Outside the office, John travels on bi-annual trips to third world countries with the Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary Club to do short-term Eye Care clinics. John has led Rotary missions to Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, Samoa, Vietnam and Nicaragua. He also takes a mission team from St Mark Lutheran once a year into the Río San Juan region of Nicaragua for eye exams and Bible distribution, in addition to the three Linkenheimer staffed missions.Between leading Rotary, Linkenheimer and St Mark missions to Nicaragua he has personally examined over 20,000 villagers for cataracts, pterigiums and vision prescription needs.
Through Santa Rosa Sunrise Rotary John is spearheading the effort to build, equip and staff a surgery center in the village of Sabalos in the Río San Juan region of Nicaragua. John and other Rotarians have made many trips to move this project along. Once completed it will be the closest source for advanced diagnostics and surgery for the 30,000 people of this remote region. The construction of the surgery center started officially on January 6, 2017. We are hopeful for completion by late summer 2017.
The balance of his time is spent with his wife Ardys and dogs Lou, Fred, Nancy, Vida and Harley. The latter four are Great Pyrenees that oversee the herd of about 80 goats. John enjoys time with their three grown children, spouses and seven grandchildren. A little hunting and fishing finds it way into his life too.
Mike graduated with honors from U.C. Santa Barbara earning a business economics degree including an accounting emphasis. During his university years as an undergraduate, Mike was a teaching assistant in the economics department, worked for one of his accounting professors in his accounting practice, and worked in the on-campus computer lab as a teacher. Mike joined Linkenheimer LLP after working in the tax department of Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) in their San Francisco office. At AY, Mike received valuable experience in the areas of tax law research, biotech, venture capital, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. The firm is a member of Alliott Group North America, which is affiliated with a world-wide association of independent accounting, law and consultancy firms. As part of the firm’s commitment, Mike teaches at annual staff training sessions.
Community service is important to the firm, and to Mike, personally. As the treasurer of Elsie Allen High School Foundation, he works closely with the school and its supporters to provide opportunities for southwest Santa Rosa high schoolers with college aspirations. He is also involved with Rotary and assists the local Boy Scouts of America training team.
Most of Mike’s free time is spent with family – Annette, Jonah, and Kaya (Yellow Labrador Retriever). He also enjoys time spent helping to coach baseball, taking Boy Scouts backpacking, and working with youth golfers. But, when time is available, he likes to read. Summers are spent playing golf with family and friends, mountain biking, hiking and backpacking, fishing and traveling. He loves to snow ski.
Carli specializes in family owned businesses, individual taxation, estate and trust taxation and planning, tax credits and incentives, and general business accounting services such as inventory costing and set-up of accounting systems. She enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level and strives to develop lasting relationships with them as they work together to creatively solve problems.
In her spare time, Carli enjoys spending time with her three children and her husband, Jorge. They keep her busy with competitive soccer, basketball, and baseball and on weekends you can usually find her on the sidelines of a game. Carli also enjoys baking, outdoor activities, traveling, and working on improving her golf game. She is also active in the community- Secretary for Santa Rosa South Soccer Club, Treasurer for Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council, and Volunteer Coordinator for the Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers.