Leslie Pizzolato
Tax Operations Manager
Professional Experience
Leslie serves clients by playing a key role in managing the day-to-day tax operations functions, such as Federal & State income tax compliance, and other projects. She implements strategic processes and procedures within Talley’s tax department and oversees complex tax computation projects for clients, with an emphasis on identification and communication of technical tax and service issues. Leslie coordinates with senior management to ensure that all platforms are fully functional to all staff in order to provide the best client service possible.
Education
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a concentration in Human Resources Management – National University, 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies – University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2008
  Melissa Hou
Tax Manager
Professional Experience
Melissa provides taxation expertise to several industries, including real estate, professional services, manufacturing, distribution, construction, and non-profit organizations. Her services also include tax compliance and strategic planning/consultation for C and S Corporations, general partnerships, LLCs, individuals, and non-profit organizations.  She enjoys serving a client base that consists mainly of privately-held entities and their owners, largely because of the personal relationships that develop and the pleasure of seeing clients grow their businesses.
Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics – University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Taxation – Golden State University
Manny Tiongson
Tax Manager
Professional Experience
Manny brings many years of tax experience with high-net-worth individuals in entertainment, healthcare and real estate to his role.  Also, his experience covers small to mid-size businesses, and Fortune 500 and 1000 executives. His major responsibilities include the preparation and review of individual, business, trust, and private foundation tax returns.
Education
Bachelor of Science, Accounting- California State University, Fullerton
Master of Business Taxation- University of Southern California.
California Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  Michelle Rathswohl
Tax Administrative Assistant
Professional Experience
Michelle Rathswohl supports the Tax team as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to coming to Talley, she worked as a Center Assistant/Scheduler. She coordinated effective scheduling between interpreter and clients, as well as provided database maintenance.  She supported the management team with billing, record keeping, and customer service.  In her free time she is involved with her Church Confirmation program, teaching and giving presentations regularly.
Education
Certificate in Catechesis – University of Dayton
  Michelle Greenwood
Tax Administrative Assistant
Professional Experience
Michelle supports the tax team as an Administrative Assistant.  A former financial advisor, Michelle has experience with high net worth individuals and small business clients.  Always sensitive to customer needs, she works efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of our clients.
Professional Organizations
National Association of Tax Preparers
Cory Barron
Tax Professional
Professional Experience
Cory Barron has experience planning and preparing federal and multi-state tax returns for C-corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, consolidated entities, trusts, and high net worth individuals.

Cory grew up in Bishop located in Eastern California with an appreciation for nature. He enjoys helping others, fitness, hiking, exploring new cuisines, and expanding his knowledge of the world around him.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
  Richard A. Pingul
Tax Manager
Professional Experience
Richard has over 17 years of experience in accounting and tax compliance. His responsibilities include all aspects of our tax return services, including individual, partnership, corporate, gift, and trust returns.
Professional Organizations
California Society of CPAs (CALCPA)
International Society of Filipinos and Finance and Accounting (ISFFA).
Philippine American Society of Certified Public Accountants (PASCPA)
Education

Bachelor of Science, Accountancy- Philippines School of Business Administration
Certified Quickbooks Pro-Advisor

  Barbara Blakely
Tax Manager
Professional Experience
Barbara brings a wealth of experience as a manager, technical tax accountant and client consultant. She has experience filing multi-state tax returns; international tax compliance, including application of the new requirements and filings; and significant experience in the income taxation of trusts and closely held businesses. Her industry experience includes manufacturing, real estate, retail, restaurants and high net worth individuals.

Barbara enjoys connecting with people, and has served in leadership and training roles with her previous firms. She has a desire to play an active role in staff development, training, onboarding and to be available as a resource to answer questions.

Education
California State University, Long Beach
  Tracy Zill
Tax Senior & Attorney
Professional Experience
Tracy Boxer Zill is an associate attorney specializing in personal and corporate taxation. His practice includes taxation of partnerships, trusts, estates, and a wide range of corporate multi-State compliance issues. He blends his decade of experience as a Real Estate attorney with his LL.M knowledge of taxation to help clients with compliance and tax efficiency issues.
Professional Organizations
State Bar of California, Taxation Section
Education

Bachelor of Arts in Economics – San Francisco State University
Juris Doctorate – University of Saint Thomas
Masters of Law in Taxation – University of San Francisco

Jennifer Prohoroff
Tax Senior
Professional Experience
Jennifer’s responsibilities include the preparation and review of tax returns, projections and other tax-related projects.
Education:
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Accounting- Chapman University
Masters of Sport Management- California State University, Long Beach
Alexis Ury
Tax Senior
Professional Experience
Alexis assists with the preparation of tax returns, tax projections, and other tax-related projects for both businesses and individuals.
Education
Bachelor of Science, Accounting- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Sasha Cortes
Tax Senior
Professional Experience
Sasha’s responsibilities include the preparation and review of tax returns, projections and other tax-related projects for both individuals and business entities.
Education
Bachelor of Arts,  Economics – San Francisco State University
Lena Nguyen
Tax Professional
Professional Experience
Lena has gained substantial accounting experience as an accountant for a variety of companies and CPA firms throughout Southern California.

For small to medium-sized business, Lena has provided comprehensive accounting services including individual, corporate, partnership and nonprofit income tax returns.

Education
MBA degree from San Jose State University