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Anna Marie Waldron
Tax Advisor
awaldron@taxbeyond.com
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Milan Pederson
Tax Advisor
mpederson@taxbeyond.com
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Jimmy Alba
Tax & Business Advisor
jalba@taxbeyond.com
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Jimmy is a Tax and Business Advisor with an engineering background. He incorporates both analytical and creative techniques during the tax and accounting process. He is able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and loves sharing his passion either through working directly with clients, or holding public speaking events and webinars. He loves helping businesses and individuals grow - especially those in Latinx, African American and Asian-American communities - by providing a strategic yet relatable client experience though tax preparation, accounting and business consulting. Jimmy enjoys public speaking and is proficient in business networking and establishing mutually beneficial partnerships.

Jimmy loves being at home with his family, advocating for women's and social rights, and having conversations with people from every walk of life.


Michael Butz
Senior Tax Analyst
mbutz@manningsilverman.com
Mike is a Senior Tax Analyst with over 30 years experience in the industry. Mike provides his clients with tax planning, preparation and review services. He believes in long term relationships with clients through empathy and respect.

Before Manning Silverman, Mike spent 29 years with H&R Block.

In his leisure time, Mike enjoys bike riding and watching sports.

Bagya Shanmugam
Senior Tax Preparer
bagya@manningsilverman.com
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Bagya is a Senior Tax Preparer with over 15 years of experience in the tax industry. She is able to provide tax consulting for small businesses and self employed individuals, retirement planning, and IRS resolutions. If you have any questions related to taxes, Bagya is the one for the job!

Bagya started her career with H&R Block in 2003 and moved to Manning Silverman & Company in 2017. She is currently a Certified Acceptance Agent(CAA) and Notary Public. In addition, Bagya is an ITIN Specialist and is an expert for anyone international as she can assist with international returns, foreign student taxes, and is fluent in Tamil to help anyone from India, Sri Lanka, and Singapore.

In her free time, Bagya likes to spend time with her children, garden, and give back to the Hindu Mandir of Lake County through the non-for-profit she created.

Susann R. Ames, EA
Tax Advisor
sames@manningsilverman.com
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Susann is an Enrolled Agent with seventeen years in the tax business. She has always enjoyed helping others reach their personal financial goals. Susann started her career in the service industry, which has been very insightful when dealing with unique situations.

Susann is the proud wife of Joe, mother to Susan, Jeremy, Joseph, & Josh, and a “Susann” to Mabel and Ethel. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family vacationing, doing puzzles, playing games, and pool volleyball. After a medical condition in 2019, she is also on a new venture to better health and encouraging others to reach their full potential through health and wellness.

Ram P. Miglani, EA
Enrolled Agent
rmiglani@manningsilverman.com
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Ram holds a Master in Sociology and Law from India. He worked for the government of India at the Ministry of Defense and for the Judge Advocate General. He is also a quality engineer. Ram worked as quality assurance manager for 23 year at an international corporation.

In the U.S., Ram worked as a tax prepare for H&R Block from 1997 until 2006 when he became an enrolled agent. Ram transition to a Block Advisor at a premium office where he worked as a Master Tax Advisor until 2019. Ram joined Manning Silverman in 2020.

In his free time Ram enjoys bicycling and playing video games.

Cynthia Riley
Tax Advisor
criley@manningsilverman.com
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Cynthia Riley is a Tax and Business Advisor with 25 years of experience in the tax industry as both an advisor and instructor. She is experienced in tax planning, investments, real estate, IRS and state notices and audits. Cynthia enjoys working with her clients to help them achieve the best financial outcome, while making their experience as stress-free as possible. Her experience also includes 15 years in Accounting at Fortune 100 companies.

It is important to Cynthia to give back to her community. She was President of her local High School PTA, taught religious education, and was a Cub Scout leader. Cynthia is an active volunteer in
her children’s school, sports, and civic activities. Lastly, and most importantly, she is passionate about helping those in need.

Cynthia earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She loves to spend time with her family, travel, read, and play board games.

Sandra Wilson, EA
Tax Advisor
swilson@manningsilverman.com
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Sandy is an Enrolled Agent and Tax and business Advisor. She is passionate about what she does and has spent 28 years helping and advising clients on tax strategies to assist her clients in reach their individual financial goals. She has taught various tax classes throughout her career and enjoys educating her clients on the current tax laws. She received her Bachelor’s degree in business management from DeVry University.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling whenever she can. She is an active member of her church and loves giving back to the community whenever the need arises.

Jacqueline Irvine
Tax Advisor
jirvine@manningsilverman.com
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Kenneth Krewer
Tax Advisor
kkrewer@manningsilverman.com
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Gerald Gerelt
Tax Advisor
gerelt@manningsilverman.com
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I speak Mongolian and English!

Elvia Hernandez, CAA
Tax Advisor
ehernandez@manningsilverman.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Julie Jiguur

jiguurmaa@manningsilverman.com
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I speak Mongolian and English!

Liz Weiss, CPA
Tax Advisor
lweiss@manningsilverman.com
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Deborah (Debbie) Alston
Tax Advisor
dalston@taxbeyond.com
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Debbie is a Tax Advisor with nine years of experience in the tax industry. She enjoys helping people understand tax theory and how to help her clients achieve the outcome they desire at tax time. She has also been working in accounts payable and accounts receivable for over twenty years.

Debbie received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then her Master’s in Accounting. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing/quilting, crochet, crafting and reading and traveling.

Esbeyde (Esbe) Campuzano Carranza
Tax Advisor
ecarranza@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Esbe is a Tax Advisor who began her tax career over seven years ago. She likes helping people understand the complexities involved in tax preparation and especially enjoys helping people with their tax planning needs. Esbe is fluent in Spanish and is able to assist with ITIN applications. She prides herself in maintaining long lasting relationships with her clients and attributes this to providing outstanding customer service.

Esbe holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a degree in Human Resources from Mexico. During her free time, she likes to watch movies, read comics, collect action figures, and spend time with her family and friends.

Piedad Hernandez
Tax Advisor
phernandez@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Piedad is bilingual and speaks both Spanish and English. She is a Tax and Business Advisor with over fifteen years of experience in the tax business. She holds two associate degrees and is currently studying Accounting.

In her free time, Piedad can be found spending time with her two daughters, watching the news, or studying.

Mariela Lopez
Tax Advisor
mlopez@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Mariela is a Tax and Business Advisor with over thirteen years of experience. Mariela speaks Spanish and works with self-employed individuals, retirees, property owners and is able to assist with ITIN applications. She and her husband own and manage three residential rental properties. Mariela enjoys the relationships she has formed through her tax work in her community and in her spare time she spends time with her husband and four children, plays volleyball and takes long walks.

Agustin Zavala
Tax Advisor

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I speak Spanish and English!

Agustin’s (AJ’s) education in Mexico was focused on small business administration and he has over eight years of experience in tax preparation. AJ spent twenty-two years in the pharmaceutical industry where his areas of expertise were balancing customer needs with inventory purchasing.

In addition, AJ is a professional commercial photographer, and he helps small businesses with their marketing materials.

AJ loves bicycling, kayaking, traveling and never leaves home without his camera!

Hilda Calderon
Tax Advisor
hcalderon@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Hilda is a Tax Advisor and Consultant with over eleven years of experience in the tax industry. She provides tax assistance for self-employed individuals, owners of rental property, ITIN applicants and those with education expenses. She can also help clients with their retirement planning needs. Hilda is fluent in Spanish.

In addition to her tax career, Hilda spent twenty-nine years in the insurance industry, working with both business and individual clients.

Hilda enjoys spending time with her family, including her twin girls. She believes that “If you work together, together you are better.”

Maribel Carrillo
Tax Advisor
mcarrillo@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Maribel has over twenty-seven years of experience in filing income taxes and is committed to finding the lowest tax liability based on each client’s situation. She enjoys working with taxpayers to educate them about their taxes and help them reach their financial goals. Maribel believes in building long-term relationships with clients through empathy and respect. Maribel speaks English and Spanish.

Maribel provides audit support and her areas of expertise include real estate, charitable giving, retirement income, multi-state Income, small businesses and education benefits.

During the summer, Maribel can often be found fishing with her son and family.

Maria O. Garcia
Tax Advisor
mgarcia@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Maria is a Tax Adviser and Notary Public. She is fluent in English and Spanish. With twenty years of experience in the industry, she enjoys helping people who are self-employed, own rental property or have business returns to file. Maria is driven by a need to not only help, but to take great care of her clients. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and in particular, watching movies together.

Aurora Gonzalez
Tax Advisor
agonzalez@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Aurora is a Tax Advisor with over ten years of experience in the industry. She is fluent in Spanish and English and provides tax consulting for the Latino community. Aurora works with owners of rental property, self-employed individuals and provides retirement planning. In her free time, Aurora enjoys shopping with her nieces and taking long walks.

Jeannettie Merchant
Tax Advisor
jmerchant@taxbeyond.com
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Jeannettie has over twenty years of experience in the tax industry. She prepares business and individual tax returns and consults with taxpayers about their tax situations. Jeannettie is able to resolve IRS as well as state tax authority notices and provides excellent client service. Jeannettie is passionate about her work and welcomes a challenge. She enjoys leveraging her expertise related to tax consequences of having investment income, real estate, international tax issues, retirement income and small businesses. She is also able to assist ITIN applicants, members of both the military and clergy.

Jeannettie has an associate degree in Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, fishing, watching the Bears, cooking with her husband and volunteering in community activities. She is a Trustee at her church and works with her daughter’s dance group as well.

Julieta Rosado
Tax Advisor
jrosado@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Julieta is a Tax and Business Advisor with over twenty years of experience in the tax industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and has been a QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2014. She is passionate about helping others and strives to provide the best tax planning service to individuals and small businesses. She also specializes in the ITIN application process and is fluent in Spanish.

In addition to working in the tax industry, Julieta also founded a consulting and bookkeeping business.

In her time off you will find Julieta cheering for her youngest son in a swim meet, volunteering for the wellness call center for Meals on Wheels or partaking in one of her favorite hobbies: painting, sewing and gardening.

Jose Idrovo Bravo, EA
Tax Advisor
jidrovobravo@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Jose is a Tax and Business Advisor with over eight years of experience in the tax industry. He started his career with some general knowledge and became an Enrolled Agent with only one year under his belt. Jose quickly discovered a love for teaching taxes and has done that for seven years. His client focuses are small businesses, including self-employed individuals, international tax issues, and ITIN applications. Jose is committed to putting his clients first and helping them in all the ways he can - including tax consulting, accounting and payroll services and by providing wealth building techniques. In his free time, Jose enjoys spending time with family, rooting for the Bears, and keeping up with the latest technology and pc games.

Lillian Gonzalez
Tax Advisor
lgonzalez@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Lillian is a Tax and Business Specialist and has been taking care of clients and preparing individual tax returns for seven years. She loves to build great relationships with all her clients and works hard to make sure her clients receive the best outcome possible. Lillian also has experience managing offices and before that, she worked for the clerk of the circuit court of cook county for twenty-three years. Once she discovered her passion for tax work, she left the clerk’s office and never looked back.

Lillian has been married to her high school sweetheart for thirty-three years and they have three children and one grandson. In her spare time, she loves to travel and watch her favorite baseball team play (GO CUBS!).

Lillian is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish.

Jessica Guerrero
Tax Advisor
jguerrero@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Jessica is a Tax Consultant with over ten years of experience in the tax industry. Jessica enjoys helping her clients through tax planning, preparation and review. She also works with ITIN applicants. Jessica believes that clients make the best decisions when equipped with all the relevant information and is committed to providing that for them.

Jessica grew up in a small town in Mexico where everyone knew everyone. She is the proud mother of four, loves dogs, enjoys cooking out and volunteers with her church.

Richard A. LaPoint, EA
Tax Advisor
rlapoint@taxbeyond.com
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Dick is a Tax Consultant with eighteen years of experience in the tax industry. In addition to being an Enrolled Agent, Dick has over thirty-five years of investment experience, working with investment managers. He is experienced with sole proprietorships, partnerships, both C and S corporation, trusts and estates, not-for-profit organizations and gift tax returns. Dick is dedicated to building relationships through whatever effort is necessary to meet the client’s tax and business needs.

Dick earned BA and MBA degrees at Dartmouth College and its Amos Tuck Business School. His interest in small businesses began when he was the Advertising Manager and then the Business Manager for the college newspaper. He is a political nerd, a wannabe techie, and an athletic dilletante in his spare time. Dick’s three children are fully grown, and his Grandson is a look-a-like (Dick will show you the comparison pictures).

Claudette Robinson, EA
Tax Advisor
crobinson@taxbeyond.com
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Claudette is a tax advisor with over ten years of experience in the tax industry. Her background includes over twenty years of general accounting, accounts payable, account receivables, payroll, and business management expertise across various industries. Claudette prepares individual, small business, sole proprietor and investment property returns.

Claudette is an Enrolled Agent authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Claudette also has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from National Louis University. She is actively working to become a real estate broker as well.

Originally from Jamaica, Claudette enjoys listening to reggae music, eating cuisine from around the world, traveling, interior decorating, shopping and spending time with friends and family. Client retention is important to her and as such she believes in treating each client with respect and professionalism and providing a great client experience.

Queen E. Teague, EA
Tax Advisor
qteague@taxbeyond.com
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Queen is a Tax Consultant with over thirty-six years of experience. She has instructed tax classes for over twenty-five years. Queen became an Enrolled Agent in 2003 and is also a Notary Public. She provides tax consulting for small businesses and self-employed individuals. Queen also specializes in rental, investment and retirement income, represents clients with tax audits and IRS notices. Queen started her tax career in 1984 and recently joined Tax & Beyond. In addition to her tax career, she spent several years working as an executive secretary at Sears Headquarters. Queen likes to spend time with her husband, daughter, grandchildren and extended family. Playing dominoes, cards and cooking are also some of her favorite things to do.

Angelica Canchola
Tax Advisor
acanchola@manningsilverman.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Livia A. Sanchez
Tax Advisor
lsanchez@taxbeyond.com
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I speak Spanish and English!

Dawn Cohen
Tax Advisor
dcohen@taxbeyond.com
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Dawn has been a Tax Advisor for thirteen years. The deep connection that she makes with her clients has brought years of happiness and fulfillment to her. She loves to go above and beyond to make her clients feel like they are the only ones that matter.

Dawn prepares tax returns for small businesses, self -employed individuals, military personnel and owners of rental real estate. In addition, Dawn leads her team so they can focus 100% of their attention on their clients.

In her free time, Dawn loves to paint both old and new things. She is also an avid animal lover. When vacationing, the beach is where you will find her!

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