Cheri founded the firm in 2005 on the principals of work life balance. Business owners are continuously faced with ever changing tax law and regulatory paperwork. Helping business owners find relief and recognize areas between managing a business and managing their time is a foundation for that balance. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of the clients' unique needs, through research, and sound analysis. CGD is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.
Before entering the accounting profession over a decade ago, Cheri worked as a paralegal in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada, while attending college. During her 10 years in the legal profession she worked with a few of the nations top trial lawyers who were involved in many high profile cases. Her combined career paths offer business owners a diverse level of experience and perspective.
Cheri has advised and helped nurture hundreds of small companies into becoming successful, more profitable businesses. She has developed a wide range of custom accounting solutions for new businesses. Clients’ continued use and expansion of those systems are a tribute to the success of the firm.
She has specialized expertise within the Construction, Real Estate Development, and Manufacturing Business Industries.
Cheri's two shining stars are Matthew and Graciella. Both of the children attend Richmond Montessori School. Matthew loves to play chess and is developing his skills in soccer and taekwondo. He also likes to run on occasion with Cheri and looks forward to scuba diving one day, just like his mommy. Graciella is taking ballet lessons and is a graceful ballet dancer. She has a talent and special ear for music. Graciella's also loves her pet beta fish, Mrs. Fluffy.
A passion to run led Cheri to finish her first Marathon on November 14, 2009. She continues to run and looks forward to the next race. Enjoying an outdoor lifestyle includes snow skiing, river rafting, scuba diving and looking for the next mountain to hike with Matthew and Graciella.
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration - Accounting at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Continuing Education requirements - California State Board of Accountancy
Continuing Education requirements - Virginia State Board of Accountancy
Continuing Education requirements - National Association of Valuation Analysts
Virginia Society of CPA’s, 2005 - present
California Society of CPA’s, 2000 - present
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1999 - present
National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst, 2004 - present
Building Industry Association - Past Member - 2001 - 2005
Desert Contractors Association - Past Member - 2000 - 2005
"Exploring the Social Media Frontier" - Disclosures - Virginia Society of CPA’s - January / February 2010
"Bewilderd By Bankruptcy" - Disclosures - Virginia Society of CPA’s - May / June 2009
"Take Your Business Coast to Coast" - Disclosures - Virginia Society of CPA’s - May / June 2008
"Are You Financially Healthy" - The Desert Contractor - September / October 2002
"Doing Business in the Enterprise Zone" - The Desert Contractor - November / December 2002
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
VSCPA - Editorial Task Force Board Member 2008 to present
VSCPA - Volunteer “Ask a CPA” program, 2008
KDI Kares, charitable organization, advisory board member, 2004 - present
Desert Contractors Association treasurer, 2003-2004
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School treasurer, 2003-2004