Diana has been preparing taxes in Brunswick County, NC since 1961. She began on her kitchen table with a stubby pencil, an adding machine, and a typewriter, used to then type her finished product to present to her clients. She has gained the trust and confidence of many in Southeastern North Carolina and South Carolina over the years. Diana ensures that all of her tax preparers are trained in the latest tax law. Through her hard work and diligence, she has been voted Best of Brunswick by Brunswick Beacon readers every year since 2011. She looks forward to seeing all of her clients year after year, and keeping up with their families. Diana's energy abounds in the office and outside. She loves to travel to visit with her sisters, as well as spend time at home with her family in Shallotte.
Susan is Diana's daughter. Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of service in the Army, Susan has been preparing taxes since 2007. She lives in Montana during the off-season, and comes home to Shallotte at the beginning of every tax season, ready to meet the new challenges that every tax season brings. She's a 1979 West Brunswick graduate. Susan graduated from Campbell University, with a Bachelors in Mathematics, and Webster University, with a Masters in Computer and Information Resource Management. Susan serves as the Office Manager, and is an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer, who attends tax updates to maintain currency in the latest tax laws. She enjoys both the beach and the mountains, gym-time, and spending time with her family and friends, including her furry family of rescue dogs, along with caring for her husband's latest homesteading project, which at any one time could be honey bees, domestic turkeys and ducks!
Judy has been preparing taxes for over 30 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as some good ol' Southern hospitality. Judy works year-round in the office doing tax preparation and payroll services. She is an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer, and attends tax update seminars each year to stay current of the latest tax laws. Judy also serves as the Mayor of Varnamtown, a local fishing community, and treasurer of Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church. Judy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is a proud grandmother of four very smart girls.
Cassandra has been preparing taxes since 2008. She is originally from Florida and came to North Carolina via Massachusetts and New Hampshire after serving in the Army and working for the Federal government. Cassandra works year-round in the office doing tax preparation and payroll services. She is an IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer, and attends tax updates to maintain currency in the latest tax laws. Her background is in system engineering and information technology, and we are happy to have her on our team as our Operations Manager. She enjoys family time, golf, camping, and taking care of her four-legged children.
Sharon has been preparing taxes for the last 15 years and has been an Enrolled Agent for the past 2 years. When her husband retired after 37 years in the military, they decided to move south to North Carolina. She attends tax update seminars throughout the year to maintain her knowledge and currency in the latest tax laws. Her background is in accounting. She enjoys the beach, crocheting and spending time with her family.
Janet joined us this year! Originally from Mt. Airy, NC (Mayberry RFD), she is entering her second year as a tax preparer. She attended Appalachian State University, and also worked in the real estate industry for over 16 years. She attends tax law updates and meets all of the IRS requirements for filing taxes. In the off season, she enjoys time with her family, and the beach, and hiking. She is an enthusiastic member of our team!
Brenda is an Enrolled Agent and has been preparing taxes since 1997 and has been a part of the Tax Ladies team since 2016. Her attention to detail and expertise in tax law and researching tax issues for our clients is flawless. Brenda double checks all tax returns filed with us. Originally from Virginia, Brenda and her family moved to Boiling Spring Lakes in 2009. She enjoys birdwatching and nature walks with her husband and daughters.
Darlene has been with the Tax Ladies since 2017. She is meticulous in preparing and reviewing tax returns and is trained in the latest tax law updates each year. Darlene served as a business administrative assistant for over fifteen years, and comes to us with a solid knowledge of bookkeeping.
Samantha joined our team in 2018 She earned a B.S. in Accounting from Ashford University in 2013. She currently owns a construction company that she manages during the off-season. She is fully trained in tax law and has attended the NCSU Tax Law Update for 2018. She is married with two children. She is a Brunswick County native, graduating from West Brunswick High in 2005. She enjoys family time, reading and crafts.
Diane serves as our Administrative Assistant and has been with The Tax Ladies since 2004. Diane is meticulous in record-keeping and managing all administrative actions for each and every tax return we prepare. Diane is the proud grandmother of six grandchildren!
Sylvia serves as our receptionist. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College at night while working as a buyer for Eaton Corporation. She has extensive experience in billing, cost accounting, planning and purchasing. She is originally from LaGrange NC and now is semi-retired here in Brunswick County. She and her husband spend their time fishing and on the water as much as possible, church volunteering, and gardening.