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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.

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.

Sarah A Moore, Tax Preparer/Manager 

Sarah Moore is our assistant tax preparer/office manager. She graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of San Diego in 2017.  Prior to working at Tax Strategies, Sarah was a client customer assistant at UBS Financial and a manager at Enterprise Holdings.  She is lives in Kaneohe and in engaged to be married in 2020.  In her spare time, Sarah likes to hike, travel and go to the beach!

Peniela Rand, Staff Accountant 

Peniela Rand is our bookkeeper.  She has been with Tax Strategies since February 2017.  She has over 12 years of experience in accounting management and bookkeeping.  She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, major in Accounting from the University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business.  Peniela is married with three young children. Peniela enjoys spending time with her family and  is active in her church.