Accounting

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Our Management Team

Dave Straley

Dave Straley founded 3rd Creek Accounting (3CA) in 1993. He is an investment advisor representative and certified public accountant (CPA). Prior to founding 3CA, Dave worked in the public sector at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Foreign Service Officer. While at USAID he developed programs in land reform, infrastructure, HIV/AIDS prevention, small business development, community based land resource development, democracy, and governance. Dave also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua between 1974 and 1976, working on post earthquake reconstruction of Managua as an urban planner.

Dave's domestic experience includes 20 years in tax planning and preparation, small business consulting, and specialty work in health care accounting, and reimbursement consulting. In 2007, Dave started 3rd Creek Ventures (3CV) and 3rd Creek Foundation (3CF) with his wife Pamela, where they continue work on independent projects in business development and philanthropy. Dave founded 3rd Creek Investments, Inc. in 1999.

Dave graduated from California State University at Long Beach, with a B.A. in Economics. He later received his M.A. in Economics also at California State University at Long Beach.

Jane Burnham

Jane joined 3rd Creek Accounting (3CA) in 2007 as a tax preparer. She continues to work as a tax preparer, bookkeeper, and compliance assistant for 3CI and DBS CPA. She also had 33 years of customer service, operations and supervisory experience with Northwest Airlines.

Jane is an Enrolled Agent, certified by the IRS to represent clients in their dealings with the IRS. She has passed the Series 6 and 66 Registered Representative exams. In addition, she serves as President for Lahontan Audubon Society (LAS) and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Jane graduated from the University of Washington in 1992 with a BA in Anthropology.