Meet Our Team

We are an array of creative talents dedicated to doing great work for great clients.

Barry Peters

Barry Peters

Founder & CEO

Peters has been preparing taxes since he received his CPA in 1984. Until 2014, tax accounting was a secondary service in that working as a startup CFO was top priority, leaving little time available for tax preparation. In 2014 the focus of the company shifted to tax preparation and representation. Peters obtained his Enrolled Agent (EA) designation from the IRS so that people from all states can be served. As a result, the company changed its name from Premier Financial Management to Premier Tax and Finance to reflect the emphasis on tax. Peters has served as Managing Director of Premier Tax and Finance since 2010.

General Beauregard

General Beauregard

Chief Deduction Finder

General Beauregard is a highly-trained deduction finder and cheerful mascot. He loves to help out in the office by greeting clients, surveying the area on his window perch, and sniffing out all deductions for client’s returns. Beauregard enjoys spending his time off by playing with his siblings at home, and taking long walks on the beach.

Shirley Koger

Shirley Koger

Human Resources

Shirley has more than 30 years of corporate management and consulting experience in the areas of Full Life Cycle Recruiting, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Compliance, Sexual Harassment and Diversity Training, Leadership Development, as well as, conducting Human Resources audits, Human Resources Policy Development and writing Employee Handbooks for small and medium size companies. She is recognized as an expert in the areas of investigating Title VII complaints, ADA, performance management, conflict resolution and organizational development. She has played an integral role on strategic planning task forces responsible for the design, development and implementation of reengineered processes focused on organizational restructuring, workforce management and planning. Ms. Koger is a graduate of Hampton University and holds a BS degree in Sociology.

 

She compliments her professional talents and expertise with her wit and humor. There is always laughter and joy when she is in a room whether business or pleasure. Never a dull moment!!!

Janet Richards

Janet Richards

Business Services Manager

Janet Richards serves as Administrative Manager, managing day-today operations.  This includes working with existing and new clients, assisting clients with Corporate Formations and more.  She has previously held several administrative positions and owned a small business before working at Premier Tax & Finance.  She currently lives in Moorpark, California with her husband and has two adult children.   When she isn’t working, her hobbies include kayaking, fishing, hiking and horsing around with her two senior horses and golden retriever dogs every chance she gets!

Melinda Baker

Melinda Baker

Administrative Assistant

Hi name is Melinda. I love hikes and ice cream although they cancel each other out. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to be a part of, we are family.

Laurie Katz

Laurie Katz

Financial Reporting Manager

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Kaylie Cetera

Kaylie Cetera

Administrative Assistant

Kaylie began working in the administrative assistant field in 2017. Since then she has worked primarily in updating workflow structures and improving system usability for her teams. She also lends her graphic design, website design, and other artistic abilities to various office projects. Kaylie is a problem solver who is constantly finding ways to improve the office for clients and fellow staff alike. She loves providing quality customer service and being thorough in her work.

Kaylie graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2019 with a degree in Art Game Design, and hopes to work as an assistant at a game company in the future. Kaylie enjoys spending her free time playing video games with her friends, and also playing with her rescue dogs at home.