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David H. Scott, CPA


Dave Scott is the descendant of pioneer families in the Redding area, with both his father and mother’s families having settled here in 1852. His photo above is in front of the Historic Diestelhorst Bridge, named after his great, great grandfather, Gottlieb Diestelhorst, who acquired land along the Sacramento River in 1859. 

Dave is a graduate of Redding area schools and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nevada at Reno. His prior professional experience includes positions with Kafoury, Armstrong, Turner & Company in Reno, KPMG in San Francisco and Oakland, and Gandy, Scott & Company in Redding. Dave’s particular areas of interest in the firm include general business and financial consulting, as well as tax and strategic planning for his clients. He has specialized knowledge and expertise in the construction and logging industries.

He has served on a number of Boards of Directors including the Shasta Business Council, the Shasta Builders’ Exchange, the American Subcontractors’ Association, the Associated General Contractors of California, where he served twice as president, and the Grant & Resource Center of Northern California, where he served as a chairman. Dave currently serves as a Board member and formerly Chairman of the Board of the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County, the Redding Bank of Commerce, and he is currently Treasurer of the Shasta Historical Society. In the past, Dave served as a Board member of Redding Rancheria Economic Development CorporationPlusOne MentorsRestoration Enterprises, the Youth Violence Prevention Council, the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce and the Shasta Builders Exchange. He is a past member of Redding Sunrise Rotary, and a current member of the Redding Elks Lodge, the Masonic Lodge of Old Shasta and the Nor Cal Shrine Club.

Dave has also been active in a number of non-profit and civic committees including the Turtle Bay Museums and Arboretum on the River, the City of Redding Civic Center Committee, the Sacramento River Management Committee, the City of Redding Budget Oversight Committee and the City of Redding Impact Fee Committee. 

Dave has been recognized for the following awards:

1995 Non-Profit Board Member of the Year; Association of Non-Profit Professionals
1995 Building Industry Citizen of the Year; Shasta Builders’ Exchange
1996 Distinguished Alumni Award; Shasta College
1997 Finance Industry Man of the Year; Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
2001 Businessman of the Year; Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
2008 Business of the Year; Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
2009 Citizen of the Year; Redding Record Searchlight

Dave is an avid outdoorsman with particular interests of hunting, fishing and photography.

Keith F. Hunting, CPA

Co-Managing Partner

Keith Hunting grew up in the San Jose area and is a cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Accounting. Keith joined the fast-paced San Jose office of the international firm of Ernst & Young directly out of college in 1984. He spent over five years in the audit department and was eventually promoted to Audit Manager while performing a variety of audits, including high technology, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, and healthcare.

Keith and his wife started a family in 1989 and decided to raise their children in Redding’s more family-oriented community. He accepted a position with D. H. Scott & Company in 1989, became a partner in 1995 and became the managing partner in 2005. Keith prides himself in providing excellent service and value in the areas of attestation, income taxes and general business consulting for the firm’s wide variety of clients. Keith is also primarily responsible for the firm’s quality control in the accounting/auditing division.

Keith is involved in a variety of community and volunteer activities. He currently serves as the Board Chair of Northern Valley Catholic Social Service Housing Corporations, and on the Board of the Shasta County Economic Development Corporation. He is a founding board member of both the Redding Soccer Park and Nor Cal Think Pink and has served on the board of the Shasta Builders’ Exchange, St. Joseph School and several other organizations.

On a personal note, Keith enjoys spending time with his wife and four adult children, attending concerts and music festivals, traveling, camping, and all outdoor activities.

Paul J. Catanese, CPA, M.B.A.

Co-Managing Partner

Paul is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he obtained a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance. He attended Tulane on a football scholarship, played quarterback and was the Team Captain. In addition, he played in the Minnesota Twins organization for three years. He began his accounting career in 1982 in New Orleans with the firm of KPMG Peat Marwick specializing in taxation. While with that firm, Paul also worked in their Oakland, San Francisco and Palo Alto offices where he specialized in corporate taxation and departed at the rank of partner in 1995.

While in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul sat on the Board of the Building Industry Association and the mayor-appointed San Francisco Bio-Tech Task Force.

In early 1995, Paul joined the firm of D.H. Scott & Company in Redding, California, in part to enjoy a couple of his passions: fishing and coaching high school football and baseball. He has been with the firm since and has diversified into multiple disciplines in the tax and audit functions. He has been involved in numerous non-profits both as a board member and engagement partner.

Christine M. Link, CPA, M.S.A.


Christy joined D.H. Scott & Company in 2013 and in 2021 she became a partner of the firm.  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 audits and consulting services.

Christy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of CPAs and she is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (license is currently inactive). Christy 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 boys and enjoys the active lifestyle that the north state offers. Christy has a passion for yoga and chooses to opt-outside whenever possible. She enjoys camping, backpacking, mountain biking, snowboarding, swimming, and hiking the beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers, and trails in our area.

Christina M Freilich, CPA


Christina grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a small suburb of Boston.  She 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. 

In 2012 Christina joined D.H. Scott & Company after moving to Redding, where her husband was born and raised.  She became a Certified Public Accountant in December of 2013 and has gained extensive experience in providing tax, accounting, and auditing services to various types of businesses and organizations. Christina became a partner at D.H. Scott & Company in July of 2021, and, while she specializes in working with construction contractors, she enjoys working with clients of diverse professional backgrounds, including architects, engineers, not-for-profit organizations, 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, wine country, and being with her family as much as possible.

Chris Estes, CPA


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.

Our Office Will Be Closed On July 4 & July 5.