CPA’s & Staff Accountants:
Stephen Ellis, CPA
Steve prides himself on providing quality and timely service to his clients. His 25-plus years of experience with the firm in both tax and auditing translates to technical, practical, and money-saving advice for his clients. Steve’s current focus is corporate and individual taxation, construction accounting, and non-profit and governmental audits. He is a current member, past chair, and past treasurer of Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc. Steve lives in Merritt Island with his wife, Wendy. They have five sons.
Todd Russell, CPA
Todd graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, and completed his additional fifth year requirements at Florida State University. He has over eighteen years of experience auditing nonprofit organizations subject to Single Audits in accordance with OMB Circular A-133, Government Auditing Standards, and applicable state requirements. His experience also extends to preparing corporate, individual, and nonprofit tax returns and related advisory services. Todd has eighteen years of experience auditing governmental financial operations, including dependent special districts in Brevard County. He has met the Government Auditing Standards educational requirements, including obtaining 80 hours in the past two years of continuing professional education relating to governmental accounting and auditing. His professional experience and education have focused on audit issues, such as federal and state compliance testing, financial statement presentations, internal control evaluations, and compliance with IRS laws and regulations. Todd lives in Rockledge, Florida, with his wife Renee, and has been a resident of Brevard County since 1992.
Shawn Yount, CPA
Shawn Yount joined the firm as a staff accountant in January 2013 and is now a CPA. He has professional experience in both tax and audit; focusing mainly on governmental, not-for-profit, and construction audits. Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Floyd C. Lemmon, CPA
Floyd Lemmon graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1971, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1973. Floyd began his accounting career out of college with an international CPA firm. In 1975, Floyd started his own firm and continued until merging with Davies, Houser & Secrest, CPA, P.A. in 1999. Floyd practices primarily in estate, corporate and individual income tax planning and preparation. Floyd and his wife Gail live in Cocoa. They have two children and one grandson.
Donna Young, CPA
Donna joined the firm in August 2016. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a major in Accounting and completed her fifth year at Rollins College. Following college, Donna worked as a bookkeeper for small businesses in Brevard County for 15 years while raising her son. In 2001, Donna went to work in public accounting and received her CPA license. Donna moved to Charlotte, NC, where she continued to work as a CPA, but she missed the Space Coast and relocated to Brevard County in August 2016. Her practice areas include individual and corporate income taxes, estates and trusts, tax planning, entity selection, financial statement preparation, and a specialty in government contract accounting.
Tammy Jenkins, CPA
Tammy received her CPA license from the state of Florida in 1994. She graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, then completed her fifth year at Rollins College, majoring in Accounting. Her practice area and experience include individual, corporate, and partnership tax; as well as experience in the aerospace industry working for McDonnell Douglas as the Accounting Manager. She is a Brevard County native, and currently resides in Brevard County with her husband and four boys. Tammy joined the firm in July 2019.
CPA’s & Staff Accountants
Dawn Fearon, CPA
Dawn Fearon received her CPA license in 1994, and joined our Firm in 1998. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Her practice areas include individual and corporate income tax, estates and trusts, as well as audit, review, and compilation of financial statements. Dawn is a member of several professional associations. She has been a resident of Brevard County since 1969.
Barbara Ruland joined the firm in December 1987. With 30 years of bookkeeping experience, she is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor, specializing in small business services, including bookkeeping, payroll, and financial statements. Barbara has been a resident of Brevard County since 1981.
Karen Jackson joined the firm in February 2020, with 40 years of bookkeeping and payroll experience for small businesses. She is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor and is familiar with other accounting software. She has been a Brevard County resident since 1976, when she relocated to attend college.
Antonia Channell joined the firm in November of 2019. She has worked in bookkeeping since moving to Florida just over 12 years ago, after marrying her Floridian husband. She found that she enjoyed bookkeeping and decided to go back to school. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2017 from the State University of New York’s Empire State College division. Antonia is originally from Portugal and speaks fluent Portuguese.
Lisa Common has been employed as the Firm’s receptionist since November 1998. She is the “face” of the firm to all who call our office, as well as a Notary Public.
Robin Jourdan joined the firm as an Administrative Assistant in September 2015 and is now the Office Administrator. She has over 20 years of administrative support experience. She resides in Brevard County after being out-of-state for over 22 years and is happy to be living on the Space Coast once again.
Carmen Rodriguez relocated to Brevard County from New Jersey in August 2019. She joined the firm as an Administrative Assistant in November 2019. Her previous position was also in a CPA firm where she worked for six years. Carmen is fluent in Spanish.