Greg Barton


Palm Springs Office

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


Palm Springs Office

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


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 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 has over 30 years of experience, and his knowledge in entertainment, manufacturing, high-tech and professional service businesses make him a true asset to the barton CPA team. He is highly-proficient in taxation – providing services from accounting and auditing to written tax opinions.

Bob Hettinger


Palm Springs Office

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.

Aiden Chappell

Tax Ambassador

When you become a member of the Barton CPA client family, you get to know Aiden. He is very hands on with the clients – onboarding and making sure each account gets the royal treatment. This local boy left for a few years but returned with his fiancé, dog and their new baby. If you have any questions, Aiden is the person to call.

Kathy Cintas

Tax & Compliance

Palm Springs & Palm Desert Offices

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.

Marilyn Nave

Client Services

Antelope Valley Office

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 Watkins

Operations Supervisor

Palm Springs Office

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

Tax Professional

Palm Springs Office

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 Pettersen

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

Admin Assistant

Aaron is our Admin Assistant, 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.

Desiree Navarro


Desiree grew up mostly in the Coachella Valley, but she also lived in Florida for a number of years. She graduated from CSU San Bernardino with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance and has been working in the accounting and bookkeeping industry for over 10 years. While not working, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Lindsay Swinford


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.

Troy McFadin


Troy has returned to Team Barton and now handles special projects. After serving in the military, Troy is happy to be back in the Coachella Valley and working with many of the clients on projects that need that extra special touch.

Aubrey King

Aubrey was raised in Palm Springs and when she’s not keeping Dee Dee totally organized and happy, she enjoys hiking, fashion, and music. She is the proud pet parent to her dog, cat and surprisingly, a tortoise.