Meet Our Partners
Jeff Nigro, CPA, CFE
Jeff Nigro began his accounting career in 1991, immediately after graduating from California State University, Fullerton. He worked at a public accounting firm for nearly nine years before leaving to become a fiscal services manager at a large school district. Jeff started the CPA firm of Nigro & Nigro in 1999.
Jeff is known for providing clients with an outstanding customer service experience. “Clients should expect nothing less”, Jeff believes.“If a client calls or e-mails, our company policy is to respond within 24 hours. There is no excuse for leaving a client hanging.” This approach to his work fosters a strong sense of loyalty among his clients. As a result, client turnover in the firm is among the lowest in the industry.
Jeff has lived in Murrieta since 1998, and is married with five children and four grandchildren. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys travel, particularly to Kauai, hiking, fishing, L.A. Kings hockey, and Angels baseball. Jeff is also an avid nature and landscape photographer.
Elizabeth Nigro, CPA
Elizabeth Nigro began her public accounting career in 1996, immediately after graduating from California State University, San Bernardino. But her passion for helping clients with the complex area of tax began ten years earlier, working as a local tax practitioner. She honed her tax skills for ten years before completing her accounting degree. After graduating, she went to work at a public accounting firm to gain valuable accounting experience, and then at a large school district. Elizabeth and her husband Jeff started the CPA firm of Nigro & Nigro in 1999.
Elizabeth has a very loyal client base, and it is a direct result of her personal involvement with each and every one of her clients. “It is critical to take the time to understand every client’s unique situation and their concerns before I work on a solution for them.” Elizabeth also spends a significant amount of her time on professional development and research, so that she can always stay “up-to-the-minute” on the latest laws and regulations that affect her clients.
She currently provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to her clients, which include individuals, partnerships, corporations, privately-owned businesses, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, Elizabeth oversees the firm’s Business Consulting Group, which affords her the opportunity to do professional consulting work for non-profit organizations.
Elizabeth has lived in the Temecula Valley since 1983, and is married with five children and four grandchildren. Outside of work, she enjoys travel, particularly to Kauai, hiking, gardening and reading. Her favorite hobby of the last few years, however, is being a grandmother. She enjoys spoiling her grandchildren at every opportunity.
Shannon Bishop, CPA
A native to southern California, Shannon Bishop left her San Diego home to attend Concordia University, Irvine, from which she earned degrees in accounting and business administration in 1997. Shannon quickly realized that public accounting was her true calling and since 1999 she has been helping businesses and individuals alike. Shannon started with Nigro & Nigro in 2017 and was promoted to Partner in January 2020.
While most people shy away from taxes, Shannon has always loved working with numbers. Her love of numbers is rivaled only by her love of people. Shannon works hard to develop relationships with her clients and to customize tax strategies to create the optimal tax situation.
With over 20 years in practice, Shannon has gained extensive accounting experience. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive accounting services to small and medium sized businesses to provide them with reliable financial information and help each client to meet their unique objectives.
Since 1999 Shannon has shared her life with her husband Jeff and they have enjoyed watching the valley and businesses grow and thrive since becoming residents of Wildomar in 2003. They have been blessed with 3 lovely girls and they support their daughters in their studies and their activities at Church, on athletic teams and with Girl Scouts. They enjoy camping, days at the beach, a good movie and simply spending time with their family.
Leslie A. Doherty, CPA
Leslie Doherty began her accounting career over 30 years ago while working in her parent’s family business. Inspired to become a CPA, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Diego State University in 1999 and earned her CPA license in 2003. Soon after relocating to the Temecula Valley in 1999, she began working as a staff accountant at a Temecula CPA firm, working her way up to a Supervisor position. In 2004, she formed her owned CPA firm and spent the next 15 years growing her practice before joining the Nigro & Nigro, PC team in January 2020.
Leslie loves being a CPA and, over the years, has gained a wealth of experience in the fields of accounting and taxation, with an extensive background in the areas of construction, manufacturing, retail, restaurants, and non-profit organizations, among others. Leslie’s practice consists primarily of small to medium businesses of various types, individual tax clients, and trust & estates. She also provides audit and review services to small and medium businesses and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
She is also very proud to serve the local community. Leslie has served as a board member and/or volunteered for many non-profit organizations since moving to the Temecula Valley.. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center.
Leslie resides in Murrieta with her husband. She has two grown children of whom she is very proud, a wonderful son-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, travel, read, and attend concerts when she can.
Peter Glenn, CPA
Peter Glenn joined the Nigro & Nigro Management Team in February 2011 and has worked in public accounting since 2008. 2 years after graduating from California State University, he became a licensed CPA. Peter was promoted to partner in January 2018.
Peter has a great knack for getting to know his clients and understanding their needs. His easy-going manner, combined with his dry sense of humor puts his clients at ease. His ability to break down complex situations and make them understandable is what his clients have come to appreciate about him.
In his free time, Peter likes to follow the L.A. Dodgers, attend live concerts, run half marathons, read non-fiction, and he continues his lifelong search for the perfect sandwich.
Paul J. Kaymark, CPA
Paul J. Kaymark began his accounting career in 1994, immediately after graduating from California State University, Long Beach. He began working as a staff auditor for KPMG, LLP in their Los Angeles office for 5-years and then joined RSM US, LLP as an audit and consulting manager in their Orange County office for 3-years. After his 8-years with the two national public accounting firms, he joined two different regional public accounting firms for the past 17-years as an audit manager and audit partner. Paul joined the Nigro & Nigro Management Team in February 2019.
Paul puts his clients at ease with his relaxed and easy-going nature. Although accounting can have moments of frustration for some, Paul can always be seen with a smile and a positive attitude. Paul enjoys meeting with his clients and staff throughout the year to discuss and solve the relevant accounting issues of the day, while trying to simplify those issues for everyone to understand and implement. His vast knowledge of accounting and auditing principles as well as his ability to provide this information to others has earned him the respect of his clients and colleagues alike.
Paul resides in Anaheim Hills and was married in August 2006 to his wife Kathy. They have two daughters Izabella and Julianna. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling with them, enjoying a new restaurant they have discovered or joining his friends for a round of golf. While visiting Maui in 2005 with his fiancé (at the time…Kathy), the couple immersed themselves in the beautiful Hawaiian culture and have continued the practice of “Spreading Aloha Everyday” while making their annual trip back to one of the islands each year.
Michael Klein, CPA
Michael Klein dedicates himself to serving the not-for-profit and charter school community with issues related to governance and financial management. Michael was promoted to partner in January 2018.
Having extensive experience volunteering and working with several of these organizations, Michael provides valuable insights to his clients. He helps his clients navigate challenging economic times and understand the complex accounting rules applicable to not-for-profit organizations.