Staff

Stephen Stokes

Stephen C. Stokes, CPA – President

Stephen has more than 14 years’ experience working with individuals and businesses to meet their tax and accounting needs. He has been the managing partner of Stokes & Company CPAs since January 2009.  He is a licensed certified public accountant in South Carolina and Georgia. Stephen is also a member of the South Carolina Association of CPAs, the Georgia Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. Stephen was born and raised near Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Greenville, South Carolina, several years ago. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffani, and daughters, Madeline and Julianna. He is actively involved in his church and enjoys reading, sports, and other outdoor activities.

 

Paige Gillespie

Paige Gillespie, EA – Accounting Manager

Paige joined Stokes & Company CPAs, PC in 2009, and has 9 years of experience in public accounting. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina with a Marketing Management major. A few years later, she took specialized accounting courses, also from USC, to begin her accounting career. In 2015 Paige earned an Enrolled Agent, becoming a federally authorized tax practitioner. She is a member of the South Carolina Association of CPAs and manages bookkeeping, tax planning, and tax preparation services for individuals, corporations, and partnerships at our firm. Paige and her husband, along with their two sons Wyatt and Dalton, enjoy long walks with their dog and spending time with family.

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Andrew Hudson – Accounting Manager

Andrew joined Stokes and Company CPAs in 2016 and brings more than 8 years of experience in tax preparation, audit engagements and small business advisory. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University, and was raised in the upstate of South Carolina before moving to the Atlanta area for the past 8 years. Now back in Greenville, SC, Andrew and his wife, Ann, have one son and enjoy spending time with family, being outside and on the lake.

Carol Finley

Carol Finley – Payroll Manager

Carol has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and taxes. She began her accounting career in 1980 as a bookkeeper for her father’s business. She continued developing her bookkeeping skills through coursework at Greenville Technical College and later expanded her knowledge in payroll, bookkeeping and income tax preparation while on staff at a CPA firm in Powdersville, SC. When Stokes & Company welcomed Carol in 2010, she hit the ground running and her experience has proved invaluable. Carol and her husband, Brian, live in Easley. They are both NASCAR fans and enjoy spending time at the lake fishing and hanging out with friends.

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Linda Lauria – Accountant

Linda joined Stokes & Company in May of 2015.  Through the years, she has gained a wide variety of job experience in transportation, confidential shredding, administrative duties, payroll processing and accounting through her past positions.   Linda and her husband have lived in SC since 1997.  She enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, her two dogs and serving in her church.

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Holly Carver – Accountant

In March of 2015, Holly joined Stokes & Company after a long career  in customer service and product compliance.  She is a Clemson graduate with a BS degree in Administrative Management.  Holly loves spending time with her husband Carroll and their two daughters.  A few of the things she enjoys are Clemson sports, walking, hiking, vacationing in the mountains and spending her Saturdays during the summer at the lake. She is actively involved in working and worshiping with her church family.

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Reba Childers – Accountant

Reba joined Stokes & Company in the spring of 2016, and brings more than 30 years of accounting and small business ownership experience.  Her career started very early working for the family business every summer and after school in Colorado.  She has since has owned a consignment shop and a custom drapery business and now enjoys helping others with their bookkeeping needs. Reba and her husband enjoy traveling abroad, road trips through the back country, and cooking.

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Kimberlee Dix – Accountant

Kimberlee joined Stokes & Company in June of 2016. She has gained 11 years of experience in accounting, income tax, and payroll processing from a small accounting firm in Michigan, where she is originally from. Kimberlee and her family have lived in SC since 2013. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and any outdoor activity.

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Matt Green – Accountant

Matt recently joined Stokes in Company CPAs in January of 2017. He graduated with a Bachelors in Accounting from Liberty University and is currently pursuing an MBA in Liberty University Online. A native of Greenville, South Carolina he and his wife enjoy baseball and spending time with their three children. Matt is also a talented musician, sound engineer, composer and his witty humor provides a constant atmosphere of laughter in the office.

Christiawna Tyler

Christiawna Tyler – Payroll Specialist

Christiawna  joined the Stokes & Company team towards the end of 2013. After receiving her degree in accounting from Pensacola Christian College in 2010, she began working as a reservation officer and then later as an events coordinator, administrative assistant, and enrollment advisor for a large private school in Pensacola. In September 2013, she returned to her native state and city and began as Stephen Stokes’ assistant while furthering her knowledge of payroll and accounting.  Her responsibilities consist of assisting with payroll and accounting engagements. Christiawna enjoys time with family, outdoor recreation, a good book, and spending time in the kitchen baking cheesecakes.

Jenny Duvall

Jenny Duvall – Office Manager

Jenny joined Stokes & Company CPAs in 2014 as Stephen Stokes’ assistant and currently now serves as our Office Manager.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bob Jones University in 2010. A native of Greenville, SC, Jenny enjoys international travel with a special love for Israel and the Middle East. When not managing the office, you can often find her photographing and camping along the beautiful waterfalls and nature trails of Western Carolina.

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