Cheryl was raised in Redding until her family moved to Billings, Montana when she was 13. Cheryl attended school in Billings and completed her first year of college at Eastern Montana College by the time she graduated from high school.
Cheryl got a jump start on her college career before she and her family left Montana for Boise, Idaho where it slowed a little. Cheryl worked full time in the accounting field while attending Boise State University part time. She ultimately earned a Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting from Boise State University in 1978.
Cheryl worked at Coopers & Lybrand as a tax accountant in Boise, Idaho for two years before moving to Alaska. During her eight years in Anchorage, she worked in a small local accounting firm for Charles Bingham, CPA before establishing her own accounting and tax practice.
In 1989, Cheryl came home to California, living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cheryl worked in the high tech industry for 16 years before really coming home, moving with her husband and son to “the piney woods” of Shingletown, 30 miles east of Redding.
Cheryl joined D.H. Scott & Company as a Tax Manager in 2006 and enjoys working on all sorts of income tax and general business consulting projects. There are always new challenges and new things to learn, rarely a boring moment at D.H. Scott & Company!
Cheryl has served on the board of Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding since 2009 as treasurer and treasurer-elect. Cheryl also volunteers for Nor-Cal Think Pink, handing out breast cancer awareness information bags and assisting with the Think Pink store at the Sundial Bridge celebration on Think Pink day each October.
Cheryl and her geologist husband enjoy their life in the mountains with their numerous cats and dogs and getting over to the coast to visit their son, daughter-in-law and grandsons. Since returning to the Redding area, Cheryl and her husband like to spend time with family members and childhood friends who still live in the area and lots of new friends who have also come from somewhere else to enjoy beautiful Northern California
Ron Massey obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 2007 from Humboldt State University. Since then Ron has obtained vast tax, accounting, and auditing knowledge by providing valuable tax and accounting services to the local Northern California economy.
Ron obtained his license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in 2012 and began working at D.H. Scott & Company in 2014. While working with the tax and accounting professionals at D.H. Scott & Company, Ron acquired the skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide top quality tax and accounting services to the North State. Ron became a Manager at D.H. Scott & Company in 2017 and provides expert tax, accounting, and auditing services to a wide range of individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities.
Ron’s hobbies include fishing, woodworking, and studying music theory. Ron enjoys spending time with his family and community. He enjoys watching his children play soccer; take dance lessons and perform dance routines; learn how to ride horses, fish, and play guitar. Ron and his family enjoy exploring Mt. Shasta and all the natural beauty that the North State has to offer.
Christopher “Chris” Estes was born and raised in the small mountain town of Burney, CA, on a ranch that has been in the family for over 100 years. He moved to Chico, CA, to attend C.S.U. Chico and obtained the degree of Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting in 2014. Chris is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and he gained valuable experience in accounting, tax, and audit during his five years at a respected public accounting firm in Chico.
Chris moved to Redding in 2019 to join the team of D.H. Scott & Company as a Manager. He enjoys the customer service and team approach that the firm takes with every client it serves. His background in auditing and tax allows him to add value to the already talented firm.
Chris loves to spend time with his wife, a teacher, and their young daughter. They look forward to growing their family and raising their children in Redding. Chris is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys fishing and hunting in the mountains he grew up in. His other hobbies include mountain bike riding and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Deana joins D.H. Scott from Spokane, WA where she’s lived for 25 years, earning degrees from Eastern Washington University in Finance and Accounting. Prior to becoming a CPA, Deana managed the administration of an economic development organization in Spokane and worked in wage and hour compliance for the State of Washington. Deana began life in public accounting with Moss Adams in 2014. There she provided tax compliance and consulting services, working primarily with clients in the real estate and telecommunication industries.
Outside of the office, Deana enjoys “adventuring”, exploring the Pacific Northwest, primarily seeking waterfalls and great spots to paddle. She travels most often with her labradoodle, who has proven a more agreeable companion than her two teenage children.
Deana is enthusiastic about building relationships with her clients and getting to know their business and financial goals. Understanding what is important to clients makes working on taxes a lot more efficient – and fun! Deana appreciates the complexities of the business tax landscape and she is excited to help clients navigate compliance hurdles and strategic planning opportunities.
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