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Our Team

The partners and staff members of Wahl, Willemse & Wilson, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, have been providing quality accounting services to the Turlock and surrounding communities for 30 years.

 

Partners

 

Our Team

Gary Wahl, CPA


Gary Wahl, CPA began work as an accountant in 1974, before receiving his license as a CPA in 1976. Along with income tax services, his areas of concentration are in the agricultural arena, estate planning, and business consultation.

He is currently associated with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), California Society of CPA’S, CSU Stanislaus Auxillary and Business Services (ABS), and is a board of director of the Friends of Stanislaus County Fair Foundation.

Gary is an active member in the Turlock Rotary Club and the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. He is also very active in revitalization activities in downtown Turlock.

Mr. Wahl received an AA from Merced College in 1971. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU, Stanislaus.

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Michael Willemse, CPA


Michael Willemse, CPA began to work for the firm's predecessor as an accountant in 1988. He received his CPA license in 1991 and went on to become a founding partner of Wahl, Willemse & Wilson, LLP, CPAs in 1997.

In 1986, Michael received his Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from CSU, Stanislaus. He completed his Masters in taxation at Golden Gate University in 1998.

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Amy Wilson, CPA


Amy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU, Stanislaus in 2002. She has over fifteen years of public accounting experience, and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California in April 2005. Amy joined the partnership as an owner in 2006.

Amy is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also involved with the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Assocation.

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Randee Jorritsma, Office Administrator


Randee has served as the Office Administrator of Wahl, Willemse & Wilson, LLP since August, 2008. Randee joined the partnership as an owner in 2015.

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Staff Members

 

Amanda Alvarez, Staff Accountant


Amanda joined the firm in 2015 as a staff accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPA license.

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Sonia Alves-Vitorino, Staff Accountant


Sonia joined the firm in 2017 as a staff accountant. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She has 11 years’ experience in the accounting industry with a concentration in payroll and bookkeeping services as well as taxes.

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Alexis Arsenio, Administrative Assistant


Alexis currently serves as a part time administrative assistant while attending college. She has been with the firm since 2011.

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Jessica DeBoard, Administrative Assistant


Jessica currently serves as an administrative assistant. She joined the firm in July 2015.

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Nicole Goertzen, Staff Accountant


Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus. She has been employed in the accounting field since 2008.

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Ann Hempleman, Staff Accountant


Ann joined the firm in 2016 as a staff accountant. She received an Associates degree in Science at MJC and is excited to apply her knowledge to the accounting field.

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Christina Kelley – Administrative Assistant


Christi currently works as an administrative assistant. She has worked in the accounting industry for 8 years. Christi joined the firm in 2017.

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Natalie Maciel, Administrative Assistant


Natalie currently works at an administrative assistant. She joined the firm in June 2015.

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Elicia Padlo, CPA, CVA


Elicia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and finance from CSU, Stanislaus. She has worked in the accounting field since 2010 and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California in July 2014. Elicia earned her Certified Valuation Analyst credential in December 2016.

Elicia was awarded Best CPA in the entire 209 area code in 2016! Elicia is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also involved with BNI Next Generation Turlock, Inc. where she currently serves as Treasurer.

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Best of 209 Winner in 2016 - Best CPA

Erica Risen, CPA


Erica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Fresno. She began working in the public accounting field in 2003 and was licensed as a CPA in August 2011. Erica is an active member of the San Joaquin Chapter of CalCPA.

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Marcus Rocha, Staff Accountant


Marcus joined the firm in 2017 as a staff accountant. He is currently finishing up his degree at CSU Stanislaus and looking forward to taking the CPA exam.

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Melocha Romo, CPA


Melocha Romo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU, Stanislaus. She earned her CPA license in September, 2015. Melocha has been with the firm since 2011. Her professional experience includes eight years in private industry accounting and management.

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Lisa Russell, Assistant to Gary Wahl


Lisa currently serves as an assistant to Gary Wahl and an administrative assistant. She was previously in the banking industry for the past 12 years and joined the firm in August, 2016.

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Christine Stiles, CPA


Chrissy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus. She began working in the public accounting field in 2000 and was licensed as a CPA in June 2007. Chrissy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of CPA’s (CalCPA). She is also an active member and Past President of the San Joaquin Chapter of CalCPA.

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Kristy Souza, Administrative Supervisor


Kristy currently serves as an administrative supervisor. She has been with the firm since 2010.

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Chase Torba, Staff Accountant


Chase holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus. Chase has worked in the public accounting field since 2014 and plans on obtaining his CPA license.

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Natasha Vandenberg, Staff Accountant


Natasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communications from Calvin College. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University. Natasha has been working in the finance field since 2002.

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Angelica Velasquez, Staff Accountant


Angelica holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus. She started her career in public accounting in 2016.

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Suzanne Wahl, Office Administrator


Suzanne serves as Office Administrator and has worked for Wahl, Willemse & Wilson, LLP, CPAs and their predecessor firms since 1983.

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Katherine Williams, Staff Accountant


Katherine joined the firm in 2017 as a staff accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Western Oregon University. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPA license.

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