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  • Janell Attebery Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA | BS, Business Administration, Accountancy, Rodman Scholar - California State University, Fresno

    Janell Attebery brought smarts, education and experience from Ernst & Young with her when she joined the BPF family in 2003. Her primary experience includes performing and managing audits, reviews and compilations, as well as tax planning and consulting. Janell loves her work – and her family – and the fact that BPF allows her the flexibility she needs to do both well. With young kids at home, after-hour highlights include watching her son play sports and her daughter dance.

  • Bart Carlson Certified Public Accountant Partner
    BS, Business Administration, Accountancy – California State University, Fresno

    Bart’s relationships with his clients are what he enjoys the most about his accounting career. Oftentimes, these relationships develop into friendships. Bart also enjoys the collaboration and consulting aspect regarding his clients’ various business endeavors.

  • Nancy Ervin Business Consultant Partner
    CVA | CMAP | MBA – University of San Diego | BS, Business Administration, Marketing – California State University, Stanislaus

    Nancy Ervin took a circuitous path to BPF, where she has been solving business problems for agriculture clients for more than 15 years. She was a feed commodities trader, a marketing director, a farm accountant, and a newspaper reporter. Her clients are the real beneficiaries of her diverse and colorful background, which allows her to bring unique, out-of-the-box perspective to business consulting and accounting challenges. Since 1999, Nancy has found satisfaction in making a difference – and having fun along the way.

  • Erin Goldfarb Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA | BA, Business Economics, Accounting – University of California, Santa Barbara

    After graduating from college in 2000, Erin Goldfarb began her accounting career by gaining valuable experience at a local accounting firm and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Erin joined the BPF family in 2005, and is responsible for assurance and consulting engagements for clients in a variety of industries. She also serves as the chair of the firm’s internal mentoring program, responsible for mentoring professional staff and training fellow mentors. It’s a good role for Erin, who is motivated by the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life, both personally and professionally.

  • Justin Holland Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA | BS, Business Administration, Accountancy, Smittcamp Family Honors College – California State University, Fresno

    Justin Holland came to BPF in 2013 with a strong foundation, both high tech start-up and Ernst & Young experience in the Bay Area. Always one to raise his hand when a new opportunity or challenge presents itself, Justin loves his job – work that means learning new things everyday and working with great clients.

  • Michael Holtermann Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA | BS, Business Administration, Accountancy – California State University, Fresno

    Since 2008, Michael Holtermann has been a member of the BPF family, providing tax, consulting services and generational planning for closely-held and family businesses. Early in his career, he learned that it is relatively easy to leave an imprint in the world – and he intends to do so. To that end, Michael approaches each challenge as an opportunity to help his clients reach their goals, and works hard to create opportunities for his colleagues to succeed.

  • Karen Morais Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA | BS, Agricultural Business, Animal Science - California State University, Fresno

    Karen Morais has been with BPF since 1984. She attributes her long and successful career to a love of the process. Karen enjoys working together with colleagues and staff to find the best solution to problems, and partnering with clients to strategize and craft plans. Outside of the office, you’ll find Karen – in no particular order – cooking, golfing, and spending time with family, friends and her dog.

  • Kyle Stephenson Certified Public Accountant Managing Partner
    CPA | BS, Business Administration, Accountancy – California State University, Fresno

    An important part of the BPF family since 1976, Kyle Stephenson still gets excited about the opportunity to collaborate with firm personnel, clients and community leaders to make the respective organizations, and the local community, better places. Kyle is thankful for a career that brought him so much joy and considers the BPF culture a big part of that: “bright and positive people with integrity, drive and ambition, operating as a team to create solutions and opportunities.”

  • Brandon Vance Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA, CFE | BS, Business Administration, Accountancy – California State University, Fresno

    After graduating from college in 1993, Brandon Vance accepted a Staff Accountant position at BPF and never looked back. Today, he leads the Audit and Accounting department, focused on delivering clients excellent service ahead of schedule. Brandon believes his relationships with colleagues and clients, many of whom he calls friends, are both the highlight of his work and the key to his success in the service industry.

  • Dennis Veeh Certified Public Accountant Partner
    CPA | BS, Business Administration - Accountancy – California State University, Fresno

    Dennis Veeh is somewhat of an institution at BPF. He has made a name for himself providing tax and consulting services to the ag industry, becoming a close, personal business advisor to most of his clients since 1974. Dennis derives satisfaction from helping clients make strategic business decisions – he considers a client’s success, his success. His leadership philosophy is all about teamwork, and has helped BPF develop a culture where humility, respect and collaboration reign supreme.