About the Firm

Steve Dougherty, CPA

Steve Dougherty, CPA, MS-Tax earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University, San Diego in 1983 and earned his Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate License in 1986. He received his Master's Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University, San Francisco in 1997. He has provided expert witness testimony and support on over a dozen cases in local area courts. As a frequent speaker at tax law updates, Steve provides presentations to corporations, associations and service clubs, as well other CPAs.

His professional affiliations include:

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Business Appraisers
  • Estate Planning Council
  • Rental Property Association
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Dougherty is also very active in the community serving on several boards and commissions including Make-A-Wish Foundation. He shares his life with his wife and their three children.

Steve's personal commitment to our clients is "To have you truly pay the least amount of tax possible through proactive planning and implementation. There is a treasure trove of tax savings ideas out there – our mission is to find those that apply to you!"



Lisa Dougherty, CPA

Lisa Dougherty, CPA, graduated from Fresno State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, with a concentration in Accounting. She earned her Certified Public Accountant License in 1996.

Her professional affiliations include:

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Lambda Theta Phi - Womens Service Club

Mrs. Dougherty is very active in the community and enjoys playing tennis. She especially loves spending time with her family.

Lisa's personal commitment to our clients is "to apply my knowledge and expertise striving to dazzle our clients by providing excellent tax service."



Karen Schwerdtfeger, CPA

Karen Schwerdtfeger, CPA, graduated from California State University Stanislaus, and has earned her Certified Public Accountant License.

Her professional affiliations include:

  • California Society of Public Accountants

Ms. Schwerdtfeger enjoys evenings on her deck overlooking beautiful Discovery Bay, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her new grandchild.

Karen's guarantee is "to offer excellent CPA services and advice to our clients while supporting the team to achieve superior products and service."



Dulcy M. Buchan, EA

Dulcy M. Buchan, EA, earned her Enrolled Agent designation in 2005. She graduated in 2016, from University of Phoenix, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. She is currently attending Golden Gate University to pursue her Masters Degree in Taxation.

Her professional affiliations include:

  • California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA)
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)

Mrs. Buchan enjoys family, traveling, and wine tasting with her husband Adam. Together they have two girls and three boys.

Dulcy's promise to our clients is "to provide quality service in a timely manner, taking care of each client's individual needs by providing the best tax advantage."



Amber Kunz

Amber Kunz graduated with honors from The University of the Pacific with a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies.

Ms. Kunz grew up in Sunnyvale and moved to Stockton with her fiancé, with the hopes of buying their first house. After a little bit of time, and patience, they were able to achieve this goal. Amber loves animals, music, good quality television shows, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Amber's promise to our clients is "to offer a warm smile and quality customer service to ensure that our clients feel like family."



JoAnne Mounce

JoAnne Mounce earned her Accounting Certificate from South Lake Tahoe Community College and later received her Associate in Arts Degree with Honors from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. JoAnne is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Her professional affiliations include:

  • Lodi City Councilmember, elected 2004
  • Lodi City Mayor, appointed 2008 and 2012
  • President of the League of California Cities

Ms. Mounce is a third-generation Lodian and has been a longtime advocate of the aging areas of Lodi. For enjoyment, JoAnne volunteers for many community organizations such as Lodi Historical Society and the LRWF Unit.

JoAnne's pledge is "to provide outstanding leadership for a team vision focused on world class service to our family of clients."