John 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 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.
Jessica 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.
Prerana 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.
Simon 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 Accountant (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.
Steven Lok graduated from Central Washington University in 2007 with a degree in accounting. Prior to joining Huddleston Tax CPAs, Mr. Lok was employed as an accountant with Cook & Company, PLLC. During his tenure with Cook & Company Mr. Lok gained substantial experience with auditing, taxation and financial statements. Mr. Lok is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by the Washington State Board of Accountancy.
Ms. Wu joined Huddleston Tax CPAs in November of 2016. She earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. Prior to obtaining her degree in accounting, Ms. Wu briefly worked as a tax assistant at the Center for Economic Progress in Chicago in 2012. She also worked as a staff accountant for Christopher Huang in Bellevue from May of 2015 until she joined HTC. Ms. Wu is fluent in both Mandarin and English and has advanced competencies in general accounting, financial accounting, payroll, sales, and income tax preparation.
Diana DiRienzo joined Huddleston Tax CPAs in December of 2016. Ms. DiRienzo has extensive experience in public accounting, tax preparation, tax software development and financial reporting. She received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. DiRienzo has held a variety of accounting positions and auditing positions throughout her career. She was employed as a production supervisor and accountant with General Motors in Arlington, Texas from 1978 until 1996. Since moving to Washington state in 2009 she has worked entirely in public accounting. Ms. DiRienzo is a licensed CPA in both Oregon and Washington.