The Dana McGuffin CPA Team

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




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.


Lynda Hatfield, 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.

Mendy Forehand, Account Manager

Mendy was born and raised in South Louisiana. She met her husband of 46 years while attending college in Houston, Texas. Go Coogs! She relocated to the Dallas area 4 years ago to spend time with her grandchildren. In her spare time, Mendy loves to read, fly kites, and relax on the beach.

Jayne Araya-Carlisle, Account Specialist, CPA

Jayne is a seasoned accountant with over 20 years of corporate accounting, external audit and internal audit. She is the mother of two kinder-grad Dragon daughters, the youngest graduating in 2020 and both are currently attending Texas A&M. When she is not working she enjoys being outdoors, gardening and spoiling her "live-wire" Boston Terrier.

Trent Spinks, Account Manager

Trent started his career in Construction and Warehouse Management. In 2012, he decided to start a second career journey by returning to college to pursue a degree in accounting at the University of North Texas (UNT). He graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Dec 2016. He has six years of combined experience in non-profit and for profit bookkeeping, financial reporting, tax preparation, and account management. In his free time he enjoys cooking and camping with his family.

Sue Bednarczuk, Account Manager, CPA

Sue Bednarczuk is a native of Texas and received her accounting degree from Texas Tech University. She is a CPA with an extensive background in financial management and tax. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out, mountain biking and traveling.

Caitlyn Garland, Accountant

Caitlyn Garland is a senior at Northwestern State University of Louisiana studying Accounting with a minor in Computer Information Systems. She is originally from north Louisiana, and now lives in Southlake where she will finish her degree online. She has two spoiled cats and enjoys spending her free time reading and writing.

Management & Administrative Team

Ashley Jones, Business Development Manager

Ashley Jones is a native of Chicago and believes a good pizza place is a must. She received her Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a seasoned professional with experience in management, banking and customer service she enjoys talking to people, helping them grow personally and professionally and sharing new ideas. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and listening to music.