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. While attending USF, Darren was known as “The Tampa Tax Guy” as a result of running a tax preparation business out of his apartment next to campus.  His favorite activities include golfing, surfing, and hiking.

 

Maria Busalacchi

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.

 

Fatima Asgarian

Fatima joined De Vries CPA, APC in December 2013 as a tax professional.  She has over 6 years of experience working in accounting and payroll functions providing services to a variety of different companies and industries.  She holds a CGA3 license in Canada where she graduated with honors from Seneca College of Applied arts and Technology in Toronto.  Fatima holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Shahid Beheshti University in Iran.  She has recently passed all four parts of the CPA exam. Her primary focus is on managing entity and individual tax compliance, tax planning and tax research. She loves to grow in public accounting because she finds it challenging and rewarding. She enjoys using her experience and skills to meet our diverse client needs and help them meet their objectives. She is an active member of CALCPA and enjoys volunteering for their major events. She was born in Iran and moved to Canada to continue her education in Accounting and Finance. After graduation she moved to San Diego where her family lives. She loves floral arrangements and  outdoor adventures like hiking, camping ,skiing  and swimming. She has a great passion for photography and enjoys acting as a tourist in San Diego taking photos of all the beautiful places and people.