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Our Team

Our Team

Shareholders

T. Raymond Suplee, CPA

Shareholder

ray@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 116

Chairman of the Board of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A., Mr. Suplee is a graduate of Villanova University. He has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1974. Mr. Suplee concentrates on individual and business taxation.

Besides professional accounting groups, Ray is involved with many community service organizations, and has served on boards of:

  • Ear Research Foundation
  • The Rotary Club of Sarasota Foundation
  • Field Club
  • Field Club Foundation
  • Titanium Asset Management
  • Presidential and FOA Bank
  • Sarasota High School Foundation
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital Century Foundation
  • Girl Scouts West Coast Council
  • Police Athletic League (PAL)
  • Plymouth Harbor

In his spare time he enjoys tennis and golf with his wife, five sons and grandchildren.

Norman J. Shea, III, CPA

Shareholder

norman@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 117

President and managing partner of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A., Mr. Shea is a graduate of Emory University. Norman has been a practicing Florida CPA since 1978. He counsels clients in all areas of individual and corporate taxation, business planning, corporate strategies, financial objectives and management advisory services.

Norman, a third generation of the firm, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is actively involved in professional and community organizations and has served as a Trustee and Director of the following organizations.

  • Argus Foundation
  • Annette J. Hagens Memorial Foundation
  • The Irma Schuster Foundation
  • The Field Club
  • The Field Club Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Sarasota
  • Gator Creek Golf Club

Norman enjoys golf, tennis, flying and traveling with his wife and two daughters.

Thomas R. Cramer, CPA

Shareholder

tom@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 111

Vice President of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A., Mr. Cramer graduated from Florida State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985. He concentrates on financial accounting and audits. He is responsible for supervising all compilations, reviews and audit engagements.

Tom is actively involved with the America Red Cross and various professional organizations. He and his wife, Joan Marie, long-time Sarasota residents, have one daughter and enjoy fishing and sports.

Joseph E. Rocklein, III, CPA

Shareholder

joe@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 107

Treasurer of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A., Mr. Rocklein is a Florida native, graduated from the University of South Florida and has been practicing CPA since 1989. Mr. Rocklein's concentration is in the area of taxation serving individual, corporate, partnership, estate and trust clients. His clients include athletes, construction, funeral homes, manufacturing, professional services, medical and legal professionals.

Joe is a member of the Tax Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is actively involved in little league, AAU, the Florida Heritage Festival and other professional, community and church organizations. Joe enjoys golf, skiing, boating, and fishing. He and his wife have four children.

Candy L. Kessel, CPA

Shareholder

candy@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 105

Candy graduated from the University of South Florida in 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Her primary focus is the taxation of individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships and corporations. Her main responsibilities include tax preparation, tax compliance, tax planning and research, bookkeeping, compilation services, and assisting clients with accounting system setups for their businesses and providing training for their accounting and bookkeeping staff. She also mentors and reviews staff accountants' tax work.

Candy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has served on the Gulf Coast Chapter as President (2010-2011), President-elect (2009-2010), Secretary (2008-2009) and was on the board for several years. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation and was president during 2014-2015. As of July 2015, she was elected to the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Board of Governors.

Marina Diner, CPA

Shareholder

marina@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 123

Marina graduated from San Jose State University in 2000 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems. Before joining the Firm in 2003, Marina worked in both private and public accounting for six years. Marina has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2003, and is licensed to practice in Florida and California. Marina’s primary focus is the taxation of individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts. Marina’s main responsibilities include tax compliance, planning and research, as well as mentoring and reviewing staff accountants’ tax work.

Marina is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jay D. Miller, CPA

Shareholder

Jay@Suplee-Shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 110

Jay graduated from the University of South Florida in 2005 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Jay has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Florida since 2007. Before joining the Firm, Jay worked in public accounting for seven years with a primary focus on individuals, partnerships, corporations and trusts. Jay’s main responsibilities include tax compliance, planning and research, as well as mentoring and reviewing staff accountants’ tax work.

Jay is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jay serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulfcoast Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Managers

Jesse Kohler, CPA

Tax/Audit Manager

jesse@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 113

Jesse graduated from Florida State University in 1993 and holds a MBA with a concentration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Finance/Risk Management and Insurance. He received his CPA license in May of 2000. Jesse has over fifteen years’ experience in public and private accounting.

His experiences include auditing, review, compilation, agreed-upon procedures and compliance testing services, federal and state corporate, partnership and individual tax preparation, financial statement preparation, bookkeeping, and other general accounting services.

Jesse is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Amanda R. Ross, CPA

Tax/Audit Manager

amanda@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 118

Amanda joined the firm in 2007. She is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, and she received her CPA license in August 2009. Since joining the firm, she has gained extensive experience in both tax and audit, including corporate and individual taxation, not-for-profit auditing and Form 990 preparation, and governmental and Single Audit auditing and reporting. Amanda is a member of the American and Florida Certified Institute of Public Accountants.

Accountants

Kim Szuhany, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

kim@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext.121

Kim graduated from The George Washington University in 1986 and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy “With Distinction”. Before joining the firm in 2016, Kim worked in public accounting since graduating. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is licensed to practice in Florida and Maryland.

Kim’s primary focus is on individual, corporate and partnership taxation, including tax compliance, planning and research and reviewing staff accountant’s work. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Barbara J. Hilt, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

barbara@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 129

Barbara graduated from the University of Upper Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is certified as a public accountant in Wisconsin. Barbara's main focus is in taxation of individuals, partnerships and corporations as well as bookkeeping and compilation services.

Becky E. Strunk

Senior Tax Accountant

becky@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 103

Becky graduated from Marshall University in 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Becky worked in both private and public accounting for nine years before joining Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A. in 1997. Becky’s concentration is in the area of individual and business taxation.

Tyler W. Caruthers, CPA

Staff Tax Accountant

tyler@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 125

Joining the firm in 2014, Tyler was born and raised in Arcadia, FL. In 2011 he received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida. Tyler was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in April of 2014. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and any other outdoor activities.

Patrick J. Hrabos, CPA

Staff Tax Accountant

patrick@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 126

Patrick graduated from Flagler College and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Accounting. Before joining the Firm in 2014, Patrick worked in both private and public accounting for five years. Patrick has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2014. His primary focus is in the area of taxation with tax preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships. Patrick enjoys staying active through running, swimming and cycling.

Erika B. Hunter

Staff Tax Accountant

erika@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 120

Erika is a graduate of Saint Leo University and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Accounting. Erika joined the firm in late 2002 and has worked on and led a variety of clients and projects, including various bookkeeping projects, principal and income accounting, and tax preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts.

Candace N. Moss, MSA

Staff Tax Accountant

candace@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 127

Candace graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2011 and holds a Master of Science in Accounting. She also holds Bachelor of Science in Accounting which she received from the University of Central Florida in 2008. Candace joined Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A. in November 2011 and her responsibilities include tax compliance and research.

Adam L. Gardner, Enrolled Agent

Staff Tax Accountant

adam@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 130

Joining the firm in August 2011, Adam has both public and private accounting experience that spans almost five years with the majority in public accounting working with small businesses. His primary focus is in the area of taxation with tax preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Born and raised in Sarasota, he also is a third generation Sarasota High graduate.

Christine A. Jarvis

Staff Tax Accountant

chris@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 104

Chris joined the firm in July 1999 and has worked on various clients, including bookkeeping, tax preparation of payroll, corporations, partnerships, trusts and individuals.

Lezlie M. McKenna

Staff Tax Accountant

lezlie@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 122

Lezlie joined the firm in September 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Lezlie worked in both public and private accounting for fourteen years before joining Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A. Lezlie has extensive experience in corporate and individual taxation and planning. Lezlie also serves as Treasurer for two local non-profit entities.

Thomas A. Suplee

Staff Tax Accountant

toms@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 108

Tom Suplee joined Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A. in 2007. After graduating from the University of South Florida, his professional focus was finance and asset management. He now specializes in individual taxation. Tom and his three boys stay busy playing any sport they can find a ball for and enjoying Sarasota’s world class beaches.

Administrative Support

Debra Yarger

Office Manager

debi@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 112

Phyllis Corbett

Paraprofessional/Admin Support

Julie Binkley

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

julie@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 101

Kathy Munkelwitz

Executive Assistant to Norman J. Shea, III and T. Raymond Suplee

kathy@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 114

Karen Tamutus

Administrative Assistant to Thomas R. Cramer and Joseph E. Rocklein, III

karen@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 102