About Us

About Jones and Associates

Get to know our staff and learn about why we started Jones and Associates

After several years of auditing, our founder Adam Jones noticed a disheartening trend among the nonprofits he worked with: the issues in their accounting systems went unfixed year after year. With this in mind, he started Jones and Associates in 2006 to assist nonprofit organizations with preparation for their financial statement audits. Over a decade later, J & A has grown into a full-service accounting solution, providing a full array of services from bookkeeping to outsourced CFO. The firm has served nonprofits exclusively from Day One, allowing them to focus on their greater mission of making the world a better place.

Our Team

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

President

Adam began his career in San Francisco at a CPA firm with a nonprofit audit and tax specialty. Over 20 years later, he is still motivated, inspired and enthusiastic about helping nonprofits. In his spare time, he enjoys going to car shows and spending time with his husband Timothy and their friends and family.

Mark Cregar

Mark Cregar

Vice President Strategy and Business Development

After graduating from Albright College and the Wharton School of Business, Mark held various positions for big name companies. But seeing how nonprofits desired to make the world better prompted him to do the same. In his spare time, he has a passion for real estate and typically eats enough for two people.

Mimi Do

Mimi Do

Vice President Client Services

This Yale and Columbia graduate believes that nonprofit doesn’t mean no profit! Mimi has dedicated her career to working with a range of nonprofits from The Juilliard School to the Brooklyn Philharmonic before joining us as our Supervising Manager. Interesting tidbit: she’s performed at Carnegie Hall...twice!

Shirley Kurokawa

Shirley Kurokawa

Accounting Director

After a long tenure in public accounting (two large firms, seven years each), Shirley decided to put her CPA to work in the nonprofit world. On the weekends you'll find her outdoors- either hiking or off-roading in her impressive four wheel drive (almost) monster truck.

Marin Murray

Marin Murray

ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR

Marin left public accounting after being inspired to serve the nonprofit community, and worked as the Controller at Jewish Vocational Service for five years prior to joining our team. When she’s not working with us, she can be found playing softball or indulging in story time with her son.

Rosa Yan

Rosa Yan

Senior Accounting Manager

Rosa has been involved in the nonprofit sector since 1997 serving as Controller, Founding Board, President, Vice President and Treasurer for various Taiwanese-American organizations. She has been in public accounting since 2007. When not serving humanity, she spends her spare time outdoors: gardening, hiking and exploring botanical gardens.

Daniel Hupp

Daniel Hupp

Senior Accounting Manager

Daniel is a veteran of two grueling institutions: the Marine Corps, as well as Public Accounting in the Big Apple.  He moved out to LA for a girl, but stayed because he doesn’t suffer seasonal allergies out here.  He spends most of his free time managing his six dogs and thinking about macroeconomics.

Angela Pogossian Maloof

Angela Pogossian Maloof

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

When joining J & A Angela found the perfect union of her passion for helping people and being a part of something greater than just the bottom line. She comes to us with over 15 years of experience in healthcare administration, bookkeeping, accounting and finance.

Cara Valentini

Cara Valentini

Accounting Manager

Cara came to us from Big Accounting in big cities, having spent eight years in NYC and Los Angeles at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Cara’s nonprofit bona fides are impeccable, with degrees from Georgetown and Columbia Universities (the latter a Masters in Public Affairs); and a seat on the board of Hillsides, a Pasadena based nonprofit.

Gina Alvarez

Gina Alvarez

HR and Payroll Manager

Gina has had a long career in HR and payroll management, most recently in the transportation industry. Her position at J & A enables her to contribute to nonprofits in new ways, after years of volunteering and fundraising at organizations dedicated to cancer research and services. Her unique sense of style reflects the views of her inspiration, Coca Chanel, who once said “every day is a fashion show and the world is a runway”.

Kathy Gov

Kathy Gov

SENIOR ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

Kathy likes knowing that when she comes to work, she’s able to help better the community even if it’s just a small impact. She previously attended and worked at University of California, Riverside, and spends her free time crocheting stuffed animals and sharing cat photos with her family.

Arnaldo Ochoa

Arnaldo Ochoa

Accounting Associate

Arnaldo is yet another nonprofit accounting veteran here at J & A, having worked as a Senior Bookkeeper at GLAAD for eight years before coming to J & A. When he is not neck deep in debits and credits, he can be found in the great outdoors road biking in rough terrain.

Cristina Hernandez

Cristina Hernandez

Accounting Associate

Cristina spent five years in real estate accounting before joining the J & A team. She has always had a charitable spirit so working with nonprofits suits her well. Cristina was born and raised in Los Angeles – her great passions are the LA Kings, cooking and drag queens – not necessarily in that order.

Jacob Tanti

Jacob Tanti

Accounting Associate

Jake started with us as an intern before graduating from CSU Northridge and becoming one of our full-time associates. Always wanting to make an impact, Jake has found a way to contribute to his community through working with nonprofits. When he isn’t crunching numbers, he enjoys driving his convertible, and indulging in the complementary activities of sewing and snowboarding.

Claudia Chavez

Claudia Chavez

Accounting Associate

Claudia graduated from California State University, Northridge with Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Writing & Rhetoric. Claudia has joined the J & A team to help make a difference in the nonprofit world. Aside from work, she mostly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, asking them many rhetorical questions so that she can squeeze the most value out of that degree.

Scott Dickson

Scott Dickson

Accounting Assistant

Scott is a veteran of the entertainment and cable industry with an extensive background in budgeting, forecasting, strategy, and research. He joined J & A for the opportunity to contribute to society in a meaningful way.  In his spare time, he enjoys time with family and weekends in the desert soaking up the warmth and cool vibes.

Michelle Del Rosario

Michelle Del Rosario

OFFICE MANAGER

Our Office Manager Michelle thinks it’s refreshing that people want to better the world, not just the bottom line. Her previous company gigs were as a Bookkeeper and a Cash Supervisor, and she loves mid-century modern houses and décor almost as much as writing short stories.

Bailey

Bailey

VP CUDDLES

Bailey’s story is a true rags-to-nonprofit riches tale. As a canine nomad wandering the streets of Venice, Bailey was on the receiving side of the nonprofit equation, grabbing scraps of food and belly rubs wherever he could find them. That is, until J & A’s very own Mimi Do rescued him with the help of Voice for the Animals Foundation.