Douglas Maletz, EA
Doug became an EA (Enrolled Agent) in 1983.
He spent two years at UCLA before getting his B.S. in accounting from CSUN in May 1977. Doug spent the next five years in the tax departments of two national and one local CPA firm, working on a myriad of different types of tax returns for high net income celebrities and their entities before going into business for himself and starting Bottom Line in December 1981.Doug practices all facets of taxation but specializes in individual taxation and can easily handle out-of-state returns and I.R.S. audits. Within individual taxation, he has a particular expertise with physicians, dentists, small business, firefighters, law enforcement, entertainers, grips, gaffers, realtors, mortgage brokers, nurses, teachers, hygienists, and psychologists. However, he also does tax work for fiduciaries, nonprofit organizations, C-corporations, S-corporations, and partnerships.
Doug and his wife Nancy have been married since 1977 and have made the Conejo Valley (Southern Calif., 15 miles east of Malibu) their home since 1982. Nancy is a psychotherapist in private practice since 1984, specializing in couple counseling and parenting; she is also a professor in the graduate counseling psychology department at California Lutheran University. Doug and Nancy have three adult daughters; Allison is an artist and university art professor in Brooklyn, NY. Twin daughters Jenny and Brie are both senior fashion designers in Los Angeles.
Doug has been active in the community and previously served eight years on the Las Virgenes Unified School District’s Curriculum Council. He wrote a musical drama for the stage which was produced in the San Fernando Valley in 1993 and again in 2004, and his poetry can be found in several anthologies. A boat owner, the Maletz family are avid water-skiers, as well as car enthusiasts. Doug and Nancy are passionate world travelers, whether it be a relaxing river cruise in Europe, hiking Machu Pichu, a bumpy photo safari in Africa or touring our own beautiful national parks. And of course, what would traveling abroad be like without sampling the native cuisine…
Russell Shinneman, CPA
Russ is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant).
He received his B.S. in accounting from CLU (California Lutheran University) in 2007. Prior to joining Bottom Line in 2013, Russ spent over eight years in the tax departments of national and regional CPA firms, working on a variety of different accounting, tax and business management clients.Russ is particularly strong in tax issues relating to small business. In the business world, he has accounting and tax experience that spans many industries but with considerable concentration with entertainment, manufacturing, retail, and restaurant enterprises. Accordingly, Russ is proficient in preparing compilations and tax returns for nonprofit organizations, C-corporations, S-corporations, and partnerships.
Within the area of individual taxation, Russ’s business management experience familiarized him with the tax concerns of high net worth individuals. Consequently, Russ also has particular expertise with physicians, dentists, small business owners, and entertainers, and their current and future tax concerns, including estate and trust issues.
Russ and his wife Tina have been married over 20 years and make their home in Simi Valley. They have three sons, Curtis, Connor and Christopher with whom they are active in both church and sports.
Laura Glasser, Bookkeeper
Laura is our full charge bookkeeper, but she is also a NNA Certified Notary Public & Notary Signing Agent. She has worked in the accounting profession since 1991 and joined our team in March 2015. Prior to Bottom Line she worked and gained a varied skill set from her time at
– WellPoint as an Account Analysist,
– Countrywide in Accounts Payable,
– Albertsons as an Office Coordinator,
– Hales Engineering as Office Manager & Full Charge bookkeeper, where for over ten years
she managed Human Resources, Safety Management, Time Management, Contract Reviews and Audits. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, teaching dance and traveling.
Ellen Ordoyne, Office Manager
Ellen is the consummate multi-tasker.
Raised in the San Fernando Valley, Ellen chose to serve our country and see the world by joining the US Navy upon graduation from high school. The Navy provided Ellen with two important things that have followed her entire adult life: a foundation in operations, office management, and multi-tasking, as well as her husband, Sonny, who she met in 1975 while both were stationed in Pearl Harbor.
When their respective tours of duty were completed, Ellen followed her husband to his hometown of Thibodaux, Louisiana and started a family which now boasts four adult children and three grandchildren.
When a job opportunity for her husband brought the family to Ventura, CA in 1987, Ellen attended business school and became the receptionist/office manager for a CPA firm in Santa Paula. Ten years later, when that practice was sold to another practitioner, the new owner quickly grasped Ellen’s value and asked her to stay on. Nine years later in December 2005, that practice was sold yet again and purchased by Bottom Line. Not to be outdone by the previous two owners, Doug also quickly recognized Ellen’s value and asked her to stay on. He counts it as one of his best decisions and our clients overwhelmingly agree!
Ellen manages the work flow and purchases in the office and serves as our clients’ first contact for many of their needs. Ellen also helps out with payroll taxes, sales taxes, workers compensation reporting and light bookkeeping.