John Przybysz, CPA, CGMA — Managing Partner

John has over 25 years experience in income tax planning and preparation for individuals and small to medium sized businesses including closely held corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and trusts. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Arkansas & Oklahoma Societies of CPA's, & the Association of Government Accountants.  He is a licensed CPA in the States of Arkansas and Oklahoma.  John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Honors from Arkansas Tech University in 1988. He has been happily married to Karen for 28 years, has three wonderful children and one precious granddaughter. He loves the outdoors and is an avid bicyclist who participates in many cycling events. His proudest cycling moment was completing the 100 mile course of the Hotter 'n Hell 100 in 6 hours.

 

Marc Lux, CPA, CGMA — Audit Partner

Marc serves as partner in charge of audit services. He specializes in audits of governmental and not-for-profit organizations. He has been in public accounting for 20 years, 17 of which have been with Przybysz & Associates, CPAs, P.C. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville with a BSBA in Accounting and obtained his CPA license in 1997. Marc is a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas Society of CPAs. Marc is married and has two girls and enjoys camping, bike riding (motorcycle and the type with pedals) and projects around the house.

 

Hayden Przybysz, EA — Senior Tax Specialist

Hayden went to two colleges. He received an academic and basketball scholarship to Bethel University. Bethel is academically ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation. After playing basketball for Bethel, he returned back home to the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith where he received two degrees. He received a BA in accounting and business administration in May of 2014. Hayden loves being outdoors and hiking with his two German Shepherds and his wife. Hayden also loves Hog sports, primarily basketball.

 

Ethan Hill, CPA — Senior Tax Specialist

Ethan graduated from Arkansas Tech University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. He is married with one child. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys almost any outdoor activity including playing golf,  basketball, softball, disc golf, and kayaking.  

 

Kaitlyn Speck, CPA — Tax Specialist

Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting and Business Administration.  Kaitlyn and her husband, Adam, also own a local real estate magazine.  When she isn’t busy studying and working, she loves spending time with her husband and their son, Jackson.

 

Julia Davis — Certified Public Bookkeeper

Julia is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with an Associate Degree of Applied Science Administrative Professional and Office Technology. Julia is a certified bookkeeper with The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. She is happily married with teenage children, a high school senior and sophomore. She enjoys reading, diy projects, working in the yard, and being involved with the Panama High School Band.

 

Crystal Stanard — Bookkeeper

Crystal is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Administrative Professional and Office Technology. Crystal is the mother of a sweet little girl and is also the owner of two pet Corgis, Mya and Jasper. In her spare time, Crystal enjoys reading, taking walks and enjoying her spare time with her daughter.

 
 

Jennifer Kapitan, CPA (Michigan) — Senior Auditor

Jen graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1994. Jen worked for BDO Seidman in Michigan for 5 years as a Senior Auditor, Tropicana Products in Florida for 3 years as an Accounting Supervisor, and Exopack in South Carolina for 3 years as a Financial Reporting Manager. While at BDO Seidman she was responsible for planning and executing audits on clients in the not-for profit and government sectors as well as employee benefit plan audits. Jen is an instrumental member of our audit department where she is one of our Firm’s highly skilled technical auditors.

 

Vivien Pruitt — Staff Accountant & Certified Public Bookkeeper

Vivien graduated from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Vivien is a currently pursuing successful completion of the CPA Exam. She is a Certified Public Bookkeeper through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeeping. She is married and her hobbies include reading, cooking (especially with butter), shopping, playing board games, doing puzzles and sleeping.

 
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Nick Blackard

Nick graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  He has over 20 years of experience in both public and private accounting.  Nick is a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas Society of CPAs.  He specializes in government and non-profit auditing.  Outside of the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and family, fishing, reading and working on the family farm.

 
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Jessica Hays

I graduated from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with 150 credit hours completed. After graduation , I gained experience working for Bank of Hawaii as a Trust Tax Officer. Due to the difference in CPA requirements between the state of Hawaii and the  state of Arkansas, I am currently pursuing one course to meet the Arkansas state CPA requirements. I will begin sitting for the CPA exams upon completion of this course. I enjoy spending my time off with my husband, Matthew, and our daughter, Vela. Our family time is spent between fishing and hunting, cheerleading practices, and road trips to random destinations.