Kirk Dobson CFP

Kirk Dobson, CFP® is a fee based Certified Financial Planner and an Investment Advisor Representative providing a clear path for qualified individuals and businesses to help meet their financial planning goals. One of his greatest strengths is analyzing complex issues and delivering concise strategies in a well organized and understandable format. Kirk maintains a strong network of legal and accounting professionals to help get the job done right.


Investment Portfolio design and management, alternative investment programs, distribution and income planning, buy/sell and business succession planning, tax, estate and legacy planning, life and long term care insurance, business and family financial planning.

Services Provided:

  • Personal and Business Financial Planning*
  • Investment Portfolio Design & Management*
  • Retirement Plans & Retiree Income Planning
  • Tax Reduction, Estate & Legacy Planning
  • Alternative Investments*
  • Business Buy-Sell, Success Planning, Key Employee Retention Planning
  • Life, Disability & Long Term Care Insurance

Ebbetts Pass Accounting

We take care of all your accounting needs.

Ebbetts Pass Accounting has been in the Avery/Arnold area since the 1980s.  It serves the local area with tax and accounting needs.  It also serves many clients from all over the United States as these clients have remained loyal to Ebbetts Pass Accounting.

Financial Statement Preparation

Bookkeeping Services

Payroll Services

Tax Preparation

Our Team:

Sandy Vaughan, CPA
While working for a large CPA firm in Modesto, Sandy finished her accounting degree at Stanislaus State University.  She continued to work for this firm for 28 years.  Starting out as a receptionist and then becoming a CPA, Sandy gained extensive experience in every aspect of a CPA firm.  She purchased Ebbetts Pass Accounting in 2005 and enjoys the challenges a small company brings.
Helen Ashley, Staff Accountant
Helen runs the office proficiently and with a smile.  She will answer the phone when you call or greet you when you come in.  She handles all the payroll needs of our clients including payroll checks, payroll reports and workers comp reports.  She also has 25 years of experience with bookkeeping and provides valuable services to our clients.


Edward Jones

If you think Edward Jones is like every other large investment firm, think again. We are a leader in the financial-services industry, but we take a personal approach to business, an approach that starts with a face-to-face meeting between a financial advisor and you.

We believe that building long-term relationships with our nearly 7 million clients is key to serving their needs. Whether it’s in the United States or Canada, we’re located in the communities where you live and work because that’s the best way to get to know you and to help you reach your financial goals.

Barbara H Larkin
(209) 728-8923
178 Big Trees Road Suite A7
Murphys, CA 95247


SierraSentry is a mountain home watch company that provides a wide range of personalized services for home owners from Forest Meadows to Camp Connell in Calaveras County, CA.

•  Concierge Services
•  Turning on the water, heat and lights before your arrival.
•  Closing down and winterizing after your departure.
•  Meeting contractors, service and repair people.
•  Receiving deliveries.
•  Picking up and forwarding your mail.
•  Providing a photo or video history of work being performed on your mountain home.
•  Shoveling or blowing decks and walkways.
•  Checking on your driveway and berm height .
•  Being a contact person for your alarm company.
•  Thoroughly inspecting your home’s exterior and interior on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
•  Doing a one-time check for any problems.
•  Acting as your “feet on the ground” and being here when you cannot.

SierraSentry will undertake any reasonable task to make your mountain home ownership worry-free.

Proudly living and serving Murphys, Arnold and Big Trees since 2005.

Sandi Pearce

Laura Bowly Design

Laura Bowly has built her business with one goal; to help small business owners create websites that truly reflect what is special and unique about their businesses, at a price they can afford.

Having owned a retail business in Sonora and Arnold (Sierra Nevada Adventure Co.) for many years prior to starting Laura Bowly Design, Laura understands first-hand the challenges that face small business owners. “Owning and growing a small business comes with it’s share of challenges.” Laura explains, “Marketing can be expensive and overwhelming, and it’s difficult to know where to invest your valuable advertising budget where it will make the most difference. My experience having navigated those challenges as a partner at SNAC, gives me a unique insight that helps me now in developing successful designs for other businesses.”

“In this day and age, having a strong, professional online presence is essential — and that is not out of reach for small businesses. The internet provides everyone, large and small, an equal platform.”

Laura Bowly Design would love to help you achieve your online goals. Please contact us for a free estimate of your website.