Greg Barton

President

Palm Springs Office

Greg@bartonCPA.com

With over 30 years of CPA experience under his belt, this fourth-generation Californian takes pride in his expertise in business start-ups and expansions, while also using his vast understanding of tax code and tax laws to take care of his individual clients.

Dee Dee Wilson Barton

CEO

Palm Springs Office

deedee@thedeeview.com

Dee Dee’s big picture strategy towards business management and growth has made the company a destination tax and accounting firm for the beautiful city of Palm Springs and the Inland Empire.  Dee Dee also has a passion for mid-century modern design, and her vision has made the main office building – aka The Mothership – a spectacular hub for our growing firm. We have an open-door policy and welcome drop-by visitors to experience our office housed in one of the Uptown Design District historic buildings.

Chauncey Thompson

Firm Manager

Chauncey@bartonCPA.com

After spending most of his life in Southwest Riverside County, Chauncey and his family made the short hop through the Banning Pass to make the Coachella Valley their new home.  In addition to his passion for managing people and managing a grill, this family man enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and exploring the many desert secrets our community has to offer.

Cliff Lamb

Of Counsel

Cliff@bartonCPA.com

Cliff credit’s his loving Dad for his long-standing career in finance. When he graduated from high school, he asked his dad whether he should pursue accounting or take a chance on something more daring. His dad’s southern-drawl Mississippian response? “Yes. Because you will always have a job.”  Sage wisdom indeed!

Cliff comes to us after creating and running a successful CPA practice in La Quinta. With over 30 years of experience, Cliff’s knowledge in entertainment, manufacturing, high-tech and professional service businesses make him a true asset to the barton CPA team. His dry Mississippi wit isn’t bad either, y’all! He is highly-proficient in taxation – providing services from accounting and auditing to written tax opinions.

If you are looking for Cliff on the weekends, you will find him happily in front of the television, watching football and golf, with an occasional handful of peanut M&M’s. And – after thoroughly enjoying his steady career-of-choice for 50+ years – realizing his father was 100% correct.

Bob Hettinger

Accountant/MBA

Palm Springs Office

Bob@bartonCPA.com

Starting out as a Colorado farm boy, he headed East and earned his MBA at Northeastern University in Boston. Bob has over 25 years of experience in financial management.

He excels with debits and credits, while also maintaining a harmonious philosophy on life. In his spare time, Bob enjoys studying Chinese philosophy and theology, and singing in his church choir. He also knows most Cole Porter lyrics by heart.

Kathy Cintas

Tax & Compliance

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Offices

Kathy@bartonCPA.com

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in personal and business taxation including multi-state taxation. She earned her degree in accounting while attending the University of Colorado, Boulder and Christopher Newport University in Virginia. Her goal is always to be the client’s advocate and to help them understand their tax situation and suggest ways to improve through tax planning. Kathy knows everyone’s situation is unique and she prides herself on a personalized approach with every client.

James Marchman (JT)

Senior Tax Accountant, CPA

Redlands & Palm Springs Offices

James@BartonCPA.com

James comes to barton CPA from a tax internship in his home state of Missouri.

JT graduated Cum Laude from Pensacola Christian College with a B.S. in Business and a concentration in Accounting. He also received his Masters in Accounting from Western Governors University.

When he’s not working with clients on tax accounting planning and prep, you can find him weightlifting, longboarding, or adding to his extensive vinyl records collection.

Kymm Thomas

Bookkeeper

Palm Springs Office

Kymm@bartonCPA.com

Raised on a small reservation in North Dakota, Kymm fell in love with the Coachella Valley over 20 years ago and has never looked back.  Her enthusiasm for accuracy is matched only by her delightfully down-to-earth approach.

Her extensive bookkeeping background is essential in helping clients achieve clarity around business decisions. She thoroughly enjoys working with the brightest tax and accounting crayons in the box here at barton CPA.

Marilyn Nave

Client Services

Antelope Valley Office

Marilyn@bartonCPA.com

Marilyn coordinates client services in our Lancaster/Antelope Valley satellite office and holds the title of our longest and loyalist employee! 13 years holding our AV operation together!

Top on her list is ensuring that the communication between our Palm Springs and Lancaster offices flows smoothly, to best care for our clients in both locales.

Shauna Waltkins

Client Services Manager

Palm Springs Office

Shauna@bartonCPA.com

Shauna completed her B.A. in English from Spelman College and puts this to good use by making sure all communications coming out of barton CPA are accurate and flawless.

Angela Ochoa

Receptionist

Palm Springs Office

Angela@bartonCPA.com

Angela greets all visitors to our main office in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs and answers all of the calls.  She volunteers for the Palm Springs Woman’s Club and Palm Springs Police Department.

Larea Petterson

Palm Desert Office Manager

She is a College of the Desert graduate, obtaining her Associate of Arts degree in Supervision and Management.  For 14 years, she honed her management and bookkeeping skills working with area non-profits, and then decided to put family first and pause for a few years to raise her three children, two of whom have completed college and live in the Bay Area.

Aaron Ortega

IT Specialist

Aaron@bartoncpa.com

Aaron is our IT specialist, coming to us after overseeing a small computer repair company in the Coachella Valley for past two years. He is a graduate of Indio High School and when he’s not coding or helping us online, he loves to play guitar and rock out.

Nancy Hottinger

Admin Receptionist

Palm Desert Office

Nancy@bartoncpa.com

Nancy has moved around, from Washington to Florida, finally settling here in the Coachella Valley after she thought she had retired.  Her experience in coordinating top level customer service programs combined with her knowledge of QuickBooks makes her a truly valuable addition to our team.  Worked for one of the top insurance companies in the nation known for their high level of customer service.

Nancy is still very active with her Gasparilla Pirate Krewe who invade Tampa during the Gasparilla Festival in January and even though she now lives in California, her mantra is “Once a pirate always a pirate.”

Lindsay Swinford

Bookkeeper

Redlands and Palm Springs Offices

Lindsay, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, is a mathematics specialist with two degrees from Elmhurst College and is currently working on her master’s degree through Colorado State University.  She was a middle school math teacher for five years before switching careers and is a part of our bookkeeping department, joining us from Business Management CPAs.