Kevin D. Lawrence, CPA
Kevin is our Partner and Co-founder of the Firm. He is a hands on Partner, taking a role in every client no matter how small. He began working in our firm’s predecessor MBFR in 1993, working his way up from an Accounting Clerk and attending college at California State University, San Bernardino two days a week. Kevin graduated in 1999 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration emphasis in Accounting then passed the CPA exam in 2000. These days he focuses a lot of attention on consulting to our many clients on a monthly basis, keeping them running as efficiently as possible.
Erin C. Lawrence
Erin is a Senior Manager having started in the original offices of MBFR in 1990 as a staff tax preparer doing tax returns by hand. She graduated from California State University, San Bernardino in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration emphasizing Accounting. She now is responsible for the preparation of more than 70 Federal and state tax returns and provides the initial review of many financials and county cost reports for our Department of Mental Health clients.
Petra M. Foster
Petra has been with us since the inception of the original firm (MBFR) in 1989. She specializes in preparing the more that 60 mandated government cost reports required for our healthcare clients and takes charge of the administrative needs of our firm. She has partially retired and enjoys watching her grandkids, quilting, and hanging out at home with her pack of dogs.
R. Quinn Foster
Quinn is our Audit Manager taking the managing role on virtually all of our audits. He began with our predecessor firm MBFR in 2000 as an accounting clerk while working through college. He received his B.S. Degree in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix in 2009. He has taken the role of organizing, planning, performing and supervising numerous financial audits. The audits included HUD Audits, DOL Limited-scope 401(k) Audits, government audits and non-profits. In addition, he has the role of keeping our files in compliance with the AICPA peer review rules.
Ian J. Foster
Ian is a Senior Accountant with our firm. He began with our predecessor firm MBFR in 2002 putting himself through college at the University of Phoenix. He received his B.S. Degree in Business Accounting in 2009. Ian has been a jack of all trades in our firm. He has performed DOL Limited-scope 401(k) Audits from start to end, reviewed client internal controls and suggested ways to improve them, organized and maintained a task management system, and traveled to clients facilities to help establish new methods of daily accounting to assist in preventing fraud.
Shawn E. Foster
Shawn has been an Accounting Clerk in the company since 1998. She specializes in bookkeeping for some of our small businesses as well as the administrative tasks necessary for our firm. She earned a B.S. Degree in Visual Communications in 2004 at Westwood College giving her the ability to help us create our graphic identity.
Ronald H. Foster, CPA (founder) 1946 – 2010
Ron was our founding partner and the drive behind our old fashioned belief that business and family can mix. He was a gentle man of honesty, a great listener, a patient teacher, a compassionate supporter of people in need, at work and at home, a staunch believer in all facets of education and an ardent dog lover. Unfortunately he was taken from us too early after a brief battle with lung cancer in 2010. He is sorely missed.
Gwen has been our office greeter since she was 6 weeks old. As the daughter of Kevin and Erin and the Granddaughter of Ron and Petra you might say she has accounting in her blood, but as of now she tells us she would like to be a musician or maybe teach children with autism. Her hobbies include singing and playing guitar, computer games, watching “Vines” and learning new hair and makeup techniques. She has become a very talented vocalist with the music school she attends, even earning a spot in the school’s All-Star performers for the 2013 holiday season.