Meet Our Team of Professionals


Our Scottsdale CPA Firm – Partridge & Associates CPA’s PLC

Our CPA firm has over 35 years of tax and accounting experience and has served thousands of businesses and families throughout the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas. We are proud that our CPA firm has the highest standards of education, training and expertise available. We are pleased to say that we are one of the most creative and dynamic CPA firms in tax planning and strategies.

Joy Partridge

Joy Partridge, CPA

Certified Public Accountant | Managing Member

Joy has been practicing in public accounting for over thirty five years. She is a specialist in tax minimization strategies and planning for businesses and individuals. In addition, she is highly skilled in IRS audit representation and prepares and presents cases for tax court in conjunction with tax attorneys. She is also well versed in financial statement preparation including forensic accounting. She is a graduate of Arizona State University from the W.P. Carey School of Business.  She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in History and Music.

She has traveled to most of the major cities of the world and is a co-founder and President of the Scottsdale Philharmonic, which provides free classical symphony concerts to the community.  She is a dedicated leader in enhancing the local arts and cultural environment of Scottsdale.

Michael Stock

Michael Stock, EA

Tax Manager

Michael received his Accounting degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and has spent his entire professional career in public accounting with an emphasis in taxation and tax minimization strategies.  He has a vast knowledge of tax law and strategies and is a creative tax minimization specialist.  He is also proficient in accounting and business consultation.  Michael enjoys working with clients and establishing long-term relationships.

He is married with three children. He enjoys hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, and is a big NBA fan.

Larry Workman

Larry Workman, MBA, EA

MBA, EA | Tax Specialist | Director

Larry has been in public accounting for over thirty years specializing in taxation and IRS representation. He has extensive experience in all major areas of accounting, tax, and finance. He has a Masters of Business Administration degree in Taxation and is admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

Because of his education and vast experience in taxation, Larry brings immeasurable value and knowledge of the intricacies of the U.S. Tax Code and its complexities.

Dave Thoma

Dave Thoma, EA

EA | Tax Specialist | QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor

Dave received his Accounting degree from St. Louis University and has twenty-five years of tax and accounting experience working closely with small and medium sized businesses.  He thrives on understanding each of his client’s individual needs while thinking inside (and outside) of the box for the best possible way to assist them in maximizing their success.

Dave is married and he and his wife enjoy traveling the globe and the education it brings from experiencing different cultures.

Robin Higgins

Robin Higgins

Accounting Manager | QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor

Robin has over 15 years of public accounting experience in a CPA firm.  She shares a wealth of knowledge with financial statement preparation, QuickBooks, payroll and sales tax, new organization filings, and tax preparation. She enjoys working with clients and is always ready to assist with any questions they may have.

Robin enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, sporting events and participating in running events and playing golf.

Anna Hinton

Anna Hinton

Operational Manager | QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor

Anna has been a manager of our firm’s operations for over a decade and brings twenty years of accounting and financial preparation experience.  She is a QuickBooks specialist and ProAdvisor who assists clients with their QuickBooks issues.   With her expertise and knowledge of accounting,  she assists clients on a very personal level in all phases of preparing accounting and financial statements.

Anna is married and the mother of three. She enjoys hiking and sight seeing.

Matthew Schuch, CPA, MBA

Matthew Schuch, CPA, MBA – Of Counsel

Certified Public Accountant | Tax Specialist

Matthew has an MBA in Finance from Eastern Michigan University along with a double major in Accounting and Business Statistics from the University of Michigan.  He  brings over twenty years of professional tax, accounting and financial reporting experience to the firm.

One of his greatest pleasures in life was passing the CPA exam. Matthew enjoys building computers, traveling and relaxing at home with a good movie.

Craig LaForte

Craig LaForte, BS

General Manager

Craig was a graduate from Arizona State University in the Honors Program with a Liberal Arts degree.  He has been part of our management team and General Manager for nearly a decade.  He primarily focuses on efficient productivity, client satisfaction, and staffing development. His past in successful sales management has equipped him to provide clients with the absolute best service possible in an industry that is widely considered to be extremely confusing.  

He enjoys his spare time with his wife and two sons.  He continues to be regularly disappointed by the Los Angeles Chargers.

Michelle Powers

Michelle Powers

Office Manager

Michelle is an Arizona native and a graduate of Arizona State University with Honors in the field of Communications. She has extensive management experience for more than 2 decades in the professional and legal fields and understands the need for accuracy, attention to detail and friendly customer service.

Michelle enjoys painting, quilting and spending time with her family.

Laurie Scott

Laurie Scott, BA

Staff Accountant | QuickBooks Specialist

Laurie graduated from Arizona State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.   She is proficient in all aspects of bookkeeping, accounting, and is a QuickBooks specialist.

Her spare time is filled with spending time with her family and she is an avid golf fan.

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