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Meet Our Advisors


Mike Skolnick, CPA, PFS, RICP®

Founder and Senior Advisor

Mike is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned a B.A. in economics. Before founding Axiom in 2010, Mike worked for KPMG (a Big-8 firm at the time) and owned a State Farm insurance agency. In his spare time, Mike enjoys listening to jazz music and cooking Sunday meals for his family.


Sali Haidao, CFP®

Lead Advisor

Sali earned a B.A. from San Diego State University (SDSU), where she studied graphic design. She previously worked for Farmer's Insurance and passed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam faster than anyone we have ever seen. Sali enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews and hopes to travel the world someday.

Viktoriya Barsukova, EA 

Tax Accountant

Viktoriya studied law and international business and is an Enrolled Agent (EA). She has nearly a decade of experience working in public accounting, for the IRS, and for a large tax advisory firm. When not saving clients tax dollars, Viktoriya likes to spend time at the spa and is very passionate about strong European style coffee.