Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Welcome Tracy Pohlen!

September 26, 2013

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our team, Tracy Pohlen, CPA.  Tracy graduated from Biola University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and received her CPA license in 2013.  Tracy has worked in the accounting industry for over six years and has experience preparing tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and nonprofit organizations.  Tracy is starting at our firm as a senior accountant and many of you will have the pleasure of working with her in the near future.  We are excited to have such a valuable member join our team!

Welcome, Tracy!


Firm Team Building Kayaking Adventure

June 17, 2013

On Friday June 14, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP enjoyed a fun team building getaway to Dana Point where we took a 2-hour guided kayaking tour of the harbor.  The tour was hosted by Coastline Kayaking Adventure.  Our guide, John, took us along the Doheney Beach Coastline and beside the jetty while sharing pirate tales and surfing lore.  We had a wonderful time being outdoors together, learning about the local marine wildlife, and getting a little exercise.  We then enjoyed a delicious lunch at a local burger joint called "The Schwack".  The next time you’re in Dana Point, be sure to check out Coastline Kayaking Adventure!

On the Water

Katy & Paul Joanna & Eunice Steve & SidThe Schwack Katy & Tim

To learn more about Coastline Kayaking Adventure, please visit

Firm Holiday Fun

December 26, 2012

On Friday, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP enjoyed a fun evening of food and laughter to celebrate the holiday season.  We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal at Angelo’s & Vinci’s in downtown Fullerton before making our way to the Maverick Theater, just a few blocks away.  Playing that night was “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”, which kept us laughing from beginning to end.  In the picture below you’ll see all of our staff, plus a few recruits to help us through tax season!

Firm Christmas 2012

To find out more about the Maverick Theater and their excellent productions, please visit

Staff Outing to Brushstokes in Old Town Tustin

December 13, 2012

Last week, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP took a staff bonding trip to Brushstrokes in Old Town Tustin.  Brushstokes is a "Paint and Party Place" that hosts private groups and provides an instructor to walk each person through the creation of their own unique painting.  You bring your own snacks and beverages, and they provide the instructor and all the supplies.  Check out this pic of our creative team!  You’d never guess we were accountants, would you?

You can learn more about Brushstrokes at their website:

Nienow & Tierney, LLP Volunteers With Samaritan’s Purse

December 5, 2012

Last week, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP volunteered an afternoon with Samaritan’s Purse, assisting at the Orange County collection site for Operation Christmas Child.  Samaritan’s Purse is a faith-based organization “providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world”.  Their Operation Christmas Child program sends shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes to children in need all over the world during the Christmas season.  Our staff assisted along the assembly line, sorting, stuffing and taping boxes before seeing them packed up and sent to their final destination.  For more information about Operation Christmas Child or Samaritan’s Purse, please visit

Operation Christmas Child 2012

Steve & Eunice
Operation Christmas Child Processing Center

Melinda Mergelsberg – Working from Florida!

November 9, 2012

Melinda Mergelsberg and her husband Earl welcomed twin baby boys into the world on July 4. In addition to this exciting change in their lives, Melinda and Earl will be moving back home to Florida in mid-October to be closer to family.

We are sad to see her leave Orange County, but are delighted that Melinda will stay on with the firm, working remotely.  We are confident that this transition will be a seemless one for our firm and our clients. Please join us in wishing her well as she begins this new season of her life.

Various Views of the CPA Profession

February 29, 2012



Buddy Walk 2011

November 11, 2011

On Sunday, November 6, Nienow & Tierney’s own Melinda Mergelsberg participated once again in the 11th Annual Orange County Buddy Walk, sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County.  Over 2,000 people attended this event which took place at Anaheim Stadium.  Despite the chilly rain that fell, the gates opened at 9:00am for another year of fun and games, music and dancing, and strangers becoming fast friends over the commonality of having a loved one with Down syndrome.  This year, Melinda volunteered her time to coordinate the many exhibitors who participated in the event.  Nienow & Tierney, LLP continues to support this dedicated organization.

Want to Know What Being a CPA is Like? Watch This Video Featuring the Accountants of Tomorrow!

November 10, 2011


Just for Fun – Two Things You Don’t Expect to See Together: CPA’s, and a Flashmob

August 10, 2011

Each year the State of Maryland holds a swearing in ceremony to welcome the new CPA’s to the profession.  What a welcome they received this year, when at the reception, part of the crowd broke into a dance – flashmob style.  Who says CPA’s aren’t cool?