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Meet Our Management Team

Our Team

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.

Kirstin L. Lambrecht, CPA, Director


Kirstin has over 15 years of tax experience and has worked on numerous large and small engagements. Kirstin has a wealth of experience, including engagements such as trust and estate planning, business consulting and also Business Valuation work in the past. Kirstin is responsible for overseeing a variety of tax and consulting engagements for the Firm and works closely with the Dan Gerety to serve clients by providing the highest level of expertise and professionalism possible.

Candace H. Johnson, CPA, Director


Candace H. Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant and has more than 30 years of tax consulting, estate and trust administration, tax research and tax planning experience. She is totally involved in every aspect of each client's financial well being and devoted to obtaining the best tax and financial solutions for all of our clients.

Candace is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Tax Section and the Nevada Societies of Certified Public Accountants. She is current Chairman of the NVCPA Society Tax Committee and has served on the board of directors of the Indiana CPA Society and various non-profit organizations and as past-President of Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council. She serves a Treasurer of the Gift Planning Advisors of Nevada and as Treasurer of Lutheran Society Service of Nevada. She has spoken on a variety of tax topics before many organizations and taught continuing educations classes for other accountants.

Candace received her BS degree from Concordia College and her accounting classes at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She is a licensed investment advisor.

Deborah J. Walsh, EA, Director


Debbie has more than 30 years of tax experience. She currently specializes in complex estate planning, assisting our clients with their accounting needs as well as income, gift and estate tax returns, and other estate management needs and plans.

Prior to joining Gerety & Associates, CPAs, Deborah worked at a major private accounting firm; early in her career, she was a Tax Preparer and an Appeals Officer with the Internal Revenue Service. Debbie has a Bachelors Degree from Colorado State University, and is a member of the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council. She also is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and is a member of the National Society of Enrolled Agents and the Nevada Chapter of Enrolled Agents.

Kristi Tate Walton, CPA, Manager


Since Kristi's childhood, she has loved numbers, helping others, and solving problems. When she started college, she was interested in teaching elementary school with hopes of leading children to her love of math and the learning process. After many years of trying to find the perfect match of Kristi's passion for learning, playing with numbers and touching people's lives, she found accounting was the path she needed. Kristi believes the debits and credits keep her balanced, the constant tax law changes and complexities make learning a necessity in her daily life, and the strong bond that ties her to clients and co-workers fills the nurturing values and special relationships that she was searching for in a career.

Kristi Tate Walton joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2009 after moving to Las Vegas in November of 2008. She obtained her CPA license and was promoted to Supervisor in January 2015. She is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University - Shreveport. Kristi is excited to contribute her knowledge and experience to serving the Firm’s clients. She enjoys the professionalism of the Firm but also the flexible, laid-back and fun approach to accounting and tax that the Firm allows. Kristi and her husband Sean were married in Las Vegas in 2010. Their son Lincoln was born in 2012 and daughter Savannah in 2013. Kristi loves being married and being a mother to her babies. She is looking forward to a seeing her children grow and learn as well as a long and rewarding tenure with Gerety & Associates, CPAs.

Kristi is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Treasurer of the William Boone Keith Circle of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Secretary of the Erin MacDonald Foundation, and a member of the Finance Committee of the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas.