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


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


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, a team of accounting staff, and ensuring quality control
  • 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


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 Accountant

Spring Ridge Office

  • Tricia supports clients by providing bookkeeping and payroll services
  • She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and Business Administration and a Master’s in Accounting
  • 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/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 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


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

Middletown 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 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


Patty Stebbing | Bookkeeper

Spring Ridge Office

  • Patty supports the firm in the areas of tax return preparation, accounting, and payroll services
  • She has 30 years of experience working for local accounting an consulting firms
  • Outside of the office, Patty enjoys the beach, long walks, baking, and spending time with her family and six grand children
E-mail Patty

Phone Ext: 208


Alec Nittinger| Accountant

Spring Ridge Office

  • Alec graduated from Slippery Rock in December 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting.
  • He previously worked for a logistics company doing accounting and accounts payable.
  • Outside of work, Alec enjoys cooking, going to the gym, traveling, and baseball. He has been to 12 baseball stadiums and hopes to visit all 30 one day.
E-mail Alec

Phone Ext: 115


Tyler Britt| Accountant

Spring Ridge Office

  • Tyler graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting.
  • He is currently studying to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Outside of work, Tyler enjoys reading, playing the guitar, and spending time with friends.
E-mail Tyler

Phone Ext: 114


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 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


Chloe Houck| Accountant

Spring Ridge Office

  • Chloe graduated with a B.S. Accounting from University of Maryland Global Campus.
  • She started a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management in January 2020 along with studying for the CPA exam.
  • Chloe enjoys playing fast-pitch, coaching high school softball, and spending time with her family.
E-mail Chloe

Phone Ext: 108


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.