Our Staff



Steven Katz |  CPA

Downtown Frederick 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




Tricia Auxt | 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





Jasmine Hembree | Accountant

Downtown Frederick 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



Jessica Lamb |  Accountant

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Jessica supports clients by providing bookkeeping and payroll services
  • She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Outside of work she enjoys baking, cooking, and traveling.
E-mail Jessica

Phone Ext: 114

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


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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

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

E-mail Nate

Phone Ext: 109

Janet Gorden, 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 Gilbert |  Senior Accountant

Downtown Frederick Office

  • Sarah has been in public accounting for 34 years
  • She graduated from FCC with an AA degree in Accounting
  • Sarah enjoys weaving, is involved in the local fiber arts community, and I love cats.
E-mail Sarah

Phone Ext: 119

Page Titus |  Accountant

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Page currently provides support in payroll, and accounting and comes from a background in public/non profit sector
  • She completed her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Strayer University
  • Page enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
E-mail Page

Phone Ext: 120



Kari Novic| Office Administrator

Spring Ridge Frederick Office

  • Kari supports clients as the face of the company upon arrival at the Spring Ridge Frederick office
  • She also assists office 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


Teresa Kaas | Office Administrator

Downtown Frederick Office

  • Teresa handles all clients and administrative duties for the Downtown Frederick office
  • She graduated with an AA degree in Accounting from Frederick Community College
  • Teresa was born and raised in Thurmont and is married with two children and 4 Grandchildren
E-mail Teresa

Phone Ext: 122


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



Karen Yu | Tax Preparer

Remote Location

E-mail Karen

Phone Ext: N/A

Rita Newman | Office Administrator


E-mail Rita

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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