Team Approach

As innovative, forward-thinking professionals, we push ourselves to think smarter and faster. We hire extraordinary talent and encourage independent thinking. To anticipate our clients’ needs and deliver the best solutions for them, we bring together the right teams for each unique challenge. Along the way, we remember to have fun and celebrate life with our staff and clients.

  • Adam Barr - Partner 2022 Website Headshot
    Adam
    Barr
    Partner
    Adam can be found cutting your tax liability by day and cutting a rug by night.

  • Paul Grossbard
    Paul
    Grossbard
    Partner
    Targeting your goals, when he’s not targeting on the sporting clays range. Food aficionado and local arts. Paul is a devoted leader to our firm, clients, and community.

  • David Long_Partner Headshot
    David
    Long
    Partner
    David has a storied career in assurance and is passionate about supporting JDRF to find a cure for type 1 diabetes for his son.

  • Helen Martell_Partner Headshot
    Helen
    Martell
    Partner
    Helen is either running our tax department or running around with her kiddos, her top two priorities.

  • Brian Miller
    Brian
    Miller
    Partner
    Brian keeps us young, keeps us thinking outside of the box. Committed to his clients, committed to the local live music scene.

  • Michael Miller_Partner Headshot
    Michael
    Miller
    Partner
    When Michael isn't being bossed around the office, he's usually being bossed around at home by his two little girls.

  • Russell Miller
    Russ
    Miller
    Partner Emeritus
    Nothing is more rewarding for Russ than creating successful solutions for your complex situations. Traveling and a hole in one are close seconds.

  • Pauline Sullinger_Partner Headshot
    Pauline
    Sullinger
    Partner
    There is no client or company that is too complicated for Pauline. She is also an avid “glamper"… need we say more?

We're not your typical accounting firm…

  • Jasmine Anderson
    Jasmine
    Anderson
    Firm Operations Manager
    Whether managing MGA’s firm operations or managing her family at home, Jasmine’s got it covered.
  • Lupe Alvarez
    Lupe
    Alvarez
    Firm Management Support
    The first face you see when walking into our MGA doors, Lupe is sure to brighten your day with her friendly spirit and love of all things pink.
  • Deanna Bennett
    Dee
    Bennett
    Billing Coordinator
    You can find Dee at the MGA office, cranking out bills for our MGA clients, or at POST Houston, soaking in the downtown views.
  • Michael Camp
    Mike
    Camp
    Tax Supervisor
    Mike is a dedicated accountant who is energized by entrepreneurs… and a good latte.
  • Jennifer Carroll
    Jennifer
    Carroll
    Marketing Guru
    All things marketing for MGA and a full-time explorer. We’ve stopped trying to keep up with what time zone she is in.
  • Irene Chien
    Irene
    Chien
    Tax Senior II
    If you see Irene's out-of-office email, you can bet she is on a white-sand, blue-water beach somewhere soaking up the sun.
  • Kimberley Christian
    Kimberley
    Christian
    Tax Manager
    Whether solving complex tax problems for her clients or building an 8,000+ piece lego millennium falcon, Kimberley is all about navigating the intricate details.
  • Eva Chu
    Eva
    Chu
    Tax Senior II
    Eva is the master of all things Excel. When she’s not behind the desk, she enjoys being active and outdoors.
  • Imelda Correia
    Imelda
    Correia
    Assurance Manager
    Imelda has spent her entire career in auditing, but when she’s not busy reviewing numbers, she loves going to the Symphony and Broadway shows.
  • Amy Dang
    Amy
    Dang
    Tax Senior II
    When Amy is not working hard at MGA, you can find her spending time with her family on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.

…but we are a great team…

  • Maria Flores
    Maria
    Flores
    Assurance Senior
    When Maria isn't busy auditing your financial statements, she can be found exploring state parks with her husband and 5-year-old son. Or at a good rock concert.
  • Joseph Freibert
    Joseph
    Freibert
    Tax Supervisor
    Joe enjoys tailgating and eating his girlfriend's cooking. We've suggested having her be lead chef at the football games so he can do both simultaneously. Win, win.
  • Sandra Galvan
    Sandra
    Galvan
    Tax Manager
    As a tax manager here at MGA, Sandra loves being able to mentor and teach. At home, she is fully committed to being the world's best grandmother.
  • Lindsey Gappa
    Lindsey
    Gappa
    Assurance Manager
    Meeting all your deadlines while simultaneously never missing a happy hour. A true art.
  • Brandy Garver
    Brandy
    Garver
    Financial Analyst
    With 20+ years in accounting, Brandy loves travel and time with her husband, daughter, and two fur babies — blending work passion and life's joys.
  • Clarisa Garza
    Clarisa
    Garza
    Tax Department Support
    Clarisa is a dedicated member of our support team and likes to mix things up when she's away from the office by traveling or painting pottery.
  • Samantha Gonzalez
    Samantha
    Gonzalez
    Tax Department Support
    Whether it’s her MGA family, her real family, or her friends, you can usually find Samantha enjoying time with her favorite people.
  • Megan Guidry
    Megan
    Guidry
    Senior Financial Analyst
    Megan is as committed to perfecting your financials as she is to the Houston Rockets and her two kiddos.
  • Margaret Harms
    Margaret
    Harms
    Tax Senior II
    Amid the hustle that comes with being a tax accountant, Margaret finds balance through yoga and culinary adventures, savoring relaxation and exploration.
  • Minda Harrell
    Minda
    Harrell
    Senior Financial Analyst
    Minda is our 4-Foot Ninja (a nickname dubbed by her husband), and her personal motto is "leave it better than you found it." Can you tell why we like her?!

…and boy, we sure have fun!

  • Sharon Hayes
    Sharon
    Hayes
    Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor
    Queen of QuickBooks, loves organizing data. Translates from tax speak to business. Her love languages? Good books and adventures with her toddler grandkids.
  • Barry Hollingshead
    Barry
    Hollingshead
    Tax Manager
    Outside of the office, you can find Barry spending time with his family and sharing his baking skills with our MGA family.
  • Rebecca Hsia
    Rebecca
    Hsia
    Senior Financial Analyst
    Rebecca's 20+ year career in accounting and finance, five grandchildren, and love of salsa dancing all keep her quick on her toes.
  • Gabby Jimenez
    Gabriela
    Jimenez
    Assurance Associate
    Gabby is always happy to lend a helping hand around MGA. She is also a proud dog mom who loves dipping her toes in the sand.
  • Shirin Jones
    Shirin
    Jones
    Tax Supervisor
    Shirin works hard at work so that she can play hard at home – with her two kids and family.
  • Tyler Kidd 2024
    Tyler
    Kidd
    Assurance Supervisor
    Tyler enjoys the variety of assurance projects that he gets to tackle. At home, he happily spends all of his time with his newborn baby boy.
  • Katie Knight
    Katie
    Knight
    Tax Manager
    Tax Manager by trade, but her #1 job is being mom to her kiddos, no matter how old they get. If she’s out of office, there’s a 100% chance she’s boating at the lake.
  • Isabel Lira
    Isabel
    Lira
    Tax Department Administrator
    When she isn’t keeping the tax department under control, you will likely find Isabel road-tripping the great state of Texas with her family.
  • Matthew Mann
    Matthew
    Mann
    Tax Senior II
    When Matthew isn’t inside working on your tax return, you can find him outside fishing or cheering his daughter on at all her sporting events.
  • Lesley Meza
    Lesley
    Meza
    Tax Department Support
    Supporting our tax department by day, spending time with her three-year-old daughter by night, and staying fueled by the Starbucks running through her veins.
  • Mary Nelson
    Mary
    Nelson
    Tax Supervisor
    Mary does it all. For MGA, she works as a tax supervisor. At home, she is the full-time chauffeur and fan club president for her two kids.
  • Tam Nguyen
    Tam
    Nguyen
    Tax Supervisor
    Outside of MGA, you can find Tam enjoying art in many forms, including his own which is regularly displayed in local galleries.
  • Van Nguyen
    Van
    Nguyen
    Tax Supervisor
    Foodie with an adventurous spirit. Creative with a passion for drawing. Stereotypical accountant? We think not!
  • Ricky Ortega
    Ricky
    Ortega
    Tax Manager
    Ricky is either local and exploring cafes in the Heights or a world traveler and exploring multiple countries at a time. But he's always in bed by 10 pm.
  • Nataly Perez
    Nataly
    Perez
    Tax Supervisor
    Outside of tax season, Nataly can be found trying the newest restaurants or volunteering at the local animal shelter.
  • Kellen Prince
    Kellen
    Prince
    Tax Manager
    Between shredding waves, Kellen shreds the TCJA and the CARES Act to ensure his clients have the knowledge and confidence to reach the next level.
  • Shelby Pyeatt
    Shelby
    Pyeatt
    Tax Department Administrator
    Shelby adds a little bit of rock n roll to our team — when she's not out chasing her favorite bands. We've dubbed her our Ops Team Rockstar.
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    Alicia
    Rapini
    Tax Senior II
    When she's not cranking out tax returns, she's probably saying hi to a dog she passed, traveling to different cities for live music, or cooking delicious Italian food.
  • Samantha Rodriguez
    Samantha
    Rodriguez
    Senior Financial Analyst
    Being fully remote allows the best of both worlds for this full-time Financial Analyst, who is also Mom to two toddlers.
  • Kathryn Sanders
    Kathryn
    Sanders
    Principal
    When she isn’t putting in long hours for her clients, she’s playing with her 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat or cruising in her jeep.

Write your own next chapter...

  • Stephen Sandoval
    Stephen
    Sandoval
    Tax Senior
    Stephen: Where calculators, compasses, and car tools converge. Meet our tax-savvy traveler & auto-aficionado.
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    Rebecca
    Schrof
    Tax Senior II
    She like puzzles, lay down time, being in bed by 9pm, and of course, preparing your tax returns. Becca is our resident 90-year-old.
  • Samantha Sicker
    Samantha
    Sicker
    Tax Senior
    Has your accountant backpacked 2,000 miles across the Continental Divide? No? Well, meet Sam.
  • Isabel Sigala
    Isabel
    Sigala
    Bookkeeping Specialist
    As our Bookkeeping Specialist and mother of two teenagers, Isabel likes to shake the stress off by playing tennis, pickleball, or any other racquet sport.
  • Jason Smith
    Jason
    Smith
    Tax Manager
    Jason, our socially flamboyant Tax Maestro, expertly juggles numbers by day and axes by night. Make sure you don't get on his bad side.
  • Tracee Tallas
    Tracee
    Tallas
    Director of T.A.S.C.
    As the manager of the T.A.S.C. group or as mom extraordinaire, Tracee truly believes in making the complicated simple.
  • Jordan Trousdale
    Jordan
    Trousdale
    Tax Supervisor
    In addition to being an avid sports fan, Jordan is a real team player here at MGA.
  • Madison Velka
    Madison
    Velka
    Tax Associate
    Madison's passions include tax returns, photography, and cruises. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Deyci Villarreal
    Deyci
    Villarreal
    Accounting Coordinator
    Deyci is a dedicated member of our F.A.S.T. team who loves road tripping, her family, and all things Houston sports.
  • Crockett Walker
    Crockett
    Walker
    Audit Senior
    When Crockett is not auditing, he enjoys keeping up with his twin boys and LSU football. Not necessarily in that order.

...with MGA, today!

  • Laura Watral
    Laura
    Watral
    Tax Manager
    Tax Manager. Mom. Avid Peloton Runner. Margarita Enthusiast. Laura has the balance of life figured out.
  • Amanda Wilkinson
    Amanda
    Wilkinson
    Tax Senior II
    Amanda is an accountant by trade and an artist at heart. Watercolor and acrylic paintings, ink drawings, and in-office white board masterpieces are her specialties.
  • Corey Yawakie
    Corey
    Yawakie
    Tax Senior II
    When Corey isn't outside hiking or backpacking, you can find him tackling your tax returns or spinning vinyl records or maybe even both at the same time?!