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Fred J. Adams, CPA

Born in Montgomery, Alabama and educated at the University of Utah and the Golden Gate University Branch in Seattle, Washington; Fred joined the Treasury Department as a Special Agent in 1972. He served in Las Vegas, Nevada; Seattle Washington, and Tacoma, Washington. During his service with the IRS, Fred obtained his CPA and his Masters in Taxation. After retiring he opened his CPA practice in Kent, Washington, and devoted it to the practice of tax. He also served stints as an educator with the Justice Department for the governments of Venezuela and Columbia. He moved his practice to Greenville, South Carolina in 1997. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. In 2002 he added the financial planning division to his company. Fred is a dedicated family man and the father of four children.

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Phillip G. Brown, Enrolled Agent, Senior Accountant

Phillip was born in Anderson, South Carolina and attended T.L. Hanna High School. He attended The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and graduated in 2009 where he obtained a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Currently, he has 8+ years of accounting/tax experience and joined the firm as a Staff Accountant in early January 2011.  He is also a United States Army veteran and honorably served for 12 years. Phillip is an Enrolled Agent with the firm, which is a licensure designated by the Internal Revenue Service. His goal is to keep client’s informed and respond to their questions/needs as quickly as possible.  He specializes in Individual & Corporate Tax Returns, Tax Planning, Tax Controversy and manages the payroll service for the firm. He currently lives downtown Greenville and enjoys biking, golfing, traveling and playing fetch with his dog Oscar.

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Matthew J. Calderone, Staff Accountant

Matt was raised in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and later moved to Spartanburg, SC where he graduated from the University of South Carolina – Upstate with his BSBA in Accounting. After working for several years as a Staff Accountant in Virginia Matt moved back to the South Carolina area and joined the firm as a Staff Accountant in November of 2017.

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Sheri Huber, Bookkeeper

Sheri was born in Bethesda, Maryland. She attended Howard Community College, taking accounting courses. She has 25 years’ experience as a Bookkeeper. She moved to Inman, SC in 2014. She has worked for the firm since November 2015. She enjoys gardening, crafts and traveling.

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Stacey Shields, Office Manager

Stacey was born in New York and moved to Greenville, SC in October of 2000. She is a graduate of Hofstra University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration- Marketing. She worked for the State Farm Automobile Claims Division for 17 years, till her position relocated to Alabama. She has worked as an Office Manager since and joined our staff in September 2017. Stacey is married with 3 children.

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Irene Adams, Consultant

Irene was born in Ontario, Oregon and was educated at the University of Idaho and at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor’s of Science In History.  She began her career as a caseworker in family services for the State of Utah.  After Fred became a Special Agent and the family moved, she devoted her time to being a homemaker and raising four children.  She has worked at the firm since its origin in Washington in January, 1993.  She will soon be “semi-retired”.  Irene stays active with her family, church, and duplicate bridge. Her hobby is traveling.