Christy Norton

Christy Norton

Chico, CA

2454 Builders Place, Suite 130
Chico, CA 95928


Industry Areas

Service Areas

Over the last 20-years, Christy has become a powerhouse for food and beverage companies, ag-supply companies, manufacturers, processors, distributors, and cooperatives. Wise business leaders want and need to be prepared for multiple market scenarios. With Christy’s insights and strategies, leaders are able to act quickly and effectively execute the thoughtful plans she helps them formulate. Agriculture and food companies are specialized businesses requiring the specific knowledge that Christy “brings to the table” (pun intended). She understands how to run businesses effectively and profitably, while monitoring operations, employees, and customers.

Some of Christy’s recent projects include:

  • Helping food and beverage companies determine total cost of ownership for expansion and ensuring new or expanded lines fit with their growth model.
  • Securing research and development credits and employing other tax-savings strategies for food and beverage companies.
  • Assisting agricultural cooperatives with capital and financing strategies to maximize member returns and maintain cooperative cash flow.
  • Assisting local water districts with new California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations which results in improved processes to maintain compliance with their standards.

Christy is passionate about her profession and it shows in her service approach. She values personal relationships and opportunities to enhance peoples’ lives.


B.S., accounting, California State University, Chico


Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) National Office, Past Director and EC member
National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) Far Western Chapter Past President
Tehama County Farm Bureau, member

Civic Associations

Butte Humane Society, Past President | current Treasurer and Chair of Shelter and Finance Committees

Personal Interests

Camping and fishing
Spending time with family

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