Our CPA and the 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!)
She has her brown belt in Northern Shao-Lin Kung Fu, is semi-fluent in Spanish, and loves to Travel! She also has 2 dogs, Thor and Mavi, who are her favorite little “monsters.”
CPA, Masters in Taxation, the Tax Goddess
Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7038
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.
Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7079
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.”
Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7087
Ronda Stewart, Operations
Ronda, a former small business owner, believes top-notch customer service is a must! A ‘people person’ by nature, Ronda enjoys maintaining an upbeat, friendly office. She moved from Washington state in 1997 to escape the cold and snowy winters. She and her husband cherish their time with 5 year old daughter and her ‘older sister’ Indy who is a 10 year old aussie/lab mix.
Direct Business Cell: 480-823-7084
Gail Friend – Administrative Assistant
Gail 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