Alton was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Iolani School. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and in 1979, he received his CPA certificate from the State of Hawaii. Alton joined the firm in 1989, and became a principal in 1991. Prior to joining N&K, Alton worked at several local and international accounting firms specializing in the area of taxation. Alton is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
In 2001, Alton was designated Managing Principal of the firm and is responsible for overseeing the management of all of the firm's operations.
Alton is a member of several organizations such as the American Institute of CPAs Tax Division, the Hawaii Society of CPAs, the United Okinawan Association of Hawaii (past Treasurer and Director), CPAmerica (Past Director), Zephyr Insurance Company, Inc. (past Director), Island Insurance company, Ltd. (Director), Island Holdings, Inc. (Director), Baseball in Paradise, Inc. (Officer and Director), US-Japan Council, and Ahahui Koa Anuenue (Board member).
In 2012, Alton received the Hall of Honor award from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business.
In his free time, Alton enjoys golfing and UH sports. He was previously very active with youth baseball and basketball.
Areas of practice: Management and tax consulting.
Industry specializations: Construction, insurance agencies, retail/wholesale, restaurants, professional services, real estate and international.