Our People

Our People


James D. Cassabon

CPA | [email protected]

James D. Cassabon was born and raised in Michigan, moving to Fresno in 1977. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Fresno in 1979. Jim became a Certified Public Accountant in 1981, worked for national accounting firms for eight years, and began his own firm in 1998.

He has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Victor K. Fung

CPA, CVA | [email protected]

Victor K. Fung was born and raised in Hong Kong until he immigrated to Fresno with his family at the age of 15. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. Victor became a Certified Public Accountant in 2004, partner at the firm by 2005 and also became a Certified Valuation Analyst in 2005.

Victor is a member of CalCPA and AICPA. Victor’s wife is also a CPA, working in the Central Valley. They reside in Clovis, CA with their two children.

Fresno Office

Alisha Schmidt

CPA | [email protected]

Alisha Schmidt started working with the firm in June of 2016. She moved to Fresno in 2005 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting at California State University, Fresno. Before joining the firm, Alisha worked at two other local firms where she mainly assisted clients with bookkeeping, taxation, and some auditing. She received her CPA license December 2016.

Alisha enjoys outdoor activities such as horseback riding, camping, rafting, etc. when she has the opportunity to do so, as well as spending time with her husband, daughter and other family, playing with her dogs, and baking.

Kevin Moody

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Kevin Moody was born and raised in Fresno, CA and graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Kevin began his accounting career with the firm in July 2018 and is continuing to take accounting courses to further his knowledge on the subject.

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys watching movies, playing golf, and surrounding himself with friends, family, and his dogs.

Serephina Galbadores

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Serephina Galbadores was born and raised in Fresno, CA. She graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Before joining the firm in 2016, she began her accounting career as a staff accountant at another local public accounting firm. Currently she is working toward her CPA license.

She enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and friends. She can often be found off the grid, camping and off-roading with her family, dogs and friends.

Virginia Badillo

Notary Public | [email protected]

Virginia Badillo joined the firm in 2001 as a full charge bookkeeper. She is also head of human resources at the firm. Virginia serves as bookkeeper for a variety of our clients as well as being a Notary Public.

Virginia enjoys spending time with her family and can be found riding her motorcycle on the weekends.

Merced Office

Cynthia A. Temple

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Cynthia A. Temple was born, raised and educated in Connecticut before moving to Merced, CA and has been a member of the firm since its inception. She specializes in estate planning and trust administration, serving as trustee for several clients. She is CTEC certified for tax planning and preparation of individual tax returns.

Cynthia is very active in the Merced community, having served on the Mercy Hospital Governing Board and the American Red Cross executive board for many years, as well as being a member of Soroptimist International of Merced for 25 years. She currently serves on the Merced College President’s Circle Board.

Hilary Kirschman

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Hilary Kirschman was born and raised in Merced, CA. She graduated from Merced High School and shortly after, attended Merced Community College, taking an array of general education classes.

Hilary first joined the firm in July 2013, starting out as the receptionist. Over time, she has taken on a multitude of duties which eventually earned her a promotion to office manager and bookkeeper. Many of those duties include preparing and processing tax returns, bookkeeping and payroll for a number of clients, as well as advanced administrative duties to help keep both offices running smoothly.

In her free time, she enjoys watching baseball, playing video games, cooking and baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Isabel Amezcua

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Isabel Amezcua received her Associate of Science in Business Administration in 2007 from Merced Junior College. She started her accounting career as an accounts payable clerk while attending California State University, Fresno. Isabel completed tax courses at CSU Fresno and at Jackson Hewitt, where she received her CTEC and PTIN, and has worked through numerous tax seasons.

Isabel earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting at CSU Fresno in 2011. She expanded her accounting skills by working at a funeral home as a bookkeeper, archive clerk, and funeral counselor. That same year she also received her funeral director’s license.

Before joining the firm, Isabel held a staff accountant position at a local nonprofit organization, and is still an active supporter. Isabel is currently working towards her CPA license.

Valerie A. Lewis

CPA | [email protected]

Valerie A. Lewis has over thirty years of public accounting experience, including five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, encompassing a full range of tax and accounting services to individuals, partnerships, corporations, and trusts. Valerie’s additional experience includes closely-held corporations, general and limited partnerships, small business corporations, sole proprietorships, and farm management. She has served clients in the industries of agriculture, real estate development, insurance, law, medicine, engineering, advertising, manufacturing, and construction.

Valerie graduated from California State University, Fresno with of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. She is a member of AICPA.

We deliver a full array of accounting and tax services.

Cassabon Fung, LLP uses our professional and progressive expertise to tailor strategies to help you achieve your goals above and beyond expectation.