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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, Mr. Suplee is a graduate of Villanova University. With a consistently positive track record and extensive experience navigating Florida’s financial framework, Mr. Suplee has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1974 and has built a secure foundation over the years for his work to operate and expand from. In his profession, he 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, and spending time with his wife, five sons, and grandchildren.

Norman J. Shea, III, CPA

Shareholder

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

President of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A., Mr. Shea is a graduate of Emory University and a long-time Florida resident. Mr. Shea has been immersed in the climate and machinations of Florida’s financial landscape for four decades and has been a practicing Florida CPA since 1978, also acting as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As a third generation of the firm, Norman has deep family roots in his profession and works with genuine care, counseling clients in all areas of individual and corporate taxation, business planning, corporate strategies, financial objectives, and management advisory services.

As an active member in professional and communal organizations, Norman has supported many groups 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

While not working, Norman enjoys playing golf and tennis, flying, and traveling with his family.

Thomas R. Cramer, CPA

Shareholder

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

Vice President of Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, Mr. Cramer graduated from Florida State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1985. Since then, he has garnered impressive experience in the industry and honed his career to focus specifically on financial accounting and audits. Responsible for supervising all compilations, reviews, and audit engagements in the Firm, Mr. Cramer plays a significant role in contributing to the success of the firm.

Tom is actively involved in several professional organizations, including but not limited to the Team Tony Cancer Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Sarasota, and various professional organizations. As enthusiasts and long-time enjoyers of Sarasota’s elegant landscape and paradisiacal weather, Tom and his wife love spending time outside and engaging in activities to appreciate all that Sarasota has to offer.

Jay D. Miller, CPA

Shareholder

jay@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext. 110

After graduating from the University of South Florida in 2005 and earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Mr. Miller became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Florida in 2007 and worked in public accounting for seven years before joining the firm, specializing in taxation on individuals, partnerships, corporations, and trusts during that time. Currently, Jay holds many responsibilities in the firm including tax compliance, planning and research, and mentoring and reviewing staff accountants’ tax work.

Jay is involved in several organizations, serving as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as Treasurer for First Step of Sarasota, and as part of the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accounts.

In his down time, Jay enjoys playing basketball, fishing and boating on Sarasota’s beautiful waters, and traveling with his wife and three daughters.

Candy L. Kessel, CPA

Shareholder

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

A 1989 graduate of the University of South Florida, Ms. Kessel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and has spent decades in her career whetting her skills, specializing in the taxation of individuals, trusts, estates, partnerships, and corporations. Candy’s main responsibilities include tax preparation, tax compliance, tax planning and research, bookkeeping, compilation services, and assisting clients with accounting system setups. These setups aid their businesses greatly in terms of organization and uniformity, as does the training that she provides for their accounting and bookkeeping staff. In the firm, she also mentors and reviews staff accountants’ tax work.

Candy is a member of several organizations pertinent to her profession, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council. She has impacted the Gulf Coast Chapter for many years in several nodes of power, serving as President (2010-2011), President-elect (2009-2010), Secretary (2008-2009), and on the board. She is also on the Board of Trustees on the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship Foundation and was president during 2014-2015 and served on the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Council (Board of Governors) from July 2015 thru June 2019.

Marina Diner, CPA

Shareholder

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

Graduating from San Jose State University in 2000 and holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems, Ms. Diner started her career working in both private and public accounting for six years before joining the firm in 2003. Soon after, she became a Certified Public Account and earned her license to practice in both Florida and California. During her years of experience in both public and private accounting, Marina’s focus has sharpened, fixating primarily on the taxation of individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and estates. Since joining the firm, her main responsibilities have culminated to tax compliance, planning, research, and mentoring and reviewing staff accountants’ tax work. In virtue of her career and practice, valuing quality over quantity and always striving for the best level of work, Marina has become a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Apart from her work, Marina enjoys spending her time reading, following elaborate schematics for building Legos, dancing, and spending time with her husband, son, and four-legged companions.

Managers

Amanda R. Ross, CPA

Tax/Audit Manager

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

A graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Ms. Ross joined the firm in 2007, soon receiving her CPA license in August 2009. Since kickstarting her career with the firm, Amanda has garnered extensive experience in both taxation, such as with corporate and individual, and audits, including not-for-profit auditing, Form 990 preparation, and governmental and Single Audit auditing and reporting. In light of her skillset and exposure, Amanda is a member of both the American and Florida Certified Institute of Public Accountants.

Mark O Engel, CPA, MST

Tax Manager

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

With over 20 years of experience in business, individual, and trust taxation, Mr. Engel joined the firm in 2019 to further implement these skills into his career. In his practice, he has branched out and has also represented clients before the IRS and various state taxing agencies. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, Mark continued his education and earned a Masters of Science degree in Taxation from The University of Baltimore. He is a licensed CPA in Maryland and Florida and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Accountants.

Accountants

Barbara J. Hilt, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

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

Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Upper Iowa, Ms. Hilt is a certified public accountant in Wisconsin and Florida. In the firm, Barbara’s career focuses specifically on the taxation of individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Her other responsibilities include bookkeeping and compilation services.

Tyler W. Caruthers, CPA

Senior Audit Accountant

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

Born and raised in Arcadia, FL, Mr. Caruthers pursued higher education and received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida and thus joined the firm in 2014, earning his license as a Certified Public Accountant in April of the same year.

While not working, Tyler enjoys fishing, hunting, and any other outdoor activity.

Jordan T. Crouch, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

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

After graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mr. Crouch pursued the next level in his academic career and graduated from the Manderson Graduate School of Business. Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in Florida and Alabama, and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Becky E. Strunk

Senior Tax Accountant

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

After graduating from Marshall University in 1988 and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Ms. Strunk worked in both private and public accounting for nine years before joining Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, P.A. in 1997. Now, the consummate years of Becky’s career has led to a concentration in individual and business taxation.

Candace N. Moss, MSA

Staff Tax Accountant

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

With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida, earned in 2008, and a Master of Science in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University in 2011, Ms. Moss joined Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein the same year to apply her skills. Candace’s responsibilities at the firm include bookkeeping, tax compliance and research.

Adam L. Gardner, Enrolled Agent

Staff Tax Accountant

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

Before joining the firm in August 2011, Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and cumulated expansive experience that hedges almost five years in both public and private accounting, with the majority in public accounting with small businesses. The primary focus of his practice is on tax preparation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships.

Born and raised in Sarasota, Adam has deeply entrenched familial ties here in Florida and is a third generation Sarasota High graduate.

Christine A. Jarvis

Staff Tax Accountant

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

Since joining the firm in July 1999, Ms. Jarvis has worked on various tasks for clients, including bookkeeping and tax preparation of payroll for corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individuals.

Lezlie M. McKenna

Staff Tax Accountant

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

Before joining the firm in September 2002, Ms. McKenna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and worked in both public and private accounting for fourteen years, cultivating extensive experience that also included taxation and planning at both corporate and individual levels. 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

After graduating from the University of South Florida, Mr. Suplee focused on finance and asset management. However, after joining Suplee, Shea, Cramer & Rocklein, his skills sharpened, his concentration thus morphing into individual taxation.

In his down time, Tom and his three boys stay busy playing any sport they can find a ball for and enjoying Sarasota’s world class beaches.

Kristi Wong

Staff Tax Accountant

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

After graduating from Christopher Newport University in 2018 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Ms. Wong joined the firm in 2019, and she is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration as well as CPA certification. Kristi’s responsibilities include tax preparation for individuals, corporations, and partnerships, as well as bookkeeping projects and compilation services.

While not at the office, Kristi enjoys cooking, working out, and other outdoor activities.

Alicia Lopes

Staff Tax Accountant

alicial@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext.106

Before joining the firm in 2020, Ms. Lopes cultivated over fifteen years of experience in accounting, assisting small businesses with bookkeeping, budgeting, and financial reporting. Alicia’s career has been centered around optimistic values and confidence, working hard and with determination that has always paid off.

Outside of work, Alicia loves to read and dance and spend time on Sarasota’s beautiful beaches, particularly at sunset.

Administrative Support

Debra Yarger

Office Manager

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

Phyllis Corbett

Paraprofessional/Admin Support

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 Jay Miller

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

Elisabeth Hamilton

Administrative Assistant to Candy Kessel and Marina Diner

elisabeth@suplee-shea.com 941-366-3600 ext.128

Jennifer Cross

Administrative Assistant

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