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Meet Cristina

 

Cristina was born in California but spent most of her life in Oklahoma City until she and her family moved to St. Joseph, MO in 2012. Cristina holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting with an emphasis in tax from Oklahoma State University. Cristina started her career in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche in 1996, moved to Foodbrands of America as a tax manager in 2000 until 2003, then went back to public accounting as a tax manager at HSPG & Associate 2004-2012. After moving to St. Joe, Cristina started working at CliftonLarsonAllen as a Tax Director in 2013 until 2021 where she  focused on tax compliance and tax planning with individuals, small businesses and their families.

Cristina has been married to her husband, Roger, for 26 years and they have three children: Isabella, Griffin and Price. She loves spending as much time with her family as she can, especially before her kids start leaving for college! Cristina enjoys traveling to new places to give her children new experiences, spending time outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking or just walking, and reading anything she can get her hands on. She also enjoys being a part of community service projects.

 

Favorite Food:

Chocolate!

Something on my bucket list:

Walk the Camino de Santiago

Best piece of financial advice I received:

Give, Save, Spend.

Favorite Quote:

“If life were predictable it would cease to be life and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

If I could meet anyone, past or present, it would be:

Mother Teresa

Favorite book:

The Glass Castle and An Invisible Thread

Favorite movie:

Heat

Favorite TV Show:

Downton Abbey

What motivates me:

Creating the best life for my family.

Favorite holiday:

Christmas

Place I’d most like to visit:

Maldives

My biggest accomplishment:

My children but before they were born – passing the CPA exam on the first sitting.