Our People

Linda Dawson CPA Partner

Linda has over thirty-five 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

Doreen Yeh CPA Partner

Doreen has over thirty years of experience in public accounting and private industry, including six years with Ernst & Young’s High Tech Tax and Entrepreneurial Services departments. After leaving E&Y, she was acting Director of Tax for a publicly held medical products manufacturer and later went back to public accounting with a local 120 person firm. She has extensive experience working with complex federal, multi-state, and international issues within a variety of industries.

Doreen received her BS from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a double major in chemistry and economics. She began her MS in Taxation at CSUN then transferred to Golden Gate University. She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.


Contact Doreen at
doreen.yeh@dawsoncpa.com

Janie Chen CPA Tax Consultant

Janie has over twenty-five years of 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 Account  Manager

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

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


Contact Amy at
amy.chen@dawsoncpa.com

Hamid Orandi Account Manager

Hamid has over twenty years of experience in accounting for private companies, in Assistant Controller and Controller capacities. He has worked in different industries, including manufacturing and entertainment. Hamid has an MBA degree (management/finance) from California State University, Northridge and his BS in biochemistry from University of California Davis.


Contact Hamid at
hamid.orandi@dawsoncpa.com

Judy Zhang Staff Accountant

Judy has two years of experience in public accounting and currently focuses on tax services at Dawson & Associates.

Judy received her BS in Arabic from University of California, Los Angeles and a Certificate in Accounting from UCLA Extension. She is currently working on obtaining her CPA license.



Contact Judy at
judy.zhang@dawsoncpa.com

Richard Dawson Staff Accountant

Richard recently joined the team at Dawson & Associates providing corporate accounting and tax services. He is also an active composer and musician.

Richard holds an MFA in Multi-Focus Guitar Performance and a BFA in Musical Arts Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. He is currently pursuing additional education in the accounting field.



Contact Richard at
richard.dawson@dawsoncpa.com

Marlena Hovakimyan Bookkeeper

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

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


Gretchen Vaughan Bookkeeper

Gretchen has been a bookkeeper and accounting analyst for over 16 years. Her experience includes working in the entertainment industry, Fortune 100 corporations, and privately-held businesses.

Gretchen attended The University of Texas in Austin. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online.



Contact Gretchen at
gretchen.vaughan@dawsoncpa.com

Jon Lager Bookkeeper

Jon has over four years of experience in accounting and he provides corporate accounting services for our clients. Jon has an AA in Banking & Finance and an Accounting Certificate from Los Angeles Valley College.



Contact Jon at
jon.lager@dawsoncpa.com

Jacob McDaniel Bookkeeper

Jacob has two years of experience in public bookkeeping and provides various bookkeeping services to our clients. He is currently studying at Santa Monica College, working toward a bachelor’s degree.



Contact Jacob at
jacob.mcdaniel@dawsoncpa.com

Lisa McClintock Administrator

Lisa has over fourteen years of experience working for Dawson & Associates in public accounting.
Lisa received her BS (Business Administration/Finance) from California State University, Northridge.