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Donna Brunstad, CPA

Donna grew up in Minnesota where she attended Minnesota State University Mankato. There she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and minors in Business Law and Business Administration. While attending college, Donna began her career as an audit intern for Olsen Thielen & Co. Ltd in Roseville, Minnesota. With studies complete, Donna worked as…

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April Lott

April is a native of Thomson, GA. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2012 where she earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy. After completing her degrees, April became a full-time accountant with a local accounting firm in Augusta, GA where she gained experience working in the tax and…

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Alex Padgett

Alex is a native of Augusta, Georgia. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  He subsequently earned his B.A. in Accounting at Augusta University.  Alex joined SME CPAs team in 2014 and began working in the audit department. He quickly gained knowledge and experience, becoming the firm’s in-house resource in…

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Sarah Lane, CPA

Sarah is from Hartwell, GA. She graduated from the University of Georgia where she earned her BBA in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy. After completing her degrees Sarah began working at a public accounting firm, Frazier & Deeter, in Atlanta, where she gained experience working in the audit department. She and her husband, Pearce,  moved…

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Josh Maddox, CPA

Josh Maddox is from Jackson, Georgia. He graduated from Middle Georgia State University, where he earned degrees in accounting and history. Following graduation, he worked at McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks, & Co. in Macon, where he audited financial institutions. He and his wife Sarah moved to Augusta in 2018 so she could finish her Doctor of…

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Sara Gerlinger

A native of Augusta, Ga., Sara brings nearly 20 years of experience working in accounting to the CFO Services team. She received her Bachelor’s degree in business Administration from Berry College in Rome, Ga., and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Accounting from Western Governor’s University, Sara worked as an auditor for the Gerogia Department…

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Will Evans, CPA

Will is a native of Augusta, GA. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he earned his BBA in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy. After completing his degrees Will began working at a public accounting firm in Atlanta, where he gained experience working in the tax department of a regional firm. Will joined SME…

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Lori Holley

Lori Holley attended Georgia Southern University where she obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy degrees.  She began her accounting career as an intern with a firm in Statesboro, GA before accepting a full time position with a firm in Augusta, GA.  Lori joined SME CPAs in 2008 and specializes in Business…

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Jordan Gray

Jordan Gray is a native of Augusta, GA. She graduated from Augusta University in 2016 where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Jordan is currently attending Georgia Southern University for her Masters of Accounting and plans to graduate in the Summer of 2019. Jordan has been with SME CPAs since 2015, starting…

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Ansley Crawford

Ansley Crawford was born in Macon, GA and raised in Augusta, GA. She attended the University of Georgia earning her Bachelors of Business in Accounting. Ansley has completed the requirements and is eagerly working on her CPA license. Ansley started her career with SME as an intern in 2010. She is now a senior accountant…

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