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LAURA CLIFFORD, PRESIDENT, PARTNER

CPA, QB ProAdvisor

LAURA CLIFFORD, PARTNER

CPA, QB ProAdvisor

Laura began her career with Fox & Company in December 2011.  She worked her way from college intern to president of the firm.  She holds a BSB in Accounting from Murray State University and received her CPA certification in December 2014.  

Laura currently serves as the Chair of the Mayfield-Graves County Chamber of Commerce.  She is also a graduate of the 2015-2016 Mayfield-Graves County Leadership program and treasurer for Project Carat Paducah, a non-profit providing durable medical equipment to those who can’t afford it.  Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, traveling, and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

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JOHANNA FOX TURNER, VICE PRESIDENT, PARTNER

CPA, CFP®, RLP®

JOHANNA FOX TURNER, VICE PRESIDENT, PARTNER

CPA, CFP®, RLP®

Johanna graduated with a BS in Accounting from David Lipscomb College, where she was valedictorian of her class. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1980 and opened the CPA firm in 1995.  Her desire to help all clients as much as possible led her to become a Certified Financial Planner in 2006.  In 2007, she made the steps to open Fox & Company Wealth Management (formerly Milestones Financial).  She now serves as vice president and advisor to Fox & Company CPAs while focusing her time on the growth of our sister company.

Johanna serves as treasurer and sits on the board of the Mayfield-Graves County YMCA.  She is past president of the Mayfield Graves Chamber of Commerce and a former city council member.  In her free time, you will find Johanna nurturing her garden, working out at the Y, or taking trips to see her beautiful grandbabies.

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Ashley Walsh

CPA, MBA, QB PROADVISOR

ASHLEY WALSH

CPA

Ashley graduated from University of Idaho in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Theater and from Murray State University in 2017 with her MBA – Accounting Option. She received her CPA Certification in October 2018. She joined our firm in June 2018, and has been excited to work with our diverse group of clients ever since.

Ashley loves taking her children to explore national parks, showing them the wonders of nature, and visiting her family in the Pacific Northwest.

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LEILA FARMER

CPA

LEILA FARMER

CPA

Leila graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2009 with dual degrees in accounting and finance. Prior to Fox & Co, she spent five years working for CPA firms in Tallahassee, Florida with a specific focus on tax advice. She passed the CPA exam in 2019 and joined the Fox & Company team as a remote CPA in Florida.

Outside of work, Leila enjoys going running with her Golden Retriever, Harry. She is also an avid traveler, who has visited 6 continents and can’t wait to visit all 7.

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Ben LePere

CPA

Ben LePere

CPA

Ben graduated with his Master’s in Accountancy from Middle Tennessee State University in December of 2014.   Prior to working at Fox & Company, he spent four and a half years working for Deloitte in Nashville, TN as a Senior Tax Accountant.  He received his CPA license in April of 2019 and joined Fox & Company in August of 2019 as a remote CPA.

When he’s not in the office, Ben likes to spend as much time as he can outdoors.  He enjoys hiking, camping, and backpacking.  He also enjoys traveling both to new places and to visit friends and family.

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Raleigh Parker

Staff Accountant

RALEIGH PARKER

Staff Accountant

Raleigh is currently a graduate student at Murray State University, pursuing a MBA – Accounting option.  She recently graduated from Murray State with her BSB in Accounting in May of 2019.  Raleigh had previously interned with us through a co-op with her high school and rejoined our team in February of 2016.

She is a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma and is an alumna of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.  In her free time, Raleigh is either volunteering in Murray or studying in Waterfield Library.  When school isn’t in session, you can find Raleigh exploring through Land Between the Lakes, swimming around Kentucky Lake, or spending quality time with friends and family.

 

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Nicole Kaletch

Bookkeeper

NICOLE KALETCH

Bookkeeper

Nicole graduated from Murray State University in May 2002.  Prior to Fox & Company, she developed a work history including financial operations, marketing, retail management, and office administration.  She joined Fox & Company in May 2015.

She serves as an active member and secretary of the Graves County Cooperative Extension Council. On the weekends, Nicole and her family love to chase history, whether it’s visiting a museum or exploring a Civil War battlefield.  And when she isn’t tracking new explorations, you will find her discovering new worlds in the latest fiction series.

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MAKAYLA HARVEY

BOOKKEEPER

MAKAYLA HARVEY

Bookkeeper

MaKayla currently attends West Kentucky Community and Technical College and is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Accounting. MaKayla has previous experience as an accounts payable and accounts receivable clerk, an administrative assistant, and as a financial assistant at a nonprofit organization.

When she is not at work, you can find MaKayla nose deep in a textbook studying for her education. On the weekends, she often travels to Muhlenberg County to visit her and her husband’s friends and family in their hometown.

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REBECCA FAIRLESS

OFFICE MANAGER

REBECCA FAIRLESS

oFFICE MANAGER

Rebecca is from Southern Illinois and graduated from Murray State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor's degree is Accounting. She recently joined Fox & Company in December of 2018. Rebecca has previously been employed as a coordinator and bookkeeper.

When she's not at work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to travel and finds ways to share many new experiences with her twin girls. 

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JOCELIN GARCIA

INTERN

JOCELIN GARCIA

INTERN

Jocelin is a student at West Kentucky Community and Technical College and is pursuing a Bachelor's in Accounting. Jocelin previously interned with us through a co-op with her high school and rejoined our team in December of 2018. She previously worked as a teller in a local bank.

Jocelin enjoys traveling to California and Mexico to visit family and explore new places. She loves spending her free time with her family and friends.