Phillip Lynn, CPA, MBA
Phillip Lynn, CPA, MBA is a South Carolina native from Hartsville. He finished his undergraduate degree at The University of South Carolina with a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and subsequently earned a Masters in Business Administration from Francis Marion University. He also is a licensed CPA in the state of South Carolina. Phillip is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Phillip’s experience includes tax consulting, planning and preparation for individuals and business, business entity selection, financial statement preparation & analysis and payroll & sales tax issues.
Phillip joined the team at William D. Trask, CPA, PA in June of 2001 and became a Partner of Trask & Lynn, CPA, PA as of January 2006. Phillip enjoys spending time with his family, sports and fishing. Phillip is married to Wendi Potter Lynn and has two children Tency and Sellers.
Deborah Harper is originally from Stillmore, Georgia moving to Jasper County in 1983. She graduated from the East Georgia Junior College in 1978 with an Associate of Art degree.
Deborah joined Trask and Lynn, CPA, PA in November 2013. She is married to Harry Harper. Deborah’s hobbies include reading, cooking and having fun with her grandchildren.
Jay Roberts, MBA
Jay holds a BA in Economics from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Marshall University. He has over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of small to medium size business management, accounting, and operations. He spent 12 years with a commercial and industrial electrical contracting firm based in West Virginia, both as an employee and a partner. During that time he held various positions in accounting and operations management, ultimately becoming the firm’s CFO. In that time, he helped to operate and guide the firm through a period of growth from approximately 30 employees operating in one state to over 400 employees operating in five states.
Jay has extensive experience working with closely-held businesses and their owners, serving clients across a wide range of industries, including construction, real estate, retail, professional services, and technology sectors. He also has experience working with individuals in the area of tax preparation and planning. Jay lives in Beaufort with his wife and two children.
Brett M. Wheeler, CPA
Brett M. Wheeler, CPA is a South Carolina native from Summerville. He played baseball for the University of South Carolina – Beaufort and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Brett is a licensed CPA in the state of South Carolina. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. Brett has been with Trask & Lynn, CPA, PA since January of 2012. His experience includes preparation of individual and corporate income tax, preparation of financial statements, payroll & sales tax. Brett is married to Tara M. Wheeler. Some of Brett’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Nancy Tighe, EA
Nancy Tighe, EA is originally from Warren Township, New Jersey and has lived in Bluffton since 2002. Prior to moving to The Lowcountry, she lived in the Chicago area for over thirteen years. She graduated from Trenton State College/The College of New Jersey with a BS in Accounting. She has worked in various corporate tax departments and public accounting for over thirty years. Nancy has been an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service since 2006 and a QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2008.
Nancy joined Trask & Lynn, CPA, PA in December 2013. Nancy is married to Danny Tighe and they have two daughters, Alison and Stephanie. Nancy enjoys sports, travel and music. Nancy's experience includes individual, corporate and non-profit tax preparation, financial statement preparation, payroll and sales tax preparation.
Amber was born and raised in Mooresville, North Carolina. She moved to beautiful Beaufort after graduating from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She joined Trask & Lynn, CPA, PA in May of 2014. Her experience includes payroll, sales tax, tax preparation, and restaurant accounting. In her free time, Amber enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.
A processor during the peak tax season, Becky Wooten joined our staff in 2012. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she spent most of her working career as a Public Information/Education Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in the Upstate. Married to the senior pastor at The Baptist Church of Beaufort, she is the mother of a grown son and daughter and is a proud “Mimi” to granddaughter Avery. For fun, Becky likes to grow flowers, read nonfiction, and travel.