Management Profiles


Theo Fallati, CPA, CPFO

Auditor-Controller

Theo Fallati, CPA, CPFO

Theo 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).

Betsy Schaffer, CPA, CPFO

Assistant Auditor-Controller

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.

Ed Price, CPA

Chief Deputy Controller

Ed Price, CPA

Ed 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.

Mike Struven

Financial Applications & Systems Manager

Mike Struven

Mike 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.

Kyle Slattery, CPA, CPFO

Financial Reporting, Budget & Cost Division Chief

Kyle Slattery, CPA, CPFO

Kyle 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.

Juan Izquierdo, CPA

Financial Accounting & Customer Support Division Chief

Juan Izquierdo, CPA

Juan, 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.

Betsy Byrne, CPP

Payroll Division Chief

Betsy Byrne, CPP

Betsy 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.

Trevor Lysek, CPA (Inactive)

Property Tax Division Chief

Trevor Lysek, CPA (Inactive)

Trevor 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)