John Przybysz, CPA, CGMA — Partner In Charge & Tax 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.
Matt Przybysz, CPA — Senior Auditor, 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.
David Wyatt, CPA — Audit 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hayden Przybysz — Staff Accountant and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Kimberly Gant, MBA, CPP — QuickBooks Pro Consultant & Advisor
Kim graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with an AAS in Business Management and a BS in Accounting. She also holds an MBA in Human Resources from Columbia Southern University. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has earned her certifications in QuickBooks 2013, 2014 and QBO. She has also earned a Certified Payroll Professional designation from the American Payroll Association. Kim is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. She specializes in small business bookkeeping and QuickBooks setup and training.
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.
Alicia Triplett — Firm Administrator
Alicia Triplett is a native of Fort Smith, AR. She has been with the company for the past 7 years. Alicia is currently pursuing her degree in Organizational Leadership at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She is a wife and mother that enjoys reading and email@example.com