Debra Hirschi, a Senior Tax Manager with over 30 years of experience, enjoys ''assisting a wide variety of individual and business clients.'' Debbie graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She provides tax preparation and planning services for a variety of clients. Debbie also enjoys assisting clients through business consulting, estate planning, and trust administration. Some of Debbie's day-to-day tasks include cash budgeting, retirement planning, business succession planning and estate planning for individuals and businesses.
''Martin Hood has a real team environment,'' states Doug Canfield, Senior Tax Manager. ''Everyone is always focused on providing excellent service for our clients.'' Doug graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and joined the Martin Hood team in 2000. Doug's daily tasks include assisting individuals and many types of businesses with items related to tax planning and preparation. He also notes, ''Martin Hood is very supportive of their employees' family needs, which helps us balance work and family life.''
''Martin Hood is big enough to provide world-class service to our locally and nationally recognized client base,'' notes Mandy DeJarnette, Senior Manager. ''Yet, it’s small enough that I get the opportunity to work closely with clients throughout the tax process and understand the full scope of their needs.'' Mandy graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 2003, and completed her Master of Science in Taxation in 2004. Mandy specializes in comprehensive tax services, including proactive and targeted tax planning to create innovative tax strategies for businesses.
Mandi Alt, Senior Manager in the Tax department, describes Martin Hood as ''a fantastic place to work.'' Mandi graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 1998. She received the Bronze Tablet award for academic excellence, and was recognized for scoring in the top 3% nationally on the May 1998 Certified Public Accountants Exam. Since joining the firm in 1998, Mandi has served clients in many industries, including non-profit organizations, governmental units, small businesses and individuals. She notes, ''the entire team at Martin Hood is committed to a culture of quality work, excellent service, and balancing work-life needs.''
''I get a lot of satisfaction by serving clients who are all over the world as well as local businesses that are fixtures in our community,'' states Nick Vogel, a Senior Manager in the Tax department. Nick graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 with a Bachelors of Business Administration, and in 2006 he obtained a Masters Degree in Taxation from the University of Denver. Nick specializes in the complex areas of local, state, and international taxation. ''It is my goal to take the stress and confusion out of the tax preparation process for my clients.''
A member of the Tax Management team, Dae-Woung Kang notes, ''in the midst of getting work done, relationships are being built at Martin Hood.'' Dae-Woung graduated from the University of Illinois in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance. His main responsibilities include planning, preparation and review of individual, business, and non-profit tax returns. He also works with non-profit clients regarding tax compliance issues, including establishing/qualifying for, maintaining and regaining tax exempt status. Dae-Woung notes, ''because of the positive environment at Martin Hood, everyone is motivated and ready to help our clients.''
''Helping clients work through complex tax issues is one of the most rewarding parts of my job,'' notes Regan Frazier, who has been with Martin Hood since 2011. Regan graduated with High Honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2009. She spends much of her time preparing tax returns and performing tax planning for individuals and a variety of businesses. Regan states, ''Martin Hood has such a great work environment, I couldn't imagine working with a different group of people.''
Bryan James, Manager, appreciates the collaborative and supportive environment at the firm. ''Martin Hood offers me the chance to work in a fun and relaxing environment, alongside talented professionals who are willing to share their time and expertise,'' he states. Bryan graduated from Illinois State University in 2008 and earned a Masters of Accounting Science from ISU in 2009. He spends much of his time managing the audits and reviews of construction, small business, nonprofit, and employee benefit plan clients. Bryan also prepares tax returns for individuals and corporations, and serves as a member of the Martin Hood recruiting team.
Chris Korban, Tax Supervisor, notes, “The combination of working in an atmosphere that fosters professional growth and having a team-focused culture results in a rewarding and enjoyable work environment.” Chris joined the firm in September 2012 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2010 and a Master of Accounting Science in 2011 with honors. In addition to individual and corporate tax return preparation, Chris specializes in trust and estate taxation. Chris states, “As a member of the Martin Hood team, I have been able to pursue my passion in serving our clients to the fullest and supporting their financial goals.”
''Nothing beats working with such a cooperative and knowledgeable group of professionals each and every day. I greatly enjoy helping clients navigate and comply with the intricacies of the tax code, and creating strategies for success,'' recounts Sara Riley, Tax Supervisor. Sara graduated from Monmouth College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 2012. She joined Martin Hood in 2015, providing tax preparation and planning services for individuals and a variety of entity types, with a focus on estates, trusts, and non-profit organizations.