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, 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.

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.

Lynn Oates, CPA

Tax Specialist

Lynn grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his Masters of Accounting from the University of Arkansas and his Masters of Taxation from Golden Gate University. He has extensive experience in public accounting and private business. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the tax law, accounting and business consultation.

Lynn enjoys working with clients and solving their tax challenges.

Lynn is married with three children and seven grandchildren. He is a retired pilot and enjoys playing golf.

Amanda Miklavcic, CPA

Tax Specialist

Amanda grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Accounting. She furthered her education by earning a Masters Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Amanda relocated to Phoenix and has over ten years of experience working with clients to minimize their tax liability.

Amanda is married with two children and enjoys the music scene in Phoenix.

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.

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.

Lynn Marie Shoemaker, EA

EA | Senior Accountant | Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor

Lynn grew up in Maryland and relocated to Arizona where she studied accounting at Phoenix Community College. Lynn is a highly experienced professional with over ten years of experience in Accounting and Tax. She is proficient in tax preparation and Internal Revenue Service representation.

Lynn enjoys her professional career as well as having an active social life.

Craig LaForte

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.

Tracy Carter

Office Coordinator

Tracy grew up in North Carolina and attended San Diego State University while studying accounting. Tracy has been working in the tax industry for the past seven years specializing in customer service and support. She is knowledgable in many facets of tax and accounting needs.

Tracy is married with two daughters and enjoys spending quality time with her two pugs.

Carol Skjaerris

Administrative Assistant

Carol is a native Chicagoan and has lived in Scottsdale for over 25 years. With a communications degree from Columbia College she spent decades with CBS Television and Radio as a communications specialist. Being a people person, her talents include offering the highest level of customer service. She thrives on making people feel welcomed.

Carol likes being active and spending time with family while sharing good food, conversation and wine.

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