Meet Our Team
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Our goal is to always deliver more than expected

Michael
CEO & Founder
Mike has over 20 years of public accounting experience and is well versed in corporate taxation. He has served companies in the service, retail, and manufacturing industries, working with businesses ranging in size from pre-profit startups to companies with $6 billion of revenue. Mike also works with individuals on tax compliance, tax planning, and consulting on sales of assets/businesses, basis calculations, and purchase agreements. He also defends clients with IRS controversy issues such as audits, penalty abatement, and tax appeals. Mike has worked with individuals with up to $77 million in income. Mike recently retired as an adjunct professor at Gonzaga teaching tax law, and provides tax tips weekly on local radio and television, advising on tax tips.
Rachel
Office Manager
Rachel graduated from Stanislaus State in 2013 with a degree in Liberal Studies. Rachel joined MDP in November 2019 as the Office Manager. She has extensive knowledge in writing and grammar and as a result, earned her a writing award from Monterey Peninsula College. Rachel enjoys wine touring, cooking, country line dancing, riding horses, spending time with family and her kitten, Bella. In addition, Rachel enjoys volunteering at her church, providing her services to the daycare. She dreams of owning a ranch with horses and visiting Italy.
Olena
Accountant
Olena graduated from Eastern Washington University magna cum laude with an Accounting degree. Olena joined MDP, PLLC in July of 2017 and specializes is small business accounting and taxation. Prior to joining MDP, PLLC she worked as a tax preparer for three years at a local tax firm. At MDP, PLLC she provides accounting and tax preparation services to companies that range in size from startup companies to businesses with over $50 million in revenue. She has also worked with individuals clients, managing up to $10 million in income. Outside the office, Olena volunteers as a foreign language teacher and is an active member in her church where she helps organize youth summer camp programs.
Viktor
Accountant
Viktor is currently completing his Bachelor’s in Accounting at Eastern Washington University and he joined MDP in June of 2019. He specializes is small business accounting and taxation. Viktor enjoys running, ice skating, as well as working on repairing a variety of tools and gadgets. In addition, he’s been volunteering at his local Baptist Church playing the trombone in Orchestra Band for over 8 years.
Alex
Accountant
Alex graduated from Eastern Washington University with an Accounting degree and joined MDP in November 2018. He specializes is small business accounting and taxation. Alex loves spending time with his family. Some of his favorite hobbies are going fishing with his sons, camping and playing sports with family. In addition, Alex also volunteers his time at his church by teaching children during bible camps.
Vannessa
Accountant
Vannessa graduated from Eastern Washington University with an Accounting degree and joined MDP in January 2020. She specializes in small business accounting and taxation. Vannessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hanging out at the dog park with her dogs and golfing. The past eight years, Vannessa has volunteered her time to Relay for Life, Food Bank and is a gold level blood donor.
Brutus
Director of Happiness
Brutus is responsible for big smiles, excessive licking, and office morale. He has many years of experience and is widely considered best in class at cheering people up regardless of weather or time of day.
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