Meet the Team
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With over 13 years of experience in the accounting industry, Amber enjoys helping clients find the best solutions to fit their accounting needs. Amber has a passion for teaching business owners and believes that helping clients truly understand their books makes for a more valuable partnership. She understands that proper accounting records can provide essential information for management decisions, tax planning and play a vital role in the growth of a business.
Amber's career began with bookkeeping for her family's local business, which gave her a special appreciation for the accounting needs of small business owners. She knows firsthand the difficulties that small business owners face when it comes to proper accounting, developing internal controls, and complying with local, state and federal agencies. Amber spent more than eight years working in a local public accounting firm and has a first-rate background in tax preparation.
Amber holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and certifications for QuickBooks and Bill.com. She is licensed as an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. In February of 2016, Amber founded PEAR Accounting Solutions.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.
Erie is a Houston, Texas native that fell in love with Napa from her very first visit. Her love for Napa and the community continued to grow over the years and she now splits her time between living in Napa and Houston. As our reporting and compliance lead, Erie makes sure financial reports go out timely and accurately, with special attention to compliance with all government agencies. She is our go-to person for questions regarding client insurance policies and rent.
Erie holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with more than 20 years of experience. She has spent most of her career in the oil and gas industry, working in the areas of accounting, finance, bookkeeping and compliance.
Outside of work Erie enjoys wine tasting and traveling with her husband. She spends her free time with their three dogs, playing with plants and hunting for unique antique and vintage treasures.
Accounting Support Specialist
Bonnie joined PEAR Accounting Solutions in 2019, working in Houston, Texas. Daily, she oversees payables, provides accounting support on sales and tax reports, assists in vendor communications and reconciles vendor statements and bank accounts.
Bonnie has over 14 years of experience in document control from her previous roles as a document control specialist and coordinator. In these roles, she provided support and instruction on work processes, assisted with the integration of document control strategies and provided effectiveness of workflow processes for documentation. Additionally, Bonnie managed and maintained all applicable project files and document registers and provided troubleshooting and quality control for her teams. Bonnie's skillset helps her PEAR team stay organized and efficient.
Bonnie spends her workdays alongside her very spoiled fur babies. In her free time, she enjoys camping with her fiance and spending time with her daughter.
Data Entry Specialist
Emily is a born and raised Texas native, living in the Houston area. As one of PEAR's data entry specialists, she processes invoices and reconciles vendor statements for our clients. Emily has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Houston. She brings an extensive knowledge of accounts payable/receivable procedures and general accounting processes to the PEAR team.
Emily has the ability to handle a vast variety of tasks from her prior role as a residential mortgage loan originator where she analyzed complex statements for client loan documentation submission and prepared files for underwriting, loan committees and more. As a senior accounting clerk, Emily handled a large volume of invoices, reconciled numerous accounts and balanced ledgers.
More than anything, Emily loves spending time with her family. She and her husband and two children have adopted five rescued cats. In her spare time, Emily enjoys painting, reading and playing the piano.
Zorelle was born in the Bay area and raised in Sonoma Valley. As a payroll specialist for PEAR Accounting, she processes restaurant payroll and helps with workers' compensation and insurance. Zorelle has a special place in her heart for small businesses, such as her family's catering and mini donut cafe and company, which makes her a great fit for the PEAR Accounting team. She is excited to be taking courses through the Sonoma Office of Education to further her career as a payroll specialist.
Zorelle has more than 20 years of experience in various office settings with an emphasis on management, human resources, payroll and customer service. She has spent most of her career in the insurance and catering/hospitality industry and in working with small family businesses, in particular.
Zorelle and her husband own a small wine tour business where he hosts visitors from all over the country. In her spare time, she enjoys wine tasting, collecting crystals, trying new restaurants, cooking, and the outdoors, including travel. Zorelle is also a new mom to a beautiful baby girl.
Data Entry Specialist
Sarah was born and raised in Napa Valley and resides in Traverse City, Michigan. In her role as a data specialist, she manages the flow of paperwork to online files in Bill.com for our clients, as well as bill entry and other general data entry support for accounts payable. Sarah has an associate degree in liberal arts and applied sciences from the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California.
Prior to her role at PEAR, Sarah worked in the restaurant industry in both the front of the house and behind the bar. She has a lot of experience juggling work and home from managing her own cleaning company and from her time as a district coordinator for Fry's Electronics.
As a mom to a young son, every day is an adventure for Sarah. She and her son love the beach, outdoor sports and taking in the beauty of the Great Lakes. While she resides in Michigan, Sarah has close ties to friends and family in California.
Edward Olvera, BS
Accounts Payable Support
Edward is a Napa Valley native. He works part-time for PEAR assisting the team with payable processing. Edward holds an Associate of Arts degree from Napa Community College in general education and natural science and mathematics. He also has a Bachelor of Science from California State University Sacramento with a concentration in finance. Edward plans to return to school to further his education in accounting.
Edward is a brother to four siblings and loves spending time with his family and dog. He loves food, wine tasting, playing soccer and watching sports.
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Leslie is a born and raised Texas native who also embraces her Colombian roots and is fluent in Spanish. In her role at PEAR, Leslie coordinates marketing activities and initiatives, conducts market research and creates marketing content, such as graphics, blog posts and social media posts. She also manages and updates the PEAR Accounting website.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Houston. Leslie spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry. Throughout her career, she fine-tuned her ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks and meet demanding deadlines. Leslie engaged research and best practices in targeting communications for specific audiences and has a strong background in editing and digital marketing.
In her free time, Leslie and her husband enjoy traveling, often with their four-legged kids. She is an avid do-it-yourselfer, loves the beach and calls New Orleans her second home.
Jodi is a Napa Valley native and the face and voice of the PEAR office. In her role as an administrative specialist, she handles insurance needs for our clients, manages the flow of client and tax season paperwork, follows up on invoices and provides support for our team. Jodi is certified in office administration, fluent in Spanish and working toward becoming a notary public. She has a passion for learning new skills, including tax preparation, which makes her a valuable asset to the PEAR team.
Prior to her work in office administration, Jodi dedicated the first decade of her career to helping women and children escape to a local safe house. This experience helped her gain an understanding of and compassion for those in underserved communities.
As a wife and mother of two children and a dog named Millie, when Jodi does have free time she loves to cook, craft and learn new skills.