The Managers

D.H. Scott & Company

Christine M. Rojas,
CPA, CISA

Director of Assurance
& Quality Control

Christina Freilich, CPA

Director of Tax & Accounting

Whitney Maysey

Director of Operations

Cheryl Hull, CPA

Tax Manager

Ron Massey, CPA

Manager

Jennifer Patterson, CPA

Manager

Chris Estes, CPA

Manager

Maddie Hofferber, CPA

Manager

Teri Lewallen, CPA

Manager

Deana McClenny, CPA

Manager

Donna Darwin, MS

Manager

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Christine M. Rojas, CPA, CISA

Director of Accounting, Auditing & Quality Control

Christy Rojas has been a Manager at D.H. Scott and Company since 2013. She grew up in Cottonwood and went to West Valley High School. From there she went on to study at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting and Information Systems. Upon graduation, Christy worked for the Big 4 accounting firm Ernst & Young in San Francisco. Concurrently, she studied at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana where she graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Science in Accounting. Prior to joining D.H. Scott & Company, Christy worked at EY for nine years, including two years at the Sydney, Australia office, with a focus on financial statement and IT risk related audits and consulting services.

Christy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and provides accounting services for a broad range of clients. She especially enjoys working with not-for-profit entities.

Christy returned to Redding to raise her three young boys and enjoy the active lifestyle that the North State offers. Christy has a daily yoga practice including a home and studio asana practice and a regular meditation practice to experience the union of body, mind and spirit (and keep her sane with three young boys at home). She chooses to opt-outside whenever possible and enjoys camping, snowboarding, swimming, biking and hiking the beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers and trails in our area.

Christina Freilich, CPA

Director

Christina grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a small suburb of Boston.  Christina graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where she obtained a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  Christina started out her career as a private accountant for a variety of for-profit companies in Boston, including a restauranteur group and a commercial real estate investment trust.  She joined D.H. Scott & Company in 2012 after moving to Redding, where her husband was born and raised.  Christina has since gained extensive experience in providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to a wide range of clients, including construction contractors, architects, engineers, not-for-profit organizations, government entities, and more. Christina is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Christina spends her free time with her husband and two young sons.  She enjoys traveling, photography, wine country, and being with her family as much as possible.

Whitney Maysey

Director of Operations

Bio coming soon.

Cheryl Hull, CPA

Manager

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, CPA

Manager

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.

Jennifer Patterson, CPA

Manager

Jennifer was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska.  Following high school, she traveled to North Texas; San Francisco Bay Area; San Antonio, TX; and Ramstein, Germany before graduating from Saint Leo University just north of Tampa, Florida summa cum laude.

Jennifer worked at Brett Hendee, PA in Tampa before moving to Stafford, Virginia near Washington, DC.  While in Virginia, she worked for The Wolf Group, where she finished the requirements for her CPA license and gained experience in international taxation, and MillerMusmar CPAs.  Following her move to Grand Forks, ND she worked for Brady Martz & Associates for three and a half years.

Jennifer moved to Redding with her two children in 2018 when she joined D.H. Scott & Company as a Tax Manager.  She is a generalist who prepares and reviews all types of tax returns, including Corporate, Partnership, Individual, Exempt Organization, Trusts and Estates, and others.  She maintains her CPA license in both Washington and California and is also a member of the AICPA.

Jennifer is involved in the Northern California Girl Scouts through both her daughters, and participates in the Site Council at their school.  She enjoys finding time to explore all the outdoor activities the Redding area has to offer, including hiking, kayaking, skiing, and camping.

Chris Estes, CPA

Manager

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.

Maddie Hofferber, CPA

Manager

Maddie is D.H. Scott & Company’s home-grown manager! She grew up in playing soccer and exploring the wilderness of the North State before heading to Southern California to earn her B.S. in Accounting at Cal Poly Pomona. After a few years of dealing with the city commute, she embarked on a long backpacking adventure through Central & Eastern Europe with her new husband and returned home to Redding. Her career in public accounting started in 2013, when she started at D.H. Scott & Company as a staff accountant, obtaining her CPA license and eventual promotion to manager in the years since.

Public accounting is a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Life at D.H. Scott & Company has given Maddie experience in tax and audit & attestation; life outside the office, as a soccer coach, writer, and nature enthusiast, has rounded out her skills in non-technical areas, such as team management, motivation, and leadership. In addition to providing accounting services to and building relationships with clients across various industries, Maddie is also a major part of the firm’s employee engagement, mentoring, and career development initiatives. Building relationships, whether with clients or co-workers, is one of the most rewarding parts of working in public accounting.

Maddie is excited to continue her career with D.H. Scott & Company, serving the community she loves. It gives her great pride to drive around Redding, see the names of businesses that our firm serves, and know that she and D.H. Scott & Company have played a part in their success.

Teri Lewallen, CPA

Manager

Born in Eureka, Teri’s family moved to Anderson in 1980 where she grew up on a walnut orchard that has been in her family for over forty years.

Teri holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from CSU, Chico and master’s degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from National University. She received her CPA license in September 2014.

After joining the firm in 2015, Teri returned to D.H. Scott and Company in 2020 after leaving to work with a local not-for-profit for two years. She holds a Not-For-Profit Accounting Certificate from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, where she is a member.

She enjoys the relationship based approach that D.H. Scott and Company takes with their clients and has experience working with clients on financial statements and tax services.

When not at work, Teri enjoys traveling, working on furniture re-finishing and home improvement projects, gardening, hiking, concerts and life on the family ranch with her son and two doodle dogs.

Deana McClenny, CPA

Manager

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. 

Donna Darwin, MS

Manager

Bio coming soon.