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Meet Our Staff

Your Most Trusted Advisor

We offer our clients a diversified team of professionals, each with a unique skill-set, working together in a coordinated effort to provide you with traditional audit services, tax compliance and planning, small business services, wealth management, and consulting services - all under one roof.  Our passion is to earn the right to be "Your most trusted Advisor".

Please take a moment and read more about our principals, our people, and our history. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us.  We would be happy to serve you.

 

Our Principals

 

James Riggs

jriggs@rrhcpa.com

James Riggs is our most experienced member of our team, with over 40 years of public accounting experience, and is one of the firm's founding partners. James is originally from Sylvania and is married to Lisa Bland Riggs.

EDUCATION:

Georgia Southern College. BBA in Accounting

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Member of American Institute of CPAs and Georgia Society of CPA's
Member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church

INDUSTRIES SERVED & AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Banking
Individual & corporate taxation
Estate & gift taxation and trust taxation

FIRST JOB:

Cutting grass for neighbors; general “gofer” for King Finishing Company

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Gardening , music, GSU football, and mentoring youth

 

 

Patricia H. Hunter, CPA

phunter@rrhcpa.com

Patricia joined the firm in 1981 and has over 30 years experience in auditing, taxation, and small business services. Patricia, originally from Statesboro, is married to Elton Hunter.

EDUCATION:

Georgia Southern College. BBA in Accounting (Suma Cum Laude)

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Member of American Institute of CPAs and Georgia Society of CPAs
Member of First Baptist Church of Statesboro
Member of Downtown Rotary Club of Statesboro

INDUSTRIES SERVED & AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Individual & corporate taxation
Local government / municipalities, and non-profit groups
Real estate companies, to include low-income housing

FIRST JOB:

Fabric & Craft department at Wolworth Department Store at the Statesboro Mall

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Gardening & Music, singing in a gospel quartet

 

Our Team

 

Christina Harrell - Senior Accountant

charrell@rrhcpa.com

Christina Harrell graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2008 and joined the firm the same year. Christina, originally from Millen, Ga, is married to Doug Harrell.

EDUCATION:

Georgia Southern University. BBA in Accounting
Georgia Southern University. Minor in Fraud Examination with Certificate
Georgia Southern University. Minor in Management

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Member of American Institute of CPAs and Georgia Society of CPAs
Member of the Statesboro Exchange Club
Member of the Statesboro Jaycees
Member of Oak Hill Baptist Church

INDUSTRIES SERVED & AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Individual & Corporate Taxation
Local Government / municipalities, and Non-profit Groups
QuickBooks Small Business Setup and Support / Training companies

FIRST JOB:

Baby sitting for family and friends

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Cooking

 

Seth Upchurch - Staff Accountant

supchurch@rrhcpa.com

Seth completed his education at Georgia Southern University in 2016 and began his career upon graduation. Seth is currently pursuing his Masters of Accounting degree and plans to become a CPA.

EDUCATION:

Georgia Southern University. BBA in Accounting

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s
Member of Hubert United Methodist Church
NASBA Center for the Public Trust Ethical Leadership Certification Program

INDUSTRIES SERVED & AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Individual & corporate taxation
Local government / municipalities, and non-profit groups
Quickbooks Small Business setup and support / training

FIRST JOB:

Stockboy at Stilson Country Corner

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Hunting, fishing, almost anything outside

 

Ally Collier – Staff Accountant

acollier@rrhcpa.com

Ally is the newest member of our professional team. She recently completed her education at Georgia Southern University. Ally is currently enrolled in the Masters of Accounting Program and plans to become a CPA.

EDUCATION:

Georgia Southern University. BBA in Accounting

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Member of Georgia Society of CPA’s
Member of Connection Church

INDUSTRIES SERVED & AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Individual & corporate taxation Local government / municipalities, and non-profit groups
Quickbooks Small Business setup and support / training

FIRST JOB:

Dance instructor

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Dance, watching moves and spending time outdoors with my dog

 

Jenny Mallard - Payroll & Bookkeeping Specialist

jmallard@rrhcpa.com

Jenny became a member of our growing family in 2013.  With over 25 years of professional bookkeeping experience, she is primarily responsible for our small business payroll compliance and bookkeeping services.

 

Kay Lane - Firm Administrator

klane@rrhcpa.com

Kay has been with the firm since 1988 and serves as our invaluable firm administrator.  Her responsibilities include overall project management and firm accounting, as well as small business payroll compliance and bookkeeping services.

 

Elaine Hood - Office Manager

ehood@rrhcpa.com

Elaine has been with the firm since 2001 and serves the firm well as our office and client services manager.  Elaine is responsible for appointment scheduling and assists with many areas of client service, to include communications with federal, state and local taxing authorities. 

 

Dana Roberts – Administrative Assistant

Dana is the newest member of our client support team. Dana has had many years of client service through various positions. Her experience has provided her with optimal interpersonal, organizational and communication skills that make her a valuable liaison between our clients and our staff.