Theo F s  

Theo Fallati, CPA, CPFO, was appointed Auditor-Controller on March 28, 2016. Prior to becoming the Auditor-Controller, Theo held the position of Assistant Auditor-Controller for 9 years. Theo has also served as the Chief Deputy Controller; and Division Chief of Financial Reporting, Budget and Cost. Before his career at the County, which began in 1992, Theo had an extensive career in public accounting and in private industry. Theo is a graduate of California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Public Finance Officer and a Certified Financial Planner (Inactive).

  Assistant Auditor-Controller 
Betsy S 3  

Betsy Schaffer, CPA, CPFO, Betsy’s first professional steps began in the Auditor-Controller’s Office in 1991 when she started as an Accountant-Auditor trainee in the New Auditor Training and Development Program. Prior to becoming Assistant Auditor-Controller in June 2016, Betsy was the Division Chief of Financial Reporting, Budget, and Cost. She has also held several other positions in the office such as Chief Deputy Controller, Division Chief over Operations (FACS & Payroll), and Interim Internal Audit Manager. Outside of the county, Betsy has held positions with the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College. She has also been a consultant for a local software company providing consulting services for system implementations, project management, and business process analysis. Betsy is a CPA, CPFO, and graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

  Chief Deputy Controller 
Ed Price 1

Ed Price, CPA, joined the County in 1999. Prior to becoming Chief Deputy Controller, Ed was the Property Tax Division Chief. He has also held the position of Internal Audit Manager. Ed came to the County with 14 years experience in the banking and financial services industry in the domains of audit, management and technology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a BS in Technology Management/Accounting. Ed holds the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor designations.

  Internal Audit Manager 
Heather F


Heather Fletcher, CPA, MBA, CFE, a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, joined the county in 2006 as our FACS Division Chief. Heather has extensive auditing and governmental accounting experience. She previously held the position of Audit Manager at one of the top 30 public accounting firms in the nation.  She also held the position of Accounting Supervisor with a school district in Sarasota, prepared the district’s first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and it won the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, a Certified Public Accountant certification, and the Certified Fraud Examiner certification.

  Financial Applications & Systems Manager
Mike S 1

Mike Struven, graduated from CalState with a degree in Accounting. He has been with the Auditor's Office since 1989. Mike has several significant achievements in recent years including the development of the County's cost plan, salary modeling, as well as contributing to the budget system. Mike combines leadership skill with an outstanding technical ability.

  Financial Reporting, Budget & Cost Division Chief 
Kyle S 2

Kyle Slattery, CPA, CPFO, began working in the Auditor-Controller’s Office in 2004 as an Assistant Accountant in the Property Tax Division. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a Minor in Economics, Kyle worked for a national accounting firm as a financial statement auditor of various medium-sized, privately-held companies. In 2012, Kyle returned to the Auditor-Controller’s Office as the Internal Audit Supervisor before becoming a Division Chief in 2016. Kyle is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Finance Officer. Kyle also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fielding Graduate University and serves as the Treasurer on the boards of several nonprofits.

  Financial Systems Division Chief (Vacant)



  Financial Accounting & Customer Support Division Chief 
Juan I_1  

Juan Izquierdo, CPA, a graduate of UCSB, joined the Auditor-Controller’s Office in 1999.  He started in the Internal Audit Division as an Accountant-Auditor and has rotated thru the various Auditor-Controller Divisions including FACS (Supervisor), Specialty Accounting (Division Chief), and Financial Reporting (Financial Accounting Analyst).  Prior to working for the County, he worked as a staff auditor for a Los Angeles based CPA firm and as the accounting manager for a local construction company.

  Payroll Division Chief 
Betsy B 


Betsy Byrne, CPP, began with the County in the Auditor-Controller’s Office in 2013 after six years of service in Payroll with the Santa Barbara Superior Court.  She is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and has ten years’ experience with payroll in both government and private service industries. Betsy has Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Accounting.

  Property Tax Division Chief 

Trevor L


Trevor Lysek, CPA (Inactive), joined the Auditor-Controller’s Office after graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Starting as an Accountant-Auditor trainee in the New Auditor Training and Development Program, he served several years as an Internal Auditor, and as a Financial Systems Analyst on the development of the County’s New Financial System (FIN), eventually returning to Internal Audit as the Internal Audit Manager. Trevor lived and worked in New York City where he oversaw the accounting for New York City Schools restoration projects for a global construction manager. Trevor has also been a software developer/consultant. Prior to rejoining the Auditor-Controller’s office, he served as lead consultant assisting the Auditor-Controller in the conversion to the new Property Tax System. Trevor is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

  Advanced/Specialty Accounting Division Chief (Vacant)