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Peck Jenkins Kershner CPAs PA Staff

Ronald F. Peck, CPA

rpeck@pjkcpa.com

Ron is a Co-Founder in our firm with extensive experience that includes public accounting, private industry, and international activities. This broad base of experience allows him to combine technical expertise with the perspective of a business person. He specializes in providing accounting and tax services to a wide range of small to mid-size businesses, including manufacturing, construction, real estate, service businesses and wholesale distribution. He also provides tax preparation and planning services for individuals. Ron received his BBA in Accounting from LeMoyne College. Ron is also a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Rose M. Jenkins, CPA

rjenkins@pjkcpa.com

Rose is a Co-Founder and Shareholder in our firm with considerable experience that includes public accounting, private industry, and international activities. She specializes in accounting and tax services for small to mid-size businesses, including service businesses, physicians, real estate, retail, restaurants and hotels, and specialty services for resident and nonresident aliens. She also provides tax preparation and planning services for individuals and is a Certifying Acceptance Agent for processing IRS Form W-7. Rose received her BSBA in Accounting from Lawrence Institute of Technology.

Leah M. Kershner, CPA, EA

lkershner@pjkcpa.com

Leah is a Shareholder who joined the firm in 1999. She is a CPA and Enrolled Agent (EA) who provides accounting and tax services for a variety of business and individual clients and she is a Certifying Acceptance Agent for processing IRS Form W-7. She is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and specializes in retail, wholesale distribution, licensing with the Florida Commission on Independent Education, and real estate activities. She represents our firm in Business Network International (BNI) Eagles in New Port Richey, FL. Leah holds an Associate of Arts degree from St. Petersburg College and a BS in Accounting from the University of South Florida.

Maureen M. Faber, CPA

mfaber@pjkcpa.com

Maureen moved to Florida and joined PJK in 2016 as a Senior Manager. In Michigan, she was a founding shareholder in Cummins, Faber PC which later merged with Rehmann. She has decades of experience in consulting, taxation for small businesses and individuals, expert witness testimony, and IRS representation for civil and criminal matters. She continues to work with Michigan clients from her new position with PJK. Maureen received her BS from Aquinas College and she works primarily in our Palm Harbor office.

Amanda Dale Long

along@pjkcpa.com

Amanda is a Staff Accountant who joined our firm in 2015. She has extensive experience in retail management and is a specialist with accounting and reporting issues of not-for-profit organizations. Amanda is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has extensive experience developing customized reporting for management use. She received her AS in Accounting from St. Petersburg College in 2012, her BS in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, Online in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Accounting and Finance.

Monica Soto Duque

msotoduque@pjkcpa.com

Monica recently joined the firm as a Staff Accountant. Monica has extensive experience with QuickBooks and Peachtree accounting software and is particularly well versed in accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. She is fluent in Spanish, received her BA in Accounting from St. Leo University, and is eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

Amy Blata, EA

ablata@pjkcpa.com

Amy has a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration and Accounting from Colorado Technical University. Amy also holds the Enrolled Agent designation and is eligible to sit for the CPA exam. Amy has experience preparing tax returns in Florida, Colorado and Michigan. She is experienced in QuickBooks and Peach Tree accounting software and works primarily in our Palm Harbor office. Amy provides bookkeeping and tax return preparation services.

Shanon Eland

seland@pjkcpa.com

Shanon provides bookkeeping, payroll, sales tax and tax preparation services to many business clients. Her broad knowledge of Microsoft Office products and QuickBooks software make it possible for her to perform these duties efficiently and accurately. Shanon works primarily in our Trinity office.

Tatiana Rothschild

trothschild@pjkcpa.com

Tatiana is a Bookkeeper who joined our firm in 2013. She specializes in QuickBooks and individual tax preparation. Tatiana received her Masters of Engineering in light industry in Russia, and also received an Accounting Application Certificate from St. Petersburg College. She is fluent in Russian and has experience working with clients from multiple countries.

Denise Wylie

dwylie@pjkcpa.com

Denise is a Full Charge Bookkeeper who joined our firm in 2013. She is fluent in QuickBooks and various other accounting packages. Denise specializes in accounting for franchisors and franchisees. She has extensive private industry experience in fields such as retail, wholesale, manufacturing and medical. Denise received her Associates Degree from SCCC in NY.

Melissa Jalo

mjalo@pjkcpa.com

Melissa Jalo Melissa is our specialist in payroll, including payroll processing, payroll tax registrations and filings, electronic payment and new hire reporting. Melissa also helps many new business clients with a variety of bureaucratic responsibilities. She is pursuing an associate degree in paralegal studies at St Petersburg College.

Bill DeMambro, EA

bdemambro@pjkcpa.com

Bill joined the firm in 2013. He's an IRS Enrolled Agent with several years experience in tax preparation. He specializes in individual income tax preparation. He has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Providence College and a Masters Degree in General Business from Boston College.

Kenneth S. Stowell

kstowell@pjkcpa.com

Ken joined the firm in 2015 and has tax experience in both the private and military environments. He was a financial manager for the U.S. Marines and is experienced in individual tax preparation and is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. He holds an Associates in Arts Degree from Pasco Hernando State College and is pursuing a Bachelor in Accounting at Saint Leo University.

Laureta Leka, EA

lleka@pjkcpa.com

Laureta has a background in the financial services industry and brings a strong client focus to PJK. She prepares individual income tax returns and assists with firm administration as needed. Laureta holds the Enrolled Agent designation. She has a BS from the University of Central Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tampa. Laureta works primarily in our Palm Harbor office and is fluent in Albanian.

Griselle Placeres

gplaceres@pjkcpa.com

Griselle joined the firm in 2014 and is the Office Manager for our Palm Harbor office. Her responsibilities include printing and e-filing of tax returns, maintenance of our secure client portals, and developing procedures for efficiency, in addition to general administrative functions. She has extensive office administration experience and is well versed in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office products.

Kerri Leonard

kleonard@pjkcpa.com

Kerri is responsible for the efficient operation of our Trinity office. We rely on her administrative expertise and her role in the processing and e-filing of business and personal tax returns. She also performs bookkeeping services for a variety of our business clients. She works primarily in our Trinity office.

Jaycen Kershner

Jaycen is our IT specialist, responsible for the installation and maintenance of the hardware and software used by the firm. He also works with outside consultants to maintain the security of our network. Jaycen is an integral part of our commitment to leverage state-of-the-art technology.