Team

Harvin G. Lawhon

Harvin G. LawhonManaging Partner / Audit DirectorCPA, CICA

Harvin is the founding partner of the audit practice at Desroches Partners, LLP. Having practiced public accounting for 18 years, Harvin has served a variety of different industries, with concentrations in manufacturing, distribution, construction, energy, health care, and employee benefit plans. Continue reading

Rod Desroches

Rod DesrochesFounding PartnerCPA

Rod L. Desroches, Jr., CPA, has been practicing public accounting for over 30 years. Prior to establishing Desroches Partners, Rod served as a senior partner/managing partner of Gainer, Donnelly & Desroches, LLP.
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Thomas Palermo

Thomas PalermoFounding PartnerCPA

Thomas is a founding partner at Desroches Partners, where his experience in tax preparation is key to serving the individuals the firm is proud to have as clientele. Continue reading

Chrissy Wilson

Chrissy WilsonFounding PartnerCPA

Chrissy is a founding partner at Desroches Partners, where her knowledge of family partnerships, estate and trust taxation are instrumental to the firm’s reputation for detail and accuracy.
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Lief Nixon

Lief NixonPartner / Tax DirectorCPA

Lief brings over 25 years of practical tax experience and a global perspective to bring solutions and ideas to our clients and their evolving business, planning and accounting needs. Continue reading

Tim McKenzie

Tim McKenzieChief Operating Officer

Tim serves Desroches Partners as the Chief Operating Officer. An experienced, versatile executive with a deep understanding of operational excellence and leadership, Tim has the vision necessary to foster practice growth while preserving alignment with the firm’s mission and core values. Continue reading

Tony DeYoung

Tony DeYoungPrincipalCPA

Tony has over twelve years of experience in public accounting and has provided tax and financial advisory services to both publicly-traded and privately-held businesses in a variety of industries, including Manufacturing and Distribution, Healthcare, Real Estate, Investment Partnerships, Mortgage Banking, … Continue reading

Aaron R. MacPhie

Aaron R. MacPhiePrincipalCPA

Aaron’s experience in tax encompasses 22 years, 5 of which were with the tax groups of Big 4 accounting firms. He has worked extensively with multinational, multi-state, public and privately held businesses, as well as high net worth individuals. He … Continue reading

Mary Gauss

Mary GaussSenior Tax ManagerCPA

As Senior Tax Manager, Mary is closely involved in relationships on all sides. By fostering and maintaining relationships of trust, communication stays active. Developing a deep understanding of clients’ businesses and their goals is imperative to guiding accounting staff to … Continue reading

David Gorkiewicz

David GorkiewiczTax ManagerCPA

As tax manager, David coordinates between clients and staff to deliver clean, comprehensive tax services. He delegates work to the team and sees that it is performed accurately and efficiently. He is also responsible for ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, … Continue reading

Eny Ogwurike

Eny OgwurikeTax ManagerCPA

It was a love of numbers that brought Eny to accounting, but it’s the satisfaction of watching her clients’ businesses grow and prosper that brings her real satisfaction in her career. She joined the profession in 2002, after graduating from … Continue reading

Lauren Cummings

Lauren CummingsAudit ManagerCPA

While Lauren started her first job in public accounting in 2012, she’s been around the business her entire life, watching her parents run a CPA firm in Dallas. It was a natural fit when it came time to choosing a … Continue reading

Melissa Knox

Melissa KnoxAudit Manager

As Audit Manager at Desroches Partners, Melissa works closely with clients in a highly consultative role. She delegates work to her team, and is responsible for their reviewing work prior to presentation. She also collaborates with various members across the … Continue reading

Cameron Webb

Cameron WebbTax Manager

Cameron joined Desroches Partners in 2012, upon graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in Accounting. As the firm’s first staff position, he has since grown into the role of Tax Manager. He enjoys the client-facing nature of … Continue reading