Meet Our Team

We are CPAs...accountable to you.

JANINE WONG, CPA

Janine joined Godecke Clark in 2016. She attended California State University San Bernardino where she obtained her Masters of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Arts in Administration with a concentration in accounting.

Janine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, improving her keyboard and gaming skills, and her annual trips to Hawaii.


REBECCA HILL, CPA

Rebecca joined the Godecke Clark team in July of 2017. She is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino with both a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting Concentration and a Master’s degree in Accountancy. 

Rebecca was born and raised right here in the Coachella Valley and in her free time she enjoys taking trips with her daughter. She also enjoys reading and spending time outdoors whenever she can.


TERESA BROWN, STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Teresa joined Godecke Clark in January 2021 as a Staff Accountant.  She is originally from Orange County where she held a position of an Office Manager and a Controller for a large CPA firm.  She moved to Palm Desert in 2003 and spent the last 17 years managing a local event company.  Teresa brings over 30 years of bookkeeping and business management experience with her to Godecke Clark. 

When Teresa is not at work she enjoys cooking for her family, walking her dog and catching up on reading.


JOSEPH SMITH, STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Joseph joined Godecke Clark in June of 2021 as a Staff Accountant. He is a recent graduate from University of California San Diego where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Accounting.

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, when he is not at work, Joseph enjoys reading in the hot summers, and hiking and biking in the cool winters.


EMILY RAMIREZ, STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Emily joined Godecke Clark in 2022 while attending CSU San Bernardino. She is currently on track to earn her master’s degree in accounting so she can take the CPA exam. She has been living in the Coachella Valley her whole life.

On her free time, she enjoys playing video games, ceramics, and swimming.


CHRISTINA SUTTON, STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Christina joined Godecke Clark in 2022 as a Staff Accountant. She is originally from the Inland Empire, Christina has lived and worked here in the Coachella Valley for the past 15 years.

In her free time Christina enjoys concerts, going to the Glamis Sand Dunes during the winter, and taking her boat to the Colorado River during the summer with her husband and dogs.


SYNTHIA GARCIA, STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Synthia joined Godecke Clark in May of 2022. She was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. She graduated from College of the Desert with her Associate in Accounting. Synthia comes from a banking background which gave her the experience in customer service and professionalism needed in the workplace.

On her free time, she enjoys playing reading, hanging out with family, and traveling.


GLORIA ESTRADA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Gloria joined the Godecke Clark team in 2017 as an administrative assistant. Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Gloria loves everything about the desert from the hot months to the "cold weather." 

Gloria has worked with customers and their finances for over a decade. Her strong work ethics, attention to detail, and the fact that she is bilingual has helped her achieve success in each possition she has held.

At Godecke Clark Gloria assists clients with bookkeeping services. She also helps with the firm’s accounts receivable, office and building management and human resources. Gloria holds a certified Notary Public license as of January 2021. Going above and beyond is always her goal.

Gloria enjoys going to the movies, concerts, painting and hanging out with family and friends.


ELENA ORONA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Elena joined Godecke Clark in 2022 as an Administrative Assistant. She is currently enrolled at College of the Desert to obtain her Associates Degree in Accounting. She gained a lot of her customer service experience from working in the medical field and hospitality.

Elena enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her boyfriend and family.


MELISSA BAUTISTA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Melissa joined Godecke Clark in March of 2022 as an Administrative Assistant. She is a certified Office Administrative Assistant and also has her Associate’s Degree in Accounting, both being awarded at College of the Desert. Melissa has worked several customer service jobs throughout the years and knows through experience how important it is to maintain a high standard of work.

In Melissa’s free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dog, watching movies, listening to podcasts, and shopping.