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Our Team

Our Team

Carl W. Vann, CPA, Partner

Carl@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1202

Background and Experience

Carl is a partner with over 40 years of experience. He began his career in public accounting at Pannell Kerr Foster in 1974. Carl has an in-depth knowledge of accounting and auditing procedures and financial reporting requirements. Carl has extensive experience in many industries including real estate development, service organizations, hospitality industry, construction, not for profit, wholesale supply operations and retirement plans. Carl specializes in providing accounting and tax services to medium size businesses.

Education

B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Georgia

Organization Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Peer Review Committee of GSCPA, 2 terms
Gender Issues Committee of GSCPA, 2 terms
Board of Trinity Community Ministries, prior Board Member and Treasurer

Hobbies

Carl enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and UGA football.

Michael L. Whipple, CPA, Partner

Mike@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1204

Background and Experience

Mike started his career in public accounting at the Atlanta office of Pannell Kerr Foster in 1980. In 1981, he joined the office of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell where he became a Tax Manager in 1983. Mike specializes in providing accounting and tax services to small to medium size businesses. He has extensive tax and accounting experience in the areas of construction, hospitality industry, real estate and service industries and retirement plans.

Education

B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Toledo
Masters of Taxation, Georgia State University

Organization Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Hobbies

Mike enjoys snow skiing and golfing. He has traveled the globe in search of the best golf course and is a member of St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland.

Allison B. Milligan, CPA, Partner

Allison@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1206

Background and Experience

Allison Milligan is an experienced CPA and founding partner of Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C. Prior to the firm’s inception in 2014, Allison worked with long-time partners and friends, Carl Vann and Mike Whipple, at Holland Shipes Vann, P.C. Her 25+ years of public accounting experience includes tax and accounting in many different industries including the areas of construction, real estate, technology, hospitality and professional services. She also has extensive experience in estate and trust tax work and manages many employee benefit plan and not for profit audits and tax returns.

Based on a deep understanding of her clients’ chief financial concerns, Allison employs a uniquely tailored approach to help clients minimize liability, maximize cash flow and achieve their long-term goals. She brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of business planning, financial structuring and revenue growth, and enjoys serving as a trusted business advisor to many small and medium sized business owners.

Education

B.B.A. in Accounting, Georgia State University

Organization Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
East Cobb Business Association
East Cobb Associates Referral Network, current Treasurer
The Rotary Club of East Cobb

Hobbies

Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters who attend Mt. Bethel Christian Academy in East Cobb. She has fun watching the girls compete in numerous volleyball tournaments, swim meets and clay target meets year-round. Allison and her family are also actively involved in St. Peter St. Paul Episcopal Church, and enjoy camping and sailing together whenever possible.

Rela B. Barton, CPA, Partner

Rela@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1235

Background and Experience

Rela joined Vann Whipple Milligan in November 2018 with over 25 years of experience in public accounting. Rela began her career at a small, local CPA firm in Atlanta and formed the firm Salmon Barton & Associates, LLP in 2010. Rela’s experience includes accounting and tax services for closely held businesses in a broad range of industries including construction, professional services, manufacturing, retail, and real estate as well as tax planning and preparation for individuals, estates and trusts.

Education

B.S. in Accounting, Berry College

Organization Involvement

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
East Side Elementary PTA Treasurer, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
Girl Scout Troop Volunteer, current Treasurer
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Hobbies

Rela enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband and three children. She enjoys watching her children participate in a variety of sports activities and spends many hours at the soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts and swim meets. Her family also enjoys playing golf together when possible.

Margaret A. Hilliard, CPA, Senior Manager

Maggie@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1215

Maggie began her career in public accounting when she joined Holland Shipes Vann, P.C. in 2006. She joined Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C. upon its formation in 2014. As a manager at VWM, Maggie enjoys providing audit, review, and tax preparation services for privately-held businesses in industries including construction, distribution and non-profit organizations. She also is experienced in employee benefit plan audit services and health and welfare plan filings. She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Maggie is a 2006 graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance. She is a Georgia native and currently resides in Woodstock where she was raised. When not at VWM, she enjoys volunteering with the Junior Service League of Woodstock, traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.

Lisa R. Tweedy, CPA, Senior Accountant

Lisa@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1209

Lisa graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting as well as a Master of Accountancy degree. She began work in public accounting that same year and has since gained valuable tax and audit experience under VWM leadership. Lisa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Cobb Chamber Cobb Young Professional group. She enjoys spending time with her husband and sons and taking part in community and church activities.

Robyn Oldham, CPA, Manager

Robyn@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1224

Robyn began her career in public accounting when she joined a large local firm in 2003. She joined Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C. in 2018. As a manager at VWM, Robyn enjoys providing compilation, review, and tax preparation services for privately-held businesses and high wealth individuals. She is also a Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor. She is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Robyn is a 2003 graduate of Oglethorpe University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She currently resides in Woodstock where she was raised after moving from Canada as a teenager. When not at VWM, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

Amy H. Masters, CPA, Tax Accountant

Amy@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1218

Amy began her public accounting career in 2003 at a local firm here in Atlanta. Amy joined Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C. in 2014 and works on a seasonal basis. Amy has experience in small business and individual tax preparation services. Amy graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Amy lives in Marietta with her husband of 20+ years and her four children. She is an active member at East Cobb Presbyterian Church and serves on the board at East Cobb Christian School. Amy enjoys reading, coffee, and quiet.

Sarah Watson, Senior Accountant

Sarah@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1236

Sarah joined Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C as an accountant in November 2018. Sarah’s ten years of public accounting experience includes tax return preparation, compilation, review and audit services, payroll taxes and bookkeeping services. She has worked with multi-national real estate companies, small businesses, individuals, trusts and estates. Sarah is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, serving as the Treasurer of the North Atlanta Chapter. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with a Certificate in Accounting from Georgia Tech. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching the Yellow Jackets.

Tasha Maki, EA, Senior Accountant

Tasha@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1231

Tasha joined Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C as senior accountant in October 2016. Tasha has over ten years of public accounting experience that includes tax return preparation and review, audit, payroll taxes and bookkeeping services. She works with small businesses, individuals, trusts and estates as well as not-for-profit organizations. Tasha is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administrative degree in Accounting from Devry University. She is a Georgia native and currently resides in Alpharetta with her husband and two children. In her spare time, Tasha enjoys cooking, cheering on Atlanta United and spending time with family and friends.

John A. Easton, Staff Accountant

John@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1229

John joined Vann Whipple Milligan, P.C. as a staff accountant in August of 2018 after earning his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Kennesaw State University in December of 2016. Before joining VWM, John managed finances for a small, entrepreneur in Sandy Springs. He is Marietta native and lives in the suburbs of Marietta. In his free time, he enjoys trail hiking and exploring the sites of Georgia. John is also an active member of the offroad club, Georgia Bounty Runners and an avid fan of all of Atlanta’s professional sports teams, especially the Braves.

Kim Stengard, Senior Accountant

KimS@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1238

Kim joined Vann Whipple Milligan in November 2018. Kim has been working in public accounting for nearly 15 years specializing in tax return preparation. She has worked with individuals, small businesses, corporations, trusts, estates and not-for-profits. Kim is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oglethorpe University. Kim currently lives in Milton with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and attending as much theater as possible.

Shalini Hohman, Accountant

Shalini@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1239

Shalini joined Vann Whipple Milligan in 2018. She graduated from the University of West Ga in 2003 with a Bachelors in Accounting, and a Masters in Accounting in 2004. Shalini worked full time at CPA firms from 2004-2009, until she had her daughter. In 2013, she rejoined a CPA firm, working part-time. Shalini's experience includes tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships and estates. In her spare time Shalini enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking and reading.

Jane L. Melby, Tax Accountant

Jane@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1219

Jane has worked part-time with Carl Vann for more than 20 years. She assists the firm in individual tax preparation services. She has an accounting degree from Iowa State University and worked in public accounting for a national firm in Dallas, Texas. Jane is a Life Master in Bridge, and teaches and plays competitive bridge.

Kim Cooper, Administrative Assistant

Kim@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1237

Kim joined Vann Whipple Milligan in 2018. With 10 years of administrative experience, she primarily assists partners Allison Milligan and Rela Barton with tax return processing, client billing, file management and more. Kim is very active in the USO and Mount Pisgah Church. In her spare time, Kim enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Rivera, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1222

Jennifer joined Vann Whipple Milligan in 2018 and primarily assists partners Carl Vann and Mike Whipple. She performs tax return processing, appointment scheduling and client billing services. Jennifer is a New York native who loves traveling, reading and spending time with her family when she’s away from the office.

Holly Jones, Director of First Impressions

Holly@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1220

Holly joined Vann Whipple Milligan in 2019 and completed the administrative support of the firm. She is our receptionist and we are blessed to have her as the VWM Director of First Impressions. Holly also provides support to the entire firm with tax return processing, appointment scheduling and client billing services. Holly is a Georgia native who loves traveling, reading and spending time with her family when she’s away from the office.

Anne Dallas, Office Manager

Anne@vwmcpa.com 770-351-1228

Anne has been with Vann Whipple Milligan since 2009 in the role of our office manager and assists with client billing and payroll services. In addition Anne provides bookkeeping services to many of our clients. Anne is a Mississippi native who loves traveling, reading and spending time with her family and pets when she’s away from the office.

Mackenzie Kahill, Intern

Mackenzie has been interning with Vann Whipple Milligan since 2015. She graduated from Pope High School in May 2019 and is attending Samford University in Bimingham, Alabama. She plans to major in accounting and become a CPA with VWM in the future and we wish her the best of luck!