ProAdvisor Roni holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in accounting from University of Phoenix as well as professional certifications as both an Enrolled Agent and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She has served as a Tax Manager with Barnett & Company, Inc. since 2005. Prior to this, she worked as a bookkeeper for various industries in several states and as assistant Controller for Best Rate Funding Corporation from 2004 to 2005. Roni currently resides in Costa Mesa.

 

Jean Krieger - Enrolled Agent, NTPI Fellow

Jean Krieger // Enrolled Agent, NTPI Fellow After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in 1983 from Ohio Wesleyan University, Jean worked in the Tax Department of the Bank of New England Corporation. She was later employed by Pyramid Management Group, LLC and was a founding member of Dunn and Bradstreet’s I-Market, Incorporated. Jean is a member of the National Association of Taxpayers, an associate member of the California Society of CPAs and a member of the California Association of Enrolled Agents, where she currently holds several important offices. Coinciding with her passion for tax advocacy, she is Vice-Chair of the Political Action Committee and a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee. On the Chapter level, she is currently serving as Board Secretary as well as Chair of the Legislative Committee. In addition to her membership in various professional organizations, Jean is a 2014 the recipient of the prestigious National Tax Practice Institute Fellow designation, indicating her tax expertise as well as her commitment to taxpayer rights.

 

Karri Chew
Karri Chew // Accounting Manager Karri attributes her interest in accounting to her love of math which started in her early childhood years. She gained a strong foundation in administrative and bookkeeping functions while working for SBA, a small business and tax return preparation company in Newport Beach. In 2005, she earned a certificate in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and has been doing accounting and bookkeeping ever since. Karri’s hard work and positive personality make her a great asset to our team.

 

Jenny Adamske

Jenny Adamske // CPA; QuickBooks ProAdvisor Jenny attended Azusa Pacific University from 2007-2008, gaining her Certificate in Accounting and received her BA in Economics & Business from Westmont College in 2010. Following her education, Jenny worked as a Tax & Audit Associate for Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisett; in the Corporate Finance department of Montage Hotels & Resorts; and as the Controller of Compass Bible Church before joining Barnett & Company as a CPA, Enrolled Agent, and QuickBooks ProAdvisor among many other qualifications. She currently resides in San Juan Capistrano with her husband, Hunter.

 

Jennifer Abt

Jennifer Abt // QuickBooks ProAdvisor Jennifer started her career at Gibraltar Savings and Loan, working her way up to Branch Savings Officer. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Applied Mathematics, she worked for the County of Orange as a transportation analyst and then for a consulting firm specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programming. While doing volunteer work for non-profit organizations, Jennifer found that she enjoyed accounting and went back to school to learn more about this field. She became a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and earned an Accounting Certificate from Saddleback College. Jennifer lives in Laguna Hills with her husband, their two teenage children and two cats.

 

Alicia Aicinena

Alicia Aicinena // Senior Associate

 

Sabar Purba - Enrolled Agent

Sabar Purba // Enrolled Agent Sabar received a Bachelor’s Degree in Tax and Accounting from the University of Indonesia and an MBA from National University. His previous work experience, which includes working as a tax accountant for Deloitte & Touche, Indonesia as well as for numerous private companies, has given him a strong foundation in tax, accounting and business management. Sabar is an IRS Enrolled Agent. He resides in Cypress, California with his wife, his daughter and his newborn son.

 

Katie Yardumian-Carpenter
Katie Yardumian-Carpenter // Enrolled Agent, Tax Manager Katie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ohio State University in 2005 and a Master of Science in Taxation from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Since that time, she has become a licensed Enrolled Agent. She has been employed by Barnett & Company, Inc. from 2006 to the present. Katie lives in the city of Orange with her husband and daughter.

 

Robert Sidebotham
Robert Sidebotham // CPA; QuickBooks ProAdvisor Robert received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Long Beach State University in 2012. He has since continued his studies and professional development earning his CPA credentials and passing his REG exams with his eyes on his BEC, AUD, and FAR. Robert started his carreer with Skinner Fouch & Olson LLP gaining a wide range of skills and experience in multiple areas of taxation. His career continued at AFP Saddington LLP working with some of the firm’s largest clients. Robert joined Barnett & Company in late 2016 and brings his skills in all tax areas from 1031 Exchanges and Cost Segregation Analysis to Individual and Corporate Tax Planning.
 

Jeremy Telck
Jeremy Telck // Staff Accountant Jeremy received his BS in Business Administration Concentration of Accounting with a Minor in Information Systems from California State Dominguez Hills in 2014. Before joining Barnett & Company as a CPA, Enrolled Agent, and QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Jeremy worked as a Tax Accountant for AFP Saddington, LLP. He currently resides in Huntington Beach.

 

Jessica Aldridge - Staff Accountant
Jessica Aldridge // Staff Accountant Jessica graduated from Arizona State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Prior to joining the staff of BCH Consulting, she gained a strong foundation in administrative and bookkeeping functions while working for both a tax accountant and a personal injury lawyer. Jessica currently resides in Dana Point with her husband, Wolfe, and their bicycle built for two.

 

Cindy Lee - Staff Accountant
Cindy Lee // Staff Accountant Cindy graduated from the University of California Riverside with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting. She is currently enrolled at Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College to fulfill the course unit requirements to sit for the CPA Exam. Prior to interning at BCH Consulting, she worked for two years in the accounting department of a private company as an intern/ associate.

 

Flora Paque - Enrolled Agent
Flora Paque // Enrolled Agent Flora obtained extensive legal experience while working as a litigation paralegal for 10 years. She received her CTEC license in 2012 and, after discovering that she very much enjoyed the field of taxation, she decided to make a career change and has decided to continue her education in accounting and tax. She became a licensed Enrolled Agent and is currently managing all the cases in our Tax Resolution Department. In her work with our firm she is able to combine her legal expertise with her knowledge of taxation. Her detail oriented skills and her dedication to helping people makes it for a positive contribution to our team.

 

Ana Givargis
Ana Givargis // Staff Bookkeeper Ana joined Barnett & Co. in 2016 as a Staff Bookkeeper. She has a breadth of experience stemming from her time at Bolar Hirsch & Jennings. She and her husband live in Rancho Santa Margaritsa with their son Grayson, and their feisty cat, Starbuck.

 

Debby DiGiovanni
Debby DiGiovanni // Payroll Specialist Flora obtained extensive legal experience while working as a litigation paralegal for 10 years. She received her CTEC license in 2012 and, after discovering that she very much enjoyed the field of taxation, she decided to make a career change and has decided to continue her education in accounting and tax. She became a licensed Enrolled Agent and is currently managing all the cases in our Tax Resolution Department. In her work with our firm she is able to combine her legal expertise with her knowledge of taxation. Her detail oriented skills and her dedication to helping people makes it for a positive contribution to our team.

 

Nancy Rebollar - Administrative Assistant, Receptionist
Nancy Rebollar // Administrative Assistant, Receptionist Nancy joined our staff in 2015, bringing with her extensive experience in customer relations and office administration. Prior to beginning her tenure with us, she worked as a sales associate and customer service representative for System Pavers, Inc. In addition to putting her office skills to good use, she continues to upgrade her knowledge of taxes and accounting services. Nancy is currently a student at Santa Ana College where she is pursuing her dream of becoming a forensic biologist.

 

Francisco Fernandez - Administrative Assistant
Francisco Fernandez // Administrative Assistant Francisco is a full time student at Santiago Canyon College, currently working on his Lab Technician Certificate as well as an Associate’s Degree in biotechnology. He eventually hopes to work at a laboratory that uses stem cell techniques to produce synthetic organs using the patient’s own DNA. Although this process is still some years away from being perfected, he plans to contribute his work and studies to finding the solution. In his position as Administrative Assistant, Francisco uses his detail oriented mindset to help with anything from assembling tax returns to managing storage and keeping the office organized.