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About Our Firm

 

 

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Our goal is to be recognized as a leading CPA firm in our community with a reputation founded upon the highest level of professional and personal integrity. Our clients and team members will be loyal advocates of the firm. Our firm's objective will be to serve our clients and work with them to achieve their personal and business goals.

The firm will be an enjoyable place to work for all team members. The firm will only hire the best candidates as team members and will ensure that they have the best training and opportunity for professional advancement, personal growth and excellent long-term career opportunities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Lindsay & Gardner, CPAs, PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Clemmons's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Clemmons. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Lindsay & Gardner, CPAs, PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Amy S. Gardner, CPA, CGMA NC License #24740

Title: CPA, CGMA, Partner

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, Economics- Emory and Henry College

Years invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2008

Accolades and Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Institute of CPAs, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, CGMA designation (Chartered Global Management Accountant), current treasurer for the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce, member of the Reynolda Rotary Club and the Winston-Salem Estate Planning Council.

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Amy enjoys working with individuals with accounting and tax needs and business owners who want to grow their businesses to their fullest potential. She enjoys teaching business owners and managers the importance of strategic planning and proper reporting systems. Amy's definition of professional success is, "assisting business owners and individuals along the path of identifying financial success and peace of mind."

Amy is originally from Abingdon, Virginia and moved to Winston-Salem in 1996. She is married to James Douglas Gardner, MD. They have five sons, one grandson and one dog. Amy loves coffee, and her favorite holiday is other people's birthdays!

Teresa B. Lindsay, CPA, CGMA NC License #22560

Title: CPA, CGMA, Partner

Education: Bachelor of Science degree, Education - Florida State University

Years invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2008

Accolades and Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Institute of CPAs, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, CGMA designation (Chartered Global Management Accountant), member of the Lewisville-Clemmons Chamber of Commerce and the Clemmons Rotary Club, served on the Board of Directors – USTA – North Carolina.

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Teresa enjoys working with clients in new ways, teaching techniques to earn more in their business as they discover a new enthusiasm for their work. Teresa strives to help the small business owner run a better business and enjoy a better quality of life. "Making a difference in the life of a client by providing him or her not only with challenging ideas, but also with an endless supply of opportunities and solutions" is Teresa's goal.

Teresa moved from her hometown of Dunnellon, Florida to Winston-Salem in 1986. Along with her husband Mark, she enjoys their family dogs, Allie and Charlie. Teresa's favorite time of year is Spring, unless you count tax season!

Janice C. Opalinski, CPA NC License #20420

Title: CPA

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree, Psychology- Wake Forest University

Years invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2012

Accolades and Professional Affiliations: Member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Janice is also on the Board of Directors with The Greyhound Friends of North Carolina where she is extensively involved with Greyhound rescue and devotes many hours volunteering her time. Janice is also an usher at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

View on Lindsay and Gardner: Initially, Janice worked with a Big 8 CPA firm in the field of computer consulting. From there, she worked with a small private firm that specialized in this field and helped clients with both hardware and software needs through the selection, implementation and support phases of the projects. Janice has many years of experience in all the facets of accounting. She looks forward to working with more clients, using her consulting skills and background to help them with their operations and give them more time to concentrate on their business. "I like guiding and assisting clients with operations and management, enabling clients to do what they do best."

As mentioned above, Janice is a huge dog lover, partial to the Greyhound breed. She owns six dogs herself and couldn't imagine life any other way. Janice's favorite meal is a nice steak and she loves the smell of vanilla.

Munish Chadha

Title: Tax Accountant

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business with concentration on Accounting- Emory and Henry College, Emory Virginia

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2017

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Munish likes to help business and individuals to achieve their maximum capacity in relation to tax savings. He diligently strives for maximizing business savings by capitalizing on existing tax laws and regulations. His passion is to research existing and new tax laws and regulation for the benefits of business and individual. “I like to see smile of satisfaction on client’s face for accounting and tax services well done.”

Originally from Marion Virginia, Munish enjoys family time with his wife and son along with their Golden Retriever named Bindi. He also likes to watch professional football.

Michelle Peschieri

Title: Accountant

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting 1994 SUNY Plattsburg, New York

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2017

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Michelle enjoys working with clients that have a need for tax planning and systems and procedures development. She enjoys the challenges of consulting and addressing issues facing closely-held businesses and their owners. Quickbooks training is an area in which Michelle excels and has found a true niche where she services many of the firms’ clients. Professional success, as defined by Michelle is “resolving tax and operational issues that a client may currently have while anticipating future issues, with a focus on minimizing problems and maximizing efficiencies and results.”

Originally from Corinth, New York, Michelle and her family recently moved here. Together, they have 3 children and one grand-daughter. Michelle’s favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees and she loves spending time outdoors with her family

Perry Kipp

Title: Staff Accountant

Education: Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree- Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since January 2017

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Perry enjoys working with clients helping them with their individual and business accounting and tax needs. His experience includes bookkeeping and tax preparation. “My goal is to support clients with my accounting skills as they focus on running their business and give our clients peace of mind when it comes to their tax needs.”

Perry enjoys activities outside and likes the fall season because of the cool temperatures. He is fond of viewing the beauty of the changing leaf color while hiking.

Buffy Waite

Title: Accountant

Education Certificate in Accounting-Davidson Community College

Years invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2013

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Buffy’s accounting talents include intensive experience in bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation. “Helping clients understand the complexity of tax issues is a passion and I enjoy being able to help businesses and individuals with their tax needs”.

Buffy stays busy with her three sons, one of which who is currently serving our country in the Marines. Summer is her favorite time of year, spending time outside enjoying the warm weather.

Brooklynn Gardner

Title: Intern

Education: Accounting Degree- Appalachian State University, Boone NC

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: January 2018

View on Lindsay & Gardner: As an intern, she enjoys learning the process of how the software and systems work. She looks forward to what tax season will bring and the first-hand experience she will gain before she graduates and begins her career. “My favorite part is getting the experience of helping clients reach their goals as they focus on running their business.”

Brooklynn enjoys watching movies and reading fantasy novels. Along with spending time with her family, she is an avid North Carolina Tarheel fan. Besides March Madness, her favorite time of year is summer when she can enjoy the warm weather by the pool.

Kelsie Jaeger

Title: Office Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Western Oregon University

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2014

As the office manager, she makes sure the office is running smoothly. Kelsie enjoys working with clients- she is the “go to” person if you need something now. If Kelsie doesn’t know the answer right away, then she will make sure she can find out for you. Kelsie’s work motto, “providing awesome customer service!”

Kelsie grew up in Salem, Oregon and is currently making North Carolina home. She is an animal lover and has a labrador retriever name Bane that she enjoys taking on walks. Kelsie’s favorite time of the year is autumn, along with all the festivities of Thanksgiving.

Deborah Hartle

Title: Administrative Assistant

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2009

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Deborah enjoys helping clients set up appointments, answer questions about their tax filings and assisting Kelsie and Lynn with all the inter-office duties. “Getting to know each client on a personal level makes my job such a pleasure. I like to be able to help them get the answers they need right away”!

Deborah grew up in Winston-Salem, NC and has 5 grown children, 7 grandchildren and 3 dogs. She enjoys being a Counselor at Laurel Ridge Moravian Church Camp every summer and her favorite holiday is Christmas.

Lynn Stenson

Title: Administrative Assistant

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2013

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Usually the first one you will see or talk to at the firm, Lynn has a contagious smile and positive attitude. “I enjoy helping our clients through great customer service whether it is helping them set up a consultation or a meeting to go over a tax return.”

Coming to our area from Charlotte, NC, Lynn moved here with her dog Abbie. She is a sports fan and enjoys watching the Carolina Panthers play football and she is an avid Duke Blue Devils basketball enthusiast!

Maranda Fore

Title: Administrative Assistant

Years Invested with Lindsay & Gardner: since 2016

View on Lindsay & Gardner: Maranda likes to help business and individuals with what could be complicated processes. “I enjoy helping solve problems relating to our clients’ tax needs and issues.”

Maranda is married and loves spending time with her husband and young daughter. She is originally from Troutman, Virginia.