Tax Goddess Team

Shauna A. Wekherlien, CPA (AZ), MTax “Tax Goddess”

Shauna Wekherlien, CPA, is the owner of Tax Goddess Business Services, PC. She has her Master’s Degree in Taxation from Arizona State University, which is ranked third in the country for its Taxation program. She is an author, speaker, investor, and a highly sought-after tax strategist whose reputation has been built on 16+ years of experience and implementing innovative tax solutions for individuals and businesses alike.

Shauna was recently featured on ABC’s Channel 15 “Tax Talk” as one of the programs Tax Experts, has written articles in the magazines Phoenix Women and AZBiz, and has won the Make Mine a Million Award for a Female Owned business that will gross over $1 million before the year 2010. She is highly active in the local Scottsdale community chamber, and sits on the Board of AZ Sales Pros, a training organization for International Sales Professionals. She is an educational Tax Professional who loves to see the light bulb turn on for those she teaches in her community and for her own clientele. She truly is a “Tax Goddess.”

Shauna’s background is in:

  • High Wealth Financial Planning Management (KPMG),
  • Small Business Tax Strategy and Planning (American Express – Tax & Business Services), and
  • Wealth Transfer and Business Entity Strategy.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Tax structures and partnerships / S-corporations (How to Setup, Deal with, and Operate S-Corps, Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships, and C-Corps)
  • Cash flow / entity fund management (Making sure your bottom line is as high as possible!)
  • Real Estate Transactions (Foreclosures, Short Sales, Investing, Fix & Flips, Real Estate Professional Status)
  • LLC management (Determining how to move money between entities for the minimum tax owed or largest refund possible!)
Shauna is also available to speak for your organization or at your corporate event.  Click here to see Shauna’s Speakers Profile or book her for your event here.


She speaks a little bit of Spanish, loves to Travel, and has 3 dogs, Thor (her horse), Mavi (Shy one), and Shade (the Baby) who are her favorite little “monsters.”

Shauna Wekherlien
CPA, Masters in Taxation, the Tax Goddess
Office: 602-357-3275

Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7038
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 - note that email is ALWAYS the best way to reach Shauna :)

Tina Wahl, Head Bookkeeper

Tina Wahl has worked in the accounting field for nearly fifteen years. While her specialty is bookkeeping, she is also very knowledgeable in the areas of sales and use tax, payroll, and tax preparation. She lives in the West Valley with her talented and artistic husband. She is the proud parent of two sons in college and four very spoiled, rescued dogs. In her spare time she loves writing, cooking and hiking.

Tina Wahl
Office: 602-357-3275

Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7079

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Jason Rush, Bookkeeper

Jason has over 13 years experience as a full charge bookkeeper and manager in retail, construction and aerospace manufacturing. He is originally from the Chicago area, but has called Arizona home for 32 years. Jason enjoys sailing and sitting on the beach, and has “an embarrassing number of rescued cats.”

Jason Rush
Office: 602-357-3275

Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7087
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Gail Friend, Administrative Assistant

Gail FriendGail has over 20 years of customer service and admin experience. She is a native of Arizona, has two daughters, three grandkids and too many cats. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, drawing and designing jewelry.


Direct Business Cell: 602-357-3275

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Carol Meihsner, Bookkeeper

Carol has over 25 years of bookkeeping, HR and administrative experience as both a business owner and employee.  She moved to Arizona from Illinois in 1984.  She has one husband (a chef), one daughter (in San Francisco) Carol Picand one old dog (15).  She enjoys fine food, the Desert Botanical Garden and reading.


Business Cell: 602-357-3275 – ask for Carol

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Dalena Ferger, Administrative Assistant / Marketing Goddess

Dalena has over 8 years of experience owning her own businesses and has recently joined the Tax Goddess team as our intake specialist and Marketing Goddess.

Business Cell: 480-823-9317

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