Cody holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. He joined our firm in December of 2013, and prior to that, worked three years in public accounting. Cody has focused the majority of his time in public accounting in income tax for individuals, businesses, and trusts; however, he also has experience in payroll tax, bookkeeping, and audits. Prior to transitioning to accounting, Cody obtained his Associates in Automotive Technology from Texas State Technical College, and continues to operate a sole proprietorship, Wilson Mobile Mechanic Service. Outside of work, Cody is very active in his church. He and his wife lead a financial class and work various ministries such as vacation bible school, church camp, Tres Dias, and Vida Nueva. In his free time, Cody can be found hunting, weightlifting, playing racquetball, softball, or working on cars.
Sonda joined our firm in August of 2015 after 24 years of experience with another public accounting firm. Sonda attended Navarro College and Abilene Christian University and has over 25 years of experience in the preparation of payroll reports, bookkeeping services, and income tax return preparation. She serves as Sunday school teacher and loves to spend time with her four grandchildren, attending their sporting events, traveling, and cooking.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University and is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in Texas. Prior to working in public accounting, Tom served as general accountant for Campbell’s Soup Company for 6 years. Tom then moved into public accounting and had 35 years’ experience before joining our firm in August of 2015. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. His experience is in income taxation of individuals, businesses, and estates/trusts, and audits of local governments, not-for-profits, and for-profit companies. Tom was born in Conway, Arkansas and grew up in Houston, Texas. He is a long-time member of the Palestine Kiwanis Club, and enjoys spending time with his kids, grandkids, and dogs.
Frank founded this firm in November of 2001. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin and was licensed as a certified public accountant in 1992. Originally from Killeen, Texas, Frank moved to Palestine after graduating college and took a position at another firm in town. After gaining 11 years of experience in public accounting, Frank decided to start his own company. His career has provided him with knowledge in a wide range of topics including payroll; individual, corporate, partnership, gift, estate, and trust taxation; bookkeeping; QuickBooks consulting; audits of not-for-profits, governmental, and manufacturing industries; Single Audits; and general business consulting. Frank’s desire is to help his community by providing excellent accounting services using his over 29 years of experience in public accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and an Associate Member of Certified Fraud Examiners Association. Frank is an active member and past board member of the Rotary Club of Palestine. Outside of the office, Frank’s hobbies include woodworking, boating, and swimming.
Bralon obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University while on a NCAA Division 1 football scholarship. He has been a great asset to our team since 2017 and has gained experience in income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. Bralon loves to spend time out on the lake, with friends and family, hunting, and weightlifting.
Wesley is a certified public accountant licensed to practice public accounting in Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He joined our firm in October of 2013 and his experience is primarily in financial statement audits of local governments and not-for-profit organizations, reviews, and compilations, as well as payroll tax, QuickBooks consulting, and income tax return preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and tax-exempt entities. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Wesley is originally from Palestine and likes to volunteer his time as children’s soccer coach and his hobbies include spending time with his family and friends and playing racquetball.
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Maria joined our firm in January of 2018 after five years in public accounting. She is a certified public accountant and holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting both from the University of Texas at Tyler. Maria’s experience in public accounting primarily resides in audit, reviews, and compilations of local governments, not-for-profit organizations, banking and financial institutions, manufacturing companies, single audit, and employee benefit plans. Additionally, Maria prepares individual income tax returns, trust and estate returns, and some corporate and partnership returns. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves as Treasurer for Joyful Inspirations and is a member of Palestine Junior Service League. Maria enjoys volunteering, traveling, and spending time with family.
Mariela been with our firm since November of 2013. She is currently pursuing an Associates of Business Administration in Accounting from Tyler Junior College and is expecting to graduate in May of 2019. She plans to continue her education at the University of Texas at Tyler to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mariela prepares payroll checks, calculates and pays payroll tax liabilities, bookkeeping, and prepares individual income tax returns. Outside of the office, Mariela loves shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Christina joined our firm in February of 2018 and is currently enrolled in the University of Texas at Tyler pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. She expects to graduate in the Spring of 2019. She is a member of the collegiate honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma. Christina is from Palestine and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.