Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eric understands the culture of the accounting profession as well as anyone-as he was born into it. A second generation CPA, Eric went to San Diego State University to get a B.S. in Accounting. Straight out of college he spent nine years working diligently to define client value at a well-established large firm in Los Angeles, achieving partner at the ripe age of 30. He would go on to start The Brae, in order to work intimately with clients providing tax planning and accounting services in the forward-thinking manner he has become known for. His expansive experience with a diverse profile of clients guides individuals and businesses across a variety of industries and corporate structures. Eric serves as much more than a CPA to his clients, offering sage counsel, a breadth of knowledge and a valuable web of genuine and respected relationships. Eric used to sneak in a round or two on the golf course when he could and now mostly unwinds during his self-imposed reading hour. He is likely found spending quality time with Emerson, Parker & Kallyn at the beach and building legos with the boys.
Robin founded The Brae with 18 years of experience as the archetypal CPA. She came to Los Angeles with her husband in 2005 as she ascended the ranks at a long standing large firm. Robin has her B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her expertise is vast, serving closely held businesses and their owners, high net worth individuals, estates, trusts and private foundations. Robin has been known to ease the concerns of clients in a tough spot and more times than she can count, take the reins of a sticky situation. Hard work is in her DNA, and being the stable and calming voice is her middle name. Robin spends much of her time outside of work with her young daughter and husband away from it all. Those well-deserved vacations often consist of a far off destination, a beach, a house, cooking and hiking.
Christine has more than 25 years of experience providing tax services to the real estate industry. After receiving her B.S. in Mathematics from her beloved Bruins, she began her quest for real estate tax knowledge. Over time, Christine has become an extension of her client’s businesses, and they genuinely feel she is invested in their success. Avoiding all professional stereotypes-her outgoing personality shines, as she is in constant contact with her clients who find her presence invaluable. Over her career, she has seen and been involved with every shape and structure of real estate deals and has proven to be a real connoisseur of the fine print. She has extensive expertise in the application of the IRS Tangible Property Regulations among other captivating IRS rules. While her passion for her job overflows, she is equally dedicated to work life balance. Christine enjoys cooking, getting out for long bike rides and hitting the beaches of Hawaii and Cabo.
David’s interest in taxes comes from both of his parents. His father was an ex IRS agent who earned his PA license in Oregon and his mother was a CPA. They both worked the family tax and accounting business on the Oregon coast. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a BS in Accounting in June 1977, David went to work in the family business. There was only one problem….the weather. So, in December 1977 he moved to Palm Springs (where it doesn’t rain) and began his accounting sojourn in the Coachella Valley. In 1984 he became a partner in a local CPA firm and in 1989 bought out the other partner and has been having fun ever since. David is a big picture guy and loves to do planning, solve problems and talk with clients about their issues. Just don’t try to get ahold of him Tuesday and Thursday mornings, those are reserved for his bike rides with his buddies. When not working or riding he and his wife Leanne enjoy spending time in their motorhome and seeing their 5 grown children and 16 grandchildren.
Born and raised in Southern California, Allie received her B.S. from California State University Northridge. Her roots run deep in Los Angeles and she is most likely to win a game of six degrees of separation. Before Allie entered the marketing world, she previously was in the sales industry. Yet she always managed to fall into a planning centric role, therefore her transition was a natural fit. Allie joined the team with one objective; to enhance the firm’s marketing efforts and outreach. Like a magician, her abilities stand out as she waves a wand over an idea and turns it into a well-executed and dynamic event. Although she often remarks that she isn’t a mind reader, she has an uncanny gift to look ahead and anticipating every contingency, turn each new endeavor into a success. Allie is also a dedicated board member of Concern Foundation for Cancer Research. When not immersed in the details of the next big project, she can be found planning adventures with lifelong friends.
Growing up in a family of hard-working first generation immigrants from South Korea, young and ambitious Shin went to UCLA to get her B.A. degree in Economics and became the first member of her family to graduate college in the USA. Her first job out of college was as a bookkeeper at a small CPA firm and she’s been in public accounting ever since. Shin gained years of experience and knowledge at a few larger, more established firms before rejoining her former colleagues at The Brae in 2017. Over the course of her career, she has provided tax planning and tax compliance for high-net-worth individuals, closely held businesses, partnerships, trusts and estates. Her detail-oriented nature and strong analytical skills come from her favorite childhood game-jigsaw puzzles. A true believer of work-life balance, Shin spends most of her time outside of work with her family and has pledged to take time off at the end of every tax season, mostly traveling with family to relax and recharge.
Natasha joined The Brae as a Senior Tax Manager and has been in the public accounting profession since 2008. She specializes in providing tax planning, compliance, and consulting services primarily for small to medium-sized corporate taxpayers, including multi-state closely held companies, high net worth individuals, and owner-managed businesses in a variety of industries, including real estate, investment, manufacturing, and distribution. Natasha received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Law from California State University of Northridge. Natasha spends most of her free time with her two boys and husband Michael. As a family they like to travel and experience new things. She prefers destinations such as Cancun or Hawaii where she can relax, soak up the sun and tan, and swim in the warm ocean. During the summer weekends, you can find her in her backyard playing with kids or swimming in the pool.
Camille joined The Brae as a Tax Manager in the fall of 2021. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration degree from American University in Washington, DC. Camille has worked in the accounting field for fifteen years, ten of which have been in public accounting. Her specialty is working with clients to make complex tax issues understandable. Whether at work or home, Camille loves a challenge. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, starting impossible craft projects, and making terrible puns.
Jenny joined The Brae as a Senior Tax Accountant in January 2019. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from CSUN and has years of experience in the areas of income tax compliance and planning for individuals and various forms of businesses, accounting services, and payroll services. She consistently finds ways to grow her expertise and knowledge through continuous education. Jenny is the resident expert at building out processes and her extensive editing skills always come in handy when sending out email blasts and newsletters. Outside of work, Jenny enjoys packing a bag and boarding a plane to go anywhere. She also likes hiking the Temescal Canyon trail with friends and seeing the ocean view once reaching the top—the field of wildflowers is also a bonus!
Sandra joined The Brae as a Senior Tax Accountant and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Law from California State University Northridge. While she has been in public accounting for nearly ten years, she started out performing administrative tasks, dove into bookkeeping and grew her expertise in tax preparation. Though she wanted to attend Law School and therefore never changed her major, she found it was a solid foundation for the accounting work she has grown to love. She primarily works on personal and corporation returns and in the past few years has expanded her knowledge to include non-profit returns as well. Sandra is currently studying for the CPA exam and has three children that keep her busy all the time. You can often find her at the baseball and soccer fields and in the dance studio. She is a big Dodger fan and family time is often spent watching and attending games together.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and joined the Brae as a Senior Tax Accountant in January 2021. She is known for the care she gives to each of her clients, enjoys working with families, and has years of experience in income tax compliance and planning for individuals, trusts, and payroll services. Sarah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado but has lived in multiple states, following her husband’s military career. She enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people and can often be found hosting dinner parties or out exploring the sites with her family. She is also an avid French Bulldog lover and you will often hear her talking of Stella and Theodore’s exploits.
Arsinae joined The Brae in 2018 and has been gaining valuable experience and knowledge in the Real Estate department. She has been in the tax accounting field for six years now and received her B.S. degree in Accountancy from California State University Northridge. Born and raised in California, Arsinae foresees being a life-long Angelino spending time outside of work with her family and year-old Maltipoo, Simba. You might also find her playing piano, cooking, or watching The Office and Friends on repeat.
Born in Russia and raised in Indiana, Jayden received her B.S. in Accounting & Finance from Indiana University. She moved to SoCal to be with her husband, a Marine officer stationed at Camp Pendleton. Jayden joined The Brae in the Fall of 2020 and is most experienced preparing tax returns for partnerships, s corps and high-net-worth Individuals. She has a passion for business law and enjoys working in a team environment while helping clients with their needs. Outside of work, Jayden spends a lot of time biking, running, hiking and taking the family dogs to the neighborhood dog park. She is currently studying for the CPA exam.
Daniel was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he graduated from CSUN with his Bachelor’s in Accounting. He started his tax career in early 2017 and is a first-generation CPA and joined The Brae in the summer of 2022. While Daniel helps in many areas of tax, he thrives in the challenges of Real Estate tax. He likes helping clients with possible ways to save them on tax liability. Daniel enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis and hiking in Runyon Canyon and loves spending time with his family and friends.
Kelley joined The Brae in early 2022 as a Senior Tax Accountant. she recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. Kelley attended the University of California Riverside where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Focus in Accounting and Auditing. Kelley is also a California Certified Public Accountant with six years of experience; most of her time spent in tax accounting. Kelley specializes in working with small and medium businesses in the areas of marketing, health care services, manufacturing, finance, and construction. This is where she thrives in her experience of tax planning and preparation of tax returns for S Corps, C Corps, and Individual tax returns. While Kelley is relaxing, she likes to spend time with her family and friends working out and hiking, and also loves to dive into fiction books.
Jordan joined The Brae as a Staff Accountant and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from California State University Northridge. She primarily works on partnership, S-corp and individual tax returns and her experience spans throughout entertainment, development and manufacturing industries. Born and raised in Southern California, it is no surprise Jordan enjoys the beach. She enjoys camping with her husband in their travel trailer and can often be found on weekends spending lots of quality time with family and friends.
Erika joined The Brae as Staff Accountant in 2022 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University Fullerton. Her prior experience was in the dairy industry where she focused on both accounting and preparation of partnership, trust and individual tax returns. Erika enjoys expanding her knowledge, working in a team environment and finding solutions to assist clients. She enjoys nature and loves to hike whenever she has the chance. She loves spending quality time with her family and is often found on road trips with her son and husband, as long as he does all the driving.
David first joined The Brae as an intern in the Fall of 2022 then moved into the role of Staff Accountant after graduating. He received a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Business Law from California State University Northridge. David comes from a family of engineers and recounts the days of tutoring his brother in math with multiplication tables on trips to Arizona. He enjoys that he constantly gets to exercise his mind. David is loyal New York Mets fan and an even bigger Game of Thrones fan. David believes Friday nights are for the movie theater and is often found playing mixologist at any social gathering.
Stephany was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a first generation American. Her family is from Russia and Ukraine, where she was heavily immersed in the culture growing up. Stephany graduated with her Bachelors in Accounting from CSUN and joined our team as a Staff Accountant. She loves a challenge when it comes to making spreadsheets, organizing numerical data, and going over financial statements to make it easy and understandable for anyone. Stephany is a team player, thriving with collaborating and exchanging ideas with anyone she works with. While she isn’t working, Stephany loves to take her dogs to the park, concerts with friends, hot yoga classes, and watching bad reality tv shows on the couch. Stephany is a huge foodie and truly appreciates the art of food and wine.
Melissa was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and studied business and acting in college there. Her love and pursuit of the arts took her to Chicago and then Los Angeles where she gained over a decade of invaluable experience working in operations and bookkeeping across a variety of industries. Melissa joined The Brae as a bookkeeper in 2019 and is well versed in helping small businesses stay organized and loves working with clients to help answer all their questions. In her spare time, she continues acting and writing, is very passionate about social justice issues, and loves cooking with her husband and doing crossword puzzles with her dog and cat.
Kelly joined The Brae as a Bookkeeper in January 2023. Kelly has her Bookkeeping Certificate from Central Ohio Technical College, where she is currently enrolled for her Accounting Degree. Outside of bookkeeping, Kelly enjoys volunteering her time to her community by participating in community clean-ups, gardening programs, and helps at the local animal shelter. Kelly also loves tromping around the woods, searching for waterfalls while adventuring with her two dogs Finn and Iggy.
Re’Sann joined The Brae as the tax administrator and graduated from University of Detroit Mercy, holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Re’Sann has over 18 years of tax administration experience. Born in Florida and raised in Michigan she made way back to Florida in 2015. She loves helping people and being a source of knowledge in her field. In her spare time, she sings and records music with her sisters, enjoys interior designing and active at her local church. Re’Sann has been singing since she was a child. Her siblings formed a group and took their hobby nationally. Her group has recorded and released multiple singles since 2012. They have performed all over the country. One of her biggest accomplishments is performing in Las Vegas for the Stellar Awards Independent Artist competition is front of thousands of gospel music fans.
Ranie joined The Brae’s Administrative team in Winter of 2022. Before entering the field of administrative finance, Ranie studied Music and Religious studies in her hometown of Detroit. Her studies and music aspirations have taken her all over the country to perform where she later settled in Florida. Ranie brings her warm personality, client communication skills, and organization to the team. She enjoys problem solving and connecting with clients to find a resolution. Ranie likes having a sense of community and comradery with the team at The Brae, and the confidence to know if she has a question or needs help with something, everyone here is willing to help. Ranie enjoys music, road tripping with friends, meeting new people, the beach, and reading biographies.