Meet Our Staff

Patty Hoell, EA<div>(Enrolled Agent)</div>
Patty Hoell, EA
(Enrolled Agent)
CEO & 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<div>Certified Bookkeeper   QuickBooks Pro Advisor</div>
Jonathon Wall
Certified Bookkeeper QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Accounting 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, ATP<div>(Accredited Tax Preparer)   QuickBooks Pro Advisor</div>
Lisa Sports, ATP
(Accredited Tax Preparer) QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Tax Manager
Office (334) 298-6553
Text (334)664-9511
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Employed with us since 2014, Lisa has grown and with her dedication and understanding of taxes, she has held the positions of Tax Preparer, Head Tax Preparer, and as of 2020, she has been the Tax Manager of the Alabama location. She has shown us that she knows how important it is to keep 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, Lisa got her certification in 2019 as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor making her fully capable as one of our staff bookkeeper.

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!

Yeni Tapia
Yeni TapiaTax Preparer
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Yeni Tapia has been working with us since the end of 2017 and living in Phenix City for 2 years prior to that. She is a lady who is driven and eager to learn all she can about taxes. She is working with us year round now and is currently studying to take her ACAT exam. We have high expectations for her and we know she will do well and continue to grow with us.

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.

Brittany Medvec
Brittany MedvecTax Preparer 
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Brittany is one of our newest employees. After spending 4 years as a Stay-at-home mother to her 3 children, she decided it was time to rejoin the workforce. She began her training with us over the summer of 2020 and is now ready to serve our customers to the best of her abilities as one of our Tax Preparers and Assistant to our CEO. 

When you visit one of our offices, you may notice the holiday decor and that is all Brittiany with her creative side and we could not be more pleased with these  skills of hers. 

When she is not at work, she likes to spend her time at the park or playground with her husband and children or taking&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; walks through a nature preserve. She has 2 boys and a baby girl and time with them is most important to her.
Karla Bowling
Karla BowlingBookkeeper
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Karla began working with us at the end of 2020 as a Bookkeeper and Assistant to our Tax Manager.  She has the experience we need and is showing us her skills every day.  We are pleased with Karla and hope she will be with us for years to come. 

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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.

Alison Sturla
Alison SturlaTax Preparer
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Christie LaBarre
Christie LaBarreTax Preparer
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