An Enrolled Agent (EA) is federally authorized by the US Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service. As an Enrolled Agent, Elaine advises and prepares tax returns for individuals and trusts.
Elaine is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner certified by the CFP Board. She has taken the extra step to broaden her professionalism by completing the education, examination, experience and ethical requirements to earn the CFP® mark.
Elaine loves helping people turn their dreams into their lives. She's a recovering engineer who began her transition to tax and other money matters by completing the UC Davis Personal Financial Planning Certificate. Elaine also has a Master's of Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). When it's not tax season, Elaine spends time reading personal finance blogs, spending time in nature, and spending time with friends and family. You'll also find her taking continuing education and working on home projects.