Hilda Zacarías, C.P.A., M.P.A. Ms. Zacarías attended Allan Hancock Community College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting emphasis, from Cal Poly State University – San Luis Obispo. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of Allan Hancock College and received the Distinguished Service Award from Cal Poly. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2006. She is recognized as a Certified Public Accountant by the California State Board of Accountancy (License #123780).
With over 25 years of income tax experience, Ms. Zacarías has taught at both Allan Hancock College and Cal Poly. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Cal Poly VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Program) where graduating Accounting students complete their senior projects by preparing taxes for the community for free. This program is available February through early March each year at the Orfalea School of Business Building (#3) at the Cal Poly campus every Saturday. Ms. Zacarias also serves the community as a Trustee of Allan Hancock College where she was elected in 2012 and has served on the boards of directors of over a dozen nonprofit organizations. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has trained Boards of Directors and staff of non-profits in accounting for non-profits, program development and community engagement.
Carol Tapia, Bookkeeper
Ms. Tapia graduated from Allan Hancock College. She has a natural talent for organization and has been providing support to small businesses. Ms. Tapia provides quality payroll preparation service and is responsible for monthly write-up services for our small business clients. Ms. Tapia is bilingual (Spanish-English).
David Singh, Office Manager
Mr. Singh has extensive public relations experience. He came out of retirement for the second time when he joined our office in 2014. Mr. Singh is the voice you will hear when you call to make your appointment to prepare taxes or for any follow-up services. Mr. Singh is bilingual (Spanish-English).
Lillybeth Perez, Office Assistant
Ms. Perez joins our team this tax season. She is a graduate of Pioneer High School and a lifelong Santa Maria resident. Ms. Perez will be continuing her education at Allan Hancock College to achieve a career in law enforcement. Ms. Perez is bilingual (Spanish-English).