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Team Members

Michele Grassinger

Office Manager

micheleg@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 102
 

Michele joined Askey, Askey Associates, CPA, LLC in March of 2010 as the Director of First Impressions and the Office Manager of our Leonardtown office. Michele demonstrates great attention to detail with a focus on client service.

A graduate of the Chesapeake Business Institute with more than 20 years of administrative office experience, Michele is always looking for ways to improve office efficiency. Her eagerness to lend a helping hand to all team members and clients make her a valued asset to the firm.

Michele was born and raised in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

 

Judy Murphy

Marketing Director

jude@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 105
 

Judy grew up in a family-owned business and has owned and operated a business of her own. She started working at the age of 12 at her parent’s business and has learned the importance of customer relations. Judy is originally from and currently resides in St. Mary's County, Maryland. After working for the government in Washington, D.C. for several years, she moved to Houston, Texas and continued her career at Touche Ross & Co. (Deloitte and Touche).

She works with management conducting seminars and organizes events for various team member presentations. She is currently a St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and has worked with the Chamber promoting the Customer Service Award Program. She facilitates Training Programs and organizational development initiatives for clients and Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC. She designs various marketing materials, updates the website and manages our online E-Newsletter. Judy also has extensive payroll and bookkeeping experience.

Judy has been working with Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC since our inception. Her prior experience comes from the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. (Deloitte & Touche). She assisted the Director of Operations for a few years in Houston, Texas and then transferred to the Washington, D.C. office where she worked several years.

She has been a volunteer for the church, Three Oaks Homeless Shelter, the Leonardtown Rotary, Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy and the American Red Cross.

Judy enjoys spending her spare time with her son, Murphy Paul, swimming and riding her Harley Davidson.

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Tara "T.J." Ghrist

Senior Tax Analyst

tara@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 129
 

TJ has been with the firm since January of 2005.

T.J. is a graduate of Penn State University and The University of Pittsburgh in Psychology and Microbiology, respectively, and is working towards her CPA licensure after completing further education through the College of Southern Maryland and the University of Maryland.

TJ is a senior member of our tax department and a tax specialist. She focuses on our business entity clients and in all aspects of estate and trust work. Her client responsibility and attention to detail makes her a great asset to the firm.  She is also a good teacher and mentor. 

She gains a unique set of knowledge and experience through her versatility, and along the way provides unlimited energy and passion to the team. She loves the valuable role she plays here at Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC. "Working with such wonderfully fun, motivating, intelligent people every day makes it simple to love what you do."

 

Jenna Frosio

Supervisor

jenna@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 116
 

Jenna Frosio joined Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC in January, 2009 as a member of the audit team after graduating from Salisbury University in May, 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She currently splits her week between the Leonardtown and La Plata office.

Jenna is a Supervisor for our Accounting, Auditing and Tax department. Her experience includes performing financial statement engagements, preparation of tax returns for businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations, as well as managing the books for a handful of business client. She enjoys visiting with clients and learning their business practices.

Jenna grew up and currently resides in St. Mary’s County. While out of the office, she enjoys spending time on the water, attending sporting events and reading.

 

Denise Lumpkins, CPA

Senior Accountant

denises@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 104
 

Denise Lumpkins joined Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC in December, 2010. She graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and obtained her CPA designation in July, 2012. She loves working with clients during the audit and tax preparation process and enjoys coming up with new ways to help business owners improve their business processes.

Denise grew up and currently resides in St. Mary's County, Maryland. While out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her son, Logan.

 

Zachary Hamilton, CPA

Audit / Tax Team Member

zach@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 118
 

Zachary Hamilton joined the firm of Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC on June 1, 2015.

Zachary graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Accounting and a concentration in Forensic Accounting. Before joining the team at Askey Askey & Associates, Zachary was employed at a small consulting firm in Alexandria, VA, working with QuickBooks and performing various administrative functions. Zachary is excited about his career in accounting and learn all aspects of the industry.

Zachary is originally from and currently resides in Waldorf, Maryland. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, kayaking and running, playing the bass guitar, and reading.

 

Kelly Keelan

In-Charge Accountant

kelly@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671 ext. 125

Kelly Keelan joined the firm of Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC on October 1, 2015.

Kelly graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a concentration in Fraud & Forensic Accounting. Kelly plans to sit for the CPA exam and anticipates receiving her CPA designation in the near future. She has twenty years of accounting experience with two years of experience in public accounting, with emphasis in auditing, corporate, partnership and individual tax. She has eighteen years of varied accounting experience in private industry. Kelly has served on audits of governments, pension plans and non-profit organizations.

Kelly is a Student Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Kelly grew up in Upper Marlboro and currently resides in La Plata, Maryland. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching ice hockey and reading.

 

E. Wayne Richardson, CPA

Tax / Business Consultant

wayne@aaacpa.com
301-934-5780 ext. 302
 

Wayne graduated from Ben Franklin University in Washington, D.C. and founded his firm, E. Wayne Richardson, CPA, PA in 1980. His public accounting experience includes tax and related matters for individuals and businesses. Wayne is also experienced in estate and retirement planning.

Wayne is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Charles County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Charles County Children's Aid Society. He is also past president of the Waldorf Rotary, and recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Wayne is married (45 years) and has one son and two granddaughters. He enjoys spending time with family, golfing, spending time outside and watching his grandaughters participate in sports.

 

 

 

Patty Welch

Payroll Specialist

patty@aaacpa.com
301-934-5780 ext. 306
 

Patty joined Askey, Askey and Associates, CPA, LLC on October 1, 2014.

Patty previously worked for the accounting firm of E. Wayne Richardson, CPA, PA for 34 years. She has an Associate of Arts Degree from the College of Southern Maryland. She has 35 years of experience in payroll and bookkeeping procedures. She loves working directly with clients on a one-on-one basis.

Patty was born and raised in La Plata, Maryland and currently resides in Dentsville, Maryland. She has been married for 30 years and has two children. She likes to spend her spare time with family and friends.

 

 

 

Erika Mitchell

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Tax and Audit Team Member
 
 erika@aaacpa.com
301-475-5671
 

Erika Mitchell is a Brazilian immigrant that came to the United States seeking the American dream.  Erika joined Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC on July 17, 2017.

Graduating from the University of the District of Columbia with honors (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Erika is now pursuing her CPA license.  After receiving a Bachelors in Business and working in many other industries, she has now grown roots in accounting, where she found her true passion for the profession.

She enjoys working with clients, helping them feel comfortable and safe. Her experience includes performing financial statement audits, preparation of tax returns for businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations, as well as providing bookkeeping services for clients.

Erika enjoys spending her free time with her husband and friends, playing indoor and outdoor games, helping others, playing her guitar, listening to music and reading.