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Rita Ray

Rita Ray graduated Cum Laude from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration.  She also obtained the designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP).  Rita is the specialist within Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPA’s estate and trust taxation department as well as estate planning.…

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Tommy Vigneri

Tommy started his career at Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA’s as an audit intern while earning his degree.  After graduating from Augusta University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting, Tommy began working one on one with clients.  He brings a wealth of knowledge to SME in the following practice areas:  Tax, Accounting,…

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Sonia Gowen

As Director of Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA’s Sonia possesses a wide-ranging knowledge of corporate partnership and individual taxation.  Her knowledge has been built over the twenty plus years she has been with SME working in many areas of tax and business consulting.  Sonia works with real estate developers, specializes in tax-free exchanges and…

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Sharon Bragg

Sharon Bragg began her career at Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA’s over 25 years ago as a secretary for the firm.  Her experience is invaluable and now she manages the administrative operations of the firm and maintains the network which is the lifeline of SME.  Sharon earned her Bachelor’s of Business from the University…

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Becky Dearden, Marketing Director

Becky Dearden grew up in Ridge Spring, SC and attended the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Advertising in 2008. Becky has 13 years of experience in sales and communication. She enjoys being creative and never meets a stranger. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development…

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Laura Sprowls, CPA

Laura Bompart Sprowls, CPA Laura grew up in Augusta, Georgia and attended Augusta University.  She began her accounting career before earning her degree, working as an accounts receivable clerk for Southern Machine & Tool, Co.  She worked full-time while taking classes at Augusta University and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1988.  Laura earned…

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Paul Wade, CPA

Paul Wade was born in Atlanta, GA, but grew up in Louisville, KY.  Paul obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech where he graduated on the Dean’s List.  Paul worked at E-Z-Go for approximately 4 years as an engineering team leader before going to graduate school at the University of Georgia.  Paul…

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Jay Sanders, CPA

Jay Sanders was born in Augusta and raised in Waynesboro, GA.  He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Sanders, Jr.   He graduated from Burke County High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mercer University in 1997.   Jay earned his CPA license in 2000.…

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Andrea Usry, CPA

Andrea Usry is a native of Wrens, GA and still resides there. She enjoys living in a small, close-knit community but loves working in Augusta and surrounding areas. Andrea graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Accounting in 1991. From there, she went to graduate school at University of Georgia and earned a…

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Michelle Bennett, CPA

Michelle Bennett is a native of Thomson, GA and now resides in North Augusta, SC.  Michelle received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics & Finance from Augusta University in 1996 and joined SME CPAs in 2000. Michelle assists clients with both their tax and audit needs.  She serves as SME’s Audit Quality Center partner…

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