Firm News — E+P On The Move

September 19th, 2020
Accounting Intern Fernando Herrera

E+P is pleased to announce that Fernando Herrera has joined E+P as an Intern in our Tax department. Fernando is in his senior year at the University of Redlands studying Business Administration and Accounting.

CEO Don Ecker stated, “We welcome Fernando and  are excited to have another fine University of Redlands student join our 2020-2021 internship program to explore the rewarding professional opportunities in public accounting!”


September 19th, 2020
Accounting Staff Matthew DeSouza and Irma Morales Join E+P

E+P announces two new staff accountants have joined the public accounting firm:

 Matt DeSouza is a graduate of La Sierra University, with a double major in Accounting and Finance.

He is trilingual in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Irma  Morales is a graduate of the University of California Riverside, with a Business Administration major in Accounting. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

CEO Don Ecker commented, “Both Irma and Matt are great additions to our team.  Following their successful internships with us this past year, they saw the opportunities in public accounting and working with a diverse client base.  We are happy to add more graduates from both La Sierra University and the University of California Riverside to work with our teams!”

September 1st, 2020
 CA Lieutenant Governor to Address Businesses at Virtual Summit

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Take part in a conversation with Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis about Riverside’s role in bolstering California’s standing in the global economy.


August 4th, 2020
Brandon Ferrell

Brandon Ferrell Appointed To Leadership Riverside
Brandon has been chosen to join Leadership Riverside for its 2020-2021 class. The goal of Leadership Riverside, sponsored by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, is to develop the next generation of active leaders. Decision-makers of local businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, and universities participate in a 10 month program devoted to key regional issues at locations throughout Riverside. Graduates of Leadership Riverside go on to contribute to Riverside’s economic and cultural vitality.

Informed of his selection, Brandon commented, “I am thrilled to be joining a program with such a rich legacy and outstanding participants. Leadership Riverside is in a unique position to keep our community thriving. I look forward to the opportunity to learn and work with others to address the important issues of our day.  This is a very special honor for me, with my goal of helping provide a better place for all of our families, now and in the future.”  

Active in the Inland Empire, Brandon is also involved with the Chamber’s Downtown Business Council, Military Affairs Committee, and the Optimist Club.

Brandon, a CPA, is a Senior Manager and Director of E+P’s Special Districts. A graduate of the University of La Verne, Brandon joined the firm in 2018 with twelve years of public accounting experience.

April 30th, 2020
John Prentice
In Memory of John Prentice, CPA
It is with profound sadness to share the passing of our friend and colleague John Prentice on April 30, 2020.
Retiring in 2017, John had a successful and diverse 40+ year career with Eadie and Payne, serving in several major roles, including as Managing Partner. He was a friend to our staff, clients, colleagues, and communities.
John’s professional success was second only to his nearly 40 year marriage to his beloved wife, Melody, who survives him. For condolences or information about John’s Celebration of Life: Those who wish to honor John’s legacy of generosity may contribute to the Salvation Army ( or Rotary Club (

February 17th, 2020
E+P News Release – February 2020

December 10, 2019
E+P December News – New Roles

December 16, 2019
E+P Firm – New Promotions