John Huddleston, CPAJohn Huddleston received his Masters in Tax Law in 1999 from the University of Washington School of Law. He obtained his Law Degree in 1989 from the same institution, where he was a member of the Washington Law Review Executive Board. He graduated from Washington State University in 1986 with an Accounting/Finance degree.

Mr. Huddleston practiced law from 1989 to 1998, both for the government as a deputy prosecutor and for his own firm. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as a tax consultant for Johnson & Shute, CPAs, advising small businesses. He started his own firm in 2002. Mr. Huddleston no longer practices law and is not a member of the bar. He devotes his time exclusively to the field of tax accounting. Mr. Huddleston is experienced representing small businesses and individuals in various tax matters.




Jing Zhou graduated from University of Shanghai in 1996 with a degree in Accounting. She worked as a tax accountant for Price Waterhouse at their Shanghai office from 1996 to 1998. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Houston with a Masters in Accounting. She was awarded her license as a Certified Public Accountant from the state of Texas in 2003. From 2000 to 2002, she was employed at Briggs and Veselka, CPAs. From 2003 to 2005, she worked for Johnson, Horak & Hopkins, CPAs. The Washington State Board of Accountancy issued her a license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in May, 2007.

Jing Zhou has focused her CPA practice on assisting small businesses with their tax and accounting needs.



Lance Hulbert, CPALance Hulbert holds an Accounting Degree from the University of Washington and a Law Degree from Willamette University. He worked in the tax department of KMG Main Hurdman at their Seattle office from 1983 to 1986. He was Director of Finance, Administration & Legal Affairs at SiMED Corporation from 1987 to 1990. He then served as the accountant for Hamilton Brewart Insurance until 1993. In 1994 he started his own CPA firm, and in 2006 he joined Johnson & Shute CPA’s, where he worked until 2010.

Mr. Hulbert’s experience emphasizes advising small businesses and individuals, tax planning and research, tax preparation, and representation at tax audits and appeals. Mr. Hulbert is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.



NewJessicaPicJessica Chisholm graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Accounting. For the past eight tax seasons, she has assisted small businesses clients with their tax preparation, consulting and accounting needs at a few Seattle Bellevue area CPA firms. From 2005-2008 she worked for Proctor Company, a CPA firm with a focus on tax preparation and accounting for Medical and Dental practices. Prior to that, she worked for Philip S. Maxeiner, CPAs, again with a focus on tax preparation and accounting for Medical and Dental practices. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.






Gary Becker graduated from California State University, Sacramento with an Accounting degree in 1990, and received his MBA from the University of California, Davis, in 2000. Gary worked for the CPA firm of Arthur Andersen from 1990 to 1995 and later served as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer of a small business where he was responsible for the company’s finance, accounting and tax functions. He is also an experienced business analyst and investment portfolio manager. Gary is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.





Steven Carlson has worked in various aspects of tax, accounting and corporate finance.  In 2008 to 2009, Steven was a CPA with Bader Martin, PS in Seattle.  His responsibilities there included extensive tax analysis and planning for individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts. Prior to this, Steve worked as a personal financial consultant with AXA Advisors LLC in Bellevue.  From 2010 to 2015, Steven worked as a Tax Senior and Financial Planner for Hersman Serles Almond, PLLC where he worked with individuals and business owners on tax and financial planning topics.  Steven is a graduate of the University of Washington and a licensed CPA with the Washington State Board of Accountancy.




PreranaPhotoPrerana Pradhanang is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor (certified by Intuit – producer of Quickbooks software). She provides bookkeeping services and Quickbooks training and consulting.

Pradhanang holds a Bachelors in Accounting from Tribhuvan University and an MBA from Baguio Colleges Foundation.







SimonPhotoSimon Sun received his accounting diploma from the University of British Columbia in 2002.
He was previously graduated from the University of Electronic  Science & Technology of China in 1994 with a degree in computer science. Mr. Sun is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Account (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Mr. Sun has held a variety of positions during his professional career.
Prior to joining Huddleston Tax he worked from 2013 to 2014 for Taksongroup Investment Ltd. where he tackled numerous financial and accounting duties as a consultant. Before this, he held auditor positions with several different firms – Technitrol, Inc. in Trevose, PA, from 2006 to 2011; Ricoh Corporation in Atlanta, GA, in 2006; and Francis & Company PLLC in Seattle, WA, from 2004 to 2006. He also worked as an accountant for Koch & Associates Inc. in Vancouver, Canada from 2002 to 2004.



Staff Photo 003Sergey Marudov received his degree in accounting from Central Washington University and was previously employed as a revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service for nearly 14 years. Mr. Marudov has an excellent command of both federal and state tax law as well as expertise in the business tax and accounting issues which affect small businesses. He speaks fluent Russian.

Mr. Marudov joined Huddleston Tax CPAs in December of 2015 and has focused his efforts on assisting small business clients with their diverse set of needs.




Lili profile photoMs. Zhou joined Huddleston Tax CPAs in 2016. She has held a number of professional positions throughout her career.

In May of 2014, Lili Zhou graduated from the University of Arkansas with a master’s degree in accountancy. Prior to this, she received a master’s degree in economics from Beijing Normal University in July of 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in English from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in July of 2009. Ms. Zhou briefly worked as an audit assistant for Zhong Chuang Hui Cheng Accounting Firm in Beijing. Subsequently she worked as an accountant for KPMG in Beijing. In 2014, for a short period Ms. Zhou worked as a tax preparer at the Northwest Arkansas Tax Center as part of their IRS VITA/TCE program. From September, 2014 until February of 2016 Ms. Zhou was also employed as a staff accountant at Christopher Huang CPA in Bellevue. Ms. Zhou is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) in addition to being a CPA.

Ms. Zhou leads our “small law firms” tax practice group.  You can see her webcast, “Tax Reduction Strategies for Attorneys,” at



Jose Caro Staff Photo

Jose M. Diaz Caro became of counsel for Huddleston Tax CPAs in March of 2015. Mr. Caro brings a unique understanding and appreciation of the needs of small business owners. Mr. Caro has spent his entire professional career in the Pacific Northwest and so he is dedicated to helping local businesses thrive. Mr. Caro is fluent in both English and Spanish. Mr. Caro has expertise in a variety of areas including tax planning & preparation, bookkeeping, business consulting, IRS representation and others as well.


Huddleston Tax CPAs of Seattle & Bellevue
Certified Public Accountants Focused on Small Business

(800) 376-1785
40 Lake Bellevue Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005

Huddleston Tax CPAs & accountants provide tax preparation, tax planning, business coaching, Quickbooks consulting, bookkeeping, payroll and business valuation services for small business. We serve Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Tacoma, Everett, Kent, Kirkland, Bothell, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Renton, Tukwila, Federal Way, Burien, Mercer Island, West Seattle, Auburn, Snohomish, Mukilteo, Seatac, Des Moines, Woodinville, Edmonds, Sammamish and Issaquah. We have a few meeting locations. Call to meet John Huddleston, J.D., LL.M., CPA, Lance Hulbert, CPA, Grace Lee-Choi, CPA, Jennifer Zhou, CPA, or Jessica Chisholm, CPA. Member WSCPA.