Our Team

Bernard Gartland, Attorney at Law

Bernie brought all the integral parts of the Gartland Group to reality. His experience, expertise and passion for helping people has created a firm that looks out for its clients and puts their needs first. He has been a pioneer in tax problem solving and creator of our Three- Part Tax Problem Solving method. Bernie is a well-respected member of the California State Bar Association and has also served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware, been a probation/parole officer and owned a private practice focused primarily on family law & criminal defense.


Bryon Bauer, Enrolled Agent

Bryon has a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from California State University, San Bernardino. He is an Enrolled Agent and former auditor for the State of California. Bryon specializes in representation for tax, audits, collections and appeals with the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (formerly known as Board of Equalization).


Kimberly Gerfen, Enrolled Agent

Kim has a Master’s Degree from University of the Pacific and is an Enrolled Agent. In addition to preparing tax returns and representing clients with the Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board, she works closely with clients to keep them up to date and informed while The Gartland Group handles their case.


Timothy Huyck, Attorney at Law

Tim has been with The Gartland Group since 2015. In addition to being admitted to the California State Bar in 2014, he has also worked in real estate most of his adult life as an escrow officer, agent, broker and developer. At The Gartland Group Tim concentrates on bankruptcies, estate planning and real estate matters.


Cathy Satter, Bookkeeper

Cathy has been in the accounting field for 45 years. One of her core areas of expertise is helping business owners optimize their finances by having clear and organized books and records. Cathy has Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. She retired from Hughes Aircraft/Raytheon after 23 years of service before starting Griffin Bookkeeping.


Deborah has been part of The Gartland Group for over 18 years. She has been an integral part of the firm and has experience in all departments. Deborah’s main responsibility at The Gartland Group is preparing IRS and FTB financial analysis in order to address collections.


Jaclyn Mahar, Bankruptcy Assistant

A Coachella Valley Native and a Certified Notary Public, Jaclyn has worked at The Gartland Group for more than 13 years. She is the first person you see and talk to when you come to our firm. Jaclyn is also a vital part of our Bankruptcy Department.


Jill Werner, Bookkeeper

Jill is a trained paralegal and has worked in every department in The Gartland Group over the last 20 years. She currently handles the bookkeeping and payroll needs for multiple businesses.