Our Mission

Solving Financial Problems for Select Clients

32+

Years of Experience

1,000+

Happy Clients

10,000+

Tax Returns Filed

9

Awesome Teammates

Our mission

Our History

  1. Roy Seghetti & Doug Waxler Form Seghetti Waxler

    1980

  2. Seghetti Waxler Moves to Seabright

    1985

  3. Tom & Cristian Purchase Seghetti Waxler

    2015

  4. Michele Joins the Team

    2015

  5. Seghetti Waxler Moves to Soquel

    2017

  6. Alan Windt, CPA Joins the Team

    2017

  7. Kat Joins the Team

    2020

  8. Seghetti Waxler moves to 37th & Portola

    2022

  9. Sami, Scott & Mateo join the team

    2022

Our Team

Cristian Gonzalez, CPA

Principal

Tom Castillo, CPA

Principal

Alan Windt, CPA

Tax Manager

Kat Elward

Admin Manager & Staff Accountant

Mateo Martinez

Staff Accountant

Scott Vandenheuvel

Staff Accountant

Sami Elward

Administrative Assistant

Michele Paulsen

Administrative Assistant

Lori Castillo

Advisor

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Cristian Gonzalez, CPA

Principal

Experience

Cristian Gonzalez, CPA has been a CPA since 2013 and has been in public accounting since 2007. Together with Tom Castillo, he purchased Seghetti Waxler in 2015. Cristian lives in Salinas with his two daughters, Jocelyn and Olivia and Son, Levi. His wife, Korina, went to be with the Lord August 27, 2022.

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Tom Castillo, CPA

Principal

Experience

Tom Castillo, CPA has been a CPA since 2012 and has been in public accounting since 2009. Together with Cristian Gonzalez, he purchased Seghetti Waxler in 2015. Tom lives in Scotts Valley with his wife, Lori, daughter, Penelope, and son, Nolan.

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Alan Windt, CPA

Tax Manager

Experience

Alan Windt, CPA is focused on providing tax services to small businesses and individuals. He’s a graduate of Cal State Fullerton and has worked with Seghetti Waxler since 2017. Every Wednesday night, he trades in his 10-key for a hockey stick and shoots for the back of the net.

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Kat Elward

Admin Manager & Staff Accountant

Experience

Kat joined Seghetti Waxler in December 2020 and began working as our receptionist. She now acts as the manager of the administrative team as well as a staff accountant on our accounting team. Kat holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach where she played NCAA Division I Water Polo. Previously, she held a position as Director of a child care facility in Scotts Valley.

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Mateo Martinez

Staff Accountant

Experience

Mateo provides tax services to individuals and small businesses throughout Santa Cruz. He holds an Associates in Accounting from Gavilan College. Prior to joining Seghetti Waxler, Mateo was an accountant at All Bay Mechanical, Inc., a small HVAC contractor in the South Bay. In his free time, he enjoys tending to the family ranch and spending time with his dog, Leo.

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Scott Vandenheuvel

Staff Accountant

Experience

Scott provides tax services to individuals and small businesses throughout Santa Cruz. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting & a Professional Accounting Certificate from California State University Chico. Prior to joining Seghetti Waxler, Scott held positions as a staff accountant at another CPA firm and as part of the team of forensic accountants at a Bay Area Litigation Support office. In his free time, Scott enjoys fishing and is a sports enthusiast.

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Sami Elward

Administrative Assistant

Experience

Sami is our office Quarterback. She is our primary point of contact and processes all our tax returns and client requests. She enjoys walking her dog, Sailor, at Its Beach and riding dirt bikes with her Fiancée Reese.

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Michele Paulsen

Administrative Assistant

Experience

Michele "Shelly" Paulsen is our longest tenured employee. She provides customers with excellent service and processes many of the source documents needed to file tax returns. Shelly lives in Scotts Valley with her husband, Frank. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her adult sons, Mark and Nick, and her two grandsons, Hudson and Brixton

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Lori Castillo

Advisor

Experience

Lori assists the firm with its software selection and implementation. She has worked in software sales at a Silicon Valley SaaS business for over 10 years, working closely with sales teams and executives to evaluate, design and deliver software solutions to address key business objectives and executive priorities.