About Us

Dollars and Sense consists of Enrolled Agents with over 30 years of tax experience combined.   Our specialties for individuals include: sole proprietorships, landlords, complex stock compensation, new homeowners, and 1031 exchanges.  We also specialize in small business tax planning including entity selection, S corporations, LLC’s and Partnerships.

Staff Profiles

David Kibrick, Enrolled Agent

David Kibrick is the owner and CEO of Dollars and Sense. David Kibrick is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (121501-EA). He is also a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor (Online Advanced). David has experience and expertise in a number of tax areas, including complex individual returns, small businesses, trusts and nonprofits

Dollars and Sense Business Service Providers

Kathy Presto, Enrolled Agent

Kathy Presto is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (105730-EA), and holds a Masters degree from the University of Washington. Kathy’s expertise is researching and analyzing complex tax situations and is committed to finding strategies beneficial for you or your business.

Lucy Du, CPA

Lucy is a California-licensed CPA (#116061), and holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the California State University, Los Angeles. With 14 years of public accounting experience, Lucy has expertise in all types of tax returns as well as accounting and business operations.

Lan Nguyen, EA

Lan Nguyen is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (00153368-EA). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Jose State University.

Chelsea Mandell, Bookkeeper

Chelsea Mandell is the bookkeeper for Dollars and Sense. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz in Biology but switched to a career of bookkeeping/accounting after operating a small business for 10 years.  Chelsea manages the day to day operations at Dollars and Sense and offers bookkeeping services to clients with businesses.

Susanna Lin, EA

Jennifer Sanches (Office Manager)

In Memoriam

Caroline Ann Murphy, 1968 – 2021

Caroline Murphy passed away unexpectedly in her home at the end of last year. Caroline was an inspiration and a mentor for everyone on the Dollars and Sense team. We all appreciated her energy, commitment and kindness to her clients and staff. Caroline was an amazing tax professional and a good friend, and we will always remember her passion for adventure and exploring the world. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

Obituary and Memorial Information