Meet The Team
Founder - CPA/MPA/EA
Andrew S. Hays
Andrew started his career in 2001 as a technology consultant. After changing career paths, he began his accounting practice in 2004 after graduating from DeVry University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. In 2005, Andrew joined the Internal Revenue Service, spending 8 years auditing Large Nonprofit and For Profit businesses. Andrew joined Perry Hay LLP in January 2013, and spent 5 years as their tax partner. In June of 2017, he left Perry Hay LLP to start his own business and now heads Hay & Associates, An Accountancy Corporation.
Principal - CPA/Fractional Controllership and Tax
Marlin has over 9 years of public and private accounting experience and earned her Bachelor of Science from California State University Northridge. She became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 2017 and rejoined Hay & Associates in the summer of 2019. She resides in Boise ID and is excited to be a resource to clients and the firm.
Manager - CPA/CMA/Financial and Cost Accounting
David has extensive experience in the cannabis, governmental, and manufacturing sectors. During his career, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), manufacturing accounting, cost accounting, and financial planning and analysis. He also has a wealth of experience in compliance with regulatory agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, and the California Department of Cannabis Control. David is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant, as well a Certified Management Accountant and member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Principal - CPA/MST/Tax and Advisory
Emilio is a trusted advisor with seven years of combined experience in public accounting and industry, now focusing on providing tax and consulting services related to 280E mitigation.
He specializes in tax preparation and all compliance related issues, more specifically dealing with IRS and local agency notices and audits. In turn, problem-solving and proper communication is a big part of what he does, and can take pride in making himself available through e-mail, text, phone, or in person.
Emilio is a Certified Public Accountant who earned his Master’s in tax from Cal-State Northridge.
Manager - CPA/Tax
Daria joined our team in September 2020, after over 3 years in the private industry sector. She began her accounting career at a real estate’s company where she learned the operations and accounting intricacies of a property management business. Daria graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Master’s degree in Accountancy and is now a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
In her spare time outside of work and studies she loves going to the beach, hiking, cross stitching, and painting.
Zach graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He is currently studying to become a Certified Public Accountant.
Zach started with Hay and Associates in January of 2020.
Gerson graduated from University of San Carlos (Guatemala) in 2013 with a master’s degree in Financial Administration.
He began his career in 2006 as Accounting Assistant in an International company in which he acquired tax, financial and administrative knowledge for 7 years, he took on a new challenge in 2014 as Financial Manager in a transnational company that has its headquarters in Hong Kong, verifying all the different national and international taxes, administration, and supply chain support, in which he works for 8 years.
Gerson joined Hay and Associates in February 2022. His new goals for the next few years are to obtain his CPA and gain more experience in generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP).
Sandra received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of California Riverside.
She later received her Master of Business Administration with a focus in finance from Pepperdine University.
Sandra has over 8 years of accounting experience and rejoined our team in spring of 2022.
Marketing Manager/Executive Assistant
Sidney attended California State University, Channel Islands for a Bachelor of Science in Business and a focus in Marketing. She had many years of experience in Customer service and had various leadership roles. She has her certifications for The Trade Desk, Google Ads, and the Peace Corps. Sidney enjoys hiking, listening to music, watching movies, and traveling. Traveling sparked her passion for helping communities in need, which led to her Peace Corps certification. She is very determined and enthusiastic to work with the firm.