The Dana McGuffin CPA Team

Our team of tax, bookkeeping and Certified Profit First professionals stands ready to enrich your life by helping find the missing piece in your business: PROFITS.


Dana McGuffin CPA

Dana McGuffin, CPA

Dana received her CPA in 1990. When "outsourced accounting" was first coming onto the small business scene in the 90's, she began providing bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO services for small to medium size businesses. Dana opened a CPA practice in Bedford, TX in 2006 to continue serving businesses. During her years of practice, she gained much experience with both businesses and nonprofits. In 2017, Dana purchased the Knutson CPA, PLLC practice in Southlake, TX and merged both locations.


Ashley Waychoff

Ashley Waychoff, Bookkeeping Account Manager

Ashley was born and raised in Texas and currently lives in the Southlake area. She joined the McGuffin Team in 2014, shortly after graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is currently pursuing her Masters and CPA certification. Ashley is an Intuit-certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor who trains clients how to use QuickBooks Online and Desktop. She also works with our clients to implement Profit First in their businesses. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, country concerts and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

Lynda Hatfield QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Lynda Hatfield, Bookkeeping Account Manager

Lynda has been a bookkeeper since 2005 and has prior audit experience working for the IRS.  She has been married for 30 years, with four children and five grandchildren.  She and her husband have recently relocated back to Colorado where they own a small farm. Her free time is spent helping out with new business ventures with her husband, and traveling to see family.

Mary Jo Votaw

Mary Jo Votaw, Bookkeeping Specialist

Mary Jo joined our team in 2016 after 25 years of being the "COO" of her family of six.  Originally from Southern IL, Mary Jo has lived in St. Louis, Utah and Southlake, Texas for the last 17 years.  She has been married for 27 years and has raised four Dragons with the youngest to graduate in 2018!   In her free time she enjoys Jazz played by her youngest son, reading, fitness walking and cooking Plant-Based meals.

Taryn Calli-Jalomo

Taryn Calli - Jalomo, Bookkeeping Account Manager

Taryn has nearly 20 years of progressive experience in providing quality accounting and tax services to small and medium-sized businesses. Taryn graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin. She has served as Controller for Medical Technology and Commercial Construction businesses. Her experience includes Sales Tax audit defense, Recovery Audit and overseeing the financial records of a wide range of businesses. She loves making her clients and coworkers happy with her fun-loving personality. Taryn and her family, which include four children and four grandchildren, live in North Richland Hills and enjoy traveling and family time.


Kristin Hearn, CPA

Kristin Hearn, Tax Professional & Firm Manager

Kristin is a native Texan and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Professional Accounting in 2003. She and her husband of 16 years enjoy traveling the Southwest with their two children. Kristin loves playing with her dogs and raiding the local library for good books.

Management & Administrative Team

Melissa Elliott

Melissa Elliott, Firm Administrator

Melissa is Texas born and bred! She attended Tarleton State University, met and married her best friend Shawn. They have been married 25 years and have two grown children. Her daughter is a preschool teacher and her son is a US Marine. Melissa owns and operates a small Custom Cake and Catering Business out of her home – MeMe Makes Cakes. She loves to bake and be creative. She is an accomplished musician who plays keys and leads Worship at her church. In July of 2012 she recorded a “Live at Billy Bobs” album with a local Texas Country band. Melissa supports our team in our Profit First efforts.

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