Our Staff


LEADERSHIP

 

Steven Katz |  CPA

Meetings at Middletown or Spring Ridge Office

  • Steven has over 39 years experience helping businesses and individuals with their accounting and tax needs
  • He graduated University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting 1978 and obtained his CPA Certificate May 1979
  • Steven lives in Frederick with his lovely wife, has two grown children, and one grandchild
E-mail Steven

Phone Ext: 121

ACCOUNTANTS & BOOKKEEPERS

 

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Tricia Auxt | Senior Bookkeeper

Middletown Office

  • Tricia supports clients by providing bookkeeping and payroll services
  • She holds a bachelor’s degree from Antietam Bible College in Education and Business Administration
  • She enjoys music and spending time with her family.
E-mail Tricia

Phone Ext: 111

Justin Gildar, CPA| Senior Accountant

Middletown Office

  • Justin provides clients with accounting, payroll, and tax services.
  • He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Shepherd University.
  • Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family and golf.
E-mail Justin

Phone Ext: 204

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Jasmine Hembree | Senior Accountant

Middletown Office

  • Jasmine attended FCC for Business Administration and received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from Towson University
  • She is currently studying for the CPA.
  • When she is not studying, she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.
E-mail Jasmine

Phone Ext: 203

 Shelby Jones |  Senior Bookkeeper

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Shelby supports clients by providing bookkeeping and payroll services
  • She graduated from Frederick Community College with an AAS in Accounting
  • Outside of work she likes swimming and camping with her family
E-mail Shelby

Phone Ext: 108

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Sonali Revankar | Accountant

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Solani has a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting from Indian University.
  • She has passed the CPA Exam and is currently in the process of obtaining her CPA license.
  • Outside of work, her interests include traveling and creating abstract art.
E-mail Sonali

Phone Ext: 108

Danielle Smith | Senior Bookkeeper

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Danielle helps clients meet their business goals by providing payroll, bookkeeping, tax services and advice.
  • She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of MD (Go Terps!)
  • Outside of work, her interests include traveling, astronomy and snowboarding
E-mail Danielle

Phone Ext: 106

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Rachel George | Accountant

Middletown Office

  • Rachel attended FCC for Business Administration and received her Bachelor’s in Accounting from University of Maryland University College
  • She is currently studying for the CPA
  • When she is not participating in the recovery community of Frederick, she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her friends, family, and cat
E-mail Rachel

Phone Ext: 116  

Nate Sanders |  Accountant

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Nate obtained a degree in Accounting from Shippensburg University
  • Outside of work Nate enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends
E-mail Nate

Phone Ext: 109

Janet Broadhurst, CPA |  CPA

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Janet has over 20 years of experience in audit, individual and corporate taxation as well as small business accounting services
  • She received her B.A. in Economics with a Certificate in Accounting from UMBC and is a CPA
  • Her interests outside work include polocrosse, skiing, traveling, scouting, 4-H, volunteering at school and her local church
E-mail Janet

Phone Ext: 118

Sarah Anderson| Accountant

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College(UMUC) and attended Frederick Community College and UMUC for Accounting
  • She is currently studying to sit for the CPA exam
  • Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, crocheting, and doing DIY/remodeling projects.
E-mail Sarah

Phone Ext: 123

Chloe Houck| Bookkeeper

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Chloe is set to graduate December 2019 with a B.S. Accounting from University of Maryland – University College.
  • She will be starting a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management in January along with studying for the CPA exam.
  • Chloe enjoys playing fastpitch, coaching high school softball, and spending time with her family.
E-mail Chloe

Phone Ext: 108

Renee Reus| Accountant

Middletown Office

  • Renee graduated from Hood College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • She plans to start studying for the CPA exam in 2020.
  • In her free time, Renee enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her friends and sisters.
E-mail Renee

Phone Ext: 209

OFFICE STAFF

Kari Novic| Senior Office Administrator

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Kari handles higher level office administrative duties
  • She also coordinates all administrative staff and assists professional staff as needed
  • Her personal interests include crafting, reading, spending time with family, and traveling
E-mail Kari

Phone Ext: 105

Pat Smith | Office Administrator

Middletown Office

  • Pat welcomes clients and handles the administrative activities in Middletown
  • She has always made Maryland her home and is a lifelong learner
  • Prior to tax and accounting, Pat worked in the publishing industry
E-mail Pat

Phone Ext: 201

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PART-TIME STAFF

Dr. Nancy Shields | Senior Accountant

Frederick Office

  • Nancy helps clients with auditing, accounting, tax, and budgeting services
  • She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management and a Doctorate in Education
  • Her industry experience is in government, construction, non-profit, and real estate
E-mail Nancy

Phone Ext: 107

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Karen Yu | Tax Preparer

Remote Location

  • Karen is a Maryland Certified Tax Preparer and QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over 15 years of experience in small business accounting
  • She has also worked in the corporate sector as a consultant programmer and data cost analyst for USPS
  • Karen is very involved with dog performance activities and has 5 Cairn Terriers with championships and major title awards.
E-mail Karen

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Rita Newman | Office Administrator

Middletown

E-mail Rita

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RETIRED

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Karen Smith Racicot retired from Faragalla and Associates as of June 15th, 2017. It was a difficult decision for her to make but the vision for her future she was pursuing did not make her as available as she would have wanted to remain involved. We wish her the best with her future endeavors, including upcoming Presidency with the Women’s Business Network (WBN) and traveling!

MaryAnn Marcantonio | Tax Season Admin

Middletown Office – Retired 2018