Jesica Abella, EA, ABA, founder and CEO, fell into tax preparation in 1994 and never looked back. She spent the first decade of her career working for a national firm, preparing a wide range of tax returns, as well as training and supervising new preparers. Jesica also spent five years working for a tax preparation software company as a Tax Content tester, researching tax law and verifying the accuracy of calculations. In 2005, she founded Abella Tax Services to be able to better serve small business owners that needed year-round support. Jesica is a member of National Association of Tax Professionals and the National Society of Accountants. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the WA Chapter of NATP, and for the Accreditation Council of Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT). When not working, Jesica enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and taking weekend trips to places like Vancouver BC, the Oregon Coast, and San Francisco.
Crystal Alvord, joined ATS in 2013 and has continued developing her skills as a Tax Professional and Business Specialist. She also serves as ATS’s Vice President. Her background includes Tax Software, Customer Service, Technical Support and Accounting. She enjoys providing support to our business clients, preparing tax returns and being a notary public. Crystal is currently pursuing her Enrolled Agent credential to better support our clients. When not in the office Crystal spends her time supporting her special needs son with his current passion of the week, reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with her dogs. Crystal is a member of NATP and NNA.
Erin Feltner, Payroll Specialist and Bookkeeper, joined ATS in 2010. She is working on her bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin-Accounting through WGU. She processes payroll, submits tax filings, and updates clients’ bookkeeping records. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children, baking and cooking meals from scratch, and spending time with friends.
Johanna Beddoe, Communications Specialist, joined ATS in 2018. Johanna has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Western Washington University, where she also minored in Music Performance. Her background includes 13 years Customer Service and 4 years Human Resources. She is often the first person you will speak to when you call or email and helps to coordinate the communication and workflow in the office. When you have questions or need assistance let Johanna know, she will help direct you to the right person or resources. Outside work Johanna loves to travel, both out of country and local day trips. At home, she enjoys playing her harp, experimenting with new recipes, and curling up on the sofa with her cat and a cup of coffee.
Damaris Sainz, Accounting Specialist, has 15 years of experience in bookkeeping both locally and internationally, and is our newest addition to the Abella Tax Services Team. She speaks English and Spanish. She is our troubleshooter with bookkeeping issues and makes sure our client’s books are reviewed and ready to go.