STAFF MEMBERS

OUR THREE PARTNERS

Gary Skop

Gary, founding partner of AFS Taxsavers, has been practicing and studying taxes and tax law since he was 15 years old.

• Enrolled Agent – EA
• Accredited Tax Advisor
• Accredited Tax Preparer

Former President of the Independent Accountants Association of Michigan

Currently a board member of Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents.

Teaches Continuing Education Seminars for: University of Michigan, Michigan Society of Enrolled Agents, State of Michigan, Independent Accountants Assoc. of Mi.

Karen Skop

In 1996 Karen joined AFS Taxsavers as a partner, and continues to keep the day to day operations running smoothly as Office Manager, Accounts Payable and Human Resources manager.  Karen believes the secret to their success has been hard work and handling each and every client with a personal touch.  When it isn’t tax season, Karen enjoys going to her happy place (The Cedar Moose Lodge).   She also enjoys going to the gym everyday and she is very excited to become a Mimi for the first time.

Lynne Bain

A graduate of Madonna University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Lynne joined the AFS Taxsavers Family as a Partner on December 27, 1994.

  • Registered Tax Return Preparer

Lynne’s primary partner responsibility is on the accounting side of the business, but she enjoys tax season, especially finding tax deductions for countless clients.  When Lynne is out of the office she enjoys spending time with her German Shepherds, Willow and Max.

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Kevin Kaye

A graduate of Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.

Kevin joined the AFS Taxsavers Family as a full time employee on June 18, 2018.  He has worked part time during tax season since 2015.

  • Registered Tax Return Preparer
  • Accountant

Kevin’s primary responsibility is on the accounting side of the business.  While he was teaching, he would do tax returns part time after school.  The 2018 tax season will be his first full tax season.  In his free time you can find Kevin playing Xbox, golfing, or watching football (even when it’s the off-season).

Jodi Hicks

A graduate of Grand Valley State University with a Masters of Science in Accounting.

Jodi joined the AFS Taxsavers Family on September 24, 2018.

  • Accountant

Jodi’s primary responsibility is on the accounting side of the business.  She is also the head of the marketing department.  She enjoys skiing and teaching her golden doodle, Beau, new tricks.

Ryan Skop

Ryan joined the AFS Taxsavers Family in 2002.

  • Registered Tax Preparer

Ryan’s primary responsibility is to prepare tax returns.  He enjoys playing hockey and golfing when he is not doing taxes.  He is expecting his first child on June 21, 2018.  Ryan and his wife also own a couple of day spas in Mid Michigan.

Tonya Ransome

A graduate of Ashford University with a Master Degree in Business Administration.

Tonya joined AFS Taxsaver’s as a part-time employee in January 2014.

  • Accounting Assistant
  • E-file and Filing Extension guru

Tonya’s primary responsibility covers both the accounting and tax side of the business.  When she isn’t working Tonya loves spending time with her family.  “Let the smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.”