Congratulations to BPW Tax Manager Crystal Knepler on being named one of the 2019 40 Under 40 by the Pacific Coast Business Times! This award recognizes up-and-coming leaders in the Tri-Counties, and all of us at BPW congratulate Crystal on this well-deserved recognition. She was recognized, along with the other 40 Under 40 honorees, at an awards reception on Monday, September 23 at the Topa Tower Club in Oxnard.
Crystal joined Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP in 2018 as a manager in the firm’s tax department. With 14 years of public accounting experience ranging from small and mid-size firms to the partnership group at Grant Thornton, Crystal brings a depth of experience and expertise to the team.
Crystal takes great pride in her technical excellence and in providing a high level of client service. She has worked on a variety of engagements, including acquisitions, entity structure, and tax planning, as well as oil and gas taxation. Although she is a skilled generalist at heart, her work has primarily been focused on partnerships and working with high net worth individuals.
She is a member of both the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Crystal received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
In 2018 Crystal moved to Santa Barbara after living in Dallas, Texas for over a decade. In her time away from the firm, she enjoys singing, wine tasting, reading and playing with her cat, Maximus.