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Our Team


Jim Byrd, CEO

Jim is the owner of Income Taxes and Bookkeeping. He has been preparing taxes since 1974. He is a graduate of Winchester Community High School and Ball State University and attended Hanover College. Jim has three children. Jared, works at Ardagh and is married to Tanya with two children Delaney and Jayven; Jordan, works at Ardagh and Income Taxes and Bookkeeping; and Darcy Deisler, is a Nurse Practitioner at Ball Hospital and is married to Nate who works as a Supervisor at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion.




Jessica Smithson, Office Manager

Jessica has a BA in Business Administration. She is AFSP certified and listed in the IRS list of preparers. She has four children and one grandchild. Her son Camden is in the Military and stationed in Korea.





Christina Holmes, Winchester and Union City

Christina is a graduate of Winchester Community High School and has attended Indiana Wesleyan and Ivy Tech. She has several years of office experience and tax preparation. She will be managing our Union City office. She resides in Ridgeville and has 2 daughters, Randi and Rikki.




Melissa1.jpgMelissa Cox, Portland

Melissa D Cox has been a member of our team for many years. Melissa is a Portland resident along with her husband and children. She received her associate’s degree in accounting from Ivy Tech. Her interest in taxes started with doing her families and her own tax return. When she was enrolled in college she did her internship with the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) for low income and elderly families. While doing that her interest grew even more and decided to direct her accounting abilities toward tax returns. Melissa has passed the annual tax education requirement for 2018 and is ready to serve you, your families and your business.




Debra Smithson, Portland and Winchester

Debra has over 40 years of accounting and tax preparation experience. Debra has a BS in business. She is AFSP certified and listed in the list of IRS preparers. She works primarily out of the Portland office. She is married to Kelly and they reside north of Ridgeville.




Beth Noggle, Union City

Beth has been in our Union City office since it opened. She has several years of business and tax preparation experience. She resides in Union City with her family.




Jordan Byrd, VP of Marketing

Jordan is a graduate of Ball State University. He is also employed at Ardagh in Winchester. He brings to our organization a more youthful point of view and is responsible for our innovative and creative marketing.





Lori Bowling, Virtual Assistant

Lori is the voice you hear when you are calling in. She resides outside of Fountain City with her husband and three sons. She has several years of experience in various fields of business. She loves spending time with her family and writing. She has written a children's book that she may publish one day. She looks forward to talking with you!




Angela Newman, IT Manager

Angela has her own business. She is a 2009 graduate of Ball State with over 10 years of technology support experience.  We share her with others, but she can be reached at 765-894-0678. She resides outside of Winchester with her husband and two sons.