It means a comprehensive approach to understanding our clients’ businesses and providing more insight and guidance into making their businesses more profitable and successful.
A native of Watkinsville, GA, Anita graduated from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA with a degree in Business Administration. She earned a Master of Accounting & Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. In addition, she is an Enrolled Agent (EA) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Currently, Anita has passed the CPA exam and is working on her state requirements for licensure.
Anita brings over 20 years of experience serving in multiple roles within the Accounting & Finance arena. In her most recent role, she focused on working with small business owners and non-profit organizations in understanding and achieving their financial goals by providing bookkeeping, financial review, and contingency planning services.
Anita has an extensive background in corporate accounting, enterprise risk management, and business process improvements. Her diverse skillset and keen attention to detail make Anita perfect for assisting individuals and business owners with achieving their goals.
In her spare time, Anita loves designing floral arrangements, serving in her church, and spending quality time with her husband.
A blend of honesty and camaraderie. It is crucial to be honest and accurate in this field, and the bond you have with coworkers and clients plays a significant part in maintaining success in all aspects.
Kayli Hendricks is currently an intern at Mayo Strategic Advisors while attending Augusta University with a Major in Mathematics and a Minor in Accounting. She is also an undergraduate researcher on a National Science Foundation grant research team, working closely with her Mathematics Department supervisor, and serves as the secretary for the Augusta University Math Club.
Although her Major is Mathematics, Kayli loves that Accounting allows a direct way to utilize her knowledge and help others. She chose to add an Accounting minor for this reason and is enjoying the process of learning more about the field.
In her free time, Kayli enjoys painting and watching old crime shows. Outside of school and work, she is often spending time with her family and friends.
To me, it means always striving to exceed client expectations and offering the best possible solutions to suit the client’s needs.
A native of Nampa, Idaho, Katie joined the Mayo Strategic Advisors team in December 2021. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California with a degree in Accounting and subsequently earned her CPA license.
Today, Katie is a tax and accounting manager and enjoys using her extensive background in audit to help clients improve their businesses. After living two different countries and six states, Katie hopes to put down roots in Augusta and be part of the growth at Mayo Strategic Advisors.
In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, running, and is active in her church.
More with Mayo means being accountable for our clients and making sure they receive the best services possible.
A native of Milledgeville Georgia, Dhruv joined the Mayo Strategic Advisors team in September 2020. He graduates from Augusta University in May 2022 with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management.
Today, Dhruv is an intern at Mayo Strategic Advisors, but most importantly, he brings a lot of positive energy to the team. He is always in a good mood and ready to assist with any task. He enjoys assisting clients with their monthly accounting and advisory. He is looking forward to growing the strategic advisory for clients and excited to be part of the team.
Some of his hobbies include golfing, reading, and going to the gym. He works well under pressure and enjoys being able to collaborate with others, while working in a team setting. He also loves waking up early in the morning.
In my viewpoint that means a tailored experience that is fine tuned to each individual customers unique perceived and unperceived needs. With Mayo we’ll help you start your business and advise you on how to keep the doors open for years to come.
An Augusta native, Drew earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting in 2016. He then earned his MBA in 2020 from University of Phoenix. After working for a local financial institution for over 6 years, Drew decided to start his career path in accounting and found his home at Mayo.
Today, Drew is an Staff Accountant at Mayo Strategic Advisors, but most importantly, he brings the fun and excitement. From sharing his countless stories about his many travels, or talking about his love for cars, he keeps the day upbeat and happy. Drew enjoys helping clients save money on their taxes and working with small business owners to discover ways to improve and grow their businesses. He’s looking forward to expanding the role of trusted advisor to his clients and is excited about the future direction of Mayo Strategic Advisors.
A self-proclaimed car guy, Drew plans to one day have a garage dedicated to his collection. When he’s not online shopping for cars, you’ll find Drew keeping up with current events and spending time with family and friends. Drew also enjoys hanging out with his two dogs, Bear & Fawn.
More opportunity, more responsibility, and more fun.
An Augusta native, Jonathan earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Augusta University in 2010. He then earned his MBA in 2014 and his master’s in accounting in 2017, both from DeVry University. After working for a local accounting firm for 7.5 years, Jonathan tried his hand at business accounting but quickly realized he missed the client interaction. Early into his first interview at Mayo in 2018, Jonathan knew he’d found a home.
Today, Jonathan manages tax and general accounting at Mayo Strategic Advisors, but most importantly, he brings the fun. From sharing his enthusiasm for Zoom and multi-colored notepads, to his unique and quotable observations, he keeps us smiling. Our clients know Jonathan as “the guy on Facebook” for his insightful tax and business tips shared on the company page. Jonathan enjoys helping clients save money on their taxes and working with small business owners to discover ways to improve and grow their businesses. He’s looking forward to expanding the role of trusted advisor to his clients and is excited about the future direction of Mayo Strategic Advisors, where he aspires to become a partner.
A self-proclaimed shoe hound, Jonathan plans to one day have a room dedicated to his collection. When he’s not shopping for more shoes, you’ll find Jonathan cheering for the Denver Nuggets, the Atlanta Falcons (don’t tell anyone) or his most recent favorite team, Atlanta United. Jonathan also enjoys traveling and hanging out with his cat, Gotham.
Aaron Wilson moved to the Augusta, GA area in 2012 and is an 8-year US Army veteran with multiple deployments during the campaigns in the Middle East. After being honorably discharged he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a core focus in accounting from Augusta University in 2016. He aspires to obtain the coveted CPA certification during his career and in addition desires to be a positive influence too other veterans that may desire a future career in accounting.
Since graduating Aaron has been determined to succeed as an accounting professional and has several experiences on a wide range of accounting concepts and processes within various industries in both small business and corporate environments. This solid foundation has equipped him to be able to understand that there is no one size fits all solution regarding the many complex problem’s businesses may face depending on each individual circumstance. He enjoys assisting and supporting others with this same determination to create solutions to the challenges that will be faced.
Outside of his professional pursuits Aaron is a devoted husband and joyful father of four. When not sharpening his accounting IQ, reading, and networking he spends his time experimenting with different types of cooking, fiercely competitive family game nights, and being outdoors with his wife and children. In addition to this he is an avid and lifelong fan of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NCAA’s Florida Gators, and NCAA’s Army Black Knights.
More with Mayo to me represents a team approach with hands on service to ensure the highest level of expertise when it comes to your business.
Ashley joined the Mayo Strategic Advisors team in January 2016 and is from Chattanooga, TN. She attended University of Tennessee Chattanooga working towards her Bachelors in Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Wade and their two dogs, Paisley and Gibson.
More for your money. Better people. Better work.
Originally from Griffin, GA, John moved to Augusta in 2018 and is currently a student at Augusta University. In December 2021, John will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and will begin preparing for the CPA exam.
For those who knew him growing up, John’s career choice comes as no surprise. When he was around 15, John started working with his father who was a CPA. He enjoyed the time he spent learning the ropes from his dad and those memories led him down the path he is on today. John is particularly excited by the consultative approach to accounting he’s discovering at Mayo Strategic Advisors and looks forward to growing with the organization.
When John’s not at work, you’ll find him with his fiancé, Madison, either playing a game of disc golf or spending time with their two rescue dogs, Lilly and Barko. John also likes to travel, another interest cultivated at a young age when his stepfather, a pilot, would surprise the family by flying to San Francisco for dinner. John loved growing up in a large family and looks forward to talking with his nine siblings in their group chat each week.
It’s about relationships. We’re in it for the long haul. The more I know about my client’s business, the more successful we feel.
Lisa D. Mayo, CPA, is a licensed certified public accountant in Georgia and Tennessee and has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in tax and compliance services to clients across a wide range of industries. She assists with tax planning, tax return preparation, business consulting and strategic planning. She has extensive experience in the preparation and review of both individual and business tax returns. Lisa also works with small to mid-sized businesses in developing their key performance indicators (KPIs), budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, selecting and setting up accounting files, training employees and developing internal procedures.
After founding Mayo Strategic Advisors in 2015, Lisa recognized a significant void in the industry and began developing a plan to fill it. While traditional accounting services are necessary and invaluable, Lisa understood that small business owners looking to grow their business need more than reactive bookkeeping. They need a proactive advisor. Leveraging her financial expertise with her relationship building skills, Lisa developed a strategy to take her firm and her clients to the next level.
Today, Lisa and her team provide services tailored to meet the needs of the individual client, from bookkeeping and tax preparation, to KPI analysis and strategic planning. Clients choose an engagement that works best for their business, whether they require the expertise of a CPA, a comptroller, or a CFO. As trusted advisors, Mayo Strategic Advisors helps clients tell the story of their business through their numbers.
Lisa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a current board member of Association of the United State Army (AUSA)- Augusta Chapter, Women in Defense-Augusta Chapter and the Fort Gordon Historical Museum Society (FGHMS).
Travel has always been a love of Lisa’s with a drive up the Pacific Coast and Germany topping the list of her favorite trips. When she is not busy working, or reading, you’ll find Lisa spending time with her husband John and her daughter Ashley.
Tanya Weber is a military spouse has who spent the last few years working in a teleworking position as an accountant with a large university. She joined Mayo in Dec 2020 and is excited to become a member of a great team! She has a BA in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa and MS in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She currently holds a Certified Public Accounting license in Washington, DC.
Tanya enjoys spending her free time with her two kids, husband, and pets. Her family enjoys camping and finding new places to explore.
Adaptability. We provide a level of service catered to each individual client. We’ll be there for you throughout the lifespan of your business.
If you’re thinking the name sounds familiar, you’re correct. John joined his wife, Lisa, in the firm after serving 24 years in the United States Army. During his military career, John spent 10 years flying helicopters and retired as a Major serving in cyber security. After six moves within the U.S. and three 12-month deployments in the Middle East, John’s happy to settle down and support Lisa’s dream.
As luck would have it, John retired during tax season. Lisa put him to work straight away and any ideas he had to take it easy became best-laid plans. John jumped in with both feet and continues to perform invaluable roles within the firm, including those of office manager, human resources and IT support. Although he regularly threatens to retire permanently, John’s looking forward to working alongside Lisa and growing the business together.
When he’s not working, John enjoys playing around with computers and spending time with Jackson, the family dog, and a very needy, Persian cat named Azrael. For John, staying home is a nice change of pace and he can’t think of anything better than spending time with Lisa.
Going the extra mile to give the client a better experience.
Having grown up in a military family, Leslie lived in Hawaii, South Korea and Atlanta before moving to Augusta in 2008. In December 2020, she’ll graduate with a degree in accounting from Augusta University and will begin preparing for the CPA exam.
Leslie never imagined she would become an accountant, but a job in retail as a cash office assistant introduced her to numbers and an interest in accounting started to grow. After taking an intro to accounting principles course, she knew she’d found her purpose. What Leslie enjoys most about her job is working with people and learning about her clients’ businesses.
When she’s not working or studying, you’ll find Leslie at her piano putting her 10 plus years of training to good use, tubing at the lake with her family, or spending time with the family dog, Pappy, a 15- year-old Chihuahua and Papillon mix.
Precision Payroll. Accurate and on-time, the first time.
Pamela Hahn knows payroll. Prior to joining Mayo & Associates, she worked as a senior analyst for ADP for nine years. Pamela has a degree in mathematics and computer science from USC and 25 + years of experience in payroll, finance, and IT. A native of West Virginia, Pamela moved to Augusta in 1991 and was later part of the founding team at the Bridgestone Firestone Tire plant where she built their payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivables.
Describing herself as “a geek with fingernails,” Pamela has experience in six programming languages. She’s always willing to put her varied skills to use and didn’t miss a beat when she joined our team. Pamela enjoys the more intimate work environment at Mayo where she gets to do what she loves: reviewing and implementing processes, managing payroll services and integrating technology.
In her free time, Pamela mentors women and teens from military families, like her own, through a non-profit she founded three years ago. The United States Armed Forces Pageant provides scholarship money to pageant winners, and assistance with resume writing, career building and networking opportunities. Pamela is a current board member of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Augusta chapter, a member of the Augusta Women’s Club and attends Christian Heritage Church.