Meet the Team
A. T. ‘Alx’ Smith, ATP – Partner/Tax Professional
Alx began working as a tax professional in 1994. She has extensive experience with individual and small business returns and is a specialist in ‘baby boomer’ tax savings (being a baby boomer herself!).
In addition to her licenses as an Accredited Tax Preparer and CTEC Registered Tax Preparer, she held licenses as a securities trader and securities principal (Series 7, 63, & 24), and certified Project Management Professional.
Alx served as Treasurer and Board Member of the Citrus Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2007 – 2013, and is an Associate Member of the National Society of Accountants and a member of Accountancy & Taxation, Inc.
Sheri Ryder-Loya: ATP, RRTP – Partner/Tax Professional/and Consultant
Sheri is a licensed CTEC, Accredited Tax preparer, and RRTP and has been preparing individual, partnership and corporation income tax returns since 1986.
While she has considerable experience in all levels of partnership, small-business and corporate accounting strategies, Sheri specializes in small business returns and employees with un-reimbursed employee business expenses. She is a highly trained audit representative with expertise in all aspects of business tax compliance.
Sheri provides tax compliance and saving strategy lectures to various business and tax advocacy associations.
Sheri is a long-time Associate Member of the National Society of Accountants and a member of Accountancy & Taxation, Inc.
Brenda Materio – Partner/Office Manager/Bookkeeper Tax Professional
Brenda holds multiple roles as our Office Manager, Payroll Processer, and Bookkeeper.
She is a 15-year veteran of both the tax practice and home improvement industries. She is an expert in managing all areas of a successful mid-sized tax practice, including e-filing processes.
Brenda is a CTEC-Licensed Tax Preparer with expertise in e-filing processes and most accounting software, including Intuit’s QuickBooks.
Kylie Skattebo – Bookkeeping Genius/Tax Professional
Kylie is a triple-threat, working as a Bookkeeper, Payroll Agent, and CTEC Registered Tax Preparer. Kylie is certified as a QuickBooks Pro-Advisor.
Since 2003, Kylie’s skill sets have grown to include over nine years of experience in various industries including, but not limited to, general and construction bookkeeping, payroll and payroll audits, work comp audits, & QuickBooks training. Kylie is a CTEC-Licensed Tax Preparer.
She has expertise in most accounting software, including all editions of Intuit’s QuickBooks for contractors and QuickBooks Premier — Accountant Version (Contractors, P.O.S., Q.B. Premier, etc.). She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, NACPB, and AIPB.
Ashley Jasso – Receptionist and Appointment Scheduler
Ashley has been our go-to for all things administrative since joining ARTS in 2011. She juggles appointment scheduling, phones, and assisting clients.
As our first point of contact for all clients, Ashley always has a smile on her face and positive approach to every issue.
She has three years of administrative experience and is working on expanding her education in business and technology.
Sheri Owen – Bookkeeping Assistant
Sheri is a critical part of our bookkeeping team. She works on all Accounts Receivables. Sheri’s bookkeeping experience includes over three years of experience in general administration, bookkeeping, and payroll, specializing in the construction industry.
Sheri works with Kylie, our senior staff bookkeeper, in most accounting software, including Intuit’s QuickBooks Premier — Accountant Version. She is working toward her accounting degree.
Theresa Smith – Scan Master
Theresa keeps the documents flowing and client paperwork complete and intact. She does this in a calm and quiet manner (completely foreign to the rest of us!)