Our Team

Timothy W. McGaughey | Certified Public Accountant
Timothy W. McGaughey, CPA, is the managing partner of the firm and has been working in the accounting and finance area since his graduation from Sonoma State University in 1998.  He is licensed by the California State Board of Accountancy and both the California Department of Real Estate and Department of Insurance.  Tim is a member of both the California Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs.  His areas of specialization include business taxation and financial accounting.  Tim is a lifelong resident of Petaluma who grew up working in the family restaurant, Mister McGoo's.  He enjoys giving back to the community he grew up in and is treasurer of the Petaluma Education Foundation.  Tim is an avid golfer who is a past treasurer of the Petaluma Golf & Country Club.  He is also a member of the Petaluma Elk's Lodge #901, Native Sons of the Golden West and the Marin-Sonoma Italian Club.  In his spare time he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Elizabeth and son Avery.

Dave Iler | Enrolled Agent,  Accredited Tax Advisor
David Iler, EA, became a partner of the firm in 2007 and has been with the firm since 1991. As an Enrolled Agent, Dave is a federally licensed tax practitioner who specializes in taxation and has unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The EA credential is the highest credential the IRS awards.  Dave is a nationally Accredited Tax Advisor as awarded by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT). In addition, Dave has seven years of experience as an Internal Revenue Agent which strengthens his knowledge in the field of tax preparation and compliance.  Dave is a 1984 graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in Management/Accounting and is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.  Dave is a member of various professional organizations including the National Society of Enrolled Agents (NSEA), the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA) and the National Society of Accountants (NSA). 

Dave@CPAPETALUMA.com
  

Melinda Furtado | Office Manager & Certified Tax Return Preparer
Melinda Furtado, Office Manager and Certified Tax Return Preparer, become a partner of the firm in 2007 and has been with our firm for over 20 years. Melinda is a California Notary Public who is a member of the National Notary Association and is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate.  She is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor who specializes in the implementation and support of Quickbooks. Melinda has lived in the Petaluma area all her life.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading in her free time.  Operating behind the scenes, she makes a major contribution to serving our clients needs and contributing to the success of our firm.

Melinda@CPAPETALUMA.com

Nina M. Alejos | Certified Public Accountant
Nina M. Alejos, CPA, has been working in the tax and accounting field since her graduation from Sonoma State University in 2006. She is licensed by the California State Board of Accountancy and a member of the California Society of CPAs.  Nina has lived in the Petaluma area all her life and has been actively involved on the board to the Petaluma Community Foundation since the fall of 2011. In August of 2012 she became a proud parent to her son, Carson. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, Boston Terrier, playing or coaching soccer, hiking, baking, supporting local sporting events and going to college football games at USC.

Nina@CPAPETALUMA.com

Jennifer Kaye Smith | Certified Public Accountant

Jennifer Kaye Smith, CPA has been employed in the accounting and tax field for over 13 years.  After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1995 from Sonoma State University she returned to post graduate studies and acquired her accounting education.  In 2005 she became a CPA licensed by the California State Board of Accountancy and is a member of the California Society of CPAs.  Her areas of speciailization include individual and business tax return preparation.  Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her two sons, running, reading and painting.

Jennifer@CPAPETALUMA.com



Yvan Pierre Louis | Master of Science in Taxation

Yvan Pierre Louis, MST, has been working in the accounting and tax field for over 10 years. He started his tax accounting career with Ernst & Young LLP and worked for a CPA firm in San Francisco after obtaining his Master in Taxation from Golden Gate University in 2006. Yvan also received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting from Dominican University. Yvan is currently working towards his CPA license. Yvan is a follower of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Football Club.

Yvan@CPAPETALUMA.com
 


Jennifer Scott | Office Coordinator

Jennifer Scott joined the firm in 2012. She is often the first face you see when you come to our office or the first voice you hear when you call.  She manages the front desk and supports our CPAs with administrative and special projects. Jennifer has been an office professional for more than 20 years. She grew up in Petaluma and enjoys being back in town seeing how much has changed and how much stays the same.  Jennifer and her husband spend the off hours sailing on the Bay and cruising in their classic car. 

JScott@CPAPETALUMA.com

Gary E. Baldwin | Certified Public Accountant   1944-2014
Gary E. Baldwin, CPA, was the founding partner of Baldwin, McGaughey & Co. CPAs.  
After a courageous two year battle with cancer Gary passed away on January 1, 2014.  He loved his work with a passion rivaled only for his love of family.  Over the many years of practice his colleagues and clients became some of his dearest friends.  Gary's other passions included playing golf, the 49ers, sea cruises and cooking.
Gary instilled a strong work ethic and customer service in our firm.  Baldwin, McGaughey & Co. CPAs is proud to keep these values as part of our firm's fabric and will continue to provide excellent client services with an unmatched work ethic.