Founder & CEO
Analytical Thinker. Entrepreneur. Tax Aficionada.
Having lived overseas on both the East and West Coasts, Clarissa has found her home here in the Bay Area. She loves to help businesses of all industries and sizes meet their full potential by lending her time, business-acumen, and passion to our clients. With 20 years of high-level accounting and tax expertise, Clarissa has been able to help clients be strategic and successful in their business endeavors.
Much of Clarissa’s passion comes from her love for her family. Although she is infinitely dedicated to C&J, Clarissa winds down with family activities, gardening, and dabbling in home renovation and design.
“Surround yourself with assets, not liabilities.”
Out-Of-The-Box Thinker. Bookworm.
Versed in the art of digital marketing, content creation, graphic design, and Search Engine Optimization, Carina brings a unique creative background to the C&J Team.
When not helping businesses find their brand identity, Carina enjoys her time off deep in a book, participating in friendly debates, exercising her vocal chops, or picking up a few too many hobbies.
“Marketing without design is lifeless, and design without marketing is mute.” – Von R Gutschka
Office Singer. Animal Advocate.
Denise joined the C&J team with eagerness to apply her love for accounting and organization. She handles C&J clientele in QuickBooks, Studio WebWare and Ivy, as well as serving as supervisor of the bookkeeping staff.
When Denise isn’t gracing the office with her beautiful singing, she is a passionate advocate for the animal kingdom and enjoys spending time getting lost in a great book.
“We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.” – Mother Theresa
Money Maven. Idea Generator.
Ginger comes from the high-energy and high-stress home industry, making her all too familiar with needing to maximize efficiency and the art of intense follow through.
Outside of the office, Ginger enjoys the time spent cooking for her family and loved ones, and special one-on-one time with her beloved pup.
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
Payroll Wizard. Sanity-Keeper.
A C&J veteran, Marivic keeps the office running. Accurate, considerate and a master at meeting accounting deadlines, she specializes in Payroll and Accounting for small businesses.
Although she loves keeping us on our game here at the office, at home she relishes in the peace of mind of a clean house and enjoys traveling to visit her out-of-town and out-of-the-country family, the most important part of her life.
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James
Penny Processor. Exercise Junkie.
Penny keeps her nose to the grindstone and has an extensive background in bookkeeping and accounting, having helped businesses in a variety of industries stay at the top of their game.
Her free-time is spent reveling in the peace that comes from a good hike and enjoying the food and travel channel with her family.
“Don’t moan, don’t whine, don’t blame. Just get on with it.” – Katherine Hepburn
Wearer of Many Hats. Voice of Reason.
With a background in Real Estate and a knack for customer service, Trina has a innate ability to pivot to new tasks and relieve stress. She stays on top of client’s financials and is our go-to for insurance needs.
When at home, Trina is all about her kids. She spends her free time with them going on nature hikes to find creepy crawlers, and serving as #1 fan for her son’s football and daughter’s cheer teams, and her other sons’ karate and theatrical performances.
“Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. If you want respect, give respect.”
Mailing Guru. Black Belt.
Is there anything Keli’i doesn’t do? Serving as our go-to person for administrative, data-entry and support tasks here at C&J, Keli’i has an eye for detail and a skill for picking up new tasks.
A committed student and gifted in the world of martial arts, when not helping us meet mailing deadlines and keeping the office going, he studies Hawaiian Kempo as well as his books.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
Report Generator. Music Lover.
Another C&J veteran, Geline provides bookkeeping and data entry support for a range of business of all sizes and industries.
Gifted in the art of dance, drums, guitar, ukulele and singing, Geline spends her time out of the office immersed in her creative world and quality friend-time.
“If you have a dream, go for it. Anything is possible.”
Computer Wiz. Family Man.
With a mind for technology and cyber-security, Jerome keeps data safe and gives the office a tech-savvy edge.
Jerome is the ultimate lifesaver here at C&J, but his true passions lie in working with his hands and spending time with his children. Jerome enjoys working on renovation, landscaping, design and engineering tasks, having turned his home into a personal project.