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Meet Our Team
Rooks, Waltz, Jackson and Esary, Inc. is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in GA. All our CPA's hold valid GA State CPA Certificates.
Jeff is the managing partner and a shareholder of the firm. He joined the firm in July of 1987, after earning his B.B.A. in accounting from West Georgia College. Through Jeff’s many years of experience with the firm, he has worked in practically all aspects of accounting, especially personal income tax, corporate and partnership income tax, consulting and financial reporting.
Jeff and his wife Angela have been happily married for over 35 years. Together they have a daughter, Austin, and a beautiful granddaughter, Caroline. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hunting and fishing.
Randy is a 1969 graduate of Georgia State University, with a B.B.A degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He received his Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1974, and is a member of the Georgia Society of CPA’S and American Institute of CPA’S. He joined the firm as a shareholder in 2000, after having a private practice for many years. He has numerous years experience in compilation and review of financial statements.
He specializes in income tax preparation and consulting on all types of tax returns. He is happily married to Suzanne and together they have four children and six grandchildren. He enjoys playing the guitar, singing and spending time with his family.
Leigh joined the firm in 2003. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate in 1994 with a degree in accounting. She also earned her MBA from Clemson University in 2000. Leigh has been a licensed CPA since 1996 and holds licenses in Georgia and in South Carolina. She is a member of the AICPA and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Leigh works with small businesses and individual clients to help them with a wide range of consulting, planning, accounting, tax, and QuickBooks issues. She provides corporate and individual tax services, as well as financial statement services.
Leigh volunteers time at Coco's Cupboard throughout the year. She is also actively involved with her church, and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her two children.
Angie joins the firm with over ten years tax experience and more than twenty-five years of accounting and payroll experience. She is a graduate of Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is enrolled to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She works with individuals and small businesses with planning, tax, accounting and QuickBooks issues as well as individual and corporate tax preparation.
Having a working background in non-profit industries, she also enjoys working with non-profit organizations including Form 990 preparation. Growing up in Athens, Ga she is a die-hard Bulldog fan. In 2018, she welcomed her first grandchild, Barrett. Life will never be the same! In her free time, she enjoys church activities, crafts, going to the beach and spending time with family.
Annie joined the firm in 2009. Before coming to the firm, she worked for a regional brokerage firm for ten years, five of those as a financial advisor. She graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is enrolled to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She provides corporate and individual tax and accounting services and specializes in trusts and estates. She is also experienced with tax planning, business consulting, and QuickBooks assistance.
Annie, and her husband Michael, are lifelong residents of Griffin. They have two wonderful boys, Jones and Boyd, who attend Crescent Elementary School. Annie is an active member of the Crescent PTO. They are also active members of Griffin First United Methodist Church. In her free time Annie enjoys volunteering in the community, going to the lake and beach, spending time with family and friends, and being a Georgia Bulldog fan.
Julie joined the firm in 2008 and is the Office Manager. She is a native of South Carolina. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing/Management as well as an associate's degree in Health Care Administration. She is a member of the Morning Glory Garden Club and active in the Crescent Elementary PTO.
She is happily married to Jared and they have three daughter's Carolina Grace, Chloe Lane and Charleigh Jo. Julie enjoys college football, cooking, volunteering in the community and spending time with her family and friends.
Jenny has been with the form since early 2016. She has worked as an administrative assistant for many years. As a military wife, who moved every three years, her work experience has been eclectic, but she has found her forever job at RWJE.
Jenny has been married to her high school sweetheart, Lew, Since 1987. They have lived in too many states to name but decided to make Georgia their home in 2014 after Lew's retirement from the Air Force. They have two daughters and one son in law who also reside in Georgia.
In her spare time Jenny is usually doing some sort of craft project, probably laughing and is guaranteed to have a cup of coffee in her hand.
Shanna joined the firm in 2014 as a bookkeeper. She earned her bachelor's degree in Technical Management with a focus in Accounting, as well as an associate's degree in Accounting. Shanna is also a certified Public Bookkeeper and a member of the NACPB. She is also a Certified QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor.
Shanna is happily married to Chuck and they have a daughter named Hadley and a Papillion named Woody. Shanna enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and helping other people.
Katie joined the firm in 2016 as a bookkeeper. She comes to the firm with over ten years of bookkeeping and customer service experience in the banking industry.
Katie is a native of Griffin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching college football, and working on craft projects.
Renee joined the firm in December 2017 as a bookkeeper. She comes to the firm with over thirty years of bookkeeping and payroll experience. Renee has worked in both public and private accounting during her career. She is a certified QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor.
Renee and her husband, Robert, have been happily married since 1985. Together they have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and camping.
As the newest member of the firm, Kari came to us in 2020 after staying home with her three young boys, Brayden, Braxton and Blake. She has been happily married to her husband Andrew since 2005. Prior to staying home, she worked in the banking field as a teller. She enjoys reading, crafting and traveling. Her favorite place she has traveled so far is Edinburgh, Scotland.