Christine’s love for accounting started in a high school class. Her favorite part was always balancing to the penny. After high school, she worked as an Accounts Payable Clerk before moving to Chico for school. While attending college, she enjoyed working as a Cost Accounting Clerk for a number of years before settling in to working at a CPA firm as she completed her degree. After obtaining her accounting degree, she went on to work for the government accounting office in her hometown of San Clemente where she met her husband. She scaled back her workload while raising her children. But now, with her son getting ready to head off to college and her daughter obtaining her driver’s license, Christine found herself with more free time.
Christine decided the best thing to do with her spare time was to grow her career. A timely conversation with Dark Horse Principal, Hayes Hokanson (who she had been longtime friends with) lead to an opportunity to do just that. Hayes told her all about Dark Horse CPAs and it seemed to be a perfect fit! And so, she now finds herself wearing the hat (literally) of a Dark Horse CPA. She has extensive experience with small businesses and not-for profit entities, in areas such as sales tax, payroll tax and income taxes to name a few.
When not working or caring for her family, Christine enjoys walking the trails of San Clemente, playing tennis, and spending time with her dogs. The family loves to take camping trips to Baja, enjoying the secluded beaches and culture Mexico has to offer.
Suzi Drennen is the most knowledgeable, conscientious, and responsive CPA I have ever known—which is why I’ve stayed with her for more than 10 years. She is honest, has always gotten back to me quickly even at the height of tax season, and has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. The icing on the cake is that Suzi’s easy to work with and on top of that, a great person! She and her firm are tops!