About Us

About Jones and Associates

Get to know our staff and learn about why we started Jones and Associates

After several years of auditing, our founder Adam Jones noticed a disheartening trend among the nonprofits he worked with: the issues in their accounting systems went unfixed year after year. With this in mind, he started Jones and Associates in 2006 to assist nonprofit organizations with preparation for their financial statement audits. Over a decade later, J & A has grown into a full-service accounting solution, providing a full array of services from bookkeeping to outsourced CFO. The firm has served nonprofits exclusively from Day One, allowing them to focus on their greater mission of making the world a better place.

Our Team

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

President

Adam began his career in San Francisco at a CPA firm with a nonprofit audit and tax specialty. Over 20 years later, he is still motivated, inspired and enthusiastic about helping nonprofits. In his spare time, he enjoys going to car shows and spending time with his husband Timothy and their friends and family.

Mark Cregar

Mark Cregar

Vice President Strategy and Business Development

After graduating from Albright College and the Wharton School of Business, Mark held various positions for big name companies. But seeing how nonprofits desired to make the world better prompted him to do the same. In his spare time, he has a passion for real estate and typically eats enough for two people.

Shirley Kurokawa

Shirley Kurokawa

Accounting Director

After a long tenure in public accounting (two large firms, seven years each), Shirley decided to put her CPA to work in the nonprofit world. On the weekends you'll find her outdoors- either hiking or off-roading in her impressive four wheel drive (almost) monster truck.

Marin Murray

Marin Murray

ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR

Marin left public accounting after being inspired to serve the nonprofit community, and worked as the Controller at Jewish Vocational Service for five years prior to joining our team. When she’s not working with us, she can be found playing softball or indulging in story time with her son.

Rosa Yan

Rosa Yan

Accounting Director

Rosa has been involved in the nonprofit sector since 1997 and in public accounting since 2007. At Jones & Associates she has found humanity centered work. During her spare time she gardens, hikes and explores botanical gardens.

Claudia Fiero

Claudia Fiero

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Claudia comes with over ten years of experience in accounting with a diverse background including the fields of nonprofit, education, real estate development, and staffing. Driven by the mission behind the nonprofit sector, Claudia has dedicated the last six years of her career to making a difference in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys being a foodie and exploring new places.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Accounting Manager

Jessica started her career in private accounting but made the switch to nonprofits four years before joining us here at J & A, with a long track record in the healthcare field. She is one of the many animal lovers here at J & A, a proud owner of both the feline (Rue the cat) and canine (Violet the dog) varieties.

Karrah Garcia

Karrah Garcia

Accounting Manager

Karrah started her accounting career at Price Waterhouse Cooper, specializing in nonprofits. Her eight years of experience there made the jump to J & A pretty easy. Karrah’s passions include music and fantasy football, and she especially loves sampling a good California red at one of the area’s many wineries. 

Cara Valentini

Cara Valentini

Accounting Manager

Cara came to us from Big Accounting in big cities, having spent eight years in NYC and Los Angeles at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Cara’s nonprofit bona fides are impeccable, with degrees from Georgetown and Columbia Universities (the latter a Masters in Public Affairs); and a seat on the board of Hillsides, a Pasadena based nonprofit.

Jacob Tanti

Jacob Tanti

Accounting Manager

Jake started with us as an intern before graduating from CSU Northridge and becoming one of our full-time associates. Always wanting to make an impact, Jake has found a way to contribute to his community through working with nonprofits. When he isn’t crunching numbers, he enjoys driving his convertible, and indulging in the complementary activities of sewing and snowboarding.

Gina Alvarez

Gina Alvarez

HR and Payroll Manager

Gina has had a long career in HR and payroll management, most recently in the transportation industry. Her position at J & A enables her to contribute to nonprofits in new ways, after years of volunteering and fundraising at organizations dedicated to cancer research and services. Her unique sense of style reflects the views of her inspiration, Coca Chanel, who once said “every day is a fashion show and the world is a runway”. 

Arnaldo Ochoa

Arnaldo Ochoa

Accounting Associate

Arnaldo is yet another nonprofit accounting veteran here at J & A, having worked as a Senior Bookkeeper at GLAAD for eight years before coming to J & A. When he is not neck deep in debits and credits, he can be found in the great outdoors road biking in rough terrain.

Angela Pogossian Maloof

Angela Pogossian Maloof

Accounting Manager

When joining J & A Angela found the perfect union of her passion for helping people and being a part of something greater than just the bottom line.  She comes to us with over 15 years of experience in healthcare administration, bookkeeping, accounting and finance.

Cristina Hernandez

Cristina Hernandez

Accounting Associate

Cristina spent five years in real estate accounting before joining the J & A team. She has always had a charitable spirit so working with nonprofits suits her well. Cristina was born and raised in Los Angeles – her great passions are the LA Kings, cooking and drag queens – not necessarily in that order.

Liz Ladizinsky

Liz Ladizinsky

Accounting Associate

Liz came to Jones and Associates with a specialty in accounting at houses of worship, most recently at All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. On weekends and evenings she sings a different tune – literally – as a professional singer in venues throughout Los Angeles. 

Claudia Chavez

Claudia Chavez

Accounting Associate

Claudia graduated with an accounting degree from Cal State University Northridge, joining J & A to help nonprofits make a difference in the world. However, with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric, Claudia can handle a debate as skillfully as a Quickbooks file. 

Carlos Puerto

Carlos Puerto

Accounting Associate

Carlos switched from for-profit to nonprofit accounting when he joined J & A, having worked in the sustainable architecture field after receiving his accounting degree from Cal State Long Beach. Growing up in LA, his greatest pleasure is seeing the Lakers win – particularly against his nemesis, the Clippers.

Scott Dickson

Scott Dickson

Accounting Assistant

Scott is a veteran of the entertainment and cable industry with an extensive background in budgeting, forecasting, strategy, and research. He joined J & A for the opportunity to contribute to society in a meaningful way. In his spare time, he enjoys time with family and weekends in the desert soaking up the warmth and cool vibes.

Michelle Del Rosario

Michelle Del Rosario

Office Manager

Our Office Manager Michelle thinks it’s refreshing that people want to better the world, not just the bottom line. Her previous company gigs were as a Bookkeeper and a Cash Supervisor, and she loves mid-century modern houses and décor almost as much as writing short stories.