Sandi Leyva, CPA, Founder, Owner, President

Sandi Leyva, CPA

Sandi Leyva, CPA, is the founder and owner of Sandra L. Leyva, Inc., which includes two divisions: Accountant’s Accelerator, offering marketing and practice growth training and speaking, and Accelerator Websites, offering done-for-you digital marketing.

Sandi has helped thousands of CPAs, EAs (IRS Enrolled Agents), bookkeepers, consultants for QuickBooks, and accounting software resellers get more business through her marketing strategies, web site and copywriting formulas, and millionaire mindset. More than 100,000 people have read her books and articles, used her training and coaching tools, or heard her speak at conferences.

Sandi was named one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders for 2014-2020 and one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting (2014-2015) by CPA Practice Advisor. She won a 2013 Stevie Award for “Maverick of the Year,” and is a former member of the prestigious Forbes Coaches Council. Her work has been noted by Forbes, CBS News, PBS, Dallas Morning News, San Jose Mercury News, Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Today’s CPA, and The Practical Accountant. She is a regular contributor to CPA Trendlines. See all of her awards here.

Sandi has earned several marketing-related certifications. From Google, she has earned certifications in AdWords Fundamentals, Search, Display, and Mobile, Analytics Individual Qualification, and Digital Sales Certification. From Digital Marketer, she has completed certifications in Facebook paid traffic, conversion funnel, analytics, and search marketing. From SEMrush, she has completed numerous courses on SEO, content, PPC, and competitive market analysis. She is Constant Contact Certified, a Constant Contact Solution Provider, a ScheduleOnce Certified Partner, and a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network. Sandi regularly attends the top marketing conferences to remain leading-edge on all things marketing.

Sandi has authored 30 books, hundreds of CPE courses, and over 2,000 articles for clients such as Microsoft, Intuit, and the American Institute for CPAs. Prior to starting her business in 1993, Sandi served time in two Fortune 500 companies.

Sandi is one of a handful of women in the world who has copiloted a tiny six-seat, single-engine airplane over the oceans and around the world. Her book, Following Amelia: A Modern Day ‘Round-the-World Flight, describes her death-defying adventure along with the two award-winning humanitarian trips she managed to fit in along the way.

Sandi earned an MBA, holds a CPA in Texas and California, and earned an MS in neuroscience. She is an avid traveler and has visited 100 countries, including a backpacking trip alone around the world. Her volunteer work in Kenya, Russia, and Nepal earned her an AWSCPA Public Service Award and a Baird Community Service Award. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with family.

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Our Virtual Accelerator Websites Team

Marjory Rase, Web Marketing Designer

Marjory Rase, Web Marketing Designer

Marjory Rase has a rare combination of marketing and technology skills. She sets up all of our training webinars and courses, develops clients’ websites, works on SEO, automates marketing funnels, and creates client logos and brochures. She has earned many marketing certifications, including Constant Contact.

Marjory is resourceful, adaptable, creative, and technical. She has experience in graphic design at design companies and has participated in a group art exhibition. She studied First Diploma Media at Grimsby Institute, earned a BS in Multimedia Arts and Sciences, and was a Silver Medalist at Mapua Institute of Technology.

Marjory speaks English and Filipino. She has lived in England and the Philippines. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, read and create art.

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Annie Tao, Web Marketing Designer

Annie Tao is a talented web developer, graphic artist, and a really awesome writer. She develops client websites, performs technical SEO, sets up our self-study courses, and designs our clients’ ad graphics. She is also our primary video designer and editor.

Annie is detail-oriented, a fast learner, creative, and technical. She has experience with WordPress, CSS, several programming languages, writing content, and advanced graphics software. Annie earned a BS at University of California, Davis, double-majoring in Computer Science and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Annie speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. In her spare time, she likes to code, draw, and drink milk tea.


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Cutter Slagle, Content Writer

Cutter Slagle joined the Accountant’s Accelerator team as our resident content writer in September 2019. He is responsible for writing social media posts for our clients, showcasing their services and expertise, and producing some of the valuable blog content we provide our clients.

Cutter is a creative and innovative individual; he absolutely enjoys finding new and fun ways to best advertise our clients’ businesses and their services and loves that he is able to help their business grow through their social media channels. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in creative writing from The Ohio State University.

Cutter is a traditionally published author who is currently working on his third psychological suspense novel. In fact, he wrote his first novel when he was just 12 years old! Besides reading and writing, Cutter also loves to run. He also once pursued the acting field and has previously starred in some local commercials, student films, and a web series. Cutter is a huge fan of the TV series Sex and the City.

 

Erin Black, Social Media and Marketing Administrator

Erin Black is our Social Media and Marketing Administrator. Erin started with the company in July 2020 and performs customer service and company marketing tasks as well as social media for clients. Her favorite part of the job is working with a small team of people whose goal is to help others thrive in their industry!

Erin has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Cleveland State University. Her hobbies include reading and practicing yoga. She loves animals and hopes to have multiple dogs and cats one day! One of her favorite TV shows is Psych and her favorite movie series is Harry Potter. She loves to travel and her favorite places so far have been Jeffreys Bay, South Africa and Assisi, Italy.

 

Our Team of Vendors

Tammy Lamont, CPA

Tammy Lamont, CPA, is our outside accountant. She is the Founder and Owner of Lamont Accounting Services, LLC based in Georgia. She loves working with owners of small to mid-sized businesses and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.

Prior to starting her own firm, Tammy worked for a large reputable CPA firm as well as several companies in managerial and director roles in accounting. Blending her Fortune 500 experience with her entrepreneurial spirit, Tammy provides innovative and forward-looking accounting and business insights to her clients.

Tammy earned a BBA from Georgia State University after putting herself through school at night. She is a licensed CPA in both Texas and Georgia, a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Women Business Owners. When Tammy is not working, she loves reading, traveling, camping, and spending time with family and friends, especially if it’s on a lake. Visit her website at lamontaccounting.com.

 

Kim Harris, Payroll Services

Kim Harris runs our payroll. She is founder and owner of San Jose, CA-based Harris Business Services which provides bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, consulting, training, and set-up services for QuickBooks® for small and mid-sized businesses. With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Kim loves taking care of the accounting details and complexity so her clients can get back to running and growing their businesses.

Prior to starting her own business, Kim worked as an LVN, a claims adjuster, and various accounting roles. Kim has a deep knowledge of the QuickBooks product lines and holds every Intuit QuickBooks certification available. Kim is also a Certified Business Profit Advisor and a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Golden Gate University. When she is not working, she enjoys tennis, plays a good game of pool, cooking new dishes, and watching courtroom dramas and detective shows. Visit her website at harrisbusservices.com.