Darlene Valdez-Waters started working in public accounting in 1977 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979. She became a partner in Cox, Battey & Valdez, CPAs in 1981, and then the managing partner of Cox and Valdez, CPAs in 1984. Darlene earned her BA degree in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of Redlands. During her career, Darlene has gained expertise in all areas of taxation including individual, business, non-profit, and fiduciary taxes. As well as an expertise in compilation and review services, audits of governmental and non-profit entities, and all areas of tax planning. In her free time, Darlene and her husband enjoy playing tennis, hiking, and going to the beach.