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Our Team

Fredrik Gran, CPA, JD 818-906-2230 Ext. 230


Fredrik provides audit and accounting, tax and general business consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. Prior experience includes audit, review and compilation of financial statements as well as preparation of federal and state tax returns for businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Prior to joining the firm, Fredrik worked for six years at a local law firm where he practiced both transactional and litigation law. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics. Fredrik earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Fredrik is a member of the California Society of CPA’s, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the State Bar of California.

Fredrik grew up in Sweden and is fluent in Swedish.

Charles E. Laing, Jr., CPA 818-906-2230 Ext. 231


Charles joined Clumeck Stern in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in public accounting. He provides tax and consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. Charles’ experiences include public accounting in “Big Four” accounting firms, work with non-profit organizations, as well as providing tax, accounting and consulting services to high net worth individuals. He has also served as CFO for real estate, oil and gas property management companies.

Charles earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and minor in Economics from the Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas Charles is a member of the California Society of CPA’s, Texas Society of CPA’s, and the American institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Charles Texas native and prides himself on being fluent in all things Texan.

Yuliya N. Pobereyko, CPA, MST 818-906-2230 Ext. 216

Yuliya is a Certified Public Accountant and an Enrolled Agent with over 17 years of experience in the accounting profession, including 10 years in the private sector as a small business owner. She specializes in the taxation of corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and individuals, as well as working with the Internal Revenue Service on examination issues. Yuliya’s expertise also includes international taxation, FBAR and FATCA matters, and offshore compliance options, such as Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures and Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. Yuliya spends significant time providing tax compliance, planning, and consulting services to a variety of industries including real estate, professional services, and manufacturing.

Yuliya received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from California State University, Northridge, completed her accounting courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, and received her Master of Science in Tax from Golden Gate University in 2009. .

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs. Yuliya also serves on the board of Glendale Education Foundation, which proudly serves schools of Glendale Unified School District. .

Yuliya enjoys traveling, being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband and three children. .

Linda Smith 818-906-2230 Ext. 233


Linda Smith joined Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff in 2002. She has worked in public accounting for thirty years. She attended Cal State San Bernardino, and has taken numerous accounting courses. She is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Linda is a member of our accounting staff. She prepares various types of returns for individuals and businesses, assists with review and audit financial statements, and handles the e-mailing of tax returns to clients and the e-filing of tax returns with the various government agencies.

Linda enjoys spending time with her parrots, visiting with family and friends, and reading.

Jenny Perez 818-906-2230 Ext. 225


Jenny earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State Northridge. Before joining Clumeck Stern, Jenny worked in accounting for over 12 years specializing in income tax returns, payroll returns, and various business and sales tax returns.

Jenny was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and lives with her husband and three children. She enjoys the outdoors and gardening.

Natalie Bennett 818-906-2230 Ext. 212


Natalie earned her BA from UCLA and her MBA, with a finance emphasis, from Pepperdine University. She joined the team at Clumeck Stern, Schenkelberg in January 2020 as an Executive Administrator working with Adrian Stern focusing on accounting, real estate management and investor relations.

Natalie lives with her husband, two crazy, amazing, daughters, her mother and her three cats. She is an avid yoga practitioner and sports fanatic - Go Dodgers!

Linda Clumeck Ferydouni 818-906-2230 Ext. 231


Linda earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications at Cal State Northridge, and is currently working on obtaining her CPA License.

Before joining Clumeck, Stern Linda managed various restaurants in Los Angeles and decided it was time for a change in careers.

In her spare time she enjoys being with close friends and family. And is Growing her family with her loving husband.

Victor Szerpicki CPA


With more than 20 years of assurance experience, Victor focuses primarily on audits, reviews, compilations, and agreed upon procedures projects for a diverse client base that includes real estate, nonprofit, auto dealerships, and construction. He has led forensic projects focusing on the recovery of misappropriated funds, and has consulted on internal control improvements for his client base. Victor has also advised clients on accounting for business combinations on both the buy and sell side of transactions.

Victor is part of the firm’s pension/employee benefit plan audit group, with several years of EBPA experience.

A graduate of John Carroll University, he earned his Bachelor of Arts and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in accounting. Victor is a member of the AICPA and The OSCPA, and has spoken on behalf of the OSCPA in areas related to construction accounting and the implementation of revenue recognition standards within the area of construction. He has served on the board of directors for St. Barnabas Villa and Hearts of Patriots. Victor has also sat on the finance committee of The Reserve at Walden Pond Homeowner’s Association.

Karen Kline CPA, JD 585-329-5241


Karen has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. She joined Clumeck Stern in 2021 after spending over 15 years with a large regional accounting firm in the Western New York area. She provides tax services to both large and small businesses as well as individuals, trusts and non-profits. Much of her time prior to joining Clumeck Stern was spent working in the international Tax arena, specifically US taxpayers with off shore subsidiaries. In addition to her time in public accounting, Karen worked for a Sports Agent in Houston, Texas working mainly with Baseball players and their families.

Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology, her Master of Business Administration from Ohio University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Houston. Karen recently relocated to Florida from Upstate New York and is enjoying the upgrade in weather.