''Martin Hood has a real team environment,'' states Doug Canfield, Senior Tax Manager. ''Everyone is always focused on providing excellent service for our clients.'' Doug graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and joined the Martin Hood team in 2000. Doug's daily tasks include assisting individuals and many types of businesses with items related to tax planning and preparation. He also notes, ''Martin Hood is very supportive of their employees' family needs, which helps us balance work and family life.''
Debra Hirschi, a Senior Tax Manager with over 30 years of experience, enjoys ''assisting a wide variety of individual and business clients.'' Debbie graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She provides tax preparation and planning services for a variety of clients. Debbie also enjoys assisting clients through business consulting, estate planning, and trust administration. Some of Debbie's day-to-day tasks include cash budgeting, retirement planning, business succession planning and estate planning for individuals and businesses.
A member of the Tax Management team, Dae-Woung Kang notes, ''in the midst of getting work done, relationships are being built at Martin Hood.'' Dae-Woung graduated from the University of Illinois in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Finance. His main responsibilities include planning, preparation and review of individual, business, and non-profit tax returns. He also works with non-profit clients regarding tax compliance issues, including establishing/qualifying for, maintaining and regaining tax exempt status. Dae-Woung notes, ''because of the positive environment at Martin Hood, everyone is motivated and ready to help our clients.''
''Martin Hood is big enough to provide world-class service to our locally and nationally recognized client base,'' notes Mandy DeJarnette, Senior Manager. ''Yet, it’s small enough that I get the opportunity to work closely with clients throughout the tax process and understand the full scope of their needs.'' Mandy graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 2003, and completed her Master of Science in Taxation in 2004. Mandy specializes in comprehensive tax services, including proactive and targeted tax planning to create innovative tax strategies for businesses.
''I am excited to join the Martin Hood team serving clients’ tax needs right here in Central Illinois,” says Rachelle Parn, a senior manager in the Tax department. Rachelle joined Martin Hood in December of 2019 after spending more than 20 years at a Big Four national accounting firm, serving large corporate multinational clients, as well as family businesses and individuals. Rachelle’s tax experience includes a wide range of tax compliance, planning, and consulting projects across a variety of industries, including automotive, industrial manufacturing, and technology. Rachelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois in 1996 and is a licensed customs broker and an enrolled agent.
''Helping clients work through complex tax issues is one of the most rewarding parts of my job,'' notes Regan Frazier, who has been with Martin Hood since 2011. Regan graduated with High Honors from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2009. She spends much of her time preparing tax returns and performing tax planning for individuals and a variety of businesses. Regan states, ''Martin Hood has such a great work environment, I couldn't imagine working with a different group of people.''
Chris Korban, Tax Supervisor, notes, “The combination of working in an atmosphere that fosters professional growth and having a team-focused culture results in a rewarding and enjoyable work environment.” Chris joined the firm in September 2012 after graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in 2010 and a Master of Accounting Science in 2011 with honors. In addition to individual and corporate tax return preparation, Chris specializes in trust and estate taxation. Chris states, “As a member of the Martin Hood team, I have been able to pursue my passion in serving our clients to the fullest and supporting their financial goals.”