Our Staff


LEADERSHIP

Albert Faragalla | Partner

Spring Ridge Office

  • Albert is the founder and owner of Faragalla and Associates
  • He has an MBA and a BS in Accounting from Pittsburgh State and is an inactive CPA
  • Albert has held a variety of senior finance positions in the areas of real estate, financial services, telecommunication, medical and government contracting
E-mail Albert

Phone Ext: 102


Tammy Price, CFE, EA | Senior Quality Control & Manager

Spring Ridge Office

  • Tammy provides accounting, payroll, and tax services for both individuals and businesses while managing admin, payroll, and a team of accounting staff
  • She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a second bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies
  • She is currently a Certified Fraud Examiner, Enrolled Agent, a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor in Desktop, Enterprise, and Online, holds a Xero Advisor Certification, and will begin studying for the CPA exam in 2020

E-mail Tammy

Phone Ext: 104


Tim Miller, CPA | Partner

Spring Ridge Office

  • Tim manages the daily processing of financial services and consults with customers to help find solutions for complex needs and became partner in 2018
  • He has a bachelor’s in Accounting from West Virginia University and is a CPA
  • He enjoys the outdoors and volunteering as an assistant wrestling coach

E-mail Tim

Phone Ext: 103


Shawn Burman, CPA | Tax Manager

Spring Ridge & Middletown Office

  • Shawn manages the overall tax department of the firm.
  • He brings eleven years of experience working with domestic and international businesses helping owners make smart, proactive choices when it comes to their finances.
  • Shawn has significant experience working with businesses in the construction, manufacturing, and technology industries including annual compliance, cash flow analysis, and sales of private businesses.

E-mail Shawn

Phone Ext: 118


ACCOUNTANTS & BOOKKEEPERS


Tricia Auxt | Senior Bookkeeper

Spring Ridge 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 and manages the Middletown location.
  • 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 | Senior Accountant

Spring Ridge 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 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


Sonali Revankar | Accountant

Spring Ridge 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 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!) and is currently studying for the Enrolled Agent exam.
  • 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 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


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 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


Jake Pooton| Accountant

Spring Ridge Office

  • Jake graduated from McDaniel College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
  • He has aspirations to study for and obtain his CPA in the near future.
  • Out of the office, Jake enjoys watching and playing sports, especially college wrestling.
E-mail Jake

Phone Ext: 115


OFFICE STAFF


Kari Novic| Senior Office Administrator

Spring Ridge 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 and focuses on invoicing clients
  • 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


Rachael Wheat | Office Administrator

Spring Ridge Office

  • Rachael welcomes clients and handles the administrative activities in Spring Ridge
  • Her personal interests include spending time with family, cooking, reading, and playing piano
E-mail Rachael

Phone Ext: 117


PART-TIME STAFF


Dr. Nancy Shields | Senior Accountant

Spring Ridge 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

  • 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

Patty Stebbing | Tax Preparer

Middletown Location

E-mail Patty

Rita Newman | Office Administrator

Middletown Office

  • Rita assists the Middletown office one day a week during off season and additional days during tax season
E-mail Rita

RETIRED


Karen Smith Racicot

Middletown Office – Retired June 15, 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


Steven Katz

Retired September 30, 2019

Effective September 30, 2019, Steve Katz retired from the tax and accounting profession. 

Steve began his financial planning career in 1997 with Money Concepts. Now, Steve will be able to devote his entire attention to his dear friends and clients that have chosen him to help them navigate their financial journey.