Meet Our Staff

Patty Hoell, EA
Patty Hoell, EACEO & Founder
Text (706) 464-6140
Office (770) 529-8802
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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
(334) 298-6553
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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, Certified Bookkeeper
Jonathon Wall, Certified BookkeeperAccounting 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, QB Pro Advisor
Lisa Sports, QB Pro AdvisorTax Manager
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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!

Yoana Yordanova
Yoana YordanovaCertified Bookkeeper & Preparer In Training
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Yoana Yordanova was born and raised in central Bulgaria, right in the heart of the Balkans. Her rich national heritage and historic backgrounds make her an interesting company. She graduated the University of Economics in the sea capital Varna with a bachelor degree in Economics. She currently resides on a small island in lake Erie where she is the store manager in a surf shop. Yoana has a great passion for art and traveling. Throughout her travels she found her way to Atlanta, GA where she graduated from Kennesaw State University as a Bookkeeper professional. She looks forward to develop her knowledge and extend it with tax preparation and accounting. She has a deep knowledge about art and has her own little art company called “Ink Garden”. Make sure you ask her about it, she has a lot of marvelous paintings that she can share with you.

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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.
Yeni Tapia
Yeni TapiaTax Preparer
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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.

Wendy Marler
Wendy MarlerTax Preparer
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Wendy was born and raised in Phenix City, Alabama and graduated from Central High School. She is the proud mother of a beautiful little girl, the wife to a hardworking man, and the daughter of a talented local race car driver.

She grew up spending her weekends at East Alabama Motor Speedway watching her family and friends speed around the track along with participating in some demolition derbies (and winning a few too!). If you are a race fan, you may already know this intelligent young lady.

Currently, she is a receptionist at a day spa along with training to become a future tax preparer. We plan to have her as part of the Newsome’s family for years to come. Come see Wendy and let her show you what she’s got.

Morgan Spencer
Morgan SpencerPreparer In Training
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Morgan was born and raised in Phenix City, Alabama as well. She is our newest preparer and we hope to have her with us for many years to come.

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