John Saephan, Intern

Before I began pursuing my accounting career, I was a Line Technician for Toyota in Roseville, CA and Santa Rosa, CA for 5 years. I was always captivated by the world of numbers and financial management which sparked my interest in Accounting. Therefore, I have accepted an Internship through DBMCPA as of 2024.

I’ve attended Santa Rosa Junior College and transferred to Sonoma State University where I will obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting expecting to graduate in December 2024.

In my free time, I like to hang with friends and family, take my cat out on walks, and also, collect trading cards.

Bryana Navarro, Associate

I am a recent graduate and first gen from Sonoma State University, I got my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration. I am very excited to be with DBM and very open to learning new things that come my way. My long-term goal is to start studying for my CPA and to become a more well rounded individual in accounting.

Daisy Diaz, Associate

I am currently a first-generation college student at Sonoma State University. I received my Associate of Science in Business Administration at Santa Rosa Junior College. I’m pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration and plan to graduate by May 2024. As my long-term goal, I’ll focus on obtaining my CPA license. I have diverse work experience in marketing, office administration, and audit internships. Balancing my studies with real-world work experience, I’m excited to continue growing professionally and contributing to Accounting.

John Tambauan, Associate

I started my career in public accounting in 2020 and joined DBMCPA in January 2024.

I attended Santa Rosa Junior College before transferring to Sonoma State University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Financial Management.

In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, watching sports, and camping.

Tamara Figlar, CPA, Partner

After graduating from Sonoma State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an Accounting Concentration I began my foray into tax work as a Revenue Agent at the Internal Revenue Service.

I spent three years at the IRS after which I went into public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Personal Financial Services group working with high-net-worth individuals on their personal, trust, and gift taxes. Since leaving the Big 4 my experience has ranged from working at a large regional firm to a small two CPA office, and most recently running my own tax practice.  Having worked at DBMCPA for a short time in 2012 I am so happy to be back with this terrific group of people.

When I am not working, I enjoy watching my son, and the Giant’s, play baseball. I can also be found taking my dog, Emma, on long walks around our neighborhood.

Elizabeth Smith, CPA, Accounting Services Manager

I am originally from San Luis Obispo, California. I graduated from St. Mary’s College of California and have been a CPA since 1988.  I have worked in the public accounting field for over 35 years, first with a mid-sized firm in Redwood City, and then on to my own tax, accounting, and audit firm after I moved from Hayward to Rohnert Park in 1991.  I have been active in community non-profit organizations over the years including the Madrone Audubon Society, the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Rancho Cotate Boosters. I have over 15 years’ experience with not-for-profit, school district and governmental audits, and over 35 year experience with individual, corporate, partnership and non-profit tax preparation and accounting services.  I was also a founding member of the Rohnert Park Mothers Club and am very grateful to have raised my 5 boys in the wonderful community of Sonoma County.

Tania Hernandez, Associate

Hey there, my name’s Tania pronounced like Tonya.

Hey there, my name’s Tania pronounced like Tonya.

I was born and raised in Marin County. Fun fact, I went to the same high school as Tupac Shakur (Tamalpais High school).

I graduated in May 2024 and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting degree from Sonoma State. Prior to attending Sonoma State, I hold an Associate degree in Business Administration from College of Marin where I was a student athlete that played Soccer and Basketball.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, I continue to play sports, I like to run, hike, dance salsa, go to concerts, attend sports games, and try new places to eat.

Juliana Guzman, Associate

I am a Sonoma State University graduate. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting in the year 2021.

On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy relaxing hikes and spontaneous trips to the beach. I enjoy conversations with friends over a nice dinner and a glass of wine.

Jack Machado, Junior Associate

Before I began my accounting career I was an Electrical and Environmental Specialist in the Air Force. I got my first opportunity in accounting with an internship with Eckhoff and Company in Feb 2022 and assisted with the firms acquisition process to Macias Gini & O’connell. Starting in 2023 I accepted an internship with DBM and I am excited for the opportunity to learn under experienced CPA’s.

I am currently enrolled at Sonoma State University pursuing my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration.

I was born and raised in Petaluma, so in my free time I enjoy spending time with friends downtown, hiking around Mt Tamalpais, and watching sports.

Stephanie Musetti

As a Sonoma County native I started my career at DBMCPA in December 2021 after almost 20 years in the restaurant industry. I attended Santa Rosa Junior College in which I completed with a certificate in Baking & Pastry along with an Associate’s Degree in World History.

My hobbies include traveling, going to the beach and spending time husband and our furbaby Olive.

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