BUILT FOR THE UNEXPECTED. AND THE EXPECTED. ALAMEDA OFFICE

You’ve got goals to reach, a business to grow, and the inevitable challenges along the way. We get it. That’s why we’re here. Over the last 30 years, our approach has been unwaveringly simple: to offer a partnership that invests in your future. At Bay Landing Tax & Consulting, we offer the full-spectrum of tax & accounting services, representation, and support you and your business need. We like numbers – but more importantly we love putting them to work for you.

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Bernardo Murillo

Director

Bernardo Murillo attended Santa Clara University where he received a Bacherlor’s in Accounting. His 16 years of corporate and individual tax consulting experience has spanned across Big 4 firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), to owning his tax practice, Left Coast Tax Services, which he owned the past 6 years before merging into Bay Landing Tax. Bernardo enjoys the relationships he’s developed over the years with his clients on a personal level, which has allowed him to be seen as a trusted advisor to them in these sometimes murky seas. In his free time, his passion is to play roller hockey, which his family frowns upon due to its many risks, and softball. Bernardo is also a die-hard sports fan and enjoys catching a live game when the opportunity arises.

Eileen Gardiner

Principal

Eileen Gardiner has been preparing income tax returns since February of 1979 after completing a tax course at H & R Block and working for them during her first tax season. Over the many years since that beginning she has acquired her Enrolled Agent’s License, her Certified Public Accountant’s License, and a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Most of her working career has been spent at Hampton & Churchward Accountancy Corporation. Together with Joe Churchward and a wonderful staff they have grown that firm and developed a strong client base. She looks forward to this merger with Bay Landing Tax & Consulting. She will still contribute by assisting with client and staff needs and sharing her years of experience and knowledge.

Joseph Churchward

Principal

Joe graduated from Cal-State University East Bay with a BS degree in Kinesiology. He attended St. Mary’s University and obtained a teaching credential. He eventually returned to Cal-State East Bay to obtain a minor in accounting and his CPA license. During this time, he became a principal with Hampton & Churchward in 1990. Joe has been preparing personal, corporation, fiduciary and estate returns since 1982. He places a strong emphasis on client relations and looks forward to using his experience to contribute to the Bay Landing team.

Suman Sharma

Tax Manager

Suman has been in public accounting since 2012. Her emphasis has been on creating value and delivering quality results to clients on tax strategies and Multi-State Tax Preparations for high net worth Individuals & Families, Corporations and Partnership. She holds bachelor’s degree with major in “Accounting” and “Chartered Accountancy” degree from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She enjoys travelling, singing, volunteering with some NGOs and last but not the least spending time with her cute little Chihuahua “Auggie”.

She truly believes in the quote by Milton Berle " If Opportunity doesn’t Knock, Build a Door"

Marilyn Meneses

Senior Tax Advisor

Marilyn Meneses graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila. Since 1987, Marilyn has served the East Bay community with Hampton & Churchward, a family owned accounting firm. She has experience doing bookkeeping for small businesses, as well as corporation and partnership tax returns. She is also a local resident of Alameda, raising her family here and establishing firm roots on the island. In her spare time Marilyn enjoys being with family the most, watching movies, and bowling.

Kevin Williams

Tax Advisor

Kevin Williams attended San Jose State University and received degrees in business and accounting. Kevin has 10 years of tax and business consulting experience, which includes 6 years as the finance manager with a defense engineering firm. Before that, he was an account manager in the small business division of Comerica bank for 10 years. Kevin also studied at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco and is an accomplished musician who enjoys teaching whenever possible.

Alona Marshall

Office Manager

Alona is an accounting professional with 4 years of experience processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, billing, payroll, and account reconciliations. She also has five years of experience with office administration and the last year as an office manager. Her range of software includes QuickBooks, Pay Focus Pro, Benefit Mall, GEMS accounting, Fresh Books, Lacerte and Microsoft Office. Alona has worked in the Real Estate and food service franchise industries. Alona has an Associate’s degree in Computer Education from Southern Leyte State University Philippines.