Clare is a Certified Public Accountant based in San Diego, CA. She holds both an AA and BS in Accountancy as well as an MS in Taxation (all with honors). She is also a Certified Tax Coach.
Clare grew up in rural southeast New Mexico. She was the second of five children and has many fond memories of spending time with her siblings and caring for the three youngest. As a child, Clare’s grandfather was a major role model in her life. After serving as a fighter pilot in WWII, he had made a conscious decision to live a positive life after the war. He did this by always remembering to laugh. He was a professional artist and although he never became rich, he lived well and lived life on his terms. He inspired Clare to seek out a fulfilling life.
Prior to starting her accounting career, Clare worked many different jobs. Her first full-time job at 16 was working at a pecan shop in New Mexico, cracking pecans. From there she worked in several different industries including farming, factory assembly lines, restaurants, finance companies and retail management.
Clare was able to land her first accounting job at a small CPA firm in downtown San Diego while still working on her Associate’s degree. After two years, Clare took on a new role working as a bookkeeper at a mortgage broker in San Diego. Three years later, while in the process of completing her Bachelor’s degree, Clare made the decision to return to public practice as well as attain her CPA with the aim of becoming a tax professional. Clare then took a position at a local CPA firm with a specialty in real estate taxation. She would grow within this firm for the next 11 years developing her skills in real estate and small business taxation.
At Accodex, Clare offers tax planning, tax compliance and accounting services with a focus on the real estate industry. She has extensive experience and interest in this market niche. She is also a real estate investor herself, so it is a perfect fit.
Clare provides expert, VIP-level services for real estate investors. Accodex provides the technology and the network of support that will allow Clare to focus more time on providing quality service to her clients.
Clare is a classically trained pianist and still plays, just for fun. During her free time, she spends time with her two young sons. “My sons are my greatest inspiration, both personally and professionally.”