Born and raised in Los Angeles, Eric understands the culture of the accounting profession as well as anyone-as he was born into it.
A second generation CPA, Eric went to San Diego State University to get a B.S. in Accounting. Straight out of college he spent nine years working diligently to define client value at a well-established large firm in Los Angeles, achieving partner at the ripe age of 30. He would go on to start The Brae, in order to work intimately with clients providing tax planning and accounting services in the forward-thinking manner he has become known for. His expansive experience with a diverse profile of clients guides individuals and businesses across a variety of industries and corporate structures. Eric serves as much more than a CPA to his clients, offering sage counsel, a breadth of knowledge and a valuable web of genuine and respected relationships. He may be the hardest working person in the office, yet boasts a 7 handicap on the golf course and can be found on the paddle tennis court on a weekend morning. And if he’s not in the office or on the course, he’s building community at some of his curated events around Los Angeles.
Robin founded The Brae with 18 years of experience as the archetypal CPA. She came to Los Angeles with her husband in 2005 as she ascended the ranks at a long standing large firm. Robin has her B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Her expertise is vast, serving closely held businesses and their owners, high net worth individuals, estates, trusts and private foundations. Robin has been known to ease the concerns of clients in a tough spot and more times than she can count, take the reins of a sticky situation. Hard work is in her DNA, and being the stable and calming voice is her middle name. Robin spends much of her time outside of work with her young daughter and husband away from it all. Those well-deserved vacations often consist of a far off destination, a beach, a house, cooking and hiking.
Christine has more than 25 years of experience providing tax services to the real estate industry. After receiving her B.S. in Mathematics from her beloved Bruins, she began her quest for real estate tax knowledge. Over time, Christine has become an extension of her client’s businesses, and they genuinely feel she is invested in their success. Avoiding all professional stereotypes-her outgoing personality shines, as she is in constant contact with her clients who find her presence invaluable. Over her career, she has seen and been involved with every shape and structure of real estate deals and has proven to be a real connoisseur of the fine print. She has extensive expertise in the application of the IRS Tangible Property Regulations among other captivating IRS rules. While her passion for her job overflows, she is equally dedicated to work life balance. Christine enjoys cooking, getting out for long bike rides and hitting the beaches of Hawaii and Cabo.
Narek’s enthusiasm for achievement shows as he quickly rose to the ranks of senior accountant. His skills are best put to use with the firm’s closely held business clients and owners. Narek’s past as a competitive swimmer comes in handy as we often find him diving into client books. A sports enthusiast, he can be found playing a pickup basketball games on the weekends. Behind his stoic appearance, lies a self-proclaimed foodie and adventurer. Narek enjoys his time away from the office with his wife trying new restaurants or visiting their old stomping grounds in Santa Barbara where they both graduated UCSB.
Born and raised in Southern California, Allie received her B.S. from California State University Northridge. Her roots run deep in Los Angeles and she is most likely to win a game of six degrees of separation. Before Allie entered the marketing world, she previously was in the sales industry. Yet she always managed to fall into a planning centric role, therefore her transition was a natural fit. Allie joined the team with one objective; to enhance the firm’s marketing efforts and outreach. Like a magician, her abilities stand out as she waves a wand over an idea and turns it into a well-executed and dynamic event. Although she often remarks that she isn’t a mind reader, she has an uncanny gift to look ahead and anticipating every contingency, turn each new endeavor into a success. Allie is also a dedicated board member of Concern Foundation for Cancer Research. When not immersed in the details of the next big project, she can be found planning adventures with lifelong friends.