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Our People

Tom McDaniel 2020
Thomas R. McDaniel Jr., CPA

Partner, CPA - NC18320

I opened McDaniel & Company PLLC in 1993, and I’ve prided myself on providing exceptional service to all clients. My experience includes working for a Fortune 500 company as an auditor and staff accountant, a CFO for a privately-owned company and a manager of a CPA firm, and I have more than 25 years of accounting software experience. I’m a Certified Consultant for various Sage® and Intuit accounting software products. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people and professions and finding solutions to their tax and accounting needs. My goal is to help businesses become valuable and to keep increasing their value over time. I enjoy seeing clients become multimillionaires when they sell their business or transition the business to family members and/or key employees.

I’m a member of the North Carolina association of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kernersville Rotary Club. I have served on various boards including the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, the Kernersville Board of Aldermen and the Kernersville YMCA.

Outside of work, I enjoy playing golf and tennis, as well as relaxing by the lake with my wife, Laurie, and our son, Nicholas.

Areas of Expertise:
• Accounting
• Accounting Software consulting
• Financial statement analysis
• Privately-owned business consulting
• Tax consulting
• Entrepreneurial services & CFO Services
• Pass-through entities
• Multi-state tax issues
• Sales Tax
• Wholesale distribution
• Inventory management
• Franchises
• Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional Memberships and Certifications
• North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
• The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Kernersville Rotary Club

Tom's motto is:
Never taking a risk is the biggest risk of all.

Laurie McDaniel, CPA

Partner, CPA - NC16259

I’ve spent over thirty years in public accounting assisting small to mid-sized businesses and their owners with their tax and accounting needs. I have worked with clients across a variety of industries, and it has been my mission to provide quality tax and accounting services and advice to our clients. I especially enjoy my relationship with clients. I find it rewarding to provide solutions to their tax and accounting problems and watch their businesses grow.

I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and moved to the Triad after college. My husband, Tom, and I fell in love with the area and have been here ever since. Our son, Nicholas McDaniel, recently graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy. In my spare time, I love to cook and garden, and I especially enjoy time at the beach or the lake.

Areas of Expertise
• State and local taxes (multi-state)
• Tax consulting
• Closely-held businesses
• Human resources
• Entrepreneurial services
• Owner managed businesses
• High net-worth individuals
• Pass-through entities

Professional Involvement and Certifications
• Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
• Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Ashley Blevins 2020
Ashley Blevins

Accountant & Consultant

Since joining the team in 2007, I have had the opportunity to develop relationships and work closely with our clients. Providing top quality service and support is my main priority, and I believe every client deserves the best. With a wide range of experience, I can help you with your accounting, tax and software support needs. It is my job to help you and your business succeed. Allow yourself to focus on what you do best and leave the rest to us!

In my off hours, I’m very involved with my family and friends. During the summer, I play softball for a local church in Kernersville, and, on the weekends, my husband, Michael, and I enjoy outdoor activities.

Areas of Expertise
• Small business services
• Tax
• Accounting software support

Joni Jimbo 2020
Joni Jimbo

Office Manager

I was very excited to join the team in December 2018. I’ve had nearly 20 years of experience in the role of office manager and bookkeeper — first in the furniture industry, working with executives of furniture manufacturers as well as sources overseas, and later in a local direct mail advertising company, working with small business owners. I’m driven by a desire to help people by providing support for clients and my colleagues.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, home improvement projects and spending time with my husband and our two sons.

• Organization
• Passion for excellence
• Customer service

Aranza Venegas 2020
Aranza Venegas


Since joining McDaniel & Company PLLC in early 2018, I have had the chance to learn the various facets of the accounting industry. My goal is to assist our clients in maintaining their filing requirements with all government entities that are applicable and to work together with our team to resolve any financial questions that arise. With this, the hope is that our clients can focus on their growing businesses, knowing that their businesses are up-to-date on all accounting-related projects.

In my spare time, I like to work out at the gym and spend time with friends and family.

Areas of Expertise:
• Tax services
• Small business services (sales, property, payroll tax, etc.)

Morgan Yates 2020
Morgan Yates


Since joining McDaniel & Company PLLC in the summer of 2020, I have had the opportunity to learn about multiple components of the accounting industry. My top priority is supporting our clients with their accounting-related projects. With this, my goal is to allow our clients to focus on their growing businesses and feel assured that their accounting-related projects are taken care of.

In my off hours, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, new sewing projects, and practicing yoga.

Areas of Expertise
• Tax Services
• Small Business Services

Astro 2020

I’m Astro. My primary job duty is being cute, and I’m very good at it! I have also taken it upon myself to announce visitors, and it’s a responsibility that I take very seriously.

Areas of Expertise
• Being cute
• Announcing visitors

Professional Involvement and Certifications
• Obedience training

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