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Dennis Thomas, CPA

Office: 727-398-2080
Fax: 727-398-5560

Dennis is a founding member of CPA Partners. He has his Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida and has been working in public accounting for over 30 years.

Melissa Long, CPA

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 123
Fax: 727-398-5560

Melissa has been a member of the CPA Partners team since 2011 and is primarily located out of our Minnesota location. Melissa graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota in May of 2003 with her Bachelor in Accounting, and her Masters of Business Administration for the University of Regis in 2012. Melissa obtained her Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Florida and Minnesota. Melissa's career had been in both public and private accounting, where she worked in small business financial statement preparation and consulting, business, non-profit, and individual taxes, non-profit and college audit and GAAP & GAAS compliance. Melissa attends Woodbury, MN; Seminole, FL; Tampa bay Beaches, FL; and Central Pinellas, Fl Chamber of Commerce events. She is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPA's, the FICPA, and the AIPCA. Melissa retains a certification as a QuickBooks Pro Adviser and Certified User (

In her free time, she spends time with her husband, two daughters, and two shih-tzus, going on outdoor walks, she also figure skates on an adult synchro team.

Jessica Price

Jessica Price

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 106
Fax: 727-398-5560

Jessica has been a member of the CPA Partners team since 2013. Jessica graduated from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico May of 2008 with her Bachelor of Accounting. Jessica obtained her Certified Public Accountant license from the State of New Mexico in October 2011. Jessica also holds a Certified Public Accountant license from the state of Florida, obtained in June 2014. Jessica has worked in both the private and public sector of Accounting. Jessica primarily works with small to medium sized businesses, providing business structure and consulting services, tax preparation, tax planning, and QuickBooks Desktop & Online support. Jessica was installed as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors for the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce in January 2015, and served on the Board of Directors until January 2017.

Jessica loves working in the Seminole area and appreciates the opportunity in working with local business owners.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys kayaking and exploring the state of Florida, as well as traveling to different countries.

Mark Vaughan, CPA

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 108
Fax: 727-398-5560

Mark Vaughan is a Florida C.P.A. and has been doing public accounting for 20 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1999 and began his accounting career in 2000. His experience expands far beyond accounting though, this Navy and Gulf War Veteran was also once a Navy Weapons Systems Instructor and is currently a local business owner. Mark owns Salty Dog Charters and enjoys spending his free-time on the water, fishing and attending local sporting events.

He and his wife have been married for 20+ years. They have two wonderful children together. His daughter attends USF St.Pete and his son is a local charter boat captain.

Mark is a proud member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a member of the Madeira Beach and Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce’s.

Doris Jenkins

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 110
Fax: 727-398-5560

Doris has been part of the CPA Partners team for over 20 years. She specializes in individual taxes (1040) returns. When not working on tax returns, Doris can be found biking.

Erin Karns

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 125
Fax: 727-398-5560

Erin is from Indiana, but grew up in Lakeland, Florida. She has a son and we love it when he comes to visit the office! Some of Erin's hobbies include, watching basketball and baseball games, cheering for the Cubs, traveling, and playing basketball. Erin went to college in Lake Wales (Warner University) and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She has been working in CPA firms for 12 years now and has been a wonderful addition to our team!

Toni Dennis

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 117
Fax: 727-398-5560

Toni Dennis is an Enrolled Agent with over 35 years of experience in public accounting. She has her Associates in Business Administration and has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor for 12 years. Because of her love of math, Toni chose accounting as an elective her senior year of high school. The rest, as they say, is history. She has worked in every area of accounting for both public and private companies since her freshman year of college. Toni specializes in small business tax and accounting and individual income tax returns.

Originally from upstate NY, she met and married her husband, Steve, here in Pinellas County 23 years ago. Toni is an avid sports fan and is either watching, listening to, or attending games of all kinds.    

Neal Soldwedel

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 112
Fax: 727-398-5560

Neal has been a part of the CPA Partners team since 2013. Neal has spent 25 years in the accounting industry, working as a controller and assisting with Quickbooks cleanup. When not working on bookkeeping Neal can be found watching baseball.

Kathleen Johnston

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 115
Fax: 727-398-5560

Kathleen has been a member of the CPA Partners team since 2013. Kathleen has her Associates in Accounting and has been working in CPA firms for over 25 years. When Kathleen isn't at the office, she is enjoying time with her husband and sons on the Gulf of Mexico.

Natalie Beck

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 118
Fax: 727-398-5560

Natalie joined CPA Partners in 2016. Natalie Beck is an accountant with over 20 years of experience! She is originally from Illinois, but has called Florida home for the last 30 years. From budget analysis to payroll tax returns, Natalie can do it all. She received her accounting degree in 2000 from International College in Naples, FL and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She and her daughter, Joy, reside in Palm Harbor and love to spend time with family. When Natalie isn’t working, she and her daughter love to travel and go on cruises. In specific, Natalie loves Europe and getaway trips to the mountains. When she can’t quite make it overseas, Natalie loves relaxing stay-cations on our beautiful Florida beaches.

Karen Gervasi

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 101
Fax: 727-398-5560

Karen joined CPA Partners in July of 2017. She recently moved to Seminole from Buffalo, NY. She has over 15 years of experience working in accounting firms. When not at work, she and her husband like to explore their new surroundings and find new places to see and eat.

Lee-Ann Duprey

Office: 727-398-2080 ext. 116
Fax: 727-398-5560

Lee-Ann joined CPA Partners in 2012. LeeAnn is originally from Massachusetts and moved to Florida in 2004. She has an Associates degree in Accounting & Science. When Leeann is not working she can be found reading, fishing or just spending time with her family and her four legged children.