Meet Our Staff

Patty Hoell
Patty HoellCEO & Founder
Text (706) 464-6140
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Patty A Hoell is the company founder with over 20 years of experience in tax & accounting.

She handles all of our business, partnership, and corporate returns along with advising our business clients on how to grow their business and save money on taxes.

She is very knowledgeable and driven with a belief that respect & credibility is the key to any business relationship. Also, knowing that continued education is the only way to be successful & grow, she requires all employees, including herself, to undergo yearly training to stay up to date on the latest tax law changes.

Outside of business, her passions are spending time with family and friends, and time at the lake.

Patricia Jennings
Patricia JenningsCFO & AL Notary
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Pat has been an officer of Newsome’s Tax & Accounting since 2010 and is now our Chief Financial Officer. When it comes to money, there is no one you could trust more. Being on-time, dependable, & loyal is just part of her character.

She is the essence of a true, hardworking, southern woman having had worked at the mill most of her life. She manages our Alabama office along with processing weekly payroll.

She is also a school bus driver for Smith's Station, so your kids may know her quite well. Stop in and say hello in our Phenix City office. You too may already know her.

If you need a Notary, she is your lady. Available Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or, by appointment only, after 5:00 PM. Just call her cell for an appointment at (706) 464-0726.
Tawny Fernandez
Tawny FernandezCMO & GA Head Tax Preparer
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Employed with Newsome’s Tax & Accounting since 2009, she has worked her way up to be the Chief Marketing Officer and is our Head Tax Preparer and Trainer in our Georgia office.

She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in German. She has a love of traveling and lived in Germany for 6 months while attending Paderborn Universität.

Tawny also works with our sister company, The Coffee Hut. She has a weak spot for a good cup of coffee and her 2 dogs, Phenix & Sierra.

If you have any questions for her, just message our Facebook page. She’ll be the one to respond.

Jonathon Wall
Jonathon WallAccounting Manager & GA Notary
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Jon did not spend his life in the accounting filed however, with a quick grasp, understanding, and passion for accounting; he has quickly become our Accounting Manager.

Employed with us since 2016, he takes great pride in a job well done. What more can you ask for than that? Along with working with Newsome’s; Jon is involved with a nonprofit organization, WILDHORSEANDBURRO.ORG.

He is a southern gentleman with all of the charms and a father of two grown sons. Spending time on the lake is how he spends his weekends because he knows how to work hard during the week, and relax on the weekends!

Lisa Sports
Lisa SportsAL Head Tax Preparer
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Employed with us since 2014, Lisa has recently been promoted to Head Tax Preparer. She has shown us that she knows how important it is to keeping our customers happy and satisfied.

Not only does she manage the Alabama staff during tax season, but is their instructor as well. Training and taxes are just a part of her job. Lisa has a degree in Business, a minor in Accounting, along with many years of experience making her fully capable as one of our staff bookkeepers.

On a personal note, anyone who knows Lisa will agree, with her bubbly personality, she will make you smile as she explains important details about your tax return. She is a mother, grandmother, and fur mom. A proud Alabama fan, born and raised in Phenix City, Alabama!

Sheliah Wall
Sheliah WallWeb Development/Support
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Sheliah joined our team in 2017. She is in charge of constructing and maintaining our business website.

She has an extensive background in computers and networking dating back to the early 1980's when PCs were first introduced to businesses. She excelled in several levels of business accounting software. She converted companies from manual to digital accounting systems for 10 years.

She spent 10+ years contracting for large corporations, government and airline agencies, doing network, software, & computer support projects.

In 2010 she opted to specialize in web development. She is very detail oriented and does whatever it takes to bring website projects to completion.

She is an avid animal lover! Her BIG love and passion is for the wild horses out west. She fights for solutions to the issues of overpopulation and low adoption rates. She founded the organization "Wildhorseandburro.Org" which comes up with local and national solutions.

She is a VERY proud and loving mother and grandmother!

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Seasonal Tax Preparers

Bobbie Frazier
Bobbie FrazierSenior Tax Preparer
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Our Senior Tax Preparer who has been with us since 2013. As most of our tax preparers, she only works with us on a seasonal basis. With years of experience in the stressful life of banking, she now enjoys a relaxed life in the service industry but don’t be fooled; Bobbie is as sharp as they come.

She loves interacting with customers and is another one who goes the extra mile to make sure our customers are happy and satisfied. If you have a question or don’t understand something, just ask Bobbie. She will be sure to get you the answer you need and make sure you understand it.

She is a native of Phenix City, another Alabama fan, and has two little pups that she adores and loves. Just ask her for a picture, she has a ton on her phone. If you are the type of person that wants to laugh as you have your teeth pulled; you need to talk to Bobbie. She will have you laughing before you know it.
Dawn Brandon
Dawn BrandonTax Preparer
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Dawn Brandon is the most non-judgmental, outgoing, and drama free woman you could ever meet. She has been a seasonal tax preparer with Newsome’s since 2016 and a fulltime insurance agent, with over 10 years of experience, at Affordable Insurance Agency.

She is originally from Manchester, GA, yet, has been a resident and part of the local community for over 25 years. She is a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother who loves spending her time with her grandkids, friends, and boyfriend.

Her passions are time at the lake or beach and watching Alabama football! Come see her for your tax preparation need.

Lilian Clevers
Lilian CleversTax Preparer
(334) 298-6553
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Lilian Clevers graduated from CVCC in May 2017 with an AAS in Business. She is one driven lady who is pursuing a BAS in Management Accounting at Troy University and is on track to graduate in 2019.

Lilian is a military spouse who resides on Fort Benning with her husband and son. She loves to travel, read, and spend time with her family. Originally from Illinois, and through the military, she has had the opportunity to live in Korea, Germany, Kentucky, Washington state, Georgia, and now has the opportunity to meet the good people of Alabama.

Sit back, relax, and watch this woman process your return. She may seem quite but that’s because those wheels are always turning. She is like a computer; processing data and looking for the best results for your tax return. Come meet Lilian, our smart perfectionist on staff!

She is looking forward to preparing taxes at Newsome's Tax and Accounting, working with the staff, and meeting Newsome's current and future clients.

Yeni Tapia
Yeni TapiaTax Preparer
(334) 298-6553
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Yeni Tapia has been living in Phenix City for 3 years, but this is her first year working with Newsome's. She is another driven lady who is three credits away from obtaining her Associates Degree at CVCC.

Yeni married her high school sweetheart 17 years ago and now has 3 beautiful children. She is a proud mom and her 2 older girls play travel soccer with Red Star CFC and her son is in the Panther Paw Wrestling Club. All 3 of her children are proud members of the Beta Club. Yeni is also a military wife who has had the opportunity to have lived in Texas, Washington, and Hawaii yet, she is proud to be from the beautiful state of California.

Come meet Yeni, our smart, outgoing, staff member with an exciting personality you will enjoy meeting. She too will make you enjoy your visit.

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