8040 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

The Team


Owner Candace Tidwell has been in the bookkeeping and accounting field since 1998. She is a long-time resident of Atascadero, and many of her more than 350 clients have been with her for over fifteen years.

Candace continues her education by attending Accounting Seminars all over the US through QuickBooks and Sleeter Group.


Kim started with Tidwell Bookkeeping in 2013. She was born and raised in Paso Robles. She joins the team with much QuickBooks experience. She spent 11 years at her previous employment as Operations Manager. She handled the production, ordering, customer service and bookkeeping. Kim graduated Cuesta College with an AA in Business and Pre-Nursing.


Holley Has been with Tidwell Bookkeeping since 2013. She has her AA in Liberal Arts, AA General Education and is a well known photographer in the area. She loves working in the whole area of bookkeeping. Running the office and bookkeeping challenges are her specialty. She loves to see her clients thrive and be a part of it.


Mekenzi joined us in January 2018, graduated Cal Poly 2003 with a bachelors in English. She has 18 years of bookkeeping experience. She has continued her education with accounting classes at Cuesta and is QBO certified.


Macy is our “Payroll Goddess.” She runs over 85 clients payroll needs without a hitch. From Out of State to Prevailing Wage, one employee to 50 employees. She is in charge of our payroll dept including weekly, bi weekly, monthly payrolls, payroll taxes, quarterlies and Work Comp.


Vanessa started her career in accounting in 2002 while attending Cuesta College. With almost a decade of experience as a Controller and HR Manager, she specializes in small to mid-size companies. She has taken on some of our largest "Clean Up" accounts and enjoys the challenge of getting it right.


Lisa started with Tidwell after 18 years in the Grocery industry. She started at Tidwell in 2017 and has increased her bookkeeping knowledge with Accounting classes at Cuesta. She has worked her way through many project accounts and maintains restaurants to HOA’s daily.


Megan came to us in January 2020. Her background in Banking, Admin and Bookkeeping has been a great asset to the company. She has attended Cuesta College and is QBO certified. Her clients are very diversified and she loves a challenge and clean up.


Mallory joined the team in August 2020. Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, she brings 5 years of experience with her. Being the person she is, she is always happy to greet any client who comes through the office. She is a people person and ready to take on any task given to her.


Jennifer came to us right before Covid in Feb 2019. After running her own business for 17 years she knows how it's done and can tackle all of it. She works large corporations to the small mom and pop businesses. Always available to take on and help with any thing and everyone. Her specialty is Multitasking.


Lindy has her degree in Business admin with concentration in Accounting. Her experience comes from Wineries since 2012. Accounting Support to Staff Accountant she has worked her way through it. She now runs one of our largest accounts single handedly.


Melanie has been with Tidwell since January 2022. Having worked in a variety of fields, including medical, ministry, and education, she brings her vast experience and attention to detail to every client. With math being her favorite subject, she has tackled one of our larger construction accounts and retail clients.


Corie grew up in Atascadero, graduated Atascadero High and worked at a local hardware store for many years. While juggling raising 3 girls she is able to handle one of our larger accounts and a few smaller accounts. She is versatile in QuickBooks Desktop and Online.


Shannon grew up working in her father’s company, moved to Central Coast in 2018, enjoys helping companies stay organized and grow. She has worked with almost every type of field from tow yards, environmental, bridal and construction.


Maegann was born and raised in Atascadero. Graduated Atascadero High and studied Criminal Justice. Was hired as our Front Desk receptionist and assistant bookkeeper. Within a year she is managing our Payroll Dept with Macy and assisting with bookkeeping clients.


Jenn joined the Tidwell family in 2022 with an AS degree from College of the Canyons, majoring in Finance and minoring in English. After moving to Santa Margarita in 2018, Jenn spent 4 years handling the bookkeeping for a traffic control business and gained a lot of knowledge in the construction industry. She has 20+ years working with MS programs and loves creating spreadsheets!


Jenny Has been a central coast local for 35 years. She has a strong bookkeeping history that includes restaurants, CPA firms, construction and Non-Profits. She started with Tidwell Bookkeeping in 2023 and is a professional at all she does.