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