About Us: Who we are

Teresa Arellano, Enrolled Agent

Teresa Arellano holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Cal State Fullerton and the founder of Santa Ana Professional Services.  As an Enrolled Agent, she has been preparing tax returns and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board (State of California) in the Orange County area for over 25 years.  As a first generation immigrant, she is familiar with the needs of the community and has developed a good standing with her diverse clientele.  Her skill, expertise and passion have been the foundation of her work.  In her free time, Teresa enjoys reading, staying active by taking sports classes and spending time with her two sons and family.

Carmina Velasquez, CTEC

Carmina joined the Santa Ana Professional Services team in 2019. She is a registered tax preparer through CTEC and obtained her license in 2019. Carmina is proud of creating a personal emotional connection with her clients, whether they’re new or repeating. In her spare time, Carmina enjoys spending time with her family and managing her balloon décor business.

Elsa Saldana-Garibay, CTEC

Hello, I am Elsa Saldana- Garibay, I have had my CTEC Tax preparation license since 2009, my Real Estate License since 2007 and became a Notary Public in 2006. Working at a family business is something I’m very passionate about and building relationships with our clients is what makes us different and something I’m very proud of. On my free time, I volunteer at my children’s school as Vice President of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and also volunteer as a Troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Orange County.

Briseyda Verde

Briseyda is an experienced and empathetic receptionist. She has been working with our community for over 15 years.  Driven by her dedication, she takes pride in providing the best possible service to our clients by welcoming them and providing them with the resources and support they need.    

Pete Flores, CTEC

Manny Arellano

Manny Arellano is an experienced live scan technician.  He strives to provide the best support and resources to our clients in our related services.