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Who We Are....

James B. Rasco, CPA, Partner

Hendrix College, 1963. Prior to forming the Firm in December, 1973, Jim spent ten years in the tax department of an international accounting firm. He devotes substantially all of his time to tax planning for clients in the medical field. He has extensive experience in individual and professional association taxation and pension and profit sharing plans.

J. Alan Abston, CPA, Partner

Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, May, 1993. Prior to joining the firm, Alan had three years experience working for one of the "National" accounting firms in Little Rock. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Alan is responsible for several audit engagements and a large number of tax engagements; he also spends considerable time providing business valuation services to clients and is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers.

R. Kevin Norton, CPA, Partner

Arkansas Tech University, 1998. Kevin joined the firm in June of 2002 with three and half years of experience in public accounting in the Little Rock market. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Kevin oversees most of the audits of the Firm, including audits of several large manufacturing clients, non-profit audits, HUD audits, audits of insurance companies, and audits of employee benefit plans. He is also heavily involved in the tax practice area of the Firm.

Thomas G. May, CPA, Of Counsel

University of North Texas (BS in Secondary Education), 1977; University of Arkansas at Little Rock (BS in Accounting), 1994; Master of Accountancy, University of Mississippi, 2001. Tom is a retired Major in the United States Air Force. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tom currently serves clients in all areas of taxation and is very knowledgeable in the areas of trust taxation as well as employee benefit plans.

Robert M. Winter, CPA, Of Counsel

Arkansas State University, 1962. MBA, University of Arkansas, 1963. Robert is a founding member of the Firm. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. His client responsibilities include a mix of auditing and tax services to clients in all industries. Robert served for many years as chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Arkansas Society of CPAs.

Donald V. Moore, CPA, Of Counsel

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1961. Van joined the firm in January, 2006 by merging his firm into our Firm. Van has devoted most of his career to public accounting, with the exception of a period in the early 1970s when he served as Vice-President and Treasurer for a publicly-held company. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Van's clients include a variety of closely-held enterprises in the Greater Little Rock area.

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Debra K. Geer, CPA, Audit Manager

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, May 2007. Since obtaining her degree, Debra has spent her career in public accounting, with both “big four” firm and local firms in the Fort Smith and Little Rock markets. She is member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Debra manages the audit practice area of the firm, and has experience in the audits of not-for-profit organizations, employee benefit plans, as well as local governments.

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Seth Elkins, CPA, Audit Senior

Harding University, 2009. MBA, Harding University, 2010. Prior to joining the firm in January of 2016, Seth spent five years working for local and national CPA firms focused primarily in the Not-for-Profit and Government industries. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Seth serves clients in the audit practice area of the Firm.

Jane Oberste, CPA, Senior Tax Consultant

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1984. Jane previously worked for the firm for 20 years, leaving in December 2000 to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of a large law firm. She returned to the firm in January 2014 and primarily serves clients in the tax practice area of the firm. She is a member of both the American institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Sylvia J. Helfrich, CPA , Senior Tax Consultant

University of Central Arkansas, 1991. Prior to joining the firm in the summer of 2013, Sylvia spent almost eight years with other local firms in the area and a little more than seven years in public accounting in Alaska. She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Sylvia primarily serves clients in the tax practice area of the Firm.

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Jennifer L. Rogers, CPA, Senior Tax Consultant

University of Central Arkansas, 1998. Prior to joining the firm in November, 2015, Jennifer spent ten years working for regional and local CPA firms before moving into the private sector. She spent seven years working as a Tax Manager for a publicly-held company before returning to the public arena. She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jennifer primarily serves clients in the tax practice area of the Firm.

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Deirdre Metrailer, Staff Accountant

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, December 2013. Deirdre joined the Firm as an intern upon graduation and transitioned to a full time staff accountant position upon the completion of her internship in the spring of 2014. Deirdre serves clients in the audit practice area of the Firm.

Daniel Cline, CPA, Staff Accountant

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2015; Cleveland Institute of Music, 2001; Eastman School of Music, 1999. Daniel joined the Firm in December 2015 after 15 years as a full-time musician with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Daniel primarily serves clients in the audit practice area of the Firm.

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Stacy Jeffery, Small Business Services

Lisa R. Smith, Administrative Assistant

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