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Meet our Team - Baytown

Albert J. Garcia, CPA, Resident Manager/Auditor

Albert J. Garcia, CPA Resident Manager/Auditor

Mr. Garcia received a graduate degree in Accounting from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 1997 and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 2004. Mr. Garcia has 25 years experience in accounting and manages audits and other attest engagements for school districts, title insurance companies, non-profits, and various other types of entities.

Professional organizations:

  • Member of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
  • Member of Texas Land Title Association
  • Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO)
Dena Jones, Tax Preparer

Dena Jones, Tax Preparer

Mrs. Jones has been in public accounting since January 2000 and is experienced in tax preparation, bookkeeping and accounting for various types of entities.

Tiffany Simpson, Tax Preparer

Tiffany Simpson, Tax Preparer

Mrs. Simpson has been in public accounting since September 2011 and assists with tax preparation and bookkeeping while also performing several office administrative tasks.

Jacquelyn Rayburn, Tax Preparer

Jacquelyn Rayburn, Tax Preparer

Mrs. Rayburn has been an enrolled agent since 1996 and has over 30 years of experience in tax preparation for various types of entities.

Charlotte Alvarez, Office Assistant/Tax Preparer

Charlotte Alvarez, Office Assistant/Tax Preparer

Ms. Alvarez has over 10 years experience in small business operations. She has been in public accounting since December 2019 and assists with tax preparation and bookkeeping while also performing several office administrative tasks.

Kelly Sanchez, Audit Senior

Kelly Sanchez, Senior Auditor

Mrs. Sanchez received degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 2006 and has been in public accounting since December 2005.  She is currently a candidiate to sit for the CPA exam.

Julie Toups, Staff Auditor

Julie Toups, Staff Auditor

Ms. Toups received degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 2010 and has been in public accounting since February 2011. She is currently a candidate to sit for the CPA exam.

Yazmin Benavides, Staff Auditor

Yazmin Benavides, Staff Auditor

Ms. Benavides received a degree in Accounting from the University of Houston – Downtown in 2015 and has been in public accounting since March 2016.

Swathi Alla, Staff Auditor

Swathi Alla, Staff Auditor

Ms. Alla received a post baccalaureate in Accounting from the University of Houston – Main Campus in 2017 and has been in public accounting since September 2019. She is currently a candidate to sit for the CPA exam.

Justin Schaefer, Staff Auditor

Justin Schaefer, Staff Auditor

Mr. Schaefer received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Tyler – Soules College of Business in 2020 and is a holder of The Advanced Single Audit Certificate issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He has 8 years of public accounting experience and is currently a candidate to sit for the CPA exam.

Clinton Clark, Staff Auditor

Clinton Clark, Staff Auditor

Mr. Clark received a degree in Accounting from the University of Houston – Main Campus in 2019 and has been in public accounting since October 2020.

Jordan Hrabina, Office Administrator

Jordan Hrabina, Office Administrator

Mrs. Hrabina has been in public accounting since April 2008 and performs various administrative tasks for the office, including assisting clients. She plays a primary role in ensuring that all office administrative functions are coordinated to achieve a high level of productivity within the office.

Randi Turman, Administrative Assistant

Randi Turman, Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Turman has been in public accounting since July 2019 and performs secretarial duties including processing tax returns, document management and assisting clients. She also has experience in Human Resources.

avid C. Start, Jr. CPA – Consultant

David C. Start, Jr. CPA – Consultant

Mr. Start received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rice University. With over 40 years experience in public accounting, David began his career as an auditor in an internationally-known public accounting firm in Houston, before opening his own firm in Baytown over thirty-five years ago. He has served on the Peer Review and Major Case Committees of the Texas State Board of Accountancy.

Professional organizations:

  • Member of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
  • Member of Texas Land Title Association
  • Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO)
Lisa Stanley, CPA, Consultant

Lisa Stanley, CPA, Consultant

Mrs. Stanley received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Louisiana State University and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant for more than 30 years. Her early career included tax compliance work, as well as financial auditing. In more recent years, her focus has been more on tax-based, including individual, partnership, fiduciary, exempt organizations and corporate tax returns and financial statements.

Professional organizations:

  • Member of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
  • Member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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