Ryan Alexander

ralexander@hdpcpa.com

 

 

Ryan graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s College of California with a BS degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.  He has worked for Hocking Denton Palmquist since 2006, earned his CPA license in 2008 and became a partner in 2014.  Ryan specializes in individual and business tax and accounting.  He works with clients in a variety of industries including medical, agriculture, energy, retail, and specialty trade contractors.  Ryan is passionate about maintaining close relationships with his clients and works proactively to minimize client tax liability and plan for a solid financial future.

 

 

Bakersfield Office

 

 

Michael E. Cebell

mcebell@hdpcpa.com

Mike received a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1978. He worked for Arthur Anderson & Co. for two years and received his CPA certificate shortly thereafter. He began working with Hocking Denton Palmquist in 1981 and became a partner in 1983. Mike is committed to helping his clients develops a balanced approach to personal finances, tax and investment planning.

 

Bakersfield Office

 

Phone: (661) 325-5971

Fax: (661) 325-0302

Timothy D. Denton

tdenton@hdpcpa.com

 

Tim joined the firm in 1977 after graduating from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, with a B.A. degree in Economics and Business. He received his CPA certificate in 1980 and became a partner that same year. Tim believes accounting offers an opportunity to help clients maximize cash flow and net worth via careful planning and intelligent, thoughtful application of the tax laws.

 

Delano Office                                                           Visalia Office

 

Phone: (661) 725-3246                                            Phone: (559) 625-4444

Fax: (661) 725-2658                                                 Fax: (559) 636-8668

Clark D. Hurst

churst@hdpcpa.com

 

Clark received a B.A. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from California State University, Fullerton in 1982. He became a CPA in 1985 and a partner at Hocking Denton Palmquist in 1987. His specialty is business consultation and tax planning for closely held businesses and their owners. Clark has enjoyed working with clients from a variety of industries including medical, professional, farming, construction and retail. He also has a great deal of experience in the area of litigation support. Clark has qualified as an expert witness and has testified in various types of courtroom cases.

 

Bakersfield Office


Phone : (661) 325-5971

Fax: (661) 325-0302


Michael Mariani

mmariani@hdpcpa.com

 

Mike received a B.A degree in Business/Economics from University of California, Los Angeles in 2000, and immediately began working for Hocking Denton Palmquist. He received his CPA certificate in 2004 and became a partner in 2006. Mike believes in working closely with his clients to save taxes and financially plan for the future. His experience includes tax work for individuals, businesses and trusts, as well as business consultations and financial planning.

 

Bakersfield Office

 

Phone: (661) 325-5971

Fax: (661) 325-0302

Philip E. Palmquist

phil@hdpcpa.com

 

Phil has been a valued member of the firm since 1976. He completed his undergraduate work at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, and then studied at California State University, Los Angeles, where he received an M.B.A. in Accounting. Phil

became a CPA in 1980 and joined the firm as a partner that same year. He has mastered many facets of public accounting and particularly enjoys working with Hocking Denton Palmquist clients in the area of estate and trust planning.

 

 

Ben Rutherford

brutherford@hdpcpa.com

 

Ben joined the firm in 1989 after graduating from California State University, Bakersfield with a BS degree in accounting. He received his CPA certificate in 1992 and became a partner in 1996. Ben specializes in doing business valuations and received the CVA (certified valuation analyst) in 1996. He handles all types of clients, including restaurants, retail, construction and all facets in between.


Los Osos Office


Phone: (805) 528-3600

Fax:(805) 528-3873

Craig P. Swearingen

cswearingen@hdpcpa.com

Craig graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in accounting in 1982. He passed the CPA exam in November 1984 and became certified in 1985. Craig became a partner in Hocking Denton Palmquist on January 1, 1992. He has worked with clients from a variety of industries including medical, professional, farming, construction and retail. Craig enjoys helping his clients solve their tax and accounting problems and looks forward to working with them for many years to come.

 
Visalia Office

Phone: (559) 625-4444

Fax: (559 )636-8668