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Dustin Orr
CPA, Partner
dustin@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x303

Rachel Santana:
EA, Partner
rachel@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x302

Lisa Cherry
Office Assistant
office@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x312

Dan Harbridge
CPA, Corporate Tax
danh@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x310

Olga Leist
Financial Reporting
olga@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480

Rose Lesniak
Office Manager
rose@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x301

Angelita Main
Senior Accountant
angie@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x305

Daniel Min
CPA, Tax Manager
dan@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x309

Lynne Mynch
Compliance Officer
lynne@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x311

Laura Price
Financial Reporting
price@cpahamilton.com

Jake Rindle
Audit Associate
jake@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x301

Betsy Sendoya
Senior Accountant
betsy@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x306

Laura Thompson
Corporate Tax
laurat@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480

Ty Walck
Accounts Receivable
ty@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x313

Elvira Weaver
EA, Corporate Tax
elvira@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480

Michael Wells
CPA, Audit Manager
michael@cpahamilton.com
813-689-7480 x314

Jennifer Collis
Assistant Office Manager
office@cpahamilton.com

 

 

Background

For years, Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, Fishhawk, Riverview, and has even retained clients in many other states and countries. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Brandon's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Brandon. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC receive competent and timely advice.

 

 

Our Team

Dustin Orr
CPA, Partner

Dustin Orr is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. He joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 2010. He graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Accounting and Finance. He has also obtained an MBA in Forensic Accounting. Prior to public accounting, Dustin worked in the retail and commercial sales industries. Outside of work, Dustin plays ice hockey, hunts, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

 

Rachel Santana
EA, Partner

Rachel Santana is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS which is considered elite status among tax professionals. She joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 1998. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting. Prior to working for Hamilton, she worked as an accounting manager in the banking and investment industry. Rachel's areas of expertise are personal tax preparation, entity creation including partnerships, LLCs and Corporations, and tax advising. When her taxing days are done, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, watching football, and traveling.

 

Lisa Cherry
Office Assistant

Lisa Cherry joined the Hamilton team in 2014 as a seasonal employee in the capacity of W-2 processor and Administrative Assistant after retiring from the federal government. In 2018, she took a two-year break to spend time with her husband of 35 years who had recently retired. We are pleased she has rejoined us in the front office. In her off time, she loves to travel, read, and shop.

 

Dan Harbridge
CPA, Corporate Tax

Dan Harbridge is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Accounting. Dan began his career in public accounting, eventually moving into industry, but returned to public accounting as that is where his heart is. Outside of work, Dan enjoys cycling and downhill skiing with his wife and daughter..

 

Olga Leist
Audit

Olga Leist joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 2019. She is originally from Germany and moved to the United States with her family in 2011. Olga graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

 

Rose Lesniak
Office Manager

Rose Lesniak has been with Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC since 2003. With over 27 years of experience as an office manager, she is highly qualified to juggle the many hats she wears at H&A. When she isn't busy making sure things run smoothly in the office, she travels at every opportunity, shops, and works on her golf game.

 

Angelita Main
Financial Reporting

Angelita Main, a native of Italy with a degree in Accounting, joined our firm in 2014. She has completed more than 260 hours of education in accounting and federal tax and has worked in the accounting industry for more than 15 years. When not working, she enjoys reading, biking, spending time at the beach, and watching her boys play soccer.

 

Daniel Min
CPA, Corporate Tax

Daniel Min joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 2019 as a financial statement reviewer and corporate tax preparer. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Florida and New Jersey.  Prior to joining Hamilton, Daniel worked in both public and corporate accounting and the restaurant industry. Daniel is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a degree in Accounting. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, walking, and a good game of nine ball.

 

Lynne Mynch
Office Assistant

Lynne Mynch has been with Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC since 2018. She handles data entry and data integration during tax season. Previously, Lynne worked with an international insurer handling overpayment recoveries. She travels with her husband in an RV at every opportunity and can be found hiking in preparation for her planned Grand Canyon trip.

 

Laura Price
Financial Reporting

Laura Price has been an accountant for over 25 years. Prior to joining Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC, she worked with several other local firms. Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Financial Management and attended graduate school at Radford University where she worked on an MBA degree. Laura has been living in the Tampa Bay area since 2005. Laura enjoys all active pursuits such as biking, dancing, walking her dogs, rock wall climbing and hiking. She also enjoys spending time with her grown children..

 

Jake Rindle
Audit Associate

Jake Rindle joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 2020. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Information Systems. His public accounting career began in Michigan upon his graduation in 2019. Upon moving to Brandon, he joined our firm and quickly became a valuable member of the team. When not working, he enjoys playing hockey, working out, and spending time with friends and family.    

 

Betsy Sendoya
Financial Reporting

Betsy Sendoya joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 2019. She has been in the accounting industry since 1999 when she started in the front office for a local firm. In 2001, being young and eager to learn, she challenged herself to explore the bookkeeping and tax preparation side of that business. She fell in love with accounting and decided to make it a career. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, exercising outdoors with her boot camp group, and running at least one 5k per month.

 

Laura Thompson
Corporate Tax

Laura Thompson was employed by Donald Pate, EA before joining Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC, in 1997 when Don's firm was acquired by Hamilton. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Accounting before earning her MBA from Samford University. After 19 years of living in the Tampa Bay area, she relocated to Texas where she continues to work remotely for our firm. Laura enjoys spending time with her children, reading, and walking whenever she gets the chance.

 

Ty Walck
Accounts Receivable

TyLee Walck has been with Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC since 2018. She attended the University of South Florida and has worked in the fields of education, boutique financial advising, and cancer research with Moffitt Cancer Center and Penn State Cancer Institute. TyLee and her family enjoy spending much time at Disney and the local beaches.

 

Elvira Weaver
EA, Corporate Tax

Elvira Weaver joined our firm as an Enrolled Agent (EA) in 1997 when Hamilton acquired the company of Donald Pate, EA., whom she’d worked for since 1991. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Florida with her husband and two young children in 1974. Now widowed, she enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time with her friends. Her short stories have appeared in various magazines.

 

Michael Wells
CPA, Audit Manager

Michael Wells joined Hamilton & Associates CPA LLC in 2020.  Michael is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida.  He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting.  Michael has over 12 years of experience as an auditor, including 8 years in public accounting and 4 years as an internal auditor.  Michael has experience working with clients in the financial services, construction, and manufacturing industries as well as not-for-profit and local government entities.  Outside of work, he enjoys cheering for the Tampa Bay area sports franchises and (forever) working to improve his golf game.   

 

Jennifer Collis
Assistant Office Manager

Jennifer Collis started with Hamilton and Associates in January 2021. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Public Relations. She worked in the nonprofit industry for 15 years as communications and special events coordinator. She and her husband moved from Columbus, OH to Valrico in 2016 with their two sons. Jennifer has been actively involved with the local schools PTSA boards and enjoying their new “Florida life” visiting Disney, Universal and the beautiful area beaches.