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Meet Our Management Team

Our Team

Julie Tope, CPA, CGMA, Director


Julie Tope joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2019 with more than 17 years of experience in tax preparation and high-level tax planning.  She is knowledgeable and experienced in a number of industries including real estate, construction, healthcare, and professional services. 

      

Julie is a native of California and moved to Las Vegas in 2007.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.  She is a member of CREW Las Vegas, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Nevada Society of CPAs.  On the weekends she can be found spending time with her son, reading, or laying on the beach.  

Lourdes M. Peters, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer


Lourdes has an extensive background in both public accounting and private industry. She has more than 30 years of progressive accounting and finance experience in multiple industries, during most of which time she has held CFO/Controller and management positions. Some of the industries she has worked in include non-profits, construction, real estate, and home building.

Lourdes is a long-time resident of Las Vegas. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1979. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of CPAs.

Vicki Linton, CPA, Manager


Vicki Linton joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January of 2007. She is a native Las Vegan who began her career working for a local plastic surgeon while obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She started out as Gerety & Associates receptionist while applying for graduate school and was promoted to bookkeeper shortly after being hired. Once exposed to the accounting world, she decided to pursue accounting as a career. She enrolled in accounting classes and obtained a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She acquired her CPA license in January of 2015. She is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs.

Vicki has two children and appreciates the support and encouragement Dan provides his staff, not only in terms of long-term professional growth, but home and work life balance as well.

Mark S. Halloran, CPA, Tax Manager 


Mark Halloran joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in August 2019, originally starting his accounting career in Vail, Colorado in 2000.  Mark was more recently in Chicago, Illinois from 2004 - 2018 prior to moving to the Las Vegas area.  

 

Mark obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois in June 2000 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2003.  Mark is also a graduate from the DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Chicago, Illinois with a Master of Science in Taxation degree awarded in March 2016.  He is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.  Since graduating from college, Mark has worked on all areas of taxation with an emphasis on high net-worth individuals, closely-held entities and partnership taxation, particularly in real estate and investment partnerships.  

   

Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Hayley Jensen, CPA, Supervisor


Hayley Jensen started with Gerety & Associates, CPAs in February 2013. She has been working in public accounting for over 10 years and has spent a good portion of that time fine tuning her skills on financial statements and tax return preparation. She received her Masters of Accountancy from Southern Utah University in May 2007. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since November 2010 and is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Hayley has two small children and enjoys spending her time with family and friends. She is passionate about helping others and has truly found her calling as a CPA. Hayley appreciates the work-life balance the Firm offers and the focus on personal and professional development.

Anthony Paulson, CPA, Tax Supervisor


Anthony Paulson “Tony” is a Supervisor with Gerety & Associates, CPAs. He has a B.S./B.A. in Accounting and has been in the accounting field since 2014 and a Certified Public Accountant since 2016. Tony enjoys preparing tax returns, performing research as well as creating tax planning strategies for his clients. He is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the AICPA.

Tony dedicated three years serving in the U.S. Army. He now serves as President of his Home Owner’s Association where he works with the Board and homeowners to improve the community. He is actively involved in many personal and professional organizations. A rugby enthusiast, Tony organized a men’s rugby team while studying at UNLV. He enjoys weightlifting and encourages others to be their best self. He believes healthy living and eating are a lifestyle everyone can attain. A single dad, Tony loves to spend time with his two sons who share his enthusiasm for dirt biking, Judo and outdoor activities.

David Hess, Supervisor


David joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in November 2008, through a merger with Patricia Sanchez, P.C. He was with Patricia Sanchez, P.C. for six years, focusing on bookkeeping, client services, and individual tax preparation. David is a native of Las Vegas, and is active in his church. He also enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time. He has obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and is working towards his CPA license.

He enjoys spending time with his family and watching his little girl grow up.

Marcia Papa, Accounting Supervisor


Marcia Papa joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in October 2017. She has been working in public accounting for the past fifteen years. Marcia has focused in auditing and accounting, preparing audits, reviews and compilations for a variety of industries. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2002 from UNLV and is now in the process of obtaining her CPA license.

Marcia is originally from Brazil but has made Las Vegas her home since 1989. Marcia has two children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. The family environment and the emphasis on work/life balance is what attracted Marcia to Gerety & Associates, CPAs. Marcia is looking forward to an exciting career with Gerety & Associates, CPAs.