The Team

Our People - Our Best Asset

Since 1970 when Maxson & Associates began, an emphasis has been placed on having an experienced, qualified staff.

We stress excellence and service in every area of our firm. After all, our clients aren't trusting their financial health and businesses to a corporation; they're trusting them to people.


Larry Maxson
CPA - Managing Officer/Director

Emphasis: Business and non-profit organization advisory services, taxation, financial planning.
Education: B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting from CSULB, Certification in Advanced Personal Financial Planning from CSCPA, public accounting over 35 years.
Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Calif Society of CPAs .


Christopher Bacon
CPA - Trusts & Estates Specialist

Emphasis: Individual and Estate tax compliance and planning, business accounting and financial services.
Education: B.S. in Business Administration - Accounting, Masters in Taxation, Certification in Estate Planning from CSCPA, Public accounting over 30 years. Former Controller for major concrete construction company.


Joseph A. Gustaff
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Web  

Emphasis: Personal financial planning services, Small business & non-profit advisory, Experienced tax preparer & consultant, Financial statement audits & attestation, Quickbooks™ Professional Advisor
Education: MBA University of Massachusetts, PFP University of California Irvine


Deanna Duron Gonsalves
CPA–QuickBooks Specialist
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Web Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Web

Emphasis: Small business and nonprofit advisory, tax preparation and consultant, financial statement compilation and review, Quickbooks™ Pro Advisor
Education: BS San Diego State University
Member: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Calif Society of CPAs


Linda Golson
Payroll Specialist
QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Certified-QuickBooks-ProAdvisor-Web Certified-QuickBooks-Online-ProAdvisor-Web


Lisa Golson
Client Services - Long Beach office


Sarah Ortiz
Client Services - Orange office


Sandi Bullough
Client Relations - Long Beach office


Michelle Kay
Client Relations - Orange office


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