3501 Tully Road Suite B • Modesto CA 95356
(209) 526-3091 • (209) 526-2287

Our Team

Michelle Gallagher, CPA

Principal
With CBC since 1997

Originally from a small town outside Yosemite National Park, Michelle relocated to Turlock in 1993 to attend CSU Stanislaus – where she also became NCAC champion in the hammer throw! 

Cathy Gatewood, EA

Principal
With CBC since 1997

Born in Honolulu and raised in Livermore, Cathy moved to Modesto in 1989 with her husband to raise their family.

Robert Kehl

Staff Accountant
With CBC since 2000

Robert – or Bob as he is known around the office – joined the firm in 2000 after a 24-year service in the U.S. Navy. Originally from Illinois, the navy brought him out to the west coast and he hasn’t left since. 

Justin Gatewood, EA

Bookkeeping Manager
With CBC since 2010

Justin began at CBC with no intention of going into accounting. He was initially brought on to help out while the front administrator was away on vacation. 

Allison Hylla

Bookkeeper
With CBC since 2014

Allison may very well be best known for getting things organized, balanced and done in a timely fashion - but let her have her coffee first!

Kelli Lemuth

Firm Administrator
With CBC since 2012

Originally on track to become a teacher, Kelli realized during her Master’s program that she wanted to focus her career elsewhere.

Silas

Customer Relations Officer
With CBC since 2013

He may spend more time socializing than he does working, but Silas is still an invaluable part of the team. His primary responsibilities are networking, napping, saying "Hi" to visitors and getting belly rubs and treats.

 

Leia

Head of Security
With CBC since 2015

First under Silas' command, Leia has surged ahead. Our office is now under her tight scrutiny and security (nothing gets passed her nose!). Don't underestimate her, she's on top of her game - when she's not on a nap break, that is.

 


Constance bird, CPA

Inactive
Founding Partner
Retired, Consult


Gerald Clendenin, CPA

Inactive
Founding Partner
Retired, Consult

Office Hours

  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Appointment only
  • CLOSED


Clendenin Bird & Company, PC
3501 Tully Road Suite B • Modesto CA 95356
(209) 526-3091 • (209) 526-2287