Shauna A. Wekherlien, CPA (AZ), Masters in Taxation, Certified Tax Coach, “Tax Goddess”
Shauna Wekherlien, CPA, MTax, CTC is the owner of Tax Goddess Business Services, PC. She is a Certified Public Accountant (AZ), has her Master’s Degree in Taxation from Arizona State University, and is one of the elite Certified Tax Coaches in the USA (1/5 in AZ currently) trained to lower your taxes to the bare legal minimum. 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 has been featured on many news and radio stations (CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, Sonoran Living, The List, KFNX, KFYI, etc) as well as in many written publications (CNNMoney, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Women, AZBiz, etc). She has won multiple awards for her ingenuity, leadership, and strength as a female leader in Arizona. She is highly active in the Scottsdale community, sits on Boards for professional organizations, as well as donates time and resources to the local Arizona animal shelters and societies. She is an educational Tax Professional who loves to see the light bulb turn on for those she teaches, mentors, and guides. 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!)
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.”
CPA, Masters in Taxation, Certified Tax Coach, the Tax Goddess
Direct Business Cell: 480-360-4642
Email Shauna – note that email is ALWAYS the best way to reach Shauna
Tina Wahl, Operations Manager
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.
Direct Business Cell: 480-360-4644
Steve Welker, CPA
CPA – Tax Preparer
Direct Business Cell: 602-578-9864
Victoria McCormack, Tax Team Member
Direct Business Cell: 602-524-4452
Kara Nitta, Lead Bookkeeper
Kara has over 20 years of work experience as a bookkeeper. She was born and raised in Hawai`i, and recently relocated to Arizona. She is a “foodie” at heart. She enjoys exploring all the eateries, as well as all the outdoor activities & events that Arizona has to offer.
Business Cell: 480-360-4646
Dana Herdt, Bookkeeper
Originally from Utah, Dana has lived in 6 different states, from California to Louisiana.
Her passions – besides her family – include watching NFL football, snow skiing, scuba diving, traveling, and camping in the beautiful mountains and pines. She also loves to cook, read and garden, along with playing games with family and friends.
Gwen Hembrock, Special Programs Administrator
Gwen has over 20 years experience as a microelectronics and system design engineer in digital imaging, primarily for high-speed print systems. She has additional training and experience in technical writing, computer programming, and fiction writing. Located in Redondo Beach, CA, she continues to write, program, and follow the game industry, space exploration, and biotechnology with particular interest.
Business Cell: 480-360-4648
Christa Crutcher, Accounting Assistant
Christa has worked in administration for over 10 years. She enjoys the customer service aspect of her job and looks forward to building new relationships. She is from Phoenix Arizona, enjoys the sunshine, sipping coffee Old Town Scottsdale and water skiing. She loves all creatures big and small especially her adorable pup Remi.
Business Cell: 480-360-4643
Christina “Tina S.” Struble, Tax Team Member
Christina is a small-town girl from Colorado, with a Master Degree in Accounting and Financial Management. She offers a decade of experience in the areas of bookkeeping and accounting, and is currently in the process of meeting the requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant. Christina enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and writing about life’s adventures.
Fred Cardenas, Tax Goddess Personal Assistant
Fred is an Air Force veteran whose previous career was in medical documentation and customer service. He has lived in Arizona for 9 years and is a native of Austin, Texas. Fred enjoys music and sports, and is a dad of two boys, 6 and 2, who keep him very busy!
Business Cell: 480-360-4641
Jennifer Linderoth, Marketing Administrative Assistant
Jennifer’s background is in clinical psychology and she currently resides in Belize. She loves travel, dogs, and adventure.