Since 1981, RBTK has been providing its clients with superior service, strategic business advice and financial consultations for the enhancement of each client’s financial success.

Built on a foundation of trust, industry knowledge and innovative practices, RBTK is continuously building its clients’ partnerships and expanding their economic growth, security and overall financial prosperity.

We operate with the highest ethical standards, maintaining professionalism and ensuring impeccable customer service in everything we say and do.


Meet Our Partners

Ashlynn Ball

Ashlynn Ball

Ashlynn joined RBTK in 2008 as a senior Staff Accountant, and since then has moved up the ranks and was ultimately promoted to Partner in 2017. Ashlynn has significant expertise in managing, conducting and performing audit and accounting services and is responsible for managing the audit and accounting practice of the firm.

She takes great care and concern to make sure that the audit and accounting services are well planned in order to efficiently and effectively perform the engagement and minimize the impact on the clients’ personnel.

Ashlynn takes great pride in maintaining the relationships she has built with clients over the years. She enjoys RBTK’s interesting diverse client roster and the firm’s balanced work/life principles.

Ashlynn began her career as an audit associate at KPMG. When not in the office, Ashlynn is a talented singer and enjoys anything and everything with the outdoors.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Economics, University of Redlands

Certification: Certified Public Accountant by the California Board of Accountancy; CCIFP Certification

Scott Trendel

Scott Trendel, CPA, CCIFP

Scott has been servicing RBTK’s clients since 2000 and was made a Partner in 2010. Scott spent the first part of his career as an Assistant Controller for a large construction company prior to joining RBTK. Scott’s experience as an Assistant Controller provided him with the practical knowledge of implementing key financial systems and procedures, along with managing all the detailed accounting functions.

Scott has significant expertise in managing and performing audit, accounting and tax preparation services. He takes great care and concern to ensure these services are managed efficiently and performed in such a manner to minimize the impact on his client's employees.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Davis; Certificate of Accountancy, UCSD Extension

Certification: Certified Public Accountant by the California Board of Accountancy; CCIFP Certification

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown (Of Counsel)

Kevin is a native San Diegan and has significant expertise in providing business, tax and strategic planning services to clients with a focus on their overall business, individual and family goals. He spent the first six years of his career as a Manager with a large Multi-National CPA firm.

In 1990 he started a CPA firm and in 1994 merged with the two other CPA firms that today is RBTK. Kevin has helped a wide variety of businesses transition ownership to the next generation, key management or sale to a third party. Kevin also provides leadership and strategic planning services to organizations and has served on several Boards of Directors.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, San Diego State University

Certification: Certified Public Accountant by the California Board of Accountancy

Meet Our Team



Michael Swansen
Trent Brown

Senior Staff


Alicia Soto
Emily Bemis

What makes our team and our culture so unique?

  • We live a well-balanced lifestyle
  • We collaborate: we emphasize teamwork, sharing ideas, and giving feedback
  • We desire to learn something new every day
  • We believe anything is possible and that you can define your future
  • We always add value: to our clients, to our team, to ourselves

If you are interested in working with our team as a client or an employee, call us to set up an introduction interview.