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

Cathy Gatewood, EA
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.

Coming from a background in accounting and bookkeeping, she rejoined the field after spending some time at home with the kids and in other fields of work.

She joined the firm in 1997 and has spent 17+ years refining her skills to better assist her clients in maximizing their tax deductions. In November 2009, Cathy became a shareholder in the firm, and in 2013, she and Michelle Gallagher, CPA purchased the business.

Her primary area of practice is in income tax services. She works with individuals, small to medium sized businesses (partnerships, corporations and S-corporations), non-profits, estates, trusts in advising and preparing their income tax returns. Cathy emphasizes the advance tax-planning aspect of income tax work to ensure that each client minimizes the amount of their tax liability.

She is particularly passionate to work with nonprofits in the area professionally and individually. She is on the Board of Directors for McHenry Museum and Historical Society and Howard Training Center.

Outside of work, she’s very active in the community. While her children were in school, she was actively involved in their school and/or sports activities and now that they are adults, she volunteers elsewhere, such as with Alzheimer’s Affiliates and recently joined Modesto Downtown Rotary.

When not heading to work or community functions, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Cathy is currently a CPA candidate and working on her Masters in Accounting.

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