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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Teresa Thirkell, CPA

Teresa Thirkell began her career with Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPA’s when she relocated to Augusta in 2001.  Prior to working at SME she worked as an audit partner for Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Atlanta, GA.  Teresa graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting in 1983…

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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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Sammy Turner, CPA

Sammy C. Turner grew up in North Augusta, South Carolina and attended Augusta University.  While attending college Sammy played baseball and graduated in 1971 with two degrees, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Accounting.  He immediately began work with a small tax firm and joined Coursey and Associates in 1976.  In September 2012, Coursey…

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Rebecca Dearden, Marketing

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. Once she graduated from college Becky followed her husband’s finance career around the East coast. Each new city helped her gain skills in relationship building and problem solving. Becky…

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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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