Staff – in alphabetical order by last name:
Diane Acurso, CPA – Manager – dacurso[at]bsbllc.com
Diane has been a CPA since 1990, and worked at several local CPA firms in the DC area before joining the BSB team in the fall of 2004. She received a BA in mathematics from Colorado College, a BS in Business from the University of Maryland, University College, and completed an MS in Taxation at George Mason University. Diane specializes in individual taxation, and estates and trusts tax matters. She also handles fiduciary accounting for some of our large estate clients.
Edyta Barrett – Staff Accountant – ebarrett[at]bsbllc.com
Edyta joined BSB in September of 2013. She has been an accountant for about 10 years and received her BS in Accounting from George Mason University. Her expertise includes individual taxation as well as accounting support services. Edyta enjoys spending time with her husband and their two daughters.
Haley Betz – Senior Accountant – hbetz[at]bsbllc.com
Haley joined BSB after graduating from George Mason University with a BS in Accounting. Other than accounting, Haley’s passion is science: specifically astronomy and physics. She also enjoys reading, movies, and collects record albums. And like our other Haley, she is a twin.
Lucas Costa – Senior Accountant – lcosta[at]bsbllc.com
Lucas graduated from Radford University in 2017, with a BS in Accounting and Finance. He has lived in Northern Virginia all his life and is the youngest of three brothers. While not working, Lucas enjoys playing basketball, watching sports, and hanging out with his friends.
Michael Crichton, CPA – Manager – mcrichton[at]bsbllc.com
Mike graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a BS in Accounting and promptly joined the BSB team. He specializes in individual tax, corporate tax, and financial reporting. He has a wide variety of tax clients including professional service firms, home builders, craft breweries, political consultants and software distributors. Mike’s financial reporting engagements include commercial, non-profit and employee benefit plan audits. Mike has lived in the DC area most of his life, growing up in Olney, MD and moving to VA permanently in 2009. He really enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Carolyn J. Frankeberger, CPA – Manager – cfrankeberger[at]bsbllc.com
Carolyn brings perspective to her engagements from both the client and CPA viewpoint. Her 25 years in the accounting profession has been divided equally between private industry and public accounting. She has worked extensively in the construction industry, and has experience in commercial real estate, government contracting and a variety of service industries. Her current focus is on financial reporting and tax services for closely held businesses and their owners. Carolyn has a BS in Business Administration from West Virginia University, and enjoys bicycling and hiking in her free time.
Angel Gabriel – Senior Manager – agabriel[at]bsbllc.com
Angel has worked at BSG since 2000, but started his career in Southern California in the late 1980s. He moved to Northern Virginia in the fall of 1994 and worked for William Delaney, CPA, PC. With over 20 years working in public accounting, Angel’s career includes business and individual taxation, financial reporting, government contracting, tax planning, and accounting support services. Angel is also a George Mason University alumnus and frequently attends Patriot basketball games.
Lynn Gabriel, EA – Senior Accountant – lgabriel[at]bsbllc.com
With 20 years of experience at BSB, Lynn has a BA in English with a minor in French from Grace College. She became an IRS Enrolled Agent in the fall of 2012 and specializes in individual taxation. She serves on the board of the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents and on the Northern Virginia Chapter. She enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, music, and movies in her spare time and also enjoys rooting for both the Washington Capitals and the Montreal Canadiens.
Amy M. Ginn, CPA – Manager – aginn[at]bsbllc.com
Amy joined BSB in 2006 and has 10 years of experience in accounting. Before moving to her current position, she worked for a local real estate settlement company. She is one of several of our firm who claim the local George Mason University as their alma mater. Amy loves college football, and especially her favorite team – Alabama’s Crimson Tide!
Stephen Greer – Senior Accountant – sgreer[at]bsbllc.com
Stephen is another boomerang. After working for BSB for two years, Stephen expanded his experience with firms who specialize in the area of government contracting and auditing. But he missed BSB, and we missed him. Happily back with us, Stephen is back to the broader tax, accounting, and assurance world. Stephen is a GMU grad, who enjoys the great outdoors, rebuilding his Jeep Wrangler (it passed inspection!) and above all, time with family, including a lovely wife and one-year-old handful, Ellington.
Kevin Hamaker, CPA – Manager – khamaker[at]bsbllc.com
Kevin is a boomerang. After working for BSB for three years, he and his wife, Kylie, moved home to South Carolina for a year. They had their first son, Cole, and bought a big house. And then they missed us! Back to northern Virginia, BSB, a much smaller house, and missing mom & dad. We are glad to have him back! Kevin has a BS in accounting from Catawba College, where he played the offensive line (football), and an MS in professional accountancy from Clemson University. For fun, any sport will do; he was the first commissioner of our Fantasy Football League, and is the first manager of our new BSB softball team!
Christa Harrell – Administrative Staff – charrell[at]bsbllc.com
Christa joined BSB in 2016 and appreciates working for a forward-looking, growing organization such as BSB. She graduated from Bridgewater College and in the past has worked for accounting firms in many capacities. Her focus is to provide excellent service to staff and clients. Christa enjoys gardening, reading and traveling.
Josephine (Josie) Heck, Staff Accountant – jheck[at]bsbllc.com Josie was born and raised in northern Virginia, and she has come back! Josie graduated from Miami University of Ohio with her bachelor’s degree in accounting and recently received her master’s degree from American University. The proud aunt and premiere babysitter of 2 nieces, she loves spending time at the beach or with family and friends, and even better – both!
Alexandra Labons – Senior Accountant – alabons(a)bsbllc.com
Alexandra graduated from Longwood University in 2015 with a BA in Business and a concentration in Accounting. She calls all of Virginia her home, having been raised in NoVa first, and then Richmond through high school. She is the third of eight kids, so fits nicely into the fun BSB family. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys anything athletic, reading good “beach” books, her friends, and her cat, Lilly.
Matt Lopez – Supervisor – mlopez[at]bsbllc.com
Matt graduated from George Mason University with a BS in Accounting, and started with BSB in January of 2015. In his spare time he body builds (competed in the fall of 2015 and won/placed in four different categories), and cooks (no recipes as he is a natural). And for fun, he has coached football for youth leagues and Woodson High School. Also, for fun, he works at BSB!
Barbara Madden– Firm Administrator – bmadden[at]bsbllc.com
Prior to joining the firm, Barbara served as an executive in senior management for several local, prominent law firms. Barbara is skilled and experienced in finance, business management, human relations, and technology administration, as well as lease and facilities oversight. Barbara is an avid reader, enjoys playing the guitar, and traveling.
Ronald Martin – Staff Accountant – rmartin[at]bsbllc.com
Ronald recently returned to Virginia, having lived in North Carolina, Alaska, Texas and New York, all since birth due to parents in the U.S. Army. He played football alongside Kevin Hamaker at Catawba College, as a linebacker, although he graduated from Guilford College with a BS in Accounting. Ronald enjoys sporting events, gaming with his son Kamron and singing to his new-born son, Roman. He is a die-hard Dallas Cowboys (America’s Team) & Duke Blue Devils fan.
Quynh Ngo – Supervisor – qngo[at]bsbllc.com
Quynh has been working in public accounting for over 20 years. She assists business clients with their bookkeeping needs and provides general accounting support. She previously worked for another local CPA firm prior to joining the BSB team in June 2013. Quynh is the proud mother of two, a daughter and a son, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Lan Chi Nguyen – Administrative Staff – lcnguyen[at]bsbllc.com
Lan Chi worked at another local CPA firm before joining BSB. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College. Lan Chi enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Jeff Ouellette, CPA – Manager – jouellette[at]bsbllc.com
Jeff has over 25 years of public accounting experience principally in the areas of individual and corporate taxation, and financial statement reporting. He is involved with research, planning, analysis, and tax return preparation and review. Jeff has a BBA from the University of Michigan, and an MS in taxation from Georgetown University.
Kofi Owusu-Bona, CPA – Senior Accountant – kbona[at]bsbllc.com Kofi recently moved to Virginia, having lived in Toronto, Michigan, and Ohio, all since 1993 when he moved from Ghana. In addition to practicing as an accountant, Kofi has also taught accounting at the community college level. His experience extends to taxes and to the audit and assurance side of the house. Kofi has a BBA from Davenport University, where he majored in Accounting Fraud Investigation. He also received a three-year diploma of Business Administration from Centennial College in Toronto. In his spare time, Kofi is a “hard-core” hockey and soccer fan. He also enjoys spending time with his teenage son.
Reshma Palvia – Supervisor – rpalvia[at]bsbllc.com
Hayley Rayburn – Supervisor – hrayburn[at]bsbllc.com
Hayley joined the firm in February of 2014 after graduating from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is currently pursuing her CPA certification. In her spare time she likes going to the gym, reading, and watching Mountaineer football. (She is also a twin – as is our other Haley! You can tell them apart by the spelling of their name(s).)
Cynthia A. Robbins – Staff Accountant – crobbins[at]bsbllc.com
Cyndi joined our team in November 2017. She graduated from Washington & Lee with a BS in accounting and is an Enrolled Agent. Her specialty is accounting support, having worked as accounting staff for a local homebuilder for the last 13 years. Although she was Chicago born and bred (go Bears!), Cyndi has called Virginia her home since college. When not working with her BSB family, Cyndi spends her time enjoying her own family of 4!
Alison Robinson, CPA – Manager – arobinson[at]bsbllc.com
Alison joined BSB in 2002. She joined Arthur Andersen fresh out of school, working in the entertainment industry. Alison earned her degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne, in California. She graduated with 180 semester hours which included 30 credits in commercial art. She specializes in tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and in accounting support services, but she also claims to be an expert at laundry, cooking and wearing matching clothing (this is more challenging than you would think around April 1st when we accountants have not had time to get enough sleep).
Alex Salomonsky, CPA – Supervisor– asalomonsky[at]bsbllc.com
Alex joined BSB in the fall of 2015. He earned a BA in Management from James Madison University in 2010. Alex spent four years in the mortgage servicing industry in his home-town of Virginia Beach. He transitioned to public accounting (and BSB!) after passing the CPA exam in January 2015. Alex is an avid sports fan, whether watching or playing, and enjoys home brewing beer.
Adam Sinclair – Supervisor – asinclair[at]bsbllc.com
Adam graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 and joined our team immediately thereafter. Although he has lived in Northern Virginia for most of his life, he is originally from Chicago and is a diehard Cubs, Bears & Bulls fan. You might confuse him with Batman, but he is ALL accountant. He also serves as our Fun Committee Chair, and keeps us awake, amused, and active throughout the year.
Jo-Ann Smith – Administrative Staff – jasmith[at]bsbllc.com
Jo-Ann joined BSB in 2007 after a 30 year career in mortgage lending. She has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts Education from the New York Institute of Technology. Jo-Ann is the most prominent face of the firm, as her smile greets everyone who comes through our office doors, and she is usually the first person to greet callers to our firm. Our clients are always grateful for the pleasant and efficient way that she directs visitors to our staff.
Courtney Trowbridge, Staff Accountant –ctrowbridge[at]bsbllc.com Courtney graduated from the University of Richmond in 2018, earning her BS in accounting with a minor in French. Originally from St. Louis, Courtney is happy to make the east coast her new home. In her free time, she enjoys being with friends, playing sports, and traveling.