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Francine Tyler

Francine Tyler

Certified Public Accountant

I am dedicated to you and all your different accounting needs.

I have worked as an accountant since 2011, with the majority under CPAs specializing in taxation. Previously, I worked for UC Santa Cruz in the area of internal communications and media relations, and spent time as a business reporter.

I hold a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree from UC Berkeley. I studied accounting and tax at Cabrillo College in Aptos and completed Santa Clara University’s year-long Certificate in Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) program in 2014.

I received my CPA license in early 2015.

My husband, Mike Tyler, teaches at Saratoga High School. We have lived in Santa Cruz 20+ years, mostly on the West Side. I volunteer at Mission Hill Middle School, and our children attend Mission Hill and Santa Cruz High.

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