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COMPANY OVERVIEW


Located in the San Gabriel Valley for over forty years, Christiansen Russell Christiansen, Inc., Certified Public Accountants specializes in providing practical solutions to reduce tax for individuals, families and businesses by offering services such as income tax preparation, tax planning, business entity planning, estate planning, tax representation, tax collection negotiation, bookkeeping, and payroll and sales tax compliance. In 2010, Christiansen & Christiansen was named in Forbes magazine as one of the most outstanding accounting firms in the United States. Most recently, Christiansen & Christiansen acquired the Pasadena-based tax practice of newly named partner W. Brian Russell, CPA, and the firm became Christiansen Russell Christiansen.

OUR TEAM


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David Christiansen
Certified Public Accountant

David Christiansen has been practicing accounting for over 30 years and is experienced in income tax preparation, consultation, and representation. David graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and is a Certified Public Accountant and a professional trustee. He founded Christiansen & Christiansen (now Christiansen Russell Christiansen) in 1991 with his father, who started the practice in 1973. David is an active, professional musician who has played with numerous world-class musicians.

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Ruby Kwan
Certified Public Accountant

Ruby Kwan has been practicing accounting for over 30 years and is experienced in income tax preparation and consultation. She is a Certified Public Accountant who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and MBA from California State University, Los Angeles. After working for Pannell, Kerr, Forster, 20th Century Fox and Dick Clark Productions, Ruby joined the Christiansen Russell Christiansen team in 2002. Her greatest joy is spending time with her family.

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John Hitchcock

John Hitchcock is considered the ‘MacGyver’ in the office. John completes the payroll, sales, and property tax forms for our clients. He also maintains the hardware and software that makes all of the operations run efficiently. John is a graduate from the University of Southern California and is a Notary Public. He is a die-hard USC and LA Kings fan and has been a member of Christiansen Russell Christiansen since 1999.

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Sylvia Montelongo

Sylvia Montelongo joined the Christiansen & Christiansen team in 2003 when we acquired another tax practice. She has over 30 years of Income Tax office experience. She expertly handles many of our administrative responsibilities, and is usually the first person to greet our clients with a warm welcome when they visit our office. In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys helping others and volunteers with several non-profit organizations. She also loves spending quality time with her family.

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David Christiansen
Certified Public Accountant

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Ruby Kwan
Certified Public Accountant

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John Hitchcock

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Sylvia Montelongo

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Testimonials

“I have finally found a tax guy I can trust - who is honest, smart, ethical and charges very reasonable rates for first class service.”
- Anthony B.

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How We Can Help

We provide practical solutions for families and business by offering services such as income tax preparation, tax compliance, business entity planning, estate planning and more.

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