Our Chief Tax Accountant is Gerald L. Fister, EA. Jerry received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting from Cal State University Long Beach in 1972 and his Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Cal State University Fullerton in 1981. He earned his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certificate in 1983 and became an Enrolled Agent (EA) Admitted to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service in 1989. Mr. Fister has extensive industry experience as a management accountant, financial analyst, internal auditor and accounting manager in the retail industry. He is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the Institute of Management Accountants and has been preparing tax returns for over 40 years. He has been an Orange County resident for over 50 years.
Our Marketing Manager is Connie J. Fister. Connie attended Fullerton College and Brigham Young University prior to suspending her university studies to become a full-time mother. She is an active volunteer in various civic and religious organizations. Connie has received various service award recognitions from the PTA, the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts. Connie is a natural marketing person and as we often like to say, "She never met a stranger". Her personality is infectious and she is a strong advocate for the business in the community. Jerry and Connie have seven children, five of whom have worked in the business over the years. Three of their sons are Eagle Scouts and have served full-time missions for their church. Connie and Jerry also have 15 grandchildren. Connie recently returned to college in an online program offered by Brigham Young University, Idaho in pursuit of a degree in communications.
Kaylin Deardeuff, one of our grandchildren, is sharings a 'funnel cake' with her grandma.
Alana Nguyen is our new Administrative Assistant this year. Alana has over four years of experience in office management. She has a strong background in sales, communications and event organizing. She is currently studying Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate at Mount San Antonio College. Alana enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Future travel plans include Hawaii, France, Italy and Greece. She enjoys reading and creative writing as well. Her favorite book is “The Great Gatsby”. Alana also loves hiking and spending time at the beach. Her long-term goals include fulfilling her passion for working with children by eventually obtaining an elementary education degree after completing her courses for Real Estate. Alana is pleasant, efficient and eager to learn. She is a welcome addition to our staff.