Amanda has more than a decade of experience working with small businesses and individuals in the accounting and tax fields. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Amanda worked in bookkeeping and tax for a multi-office CPA firm. Being exposed to so many different types of clients has been an invaluable experience for her.
Outside of work, Amanda enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and three children – particularly in the Great Smoky Mountains. She is also very involved in several non-profit organizations and is a fundraiser enthusiast.
Chelsea is an Enrolled Agent with more than 5 years of experience in small business accounting and tax preparation. She graduated from Saint Leo University in 2019 with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Chelsea is a member of the Florida Notary Association and QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program.
Throughout her career, Chelsea has gained knowledge in tax specialties such as trusts, estates, non-profits and payroll compliance. She is committed to expanding her knowledge base to ensure that clients receive the most accurate and up to date information. She enjoys putting clients on a path to success by providing insightful recommendations and advice.
In Chelsea’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John and their new baby JP. They enjoy visiting Disney and playing with Bella, their yellow lab.
John is the founder of McCarthy Tax Preparation and a CPA with a background in public accounting and income tax. He’s helped numerous individuals, families and small businesses with income taxes and planning for the past 15+ years. He is also a member of the AICPA, Ohio Society of CPAs, and a past member of XY Planning Network, a leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in helping members of Gen X and Gen Y. John graduated from Purdue University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Science in Accounting.
A self described “money nerd” John enjoys listening to personal finance podcasts and reading tax code and IRS instructions. When he’s not thinking about CPA stuff, he likes to spend time hiking with his family at the Cincinnati Nature Center and volunteering at the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Earth Shares CSA.
Raising their family of homeschooled kids has been the focus and joy for John and his wife Sarah. McCarthy Tax Preparation was created to better serve families. By running a home-based, virtual business, they can be closer to home and share in their children’s learning and development. It is exciting to watch them grow and learn something new every day!
Mary is a CPA with more than 7 years experience in public accounting. After graduating from Mount Marty College in 2010 with her Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, she began working with clients for all of their tax preparation needs. She is a member of the South Dakota CPA Society.
Staying on top of ever-changing tax law is a challenge Mary embraces. Using her knowledge and experience to help clients understand how their decisions impact the big picture is one of the things Mary enjoys most about her career.
When she’s not working, Mary and her husband Curtis keep busy with their two daughters. They enjoy traveling and taking in local events.
Amelia is an EA with more than 4 years of experience in small business accounting. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2012 and her MSA in 2016. She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents.
While working on her master’s degree, she began assisting small business clients with their accounting, tax compliance, and tax resolution. Through this she has gained invaluable experience and exposure to a variety of industries.
Amelia enjoys working with technology and staying up to date with taxes. She embraces the demands to expand her tax knowledge through research and continuing education. She is passionate about helping her clients understand and take control of their unique tax situations.
Outside of work, Amelia enjoys painting, playing the piano, and spending time with her husband, Vlad. They are expecting their first child and are very excited to become parents.
Erika is an Accountant with over 4 years experience. Having obtained her bachelors degree in 2012 and her master’s degree in 2015, Erika has gained experience in accounting that has shaped her into the hard working team player that she is today.
Erika has always been described as a very detailed and analytical worker. Her love of numbers and her ‘get it done’ personality make her someone who will put in the extra time to accurately complete any given task. She loves providing quality bookkeeping support and also helping clients understand the details of their financial picture.
She understands that not all clients are the same and that individualized interaction makes for a better client-accountant relationship.
Outside of the accounting world, Erika enjoys, cooking, traveling and music. With the privilege of being a classically trained pianist and having taught piano throughout her college years, Erika holds a special place in her heart for classical music and loves to listen to her favorite composers, Rachmaninov and Chopin every chance she gets.
Brandi has worked as an Administrative Assistant for over 20+ years. She has worked in the accounting field, as well as manufacturing and distributing. She brings a multitude of experience in different fields as well.
Brandi has been married to her best friend, Scott, for the last 20 something years. She has 2 wonderful boys who keep her on her toes with all of their activities. Her love for her family and friends are what are her driving motivation. Her favorite quote is one her dad is always saying “Adapt, Improvise and Overcome.”