Partners

Steven T. Erickson, CPA, Managing Partner

Steven joined MMGC in 2002, became Partner in 2006, and Managing Partner in 2011.  He specializes in auditing and accounting services and tax preparation and planning.  Steven has significant experience assisting business and non-profit clients with all aspects of their financial operations, as well as tax and business planning.  Prior to joining MMGC, Steven was an audit specialist with Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis, MN.  He also spent three years with Northwest Airlines as Manager of corporate accounting and reporting.

Professional

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Community

  • Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre – Past Treasurer, Advisory Board Member
  • Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation – Past Board Member
  • Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce – Past Treasurer
  • Greater Palm Springs Pride – Past Board Member
  • Leadership Coachella Valley – 2003 Graduate

Don Keesling, CPA, Partner

Don joined MMGC in 1990 and became Partner in 2008.  He specializes in all areas of taxation including individual, corporate, partnership and charitable trusts.  Don also provides estate planning and administrative services.  Prior to joining MMGC, he worked for Kroichick Accountancy Corporation in San Diego.

Professional

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Graduate of San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Community

  • Animal Samaritans SPCA – Past Board Member
  • Desert Estate Planning Council

Stephen Dawson, CPA, Partner

Stephen joined MMGC in 2009 and became Partner in 2020.  He specializes in all areas of taxation including individual, fiduciary, corporate, partnership, and foreign reporting.  Stephen also provides tax planning and tax research services.  Stephen has been a resident of the Coachella Valley since 1995 and enjoys spending time with this wife and three children when out of the office.

Professional

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Graduate of University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Community

  • The Desert Symphony – Board Member
  • Coachella Valley Regional Housing Trust – Treasurer

Lyle Pierceall, CPA, Of Council

Lyle joined MMGC in 1974 and became Partner in 1980.  He served as Managing Partner from 2002-2004.  He specializes in auditing and accounting for nonprofit organizations, agricultural companies, homeowner associations and construction and development companies.  Lyle also provides tax planning and compliance services for individuals and businesses as well as estate planning and administration services.

Professional

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Graduate of California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

Community

  • City of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation Commission – Past Chairman
  • The Community Foundation serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties – Past Board Member
  • Food In Need Of Distribution (F.I.N.D) – Past Board Member
  • Palm Springs Lions Club – Member and Past President
  • Coachella Valley Football Officials Association – Secretary and Treasurer
  • St. Theresa School Board – Past Secretary and Board Member

David Suss, CPA, Of Counsel, Retired

David joined MMGC in 1997 and became Partner in 2003.  He served as Managing Partner from 2004-2011.  Beginning in July 2013 David works with MMGC on an “Of Counsel” basis.  He specializes in individual income taxation, personal financial planning and tax and business consulting.  Prior to joining MMGC, David practiced in Rochester, New York for twenty-five years where he served as partner in two locally based CPA firms.  David has taught accounting, tax, business and investment courses at universities and colleges in New York and California and is a frequent speaker and broadcast guest for programs throughout the Coachella Valley.

Professional

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Graduate of Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Community

  • Desert Roundtable – Past Treasurer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert –  Past President
  • Coachella Valley Regional Housing Trust – Past Treasurer
  • Valley Crimestoppers – Past Board Member
  • Temple Isaiah – Past President

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