Michael J Schwartzer, CPA - Tax Strategist
Michael graduated from Arizona State University, with Honors of Summa Cum Laude with a Business Major in Accountancy. Michael went to work for Ernst and Young, which at the time was considered one of the 'Big Six' accounting firms in the world. Michael started in tax, where he sharpened his skills as a tax specialist before moving to audit where he could further expand his knowledge.
After leaving Ernst & Young, Michael went into the private industry where he continued his development in the tax arena as he found that he had an aptitude for tax. Over the years, Michael has become a specialist in taxation, with a focus on Individual and Small business taxation.
Michael brings the expertise of a big firm but makes it affordable and practical for the everyday person or business to be able to utilize. Continued education has been a key to Michael’s success as the tax law is ever changing and evolving.
Michael resides in Scottsdale, with his wife and has two amazing kids. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and attending his kid’s sporting events.
Austin D Graff, CPA - Tax Strategist
Austin moved to Arizona from New York in 1998, and quickly became in love with the beautiful State and all it has to offer. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting.
Upon finishing college in 2012, Austin started his career as a financial advisor. Soon thereafter, Austin decided to use his accounting background and work towards obtaining his CPA license.
In February of 2016, he began working with Schwartzer Tax and Accounting, PLLC as an Associate. From there he has gained knowledge and experience in providing services that included tax preparation for individuals and businesses, payroll & compliance, and maintaining the books and chart of accounts for multiple companies with wide ranging products and services.
Austin currently resides in Scottsdale. When he is not in the office, he lives a very active lifestyle and can be found enjoying Chaparral park with his dog Simba or playing basketball at the local gym.
Nicole R Schwartzer - Chief Analyst
Nicole graduated from Arizona State University, with a Major in Fashion Merchandising and Business. Nicole has a variety of responsibilities around the office including marketing, acquisitions, analysis, and managing the office. She brings a friendly smile every day to the office.
Nicole brings 25 years of Corporate Retailing to Schwartzer Tax and Accounting, holding positions in Buying and Merchandise Planning for major retailers such as PetSmart, Sears, Dillard’s, Montgomery Wards, and Philosophy.
Nicole resides in Scottsdale with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, and attending her kid’s activities and sporting events.
Billy R Hensley II, Payroll and Bookkeeping Specialist
Billy moved to Arizona from the East Coast in early 2013. With Billy's passion for business and bookkeeping, it was only natural that he went on to obtain a degree in Accounting Paraprofessional.
Beginning his career at Schwartzer Tax and Accounting in April of 2013, Billy’s responsibilities include handling Payroll and Bookkeeping. We always know we can count on Billy to be available to provide his services and meet all the deadlines.
In Billy’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, going to the gym, traveling and sightseeing, and has a passion for coin collecting.
Debby Goldman - Relationship Manager
Debby graduated from Columbia College with a bachelor’s degree in Radio Broadcasting. Upon graduating Debby decided to join a family retail business where she managed stores and later got involved in the corporate office.
Debby brings over 25 years of experience holding a variety of responsibilities including management, human resources, accounts payable/receivables, payroll, purchasing and supply chain logistics. Debby brings this wealth of knowledge to our firm.
A Chicago native, Debby fulfilled her dream and moved to Arizona in 2008. She now resides in Desert Ridge with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she loves traveling, movies and spending time with her family.
Ebonee Rios - Tax Specialist
Ebonee graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting. Shortly after graduating Ebonee moved to Arizona.
Thomas Patrick, CPA - Tax Strategist
Thomas grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University receiving a B.A. in Mathematics. He continued his education receiving a Master's in Accounting from Bowling Green State University. Following college, Thomas moved to Denver, Colorado and worked for a regional CPA firm in the tax and audit departments.
He was sought out by a large Ford dealership and became their controller until 1980 when he decided to returned to school to pursue his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver. Thomas and his family moved to Spokane, Washington where he managed and later acquired a CPA practice that serviced small and medium size businesses in aspects of taxation, business management, retirement planning and ownership transition for 35 years. He brings a vast amount of knowledge and background to our firm.
Thomas is married with three grown children. His wife an avid baker, and Thomas an avid golfer. They love to travel and both are long time Rotarians.