Our People

Linda D. 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.

Amy C. CPA Senior  Account  Manager

Amy has over twenty years of experience in public and private accounting. Amy is experienced in payroll tax, sales tax, property tax, local business tax, individual income tax and corporate income tax. Amy has extensive experience working with complex multi-state and international companies. Amy is also experienced in corporate accounting and financial reporting.

Amy received her Certificate of Award in Accounting at 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.

Gustavo C. CPA Account Manager

Gustavo joined Dawson & Associates over three years ago and provides corporate accounting and tax services. Gustavo also has six years of experience in private accounting, primarily in the service and commercial real estate industries.

Gustavo graduated from California Lutheran University where he obtained a BS degree in Business Management. Gustavo has also completed an accounting program at University of California Los Angeles where he received a Certificate of Award in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s.

Michael M. Account Manager

Michael has over twenty years of experience in private accounting, including eight years in home building, eleven years in freight forwarding, and three years in fintech industries. He has extensive experience serving as Controller where he managed accounting teams, corporate tax reviews, audits, financial reporting, payroll, payroll tax, and sales tax.

Michael passed the CPA exam and is currently completing the work experience requirements for CPA licensure. Michael received his BS in Accounting from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, and his MBA from the University of the People.

Richard D. Staff Accountant

Richard has over five years of experience in public accounting with a focus on tax services. He is also an active music teacher, composer and musician.

Richard holds a 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.

Marlena H. Bookkeeper

Marlena has over fifteen years of experience in financial management and bookkeeping for non-profit organizations. She has over three 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 V. Bookkeeper

Gretchen has been a bookkeeper and accounting analyst for over twenty 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.

Jon L. Bookkeeper

Jon has over five years of accounting experience and provides corporate accounting services for our clients. He is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Desktop and has an AA in Banking & Finance as well as an Accounting Certificate from Los Angeles Valley College.

Renee A. Bookkeeper

Renee joined Dawson & Associates at the beginning of 2023. She has over 12 years of bookkeeping experience with small to mid-sized companies and is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online. Renee attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Lisa M. Administrator

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

Ilse I. Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper

Ilse has two years of Accounts Receivable experience and is currently assisting with office management while developing her bookkeeping and accounting skills at Dawson & Associates. Ilse holds an AA in Business from College of the Canyons and a BS in Business Accounting with a minor in Marketing from Cal Poly Pomona.