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Lori A Myers Miles

Owner/ Certified Public Accountant/ Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Lori is a Summerville Native with strong family roots to the lowcountry, she graduated from Clemson University in 1992 with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and earned her Masters in Accounting from Clemson in 1993. Lori has been with the firm since 2003 and became an owner in 2007 and has 30 plus years accounting experience.  Aside from being your accountant, she enjoys traveling, reading and going to clemson to visit her 2 kids and to catch a football game. Go Tigers! 

Dawn Mayers

Owner/ Certified Public Accountant/ Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Dawn was born in Texas, spent her youth in the Midwest and then lived in Maryland for 25 years prior to moving to Summerville in 2007.   She graduated from University of Maryland College Park  in 1991 with a degree in business and went on to pursue accounting, becoming a CPA in 1994. Dawn has been with the firm since 2008, became an owner in 2017 and also has 30 plus years of accounting experience.  When Dawn isn't working she enjoys the beach, reading and spending time with her 3 amazing daughters!

Aubren Whatley

Certified Public Accountant

Aubren was born and raised in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. She moved to the Charleston/Summerville area from Indiana in 2015, with her husband, Daniel. Aubren has been with our firm since 2017 and has 10 years of accounting experience. She enjoys kayaking with her husband, reading, swimming, running, crafting, and is an active member of the Summerville campus of Seacoast church.

Terri Russell

Business Operations Manager/ Tax Preparer

Terri is a Summerville Native and just celebrated 12 years with our firm. Before she joined the firm, Terri focused on raising her two awesome sons and is currently excited about very soon becoming a grandma. She enjoys being on the water, traveling, and cooking with her husband, Will. Some of her favorite adventures include sky diving and riding in a hot air balloon in Napa.

Alice Stamps

Tax Preparer

Alice is a New York State native and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Mathematics. She initially worked as a Systems Analyst but spent most of her life travelling the world with her husband dave, who was in the navy. Once Dave retired they decided to settle in Summerville, where Alice worked in Information Systems and went on to get her MBA from the Citadel. After her retirement in 2003, Alice joined our firm, work part-time as a tax-preparer. She enjoys reading, maintaining her yard and travelling.

Tammy Berrigan


Tammy was born and raised in Maine where, after graduating highschool in 1988, she decided to join the Navy. She was stationed in Charleston, SC for 8 years and ended up meeting her husband, John, ultimately deciding to lay down roots here in the lowcountry. She then graduated from Trident Tech with an Associates Degree in Accounting in 2001. Prior to joining our firm in 2016 Tammy focused on raising her three kids. She now spends most of her time with her two grandbabies and enjoys travelling, boating and Nascar.

Elaine Hanlon

Bookkeeper/ Notary Public

Elaine lived most of her life in Southern California. She earned her degree while living there and spent time in Michigan continuing her education. Elaine moved to South Carolina in 2016 has been with the firm since 2017. Since relocating to the east coast she has enjoyed discovering all of the cultural treasures that the South can offer. She enjoys quilting, refurbishing furniture, jazz, reading, her parish community and road trips, especially to visit her daughter in Manhattan, NY.

Janet Potts

Accounts Receivable/ Administrative Assistant

Janet has lived in Summerville for 44 years and is originally from Columbia, SC. She has two children and spends most of her time with her family, friends and her grandson. Janet loves outdoor activities, the beach, reading and walking.

Brittany Miles

Marketing Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant

Brittany is a Summerville native and just so happens to be Lori Miles' daughter. She graduated from Clemson University with a Degree in Biological Sciences/ Minor in Chemistry in 2020. Prior to moving home Brittany worked as a Nursing assistant at ANMED Medical Center and as a Head Medical Assistant at an Urgent Care in Greenville, SC. Now that Brittany is home she is spending her gap year working for the firm while she prepares her applications for a Masters in Cardiovascular Perfusion.

Joseph Ware

Staff Accountant

Joseph is from Mount Pleasant and is currently attending the Citadel where he will earn his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in May of 2022. When Joe is not in school or working he enjoys spending his time fishing.

Michael Taylor

Michael G Taylor Sr.

Founder/ Partner Emeritus

Mike founded the firm in 1986 and laid the groundwork for what the firm would soon become. Mike has served the Summerville community for countless years and decided to retire back in 2017. Although he is no longer working he still will drop in every now and then to see what's new at the office. He is enjoying retirement at the lake in Santee and spends most of his time with friends and family.

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