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Managers

Meet Our Management Team

Our Team

Our most important product is personalized and prompt client service. This philosophy is reflected in the fact that every service we perform for each client has the direct, personal supervision of one of our partners. We take tremendous professional and personal pride in being responsive to our client's needs. We are available when our clients need us, and often before they realize a problem exists. Always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.

Directory


Phone (504) 838-9991
Fax (504) 838-9991


Amanda C. Amedee, CPA

Amanda C. Amedee, CPA
Senior Manager

Amanda started her career in public accounting in 1999. Amanda has extensive experience with partnership, S-corporation, C-corporation, individual, trust and gift tax returns. As a Senior Tax Manager, she provides tax compliance and tax planning and consulting for businesses and high net worth individuals. She has worked with businesses and individuals in numerous industries.

Carrie Bean, CPA

Carrie Bean, CPA
Manager

Carrie started her career in public accounting in 2012. Carrie has experience in Federal and State Taxation including tax compliance and consulting. She specializes in individual, partnership and corporate tax returns as well as nonprofit organization tax returns. She represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Ryan Berger, CPA

Ryan Berger, CPA
Manager

Ryan started his career in public accounting in 2014. Ryan specializes in individual, partnership, corporate tax returns for closely held businesses. He also has experience with trust, nonprofit, and sales tax returns and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Amy LeBlanc Bourg, CPA

Amy LeBlanc Bourg, CPA
Manager

Amy started her career in public accounting in 2007. Amy’s audit experience includes identification and assessment of risks, providing recommendations to strengthen clients’ internal controls, and providing solutions to their accounting and reporting needs. She is responsible for coordinating interactions between the firm and client management, and for ensuring engagements are completed in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.

Christian Breaux, CPA

Christopher Breaux, CPA
Manager

Christopher started his career in public accounting in January 2014. As a manager, he is responsible for overseeing the planning and performance of comprehensive financial statement audits, review and compilation engagements, agreed-upon procedure engagements, and federal and state compliance audits. He works directly with audit staff and client personnel to coordinate planning procedures, perform fieldwork, and communicate engagement results. Christopher specializes in performing audits of governmental and not-for-profit entities and performing Single Audits under the Uniform Guidance. Additionally, he has experience working with charter schools, employee benefit & pension plans, professional service and transportation entities.

Linda K. Cross, CPA

Linda K. Cross, CPA
Senior Manager

Linda started her career in public accounting in 1982. She has extensive experience in the preparation and review of individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and estate tax returns. As a Senior Tax manager, she is also involved in tax planning, tax research, assisting and representing clients with the Internal Revenue Service and State Taxing Authorities and in-house training of tax professionals

Wendy C. Dew, CPA

Wendy C. Dew, CPA
Senior Manager

Wendy started her career in public accounting in 2000. Wendy specializes in tax compliance and consulting services for businesses and high net worth individuals. She is experienced in preparing a wide variety of federal and state returns including corporate, partnership, individual and fiduciary income tax, payroll tax and sales tax. She represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Matthew Fabacher, CPA

Matthew Fabacher, CPA
Manager

Matthew started his career in public accounting in 2014. Matthew specializes in individual, partnership and corporate tax returns for closely held businesses. He has additional experience with small business online payroll services. He represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Christian Heidecker, CPA

Christian Heidecker, CPA
Manager

Christian started his career in public accounting in 2014. Christian pecializes in individual, partnership, corporate tax returns for closely held businesses. He also has experience with trust, nonprofit, and sales tax returns and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Wyatt K. Higgins, CPA

Wyatt K. Higgins, CPA
Manager

Wyatt started his career in public accounting in 2012. Wyatt has experience auditing broker-dealers, employee benefit & pension plans, governmental entities, professional service, and nonprofit entities. As a manager, Wyatt oversees engagement planning, fieldwork, and financial statement presentations.

Jessica B. Judd, CPA

Jessica B. Judd, CPA
Manager

Jessica started her career in public accounting in 2012. Jessica specializes in tax compliance and consulting services for business and individuals. She has experience in preparing a wide variety of federal and state returns including individual, partnership, corporate, non-profit, payroll tax, and sales tax. She also has experience with business consulting, litigation support services and general bookkeeping. She represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Susan M. Kliebert, CPA

Susan M. Kliebert, CPA, CRFAC
Senior Manager

Susan started her career in public accounting in 2002. Susan has experience in providing financial audit and assurance services. Her experience in public accounting includes serving non-public clients in the manufacturing, distributing and foodservice industries as well as non-profit organizations. She also has extensive experience in state and local sales/use tax examinations and general business consulting. Susan has provided litigation support services in many cases including civil and marital disputes and external CFO/Controller service matters. She was qualified as an expert witness by the 7th JDC in Concordia Parish and provided expert witness testimony. Susan has been a frequent lecturer at various organizations including Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Organization, and Idea Village.

Aaron J. LaGraize, CPA

Aaron J. LaGraize, CPA
Senior Manager

Aaron started his career in public accounting in 1999. Aaron has extensive experience with tax compliance and consulting services for businesses and high net worth individuals. He also has experience in preparing a wide variety of federal and state tax returns including corporate income tax, partnership, pass-through entities, individual and fiduciary income tax, estate and gift tax, payroll tax, and sales tax. He is responsible for managing engagements including budgeting, resourcing, staffing and billing for each project engagement to ensure outstanding client service. Aaron is also responsible for maintaining client contact, gathering and reviewing client information for tax return preparation and completing the technical review of client tax returns. He is also responsible for the professional development and training of staff and seniors.

Albert S. Leaber CPA/CFF CVA CR.FA

Albert S. Leaber CPA/CFF, CVA, CRFAC
Senior Manager

Al started his career in public accounting in 1986. His experience includes several years with national CPA firms. Al has experience in audit, tax and management consulting services. Al currently specializes in management consulting services related to business valuations, litigation support, internal control reviews and personnel searches. Al has provided litigation support in many cases including civil, criminal, and marital disputes. Valuations have been prepared on businesses for estate/gift tax purposes, marital disputes, purchases of shareholder interests, and company sales.

Mary Z. May, CPA

Mary Z. May, CPA
Senior Manager

Mary started her career in public accounting in 2006. As a tax manager, Mary specializes in federal and state taxation. She routinely provides tax planning and compliance services for corporations, individuals, partnerships, and trusts. In addition to working with high net worth individuals, she serves clients in a number of industries including construction, professional services, oil & gas, and wholesale.

Chad M. McAdam

Chad M. McAdam, CPA
Senior Manager

Chad started his career in public accounting in 2009. Chad has significant experience providing audit and attest services for local governments and various other industries including professional services and healthcare. As a manager, Chad oversees engagement planning, fieldwork, and financial statement presentations.

Catherine P. Nerin, CPA, CR.FA

Catherine P. Nerin, CPA, CRFAC
Senior Manager

Cathy started her career in public accounting in 1982. Cathy’s strong technical, leadership and communication skills strengthen her ability to perform, review and supervise client engagements. As an Audit Senior Manager, Cathy provides ongoing assistance to management as well as overseeing engagement planning, fieldwork and financial statement preparation. Her clients include a variety of industries including governmental, non-profit professional services, and construction. She is also experienced in auditing Employee Benefit Plans.

Michael Nguyen, CPA

Michael Nguyen, CPA
Manager

Michael started his career in public accounting in 2013. Michael has experience in partnerships, S-corporations, C-corporations, individuals, non-profit, trust, gift, and estate tax matters. He provides tax compliance, closely-held business and individual tax planning, and consulting services.

Shari Sigur, CPA

Shari Sigur, CPA
Manager

Shari started her career in public accounting in 2011. Shari has experience in Federal and State taxation including tax compliance and consulting. She specializes in individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns for closely help businesses. Also, she assists in the preparation of the firm’s monthly newsletter.

Michelle Biermann-Treschwig, CPA

Michelle Biermann-Treschwig, CPA
Senior Manager

Michelle started her career in public accounting in 2001. Her effective problem solving, leadership and communication skills strengthen her ability to perform, review and supervise client engagements.As a Senior Manager, Michelle provides ongoing assistance to management as well as overseeing engagement planning, fieldwork, and financial statement presentation. She specializes in audits of governmental entities and has experience auditing Employee Benefit & Pension Plans, Broker-Dealers, professional service, nonprofit and transportation entities. In addition, Michelle performs numerous internal control reviews and provides other management audit, attestation and consulting services.

Lindsey Velasquez, CPA

Lindsey Velasquez, CPA
Manager

Lindsey started her career in public accounting in 2011 and joined Kushner LaGraize in 2012. Lindsey has experience in Federal and State Taxation including tax compliance and consulting for individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns. She also has experience with business consulting litigation support services and general bookkeeping. She represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.

Kyle S. Youngberg, CPA

Kyle S. Youngberg, CPA
Senior Manager

Kyle started his career in public accounting in 2012. Kyle has experience in Federal and State Taxation including tax compliance and consulting. He specializes in individual, partnership and corporate tax returns for closely held businesses. He represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service as well as state and local tax authorities.