TeamMichael Zaplitny [email protected]Michael Zaplitny, EA, CFP, as the principal owner and advisor of the Fireside companies, graduated from Queensborough Community College, Bayside, NY, (1966/AA), Hunter College CUNY, New York, NY (1969/BA and 1975/MA) and attended the CFP program at Adelphi University New York, NY (1984/CFP). Mike obtained his enrolled agent (EA) license from the Internal Revenue Service in 1984. Prior to forming the Fireside companies, he worked as a high school teacher for the New York City Department of Education, a tax consultant since 1970 and served as a tax associate for two tax attorneys. After arriving in California in 1991, he specialized in representing taxpayers in Appeals status until 1999. When he's not busy at the office, Mike enjoys gardening, reading about the Civil War, and working on his opera.Connor Bergeron [email protected]Connor has been working for Fireside since February of 2016. What began as a seasonal role under Fireside Tax, eventually became a more permanent position as administrative assistant for both companies. She is currently pursuing a degree in finance, and taking advantage of an internship under Fireside Financial. She is a former ballet dancer from San Jose, who enjoys reading primatology articles and backpacking.Support StaffJean J. GiampaoloJean began working as an administrative assistant for the Fireside companies in 2007. He enjoys music, visits to the flea market, and following new developments in science.