Our People

Linda Dawson CPA

Linda has over thirty years of experience in public accounting, including eight years with Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Services. She has extensive experience with a variety of privately held and start-up companies, including private equity, technology, real estate, manufacturing, research and service businesses.

Linda received her MBA (Accounting/Finance) and BA (Economics) from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and California Society of CPAs.


Contact Linda at
linda.dawson@dawsoncpa.com

Janie Chen CPA

Janie has over twenty-five years experience in public and private accounting, including seven years with Ernst & Young Tax Compliance Services. She has extensive experience working with businesses in a variety of industries, including multi-state and multi-national companies, and preparation of U.S. tax returns as well as compliance of other U.S. tax reporting.

Janie received her MAS degree (Accounting/Taxations) from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign and her BA (Business Administration/Finance from National Taiwan University.


Contact Janie at
janie.chen@dawsoncpa.com

Amy Chen CPA

Amy has seven years of experience in private accounting and nine years of experience in public accounting. Amy is versed in corporate accounting and financial reporting, payroll tax, sales tax, property tax, local business tax and individual and corporate income taxes.

Amy received her Certificate of Award in Accounting from University of California, Los Angeles and her BA in Business Administration from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.


Contact Amy at
amy.chen@dawsoncpa.com

Justin Traub CPA

Justin has eight years of experience in public accounting including corporate accounting and financial reporting, payroll tax, sales tax, property tax, local business tax and individual and corporate income taxes.

Justin received his BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and a Certificate in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and California Society of CPAs.



Contact Justin at
justin.traub@dawsoncpa.com

Michael Navarro STAFF-ACCOUNTANT

Michael has over seven years of experience in financial services including management, sales, and operations within a banking environment. He has three years of experience in public accounting and currently provides corporate accounting and tax services at Dawson & Associates while also studying for the CPA exam.

Michael graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors in Professional Accountancy. He also received his Paralegal Certificate from Los Angeles Mission College.



Contact Michael at
michael.navarro@dawsoncpa.com

Judy Zhang STAFF-ACCOUNTANT

Judy has one year of experience in public accounting and currently provides corporate accounting and tax services at Dawson & Associates while also studying for the CPA exam.

Judy received her BS in Arabic from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Certificate in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.



Contact Judy at
judy.zhang@dawsoncpa.com

Marlena Hovakimyan BOOKKEEPER

Marlena has over fifteen years of experience in financial management and bookkeeping of non-profit organizations. She has one year of experience in public accounting and currently provides corporate accounting at Dawson & Associates.

Marlena received her BS in Computer Science at National Polytechnic University of Armenia, AA in Accounting and AA in Economics at Los Angeles Valley College.


Lisa McClintock ADMINISTRATOR

Lisa has over thirteen years of experience working for Dawson & Associates in public accounting

Lisa received her BS (Business Administration/Finance) from California State University, Northridge.