Mark Nicholas, CPA, CVA, CFE, CFF, Managing Partner   mark.nicholas@sta-cpas.com  · Mark's focus includes tax compliance and tax strategy.  · He enjoys consulting with clients on trusts and estate matters.  · A large part of his work consists of his role as an expert witness in the fields of business valuation, fraud investigation and forensics.

Mark Nicholas, CPA, CVA, CFE, CFF, Managing Partner

mark.nicholas@sta-cpas.com

· Mark's focus includes tax compliance and tax
strategy.

· He enjoys consulting with clients on trusts and
estate matters.

· A large part of his work consists of his role as
an expert witness in the fields of business
valuation, fraud investigation and forensics.

Kathleen Boudeman-Nicholas, CPA, CVA   kathy.nicholas@icpaf.com  · Kathy has worked in public accounting since  graduating from Illinois State University.  · Her experience includes tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, and non-profits; business valuation; and financial statement compilation and review.  · Kathy enjoys working with business clients to assist with their accounting and tax needs.

Kathleen Boudeman-Nicholas, CPA, CVA

kathy.nicholas@icpaf.com

· Kathy has worked in public accounting since
graduating from Illinois State University.

· Her experience includes tax preparation for
individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts,
and non-profits; business valuation; and
financial statement compilation and review.

· Kathy enjoys working with business clients to
assist with their accounting and tax needs.

Kristin Clay, CPA   kristin.clay@sta-cpas.com  · Kristin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix.  · Her experience includes accounting and tax preparation for churches, non-profits, and clergy.  · Her professional work involves individual, business, non-profit and clergy tax preparation, financial statement preparation and consultations.  · She is the firm expert in the Affordable Care Act and its impact on businesses and churches.  · Kristin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and member of the AICPA, the Illinois CPA Society and is a board member of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Tax Preparers.

Kristin Clay, CPA

kristin.clay@sta-cpas.com

· Kristin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in
Business from the University of Phoenix.

· Her experience includes accounting and tax
preparation for churches, non-profits, and
clergy.

· Her professional work involves individual,
business, non-profit and clergy tax
preparation, financial statement preparation
and consultations.

· She is the firm expert in the Affordable Care
Act and its impact on businesses and
churches.

· Kristin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
and member of the AICPA, the Illinois CPA
Society and is a board member of the Illinois
Chapter of the National Association of Tax
Preparers.

Nicole Allen, CPA, CVA, Manager   nicole.allen@sta-cpas.com  · Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2010 with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy from Illinois State University.  · Her professional work involves business and personal tax preparation, business consultation, financial statement preparation, business valuations and fraud investigation/prevention.

Nicole Allen, CPA, CVA, Manager

nicole.allen@sta-cpas.com

· Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude in May
2010 with her Master’s Degree in Professional
Accountancy from Illinois State University.

· Her professional work involves business and
personal tax preparation, business
consultation, financial statement preparation,
business valuations and fraud
investigation/prevention.

Jessica MacDonald, CPA   jessica.macdonald@sta-cpas.com  ·Jessica graduated from Illinois State University in 2015 with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy.  ·She has been working in public accounting since 2013.  ·Her experience includes financial statement preparation and income tax preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts, and non-profits.   ·Currently, her focuses include business valuation assistance, fraud investigation assistance, church accounting, and clergy taxation.

Jessica MacDonald, CPA

jessica.macdonald@sta-cpas.com

·Jessica graduated from Illinois State University in 2015 with her Master’s Degree in Professional Accountancy.

·She has been working in public accounting since 2013.

·Her experience includes financial statement preparation and income tax preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts, and non-profits.

·Currently, her focuses include business valuation assistance, fraud investigation assistance, church accounting, and clergy taxation.

Sharon Burbes, EA   sharon.burbes@sta-cpas.com  · Sharon graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1986 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Millikin University.  · She previously graduated with high honors in 1980 with her Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Richland Community College.  · She received her Enrolled Agent certification from the Internal Revenue Service in 1998.  · With over 39 years of corporate experience, she provided her knowledge as the Corporate EEO Officer for Illinois Power Company.  · Sharon is a tax preparation specialist for clergy, small businesses, estates and trusts while also providing consultations on  retirement and rental issues.

Sharon Burbes, EA

sharon.burbes@sta-cpas.com

· Sharon graduated Suma Cum Laude in 1986
with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Administration from Millikin University.

· She previously graduated with high honors in
1980 with her Associate’s Degree in Accounting
from Richland Community College.

· She received her Enrolled Agent certification
from the Internal Revenue Service in 1998.

· With over 39 years of corporate experience,
she provided her knowledge as the Corporate
EEO Officer for Illinois Power Company.

· Sharon is a tax preparation specialist for
clergy, small businesses, estates and trusts
while also providing consultations on
retirement and rental issues.


Vickie May, Office Service Manager   vickie.may@sta-cpas.com  · Vickie is a graduate of North Alabama College of Commerce.  · She specializes as a resource person and trainer in the areas of payroll, employment taxes, sales taxes, accounts payable, QuickBooks and other software programs.  · Vickie can assist with sales tax and IDES audits and correspondence from the various government agencies.

Vickie May, Office Service Manager

vickie.may@sta-cpas.com

· Vickie is a graduate of North Alabama College
of Commerce.

· She specializes as a resource person and
trainer in the areas of payroll, employment
taxes, sales taxes, accounts payable,
QuickBooks and other software programs.

· Vickie can assist with sales tax and IDES audits
and correspondence from the various
government agencies.

Kathy Holt, Accountant   kathy.holt@sta-cpas.com  · Kathy has over 30 years of experience in accounting and training.  · She specializes in church accounting and enjoys helping clients with little or no accounting background to set up and successfully use their accounting software.  · As a partner of Stewardship Resources, LLC,  she consults and trains client by phone, online or in-person while also conducting nationwide seminars.

Kathy Holt, Accountant

kathy.holt@sta-cpas.com

· Kathy has over 30 years of experience in
accounting and training.

· She specializes in church accounting and
enjoys helping clients with little or no
accounting background to set up and
successfully use their accounting software.

· As a partner of Stewardship Resources, LLC,
she consults and trains client by phone, online
or in-person while also conducting nationwide
seminars.

Judy Hall, Accountant   judy.hall@sta-cpas.com  · Judy Hall is a graduate of Millikin University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and an Illinois Teacher's Certificate.  · She assists businesses, ministries, churches, and nonprofit organizations in meeting their accounting needs in payroll, payroll tax, sales tax, and financial statements.  · She works with many clients in QuickBooks and PowerChurch Plus software.

Judy Hall, Accountant

judy.hall@sta-cpas.com

· Judy Hall is a graduate of Millikin University
with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and
an Illinois Teacher's Certificate.

· She assists businesses, ministries, churches,
and nonprofit organizations in meeting their
accounting needs in payroll, payroll tax, sales
tax, and financial statements.

· She works with many clients in QuickBooks
and PowerChurch Plus software.


Michael Nash, Accountant   michael.nash@sta-cpas.com  · Michael graduated in 2018 from Millikin with a Master's Degree in Business.  · He graduated in 2017 from Millikin with a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy.  · He has assisted clients with payroll, payroll taxes and other accounting matters.

Michael Nash, Accountant

michael.nash@sta-cpas.com

· Michael graduated in 2018 from Millikin
with a Master's Degree in Business.

· He graduated in 2017 from Millikin with a
Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy.

· He has assisted clients with payroll, payroll
taxes and other accounting matters.

Jess Utter, Marketing Coordinator   jess.utter@sta-cpas.com  ·Jess has over 10 + years of experience in customer service.   ·Her experience includes working as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) before joining the firm as an administrative assistant.   ·Jess joined Summit in 2016.

Jess Utter, Marketing Coordinator

jess.utter@sta-cpas.com

·Jess has over 10 + years of experience in customer service.

·Her experience includes working as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) before joining the firm as an administrative assistant.

·Jess joined Summit in 2016.

Deb Emery, Administrative Assistant   deb.emery@sta-cpas.com  · Deb has over 28 years of experience in customer service.  · Her experience includes being a fire and auto insurance agent, an escrow specialist for hundreds of contract-for-deed accounts, as well as performing the bookkeeping for the real estate business.  · Deb joined Summit in 2015.

Deb Emery, Administrative Assistant

deb.emery@sta-cpas.com

· Deb has over 28 years of experience in
customer service.

· Her experience includes being a fire and auto
insurance agent, an escrow specialist for
hundreds of contract-for-deed accounts, as
well as performing the bookkeeping for the
real estate business.

· Deb joined Summit in 2015.