We believe it is important to know the people you work with.  Here is a little bit about us:

Ross Hesseling

Ross Hesseling

President & Lead Preparer

Ross started out in the tax world with 2 clients in 1997.  He was self taught, functioning as a tax consultant for the first 15 years, before eventually obtaining his licenses and certifications for tax preparation.  The vast majority of Ross’ clients are either from referrals or web searches, leading to 5 star reviews on ratings sites.  Ross practices a consultative approach to tax and treats each return as if it was his own.  He specializes in maximizing deductions while minimizing audits.  He also assists each client in tax planning to realize their financial goals.

Ross is a father to four kids and has been married for thirty-five years to his lovely wife. When he’s not making his family and friends laugh at his jokes he can be found volunteering on the board of The Bread of Life Homeless Shelter, winning a game of poker, or travelling the world. 

 

Peter Stahl

Peter Stahl

Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper

Peter is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in accounting and financial management as well as a licensed tax professional. Peter joined RH Tax services in 2016 after working as a tax consultant for several years. Peter has been a key member of several startup businesses as well as working as a business and financial consultant. He holds an MBA and an engineering degree.

Born in Malmo Sweden Peter came to America in the 80’s with the goal of an Olympic career in Running. Since then he has received his MBA, which he paired with a valedictorian title,  and a Bachelor’s in engineering. In his free time Peter enjoys anything to do with being outside, be it working out or going to the beach. He speaks Swedish, German, and English!

 

Candice Gerlach

Candice Gerlach

CPA, CFE

Candice is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner in Carlsbad, California. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

Candice has nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting. Throughout her career her focus has been in a variety of areas such as, white collar crime, financial statement preparation, audits and tax compliance. She was the lead forensic accountant of many large national financial crimes, including a $100 million Ponzi scheme. Her work included tracing laundered money around the world, recovering assets for the Federal Receiver to return to victims, and providing supporting documentation for various law enforcement agencies and attorneys. 

Today, she spends most of her time focusing on tax compliance in a variety of areas, including individuals, estates and trust, partnerships, as well as closely held C and S-Corporations. Her clientele covers a wide spectrum; from high net worth individuals to young entrepreneurs. She has also devoted a large amount of her time to not for profit tax compliance and governance.

Candice is originally from Scottsdale, AZ and moved to Carlsbad, CA in 2013. Prior to beginning her career in accounting, she was in the diamond business. While in that industry she became a Certified Diamontologist, as issued by the Diamond Council of America. 

In her spare time, Candice spends her time with her family, enjoys yoga, reading, traveling and aspires to complete a triathlon one day. She is always looking for ways to give back to her community and is a current member of the Carlsbad Rotary Club. She holds positions on the Boards of the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation, Homeless Veterans of San Diego and Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable.

Dalles Hesseling

Dalles Hesseling

Tax Preparer

Dalles started with RH Tax in 2016 working alongside Ross and Peter. He is a certified Tax Preparer who puts his clients first. 

Dalles is a father to two beautiful girls and is happily married to his beautiful wife of two years. He always loved Robin Hood and some might say that inspired him to get into this business, helping his clients get the best returns they possibly can. When he’s not working or relaxing with family he can be found playing hockey, coaching hockey, or watching his daughter play hockey.

Kanaan Hesseling

Kanaan Hesseling

Administrative Assistant/ Social Media Manager

Kanaan has worked in customer service for over nine years and has recieved corporate level training in various skills. If you need a call directed or help with your appointments give him a call and he’ll give you a hand.

Kanaan has worked as a social Media Manager for a few different companies, brands, and even a few Non-Profits. If you leave a comment somewhere or see a reminder to set an appointment it’s probably him.

In his free time Kanaan is a writer of both stage and screen. Currently working at the writer for a Non-Profit theater program that will be taking High-Quality theater around the world to areas that need it.