John Byrne, CPA has been in practice in Santa Rosa either in partnerships or as a sole practitioner since 1976. He has worked in public accounting since graduating from California State University, Chico in 1969. He worked in Santa Rosa and then in St. Helena before coming back to Santa Rosa to form a partnership in 1976. John’s practice was primarily centered on income tax planning and preparation. His firm was a continuation of an accounting practice started in the early 1970’s by Burt Viesselman.
A true Sonoma County native, John was raised in Santa Rosa and attended Santa Rosa schools. John and his wife, Kathy, have three grown children and four grandchildren. Their children live in Beaverton, OR, Folsom, CA and Frankfort, IL, so they do a fair amount of traveling to see the family. Kathy is a watercolor artist and John enjoys helping her with her shows.
Jeannie McCracken will also be joining us as John’s firm merges with ours. Jeannie was the Office Manager of John’s firm. She wore many hats and will continue to do so. Jeannie managed the office of the firm John joined when he returned to Santa Rosa, so she has worked with John for nearly 40 years! Jeannie does bookkeeping, payroll, and income tax preparation, and has been a valued and trusted employee for many years.
Together, Monty and John are working diligently to blend their processes to ensure a smooth transition. In addition, we are upgrading our technology to create a better client experience in how we process and deliver income tax preparation services. Monty and his team are looking forward to working with John and Jeannie and welcome them and their clients to our Santa Rosa office.
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