About the Firm

John started his practice in 1983. His first months' billing before expenses was $25. "I started with a borrowed computer, a borrowed phone, an old desk and chair."

Today, the firm has over 100 varied business clients including restaurants, bars, gift shops, doctors' offices, a flooring store, care homes, non-profit organizations, auto repair shops, grocery stores, clothing stores, and several gas stations. The firm does over 1,300 tax returns a year for individuals, C corporations, S corporations, Partnerships, LLC's, Fiduciaries, Non-Profit agencies, gift and inheritance taxes. John has personally prepared over 30,000 returns in the course of his career.

John and his staff welcome new clients and would be glad to discuss your business' needs with you.

Just call 707-444-3874 for an appointment. For more information about tax and payroll preparation costs, please see Fees & Services.

Marie Richards

Marie Richards, EA

Marie recieved her B.S. degree in Accounting from University of TX in 1982.  She recieved her Enrolled Agent status in 2006.  She is a member of the California Society of Enrolled Agents.  Marie enjoys her position with John Fullerton CPA because as she puts it “We have the nicest clients in Humboldt County.”  After 15 years she is still excited to be living in this beautiful area of Northern CA.   


 Alaina Coffman

Office Manager since 1999. Alaina moved to Humboldt County because she loves fresh air and the outdoors and wanted a safe, positive environment to raise her two sons.  



Ashley Fullerton

Ashley Fullerton

Bookkeeper since 2014. She is part time working around her classes at HSU where her major is accounting. She loves animals and often is a foster parent for rescue puppies and kittens.



Connie Latner

Accountant since 2010.  Connie completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Accounting in January 2011.  She was born and raised in the Fort Bragg area and moved her twin daughters and son with her to Eureka in November of 2006.  She loves the Redwood Trees and Coast.



Salina Vanderwaal 

Front Office & Payroll Administrator.  Salina grew up in Humboldt County and raised her daughter and 2 sons here as well.  She is the welcoming smile when you first enter our office. 



Kayla Fournier

Front Office & Payroll Administrator.   Kayla was born and raised in the Fortuna area.  Her and her husband are the proud parents of Dean their 6 month old son.  Kayla is the newest member of our team and we look forward to years of growth with her on board.



During tax season, we also have several part-time workers such as Carolyn Marsh who has been with us for over 15 years and Melinda Black who joined our team before last tax season.

Come by and meet the staff. Fresh coffee is always on!