A former professional baseball player and Seattle native, Fred joined Glenn Burdette in 1988 and focuses on tax consulting and preparation as a tax principal. Fred is best known for his knowledge and proficiency in his tax work for the construction, wine and healthcare industries. “I eliminate surprises for my clients,” Fred says. “Making a difference in their businesses and lives excites me.”

Fred loves to use family time with his two other passions: baseball and the beach. He also stays busy volunteering as a coach and supporting the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens as well as the Templeton Recreation Foundation as a board member.

Fred began developing his work ethic as a youth doing maintenance on baseball fields near his home. “Being involved with sports all my life has taught me to work hard at anything I do and has molded me into the person I am today,” Fred says. “It’s a cliché, but loving what you do in life never hurts either”

  • Fred, his wife and three sons visit a different baseball city each year.
  • For more than two decades, Fred and his family have vacationed at Santa Cruz County beaches.