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Our Team

Background

Since 1969, our firm has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. We prepare Individual, Partnership, LLC, Corporations, Trust and Estate Tax returns. Our expertise includes tax planning strategies for individuals, business, estates and trust, tax preparation, and accounting services.

Kathryn A. "Kathy" Moore, EA

kathy.moore@tastra.com

Kathryn "Kathy" Moore has been preparing taxes since 1986. She became an Enrolled Agent in 1988, and thus is able to represent taxpayers at all levels of the IRS up to U.S. Tax Court. She joined the National Association of Enrolled Agents in 1989, and has been active in the Hawaii Society of Enrolled Agents, and currently sits on their board as Treasurer. She completed the National Association of Enrolled Agents high level educational program in the National Tax Practice Institute, and became a Fellow in that organization in 1992. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration & Finance degree from the University of Hawaii. Kathy is also Treasurer of The Samaritan Counseling Center.

Kathy is very supportive of the arts and education in Hawaii. She is an active member of her church and enjoys spending time outdoors. She is married with 3 children.

Henry C. "Bud" Klein (Founder)

Henry C. "Bud" Klein is our founder and has been preparing taxes since 1969. He became an Enrolled Agent in 1976, and thus is able to represent taxpayers at all levels of the IRS up to U.S. Tax Court. He has been an active member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents at both the national and state level. He was chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Enrolled Agents Educational Foundation, and was recognized as Tax Educator of the Year in 1993. He helped found the Hawaii Society of Enrolled Agents in 1985, and served as its president for the first 10 years of its existence. He continues to be active in the organization. By completing a rigorous educational program, he was appointed a Fellow in the National Tax Practice Institute in 1989. He has degrees from Princeton University, Rutgers University and Wayne State University.

Bud is enjoying his well-deserved retirement and continues to consult with us as needed. In his free time, he enjoys listening and participating in choral music programs. He is a father of three, and has 5 grandchildren.

Robert A Walker, J.D., LL.M.

Robert A. Walker, J.D., LL.M., is a former trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel (International and General Litigation Divisions), Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations and the United States Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Walker received his J.D. cum laude at Vermont Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University Law School.

From 1996 to 1998, he was awarded a Fulbright International Teaching Fellowship to the KIMEP Presidential Institute in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Thereafter, for fifteen years, he taught for the University of Maryland overseas military Asian Division in Okinawa, Japan and Korea and the European Division in Germany and Italy. His subject matters of expertise include accounting, taxation, and business law. Two years ago, Bob and his wife Annie permanently moved to Hawaii and they now live in Waikiki.

Mark Hildebrant

Mark has many years of experience as a tax preparer. He is also our IT specialist. He is a graduate of Ohio State University and recently retired from Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Mark is from Ohio and is an avid Indians fan and enjoys surfing and windsurfing. He is married with one child.

Arnold L. Cristobal

Arnold Cristobal is our staff accountant who does the write up work and payroll services for our clients. He has over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance and has been with our firm since 2016. He has a Master of Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University. Arnold is married and has two children.

Janice Y. Torres, Office Manager

Janice Torres is our Office Manager. A former teacher and paralegal, she came to our firm in 2010. Janice has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education from the University of Hawaii. She is married and has three children and four grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in our community.