Michelle E. Benton
Michelle was born and raised in the Central Valley of CA. She attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and earned her bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. After college, Michelle spent 8 years at a firm which specialized in high-net-worth and multi-entity tax planning with an emphasis on agriculture. During that time, she obtained her CPA license and continued her education at Golden Gate University, earning a Masters Degree in Taxation. In 2008, she formed Michelle E. Benton Accountancy Corporation and in the Summer of 2012, had the honor of merging that firm with Ron Roberson. Together, our 2 office locations, Turlock & Sonora, serve the Central Valley and the Mother Lode.
Michelle’s areas of expertise are: Individual and Business income tax preparation and planning, business entity selection and multi-entity coordination, business consulting, construction accounting and consulting and estate planning and estate tax preparation.
Michelle lives in Sonora with her husband and three daughters. They spend much of their time attending sporting games that the girls are participating in as well as traveling any chance they get. Michelle has previously served multiple terms as President for the California Society of CPA’s San Joaquin Chapter, board member for the Off Center Thrift & Gift and The Tuolumne County United Way. She also is the CFO for Sierra Mountain Construction, Inc. a heavy civil construction company.
Ron Roberson was first licensed as a CPA in 1985 and has been an owner of a Tuolumne County CPA firm since 1986. Ron’s experience, along with his down to earth personality, has allowed him to literally help thousands of Tuolumne County business owners and residents achieve or exceed their financial goals. Ron believes a CPA should be more of a financial partner with clients that than just “tax man”. But, that doesn’t mean Ron isn’t a tax expert. Ron is a nationally known tax lecturer and author who has more than 20 years of experience writing and teaching tax, Social Security and accounting related topics to CPAs and other tax professionals throughout the United States. More than a dozen CPA societies, the American Institute of CPAs, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, the National Society of Accountants, and the National Association of Tax Professionals have all hired Ron to teach their members the latest tax law changes. Ron’s favorite part of teaching is bringing the latest tax developments and knowledge to Benton Roberson CPAs, LLP to ensure clients get every financial and tax savings opportunity available to them.