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Jean DeKraker, CPA, MT

Jean’s unique ability to tax plan by combining tax law and creativity gives a client new ways to view their business, trust, and estate structures for maximum tax savings. Saving taxes through proper application of the law and strategizing transactions…that is what sets Jean apart from other CPAs.

She has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, a Post-Baccalaureate in Accounting and a Masters degree of Taxation from Arizona State University.

Jean edits books on tax law and investments for CCH, a national publication house. She has also designed an online course in estate tax preparation for CCH, written articles for Arizona Women’s News, ghost written several books on tax law, and taught accounting at Arizona State University and in the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Raised on a small family farm in Williamson, New York she grew up with a love of nature. While attending Southern Illinois University, she met Hugh, her husband of almost 40 years. They moved around the midwest in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s – Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee before escaping the winters and moving to Phoenix. Their daughter Julianna recently moved from London to Dubai; son Timothy lives in Phoenix.

Jean loves to travel to experience different cultures and photograph. Some of her photography can be seen on the firm’s website, and in our offices. She is currently working to update her photography website, http://www.travelightphotos.com

Expertise: Estate and Trust, Business Tax Consulting, Tax Preparation, Retirement Planning, QuickBooks

Robin Winkler, CPA, MT

Robin has experience in public, corporate and government accounting. Specifically, she has been a public accountant for thirty years. She is knowledgeable in compilations, payroll tax returns, tax preparation and review (individual, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and estate) and tax planning. Robin excels in educating clients in accounting.

Robin has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She also has a Masters of Taxation from Georgia State in Atlanta, GA. She is a registered CPA in the state of Arizona and has worked with Jean for sixteen years.

Robin was born in North Carolina. She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona with her husband Jason with their two daughters, Christina and Ashley. Robin loves movies (especially scary ones), reading and traveling.


Ana Diaz, Tax Accountant

Ana joined our firm in June 2016 as a Tax Accountant. Ana worked for the Cave Creek School District as a teacher’s aide and a math tutor before going into this field. In 2007, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. She has 10 years of experience working in public accounting with individuals, trusts, corporations and partnerships.

Ana lives in Scottsdale with her husband and son. Her hobbies are photography, yoga and cooking and her dream is to one day attend a culinary school. She enjoys family gatherings and loves spending time with her daughter and her grandchildren, Joseph and Jocelyn. She also likes to travel and has been all over the United States and enjoys going to Hawaii and Mexico. She has upcoming plans to go on an Alaskan cruise and would also like to visit Europe in the future.

Sandi Cramer, Executive Assistant

Sandi joined our firm in February 2016 as our Executive Assistant. She has an Associate’s Degree in Business as well as 25+ years of experience as an Administrative/Executive Assistant in various fields. She enjoyed being a stay-at- home-mom for eight years in between, until her children started school, so she was fortunate to experience the best of both worlds.

Sandi is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Since moving to Phoenix 13 years ago, she has always lived in the Desert Ridge area with her teenage sons, Tristan and Ashton, and her two dogs, Peanut and Fudge, who were both rescues. She is an avid Buckeyes, Cavs, and Indians fan…being a Browns fan is a little harder. She goes back east between three and five times a year to visit family and friends but is always happy to come home to Arizona!

Sandi enjoys living a healthy lifestyle which includes working out, yoga, meditation and personal development. She prefers to be at home spending time with her family and friends, redecorating, cooking, or just watching t.v., but her favorite hobby will always be shopping!