Meet Our Team
- Senior Managers
Melissa is a Manager with Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP and works with high net worth individuals and their related entities in the areas of accounting and taxation. Melissa has significant experience in a variety of fields of taxation, but works extensively in the taxation of individuals, estates, trusts and private foundations.
Melissa specializes in serving the firm’s charitable entities. She has expertise in non-operating private foundations, operating private foundations, supporting organizations, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts.
Melissa graduated from California State University at Fullerton in 1995 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Melissa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Alice is a Manager with Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP and has over ten years of experience in taxation. She has significant experience in the real estate industry, including real estate partnerships, limited liability companies, multi-state S corporations and high-net worth individuals in the areas of tax research, consulting, and compliance.
Alice graduated from California State University, Northridge in the spring of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After that, she pursued her education and earned a Master of Science degree in Taxation from California State University, Fullerton in the spring of 2005. She started her public accounting career in July of 2005 at Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP. Alice is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Kenny Lin is a tax professional at BH&J, LLP where he assists high net worth individual clients meet their needs for a wide range of tax services including tax compliance and tax planning relating to their business interests such as their pass-through entities and trusts.
Prior to joining BH&J, Kenny completed a Masters of Science in Accounting at Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University. Kenny is licensed as a certified public accountant by the California Board of Accountancy.
Donna Hopkins has been a part of the BH&J team since 2006. She has a diverse background which includes extensive experience in corporate and partnership taxation, tax compliance and planning for high net-worth taxpayers, and multi-state and international tax matters. She works with all privately-held businesses mainly in the architecture, construction, real estate, hotel and software industries. She also manages in-house training for new staff and IT support.
Prior to joining BH&J, Donna earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside. She interned with the Internal Revenue Service in the Small-Business & Self-Employed department in San Bernardino. She assisted the IRS agents with field interviews, audit reports and analysis, and collections.
She is licensed as a certified public accountant by the California Board of Accountancy and a member of the CalCPA Society.
When not at work, Donna enjoys travelling, playing tennis, event planning and spending time with her husband.
Terri Rasmussen is our Manager of Finance and Operations, and has over twenty-six years of accounting and tax experience. Terri joined Bolar Hirsch & Jennings LLP in 1999 as a Senior Tax Associate and has spent the last five years in the dual role of tax professional and the firm's controller. As the Manager of Finance and Operations, Terri now oversees all aspects of the firm's financial matters, human resources and facilities management, and attends to the firm's day-to-day operations. She manages the administrative department and also administers all company benefits.
Terri's free time is spent with her family, most often on the sidelines of their sports field or court.
Terri has a Masters of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California University at Long Beach. She began her career in 1987 with Deloitte Haskins & Sells.
Matt began his public accounting career with Bolar Hirsch & Jennings in 2008, after graduating from California State University Fullerton. Over the past seven years, Matt has gained significant experience providing tax and accounting services to entities such as partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations. He also provides tax and accounting services to high net worth individual clients and their estates and trusts. He has experience in the areas of income tax planning, income tax compliance, Internal Revenue Service examinations, and preparation of full-disclosure financial statements.
In his off time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family; playing and watching sports; traveling internationally; and participating in charity events sponsored by BH&J.
Matt has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the California State University Fullerton. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the California Board of Accountancy and is a member of the CalCPA Society.
Suzette Magsombol has been at Bolar Hirsch & Jennings, LLP since June 2008. She was raised in Orange County and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting. Suzette has a variety of experience in different tax fields, including partnership taxation, corporate tax, tax provisions, and personal financial statements. Many of her clients are in the real estate and architecture business. She also assists in tax planning for her high-net worth clients.
Suzette is licensed with the California Board of Accountancy and is a member of the CalCPA Society.
In her free time, she enjoys reading books, watching movies and spending time with her family and dogs.
After joining BH&J in 2009, Eugene has gained extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of tax fields, including corporate taxation, tax provisions, partnership taxation, tax preparation and planning for high-net worth individuals. He has served clients in areas such as rental real estate, educational services and medical devices.
Eugene received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Cal State University Fullerton. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the California Certified Public Accountants Society.
Outside of work Eugene enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and staying fit by playing basketball and working out.