Team

Darren L. De Vries, CPA

Darren started his tax firm from scratch in 2010. As a result of word of mouth referrals and exceptional support from the local community, De Vries CPA, APC is here to stay.

Prior to founding De Vries CPA, APC, Darren was an Associate at Cooper & Associates, a San Diego based CPA firm specializing in tax planning, compliance, business valuation and litigation support. Prior to his tenure with Cooper & Associates, Darren was a Tax Analyst at ValueClick, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCLK) one of the world’s largest integrated online marketing companies. Darren is a Certified Public Accountant registered in the state of California, holding Series 7, and 66 securities registrations.  He is a proud alumnus of the University of South Florida where he was awarded a B.S. in Accountancy.  His favorite activities include surfing and traveling the world.

Maria Busalacchi, QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Maria joined De Vries CPA, APC in 2013 bringing many years of experience in office management, accounting, and client relations.  She was born and raised in San Diego and started working for the family business  at a very young age. Prior to joining De Vries CPA, APC, Maria spent ten years in banking.  She brings a strong work ethic  complemented with knowledge and experience of back office and accounting systems.  Her favorite activities include spending time with her two daughters, skiing California’s beautiful mountains, and traveling all over the world.

Alani Cullen, EA

We are very excited to add Alani to the team this year.  She is an Enrolled Agent in the state of California with over six years of tax preparation experience.  Prior to her work as a tax advisor she was a staff accountant at a local small business for over 5 years.  Alani has extensive tax knowledge and all of the tools necessary to provide exceptional tax preparation services for individuals and small businesses.  In her spare time Alani is an avid surfer and world traveler.

Neil Barton, CPA

Neil joined De Vries CPA, APC in 2015 as Audit Manager.  He brings almost 30 years of audit experience to the firm.  Neil is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor degree from the University of Nebraska.

Sherry Register, CPA

Sherry is a CPA with over 30 years of public accounting experience.  She has extensive experience in the areas of taxation, auditing and accounting.  Her primary focus is in working with individuals and small businesses.  She graduated from California State University, Sacramento.