DeSimone, Rennie & Sloane, Inc.
The Tax Professionals

Bonnie DeSimone, EA

Phillip Pearson, EA

Phillip Pearson, EA has a Masters Degree in International Political Economy from USC and has taught International Economics for USC in Madrid, Spain, before moving back to the Santa Barbara area. An enrolled agent, Phillip has received certification in tax preparation from UCSB Extension and has been preparing taxes in the Santa Barbara area for several years before joining the professional staff of DeSimone, Rennie & Sloane. He has been with DeSimone, Rennie & Sloane for more than 12 years.  His specialties include individual taxation, as well as partnership, corporation, and trust returns.

With more than 30 years experience in the preparation of business, individual, estate, trust, gift and nonprofit tax returns, Bonnie also conducts tax seminars throughout the United States and has previously been a UCSB Extension Instructor. She also has taught adult education courses through the SBCC Continuing Education division. Her professional affiliations include speaking for the National Association of Tax Professionals and the California Society of Enrolled Agents. She is a graduate of Westmont College.


Gerry Sottak, EA

Gerry Sottak is an enrolled agent who comes to us from another local tax preparation company. A Santa Barbara native, she began preparing taxes professionally in 1981. Gerry worked for 20 years as a teacher and librarian in our local school districts. After retirement in 2005, she returned to the tax field. In addition to education and taxes, Gerry has a background in real estate and is an organizational consultant. She particularly enjoys preparing returns involving rental real estate.  Gerry has been with DeSimone, Rennie & Sloane for more than 5 years.


Sharon Wrinkle

Sharon L. Wrinkle is the manager of the bookkeeping and payroll department. Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/accounting from Cal Poly and has been a private accountant for over 30 years. She has done accounting for Northrop Grumman Corporation as well as working as the controller for several local companies. In addition to overseeing the bookkeeping and payroll department, Sharon is happy to meet with new businesses and help them set-up their bookkeeping systems.


Laura DeSimone

Laura, who has been with the firm since 2009, is the  IT consultant for DeSimone, Rennie & Sloane.  Laura is responsible for all digital maintenance for the office. She is a graduate of UCSB and has additional coursework in accounting.  

Breana Jaime

Breana has been with DeSimone, Rennie & Sloane since 2016 and is the Office Manager.