Meet The Team

Karla Amador, CEO & Bookkeeper Extraordinaire


Karla Amador is the Founder of Thrive.  She has over a decade of business, bookkeeping and accounting experience.  While working on her own ventures, and doing some consulting work, she found that many business owners had little time to run their business and keep their accounting in order, and thus "THRIVE" was born.

Karla enjoys the detail involved in bookkeeping. She especially loves consulting, setting clients up, and looking for ways to cut costs. She is always looking out for her client’s best interests.

Karla holds a BA from California State University Fullerton in Communications and a minor in Business. In addition, Karla has been named “30 under 40: Future Leaders in Special Events” by Special Events Magazine and has been quoted in “MSN Money” and “She Knows.” She has pitched at the “California Women’s Conference, Dolphin Tank,” and “Tech Cocktails." She has spoken at "Startup Weekend," "Women 2.0" and the "National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)."

When she's not working on books you can find her climbing the local mountains, volunteering, traveling, cooking or spending time with her family and friends.  

Karla is committed to helping her clients and community to “THRIVE."

Eliza, Bookkeeper 


Paul, Bookeeping & Accounting

Paul is our go-to person when it comes to IT and technology, he can always make it work!  With a Math degree from University of California Irvine, he enjoys working with numbers, and solving problems.  Paul has great experience with all aspects of start-up businesses, and inventory control.  He is always ready to take on new challenges and likes working with any innovative feature of accounting/bookkeeping.

When he is not working, Paul enjoys the California outdoors, playing guitar, and watching movies.

Heather, Bookeeping & Accounting

Heather is one of those people who love their work.  Accounting, bookkeeping and numbers are what she “thrives” on.  She has international business experience in the UK, South Africa and Hong Kong along with an Accounting degree. Heather has experience in a number of accounting and ERP programs.  Her specialty and passion is providing meaningful financial reporting.

Heather enjoys triathlons, photography and gardening in her spare time.