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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, M. Blank & Company has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. M. Blank & Company's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. M. Blank & Company is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Orange County's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose M. Blank & Company receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Marilyn Blank, CPA MBT CFP®

(949)830-5231 Ext. 102

Founder & Managing Principal

Marilyn has been practicing as a certified public accountant since 1986. M. Blank & Company was established in 1993 after having spent 7 years with Deloitte and Touche in Los Angeles and Orange County. Marilyn received her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Southern California in 1986. In 1998, she was awarded a Masters degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Marilyn attended the financial planning program through University of California - Irvine, and in 2002 earned her designation as a Certified Financial Planner.

Prior to her career in public accounting, Marilyn was in the banking industry for 10 years. She lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Robert. When not working she enjoys spending time in San Diego with her adult children.

Andrea Scarbrough, CPA MBT

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 103

Tax Principal

Andrea has been working in public accounting since 1997. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the California State University, Fullerton in 2000. In 2004, she received a Masters in Business Taxation from University of Southern California.

Andrea started with M. Blank & Company in 2009 after having spent 9 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Orange County serving mainly private family run enterprises, primarily in the services, manufacturing and real estate sectors, doing business throughout the United States and internationally. She currently specializes in tax returns for all entities and individuals, as well as providing accounting advice and consulting for a variety of businesses. Andrea is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Andrea is married and has three small children.

Pauline Tomaiko, CPA

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 115

Tax & Accounting Manager

Pauline joined M. Blank & Company in November of 2010 as a staff accountant. She handles accounting projects and tax returns for all types of entities and individuals. She received a BA in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton in 2011. Pauline is married and has a 1 year old daughter, Malia.

Kris Gage, EA

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 104

Bookkeeper / Enrolled Agent

Kris has been with us for over 17 years serving a very important function of high level bookkeeping and business management services. She assists during tax season with individual and businesses tax returns. Her previous career consisted of many years of management in the healthcare field including Americair, Inc, a home heathcare provider. She has her credentials as an Enrolled Agent (licensed to practice before the IRS). When not working she enjoys her time off with her husband and two children, Mitchell and Madisen, at her family home in Catalina.

Jason Tu

(949)830-5231 Ext. 119

Senior Accountant

Jason started working as a staff accountant at M. Blank & Company in October 2016. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting and Finance. During his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing, and skateboarding.

Chantel Salas

(949)830-5231 ext 101

Senior Accountant

Chantel graduated in May of 2017 from California State University Fullerton, with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. After college, she spent the summer traveling through Europe before she started working at M. Blank & Company in August of 2017. During her free time, Chantel enjoys going to the beach and snowboarding in the winter.

Geri Ferger, EA

(949)830-5231 ext 126

Enrolled Agent - Tax Manager

Geri earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northeaster Illinois University in Chicago.

Her career includes three years of audit at KPMG in Chicago, followed by several years in private industry financial reporting. In addition to preparing tax returns, she handles our clients IRS and State tax authority issues. Geri receives intense satisfaction from being able to assist clients with their IRS issues.

When she is not at M. Blank, you will find her at the gym or doing advocacy work for the special needs community. She lives in Lake Forest with her husband, son and Bichon Elsa.

Stacy Bower

(949) 830-5231 ext 118

Tax Staff

Stacy earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California Polythechnic University, San Louis Obispo. She is a CPA and worked as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche for over 7 years and then spent 25 years in private industry as a Chief Financial Officer. For the past 3 years he has been a Consultant and has worked with M. Blank & Company, doing both corporate and personal tax returns during the busy tax months.

Stacy lives in Ladera Ranch and enjoys spending her time off with her husband and two sons. She enjoys traveling, reading and scrapbooking.

Deeann Halleck

(949) 830-5231 ext 106


Deeann has been working as a bookkeeper since 2004. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton in 2001. She joined M. Blank & Company in August of 2018. She maintains the daily accounting functions for several entities.

Deeann Lives in Rancho Santa Margarita with her husband, Jeff. When not working, she enjoys spending time with him and their two adult sons, Tyler and Chase.

Jocelyn Kerr-Thantrakul, CPA MST

(949) 830-5231 ext 125

Tax Manager

Jocelyn has been practicing as a certified public accountant since 1993. She received her bachelor's degree from University of California, Los Angeles and Masters of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Jocelyn and her family have been Laguna Niguel residents since 2001, and she worked for several local CPA firms. She enjoys helping small business owners and individuals with their tax and financial needs. She worked part time for M. Blank & Company in 2015-2016 and was excited to rejoin the company in October 2018 and its team of knowledgeable, helpful, dedicated people.

In her free time, she enjoys family time, Thai food, and neighborhood walks.

Kinga Osborn

(949) 830-5231 ext 100

Office Manager

Gretchen Burrow

949-830-5231 x 115

Accounting Manager

Shira Frank

949-830-5231 x 124

Staff Accountant

Michael Nguyen

949-830-5231 x 107

Staff Accountant

Sujata Kopparam



Michele Petro

949-830-5231 x 112

Administrative Staff