Deborah K. Elver, CPA
Deborah (Deb) is a CPA and the president and co-founder of Clear View Business Solutions. (which was founded in 2004 by Janine and Deb). Her passion is in working with entrepreneurs and small business owners to make sound financial decisions including tax saving strategies. She loves making numbers simple and easy to understand learning about tax strategies that will benefit her clients. She has over 25 years’ experience working with small business owners and entrepreneurs on start-up, finance and accounting issues. She also works with individuals on tax planning and financial goal setting. Deborah holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a licensed CPA in Arizona. She is married to Harry Elver (the Computer Guy) and is mom to two grown sons.
Janine is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with Intuit’s Platinum Care Team and the vice president and co-founder of Clear View Business Solutions. She has extensive training in QuickBooks and has designed and implemented a number of QuickBooks files for small business owners. With more than 20 years’ experience, Janine has led numerous one-on-one training sessions with small business owners and employees helping them navigate through QuickBooks. Her goal is to educate even the most novice client so that they don’t feel overwhelmed by the software. Janine has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and an associate degree from Phoenix College. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and moved to Tucson in 1993. She is married to Jim Kaucher and has two grown sons who are married and living in Tucson.
Tony has worked with Clear View for over 13 years as a tax specialist. He loves helping people save money by paying less taxes. Tony is an IRS-Certified Enrolled Agent with over 22 years’ experience preparing taxes for individuals, partnerships, non-profits and corporations. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS. In addition to his role as a tax specialist, Tony has assisted many charter schools, parishes and non-profits with their accounting needs, including preparing budgets, payrolls and annual reports. He holds an associate degree in Business Administration from Fresno City College, studied business law and accounting at California State University, and is a retired Army veteran of 30 years. Tony has been married to his wife for 29 years and has one daughter. He also enjoys riding his bicycle, working in his woodshop and doing home-improvement projects.
Tom is a tax preparer who enjoys helping people keep all things in their financial life in good order. He is an IRS-Certified Enrolled Agent with 12 years’ industry experience. Tom has been on the Clear View team for two years. He was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and came to Tucson in 1978 to attend the University of Arizona, where he graduated with a business degree in accounting. The Sonoran Desert has been his home ever since. In addition to tax and accounting services, Tom also has more than 20 years’ experience in the investment management and advisory services business. He is married with two children and lives in Winterhaven. In his spare time, Tom enjoys traveling, cooking and eating good food, and climbing Tumamoc Hill. He is a staunch supporter of University of Arizona Athletics. Bear Down!
Alex is a Quickbooks ProAdvisor at Clear View and specializes in payroll. He loves making raw data make sense for clients and providing payroll solutions. Alex works with a wide array of files by repairing, updating and improving them to provide a more accurate picture of their company. He has assisted many contractors, non-profits, restaurants, and other businesses with their bookkeeping and payroll. He has his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Management from Northwestern College and has been with Clear View for almost 2 years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Alyssa, and reading.
Marya is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience and is also a Certified Tax Coach and a Concierge CPA. This is Marya’s third career. Her previous experiences were in Credit Risk Management and Operations Management. At age 54, Marya became a CPA and ran her own Tax and Accounting firm, CPA Check Up, before joining Clear View in October 2021. Marya loves Advisory Services and enjoys helping clients by creating a safe space for them to feel empowered as she guides them through financial strategies, making them easy to understand and implement. In her free time, Marya enjoys hiking around beautiful Tucson. She also enjoys yoga and meditation. Marya has three very special “assistants” who her clients really love to work with: Danger, Mickey Mayhem, and Geralt can be found hard at work snuggling, enjoying a treat, sun-bathing, and barking/meowing a welcoming hello.
Michele is an accountant with Clear View. She joined Clear View in November 2021, but has done accounting for nearly 25 years, specializing within the non-profit sector. She has a BA from the University of Arizona plus a Certification with the AIPB. Michele admits she had an attraction early on to “numbers” and their applications because as she states “their consistent uniformity” counted the lovely chaos of her life. For 28 years Michele raised her three children and a few nieces and nephews on a six-acre mini horse ranch with an eclectic menagerie. Today she enjoys spending time with her large extended family, her son and 2 grandsons in Tucson while traveling to visit her daughters and granddaughter on both coasts. Michele also has a passion for classic and modern art and film.
Elizabeth is a CPA and the Tax Manager of Clear View Business solutions. She has extensive experience in the tax field with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from William Howard Taft University. She has been a CPA for 23 years, working with a variety of clients from Riverdance performers to attorneys to small business owners. She enjoys helping small businesses and new clients work their way through the tax system. Though she was born in Wisconsin, she has been in Tucson for almost all her life. She is a mother of 5: two are engineers, one is a financial analyst, one is a Navy sailor and the other is a project manager. She is also a grandmother of 2 who are in elementary school. Elizabeth enjoys the rain, reading, and catching up on her true crime TV shows.
Christina joined Clear View in June 2022 as our Client Success Manager. She has a B.A. in Management from Lourdes University in Ohio. Christina is also licensed with The State of Arizona as an Accident/Life/Health Producer, as well as an Arizona notary public. She has an emphasis on client development and retention, partner relations and project management. Christina assists with facilitating new client growth, as well as handling the daily operations of the firm in an efficient, professional and welcoming manner. She has been married to her husband for 20 years and is a mom to one adult son. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, hot yoga and being outdoors.
Ian has worked at Clear View since January 2022 as an administrative assistant. He likes being a part of the Clear View family and enjoys helping with errands and data entry. Before he joined the team at Clear View he spent 3 years in the army driving M1 Abrams tanks. He is currently attending classes at Pima Community College and hopes to get a degree in mechanical engineering. In his free time, Ian likes being active by playing pickleball and sand volleyball. His favorite movie is “Morbius” and he is excited for the sequel “Morbius 2: It’s Morbin’ Time” to be made.
Harry has been with Clear View Business Solutions since the beginning when his wife, Deborah Elver, started the business with Janine Kaucher in 2004. He has helped with all the technology and IT needs and requirements for Clear View and continues to provide tech support and advice. Harry has over twenty years of IT consulting experience for all types of business clients including accountants. He has a B.S degree from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science degree from the University of Arizona. Harry has lived in Tucson since 1988 and raised two sons with Deborah. Harry enjoys racquetball, pickleball, hiking, and photography.