John Przybysz, CPA, CGMA — Managing Partner
John has over 25 years experience in income tax planning and preparation for individuals and small to medium sized businesses including closely held corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and trusts. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Arkansas & Oklahoma Societies of CPA's, & the Association of Government Accountants. He is a licensed CPA in the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Honors from Arkansas Tech University in 1988. He has been happily married to Karen for 28 years, has three wonderful children and one precious granddaughter. He loves the outdoors and is an avid bicyclist who participates in many cycling events. His proudest cycling moment was completing the 100 mile course of the Hotter 'n Hell 100 in 6 hours.
Marc Lux, CPA, CGMA — Audit Partner
Marc serves as partner in charge of audit services. He specializes in audits of governmental and not-for-profit organizations. He has been in public accounting for 20 years, 17 of which have been with Przybysz & Associates, CPAs, P.C. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a BSBA in Accounting and obtained his CPA license in 1997. Marc is a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas Society of CPAs. Marc is married and has two girls and enjoys camping, bike riding (motorcycle and the type with pedals) and projects around the house.
Hayden Przybysz, EA — Senior Tax Specialist
Hayden went to two colleges. He received an academic and basketball scholarship to Bethel University. Bethel is academically ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation. After playing basketball for Bethel, he returned back home to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith where he received two degrees. He received a BA in accounting and business administration in May of 2014. Hayden loves being outdoors and hiking with his two German Shepherds and his wife. Hayden also loves Hog sports, primarily email@example.com
Ethan Hill, CPA — Senior Tax Specialist
Ethan graduated from Arkansas Tech University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. He is married with one child. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys almost any outdoor activity including playing golf, basketball, softball, disc golf, and kayaking. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlyn Speck, CPA — Tax Specialist
Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting and Business Administration. Kaitlyn and her husband, Adam, also own a local real estate magazine. When she isn’t busy studying and working, she loves spending time with her husband and their son, Jackson.
Julia Davis — Certified Public Bookkeeper
Julia is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with an Associate Degree of Applied Science Administrative Professional and Office Technology. Julia is a certified bookkeeper with The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. She is happily married with teenage children, a high school senior and sophomore. She enjoys reading, diy projects, working in the yard, and being involved with the Panama High School Band.
Crystal Stanard — Bookkeeper
Crystal is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Administrative Professional and Office Technology. Crystal is the mother of a sweet little girl and is also the owner of two pet Corgis, Mya and Jasper. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys reading, taking walks and enjoying her spare time with her daughter.
Jennifer Kapitan, CPA (Michigan) — Senior Auditor
Jen graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1994. Jen worked for BDO Seidman in Michigan for 5 years as a Senior Auditor, Tropicana Products in Florida for 3 years as an Accounting Supervisor, and Exopack in South Carolina for 3 years as a Financial Reporting Manager. While at BDO Seidman she was responsible for planning and executing audits on clients in the not-for profit and government sectors as well as employee benefit plan audits. Jen is an instrumental member of our audit department where she is one of our Firm’s highly skilled technical auditors.
Vivien Pruitt — Staff Accountant & Certified Public Bookkeeper
Vivien graduated from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Vivien is a currently pursuing successful completion of the CPA Exam. She is a Certified Public Bookkeeper through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeeping. She is married and her hobbies include reading, cooking (especially with butter), shopping, playing board games, doing puzzles and sleeping.
Matt Przybysz, CPA — Fayetteville Manager
Matt is a graduate from the University of Memphis and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, earning a degree at both universities. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Memphis with a degree in Psychology. He also graduated from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith with a degree in accounting. Matt is married with one child. In his spare time Matt enjoys cycling and other outdoor activities. Matt provides audit and tax support services. Matt specializes in government and non-profit auditing as well as individual and business tax consulting.
David Eaton, CPA — Senior Auditor
David graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Economics. David has also attended Northern Illinois University and the College of DuPage. David transplanted from the greater Chicago area. David is married with four children, three of whom are adults and one who is in high school. David enjoys fishing, cooking, reading, bowling, golfing and woodworking.
Julie Masters — Senior Tax Specialist
Julie graduated from high school in Gentry, AR in May of 1995. After that, she went to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and graduated in Dec 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minor is political science with 144 credit hours. Then went back to school in the summer of 2012 and spring of 2013 to complete her 150 hours to become CPA eligible. She passed the first part of the CPA exam (REG) in Aug 2013 and is working to complete the other 3 parts. She has worked at Daniel R. McCormick, CPA, PA for 14 years beginning in October of 1999 primarily working on tax returns, payroll, and bookkeeping. Julie has also been married 13 years to her husband, Brandon. They have a 5 year old son, Cameron. Julie's hobbies include traveling and spending time with her family.
Christan Taylor-Allen — Senior Tax Specialist
Cristian graduated high school from North Little Rock in 1999 and obtained her bachelor’s degree and a minor degree in Sociology from UA-Fayetteville in 2003. She graduated with 144 hours then went back in 2012 to get the remaining hours needed to take the CPA exam. She has passed one part of the exam. Cristan started working for Daniel McCormick in 2001 part time and began working full time in 2003. Her job duties include bookkeeping, payroll, compilation, tax return preparation and contractor’s license reviews. She has been married six years to her husband Keenan and her hobbies include bowling, reading, watching football, and traveling.
Jacob Ashford — Audit Specialist
Jacob has worked on audits and attestation services in the NWA area since 2010. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, Management Accounting option and a minor in Business from the Oregon Institute of Technology. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading, fishing, simple technological projects, and basic woodworking.
David Wyatt, CPA — Bentonville Manager
David is a licensed CPA in Arkansas. David graduated Cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University receiving two Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees with a major in accounting in 2001 and a major in economics and finance in 2003. David has been practicing accounting in both the private and public sectors since 2001. Prior to joining our firm, David's experience included for-profit and not-for-profit audits, retirement plan audits, compilations and reviews as well as income tax preparation. David has been married for 11 years to his wife Kristy and they have one daughter. David enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Jeffrey S. Kinard, CPA — Senior Tax Specialist
Jeff is a University of Arkansas graduate, earning a bachelor of science in business administration with a major in accounting. He is a CPA with over 20 years in tax, business, and retirement planning. Serving in both public and private industries, Jeff has developed a deep knowledge in the foundation and growth/development of small to medium size businesses. He is happily married to his wife Shandra of 25+ years and proud father of two beautiful girls. His family and faith are very important to him.
Jaison Black — Senior Auditor
Jaison has been involved in over 50 government and non-profit audits since 2013. He holds an MBA from John Brown University with an emphasis in Leadership and Ethics, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. He is a CPA candidate in the state of Arkansas, and is currently working towards passing the exam. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, stamping his passport, enjoying time with friends, and going to Razorback games.
Jason Grant — Tax Specialist
Jason graduated in 2013 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. Jason is a CPA candidate in the state of Arkansas, and is currently sitting for the exam. Jason has worked in public accounting for four years, primarily working in tax. Outside of the office, Jason enjoys traveling, camping, hiking and cooking.
Fred Combs — Audist Specialist
Fred graduated in 2015 from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration/Accounting. He served in the United States Marine Corps with two tours to Iraq. He moved to Northwest Arkansas in December 2015. Fred and His wife are expecting their first daughter, and are looking forward to being new parents. In his spare time, Fred enjoys being a Husker fan, making furniture, cooking and spending time with his family.
Joel Ellis — Senior Tax Specialist
Joel graduated from Missouri Southern State University receiving two Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees with a major in accounting in 2009 and a major in human resource management in 2012. Joel has been practicing tax accounting in the public sector since 2010. Prior to joining our firm, Joel’s experience included individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns, and preparing offer in compromise agreements with the IRS. Joel has been married for 3 years to his wife Jessica. Joel enjoys hiking, swimming and playing drums. He also has a penchant for all things Star Wars.
Brooke Greene — Bookkeeping Manager
Brooke attended NWACC with a focus in accounting. She is currently pursuing her Enrolled Agent certification. She has been in the industry 6+ years specializing in back office accounting management and consulting. She is married and has 2 children. She enjoys reading and camping with her family.
Wynne Ferguson — Bookkeeper
Wynne is a graduate of John Brown University with a BA in Business Organization. Wynne is the mother of one son who keeps her on her toes. She enjoys baking and reading.
Jewel Tolbert — Bookkeeper, Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor
Jewel has been in public accounting and the tax preparation industry for over 10 years. She is a QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor and is currently studying to become a Certified Public Bookkeeper. Jewel enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking and advocating for personal awareness of our effects to the environment.
LeAnn Barnes — Administrative Assistant
I am a native of Valley Center, KS where I attended Wichita State University. I have been with the company two years, prior to that I spent eight years working for a brokerage firm in Kansas. I have two kids, Ryan age 27 and Morgan age 22. My fiancé Jon and I live on Beaver Lake and love being outdoors. We enjoy fishing, boating, hiking and going 4-wheeling.
Jenniffer Jacobs — Administrative Assistant
Jenniffer has been in the finance & accounting industry for 17 years. She has been in an administrative role for 12 years. She is married and a mother of 2 boys, as a family they are currently pursuing adoption of more children. Her greatest joy is being a mother. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, baking and being outdoors.