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Meet Our Staff

Our Team

Laura Murphy, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant

Laura Murphy joined the Gerety team in January 2017 immediately after receiving her Master's Degree in Accounting from UNLV.  Having acquired her CPA license in March 2019, she is now a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs. Before becoming an accountant, she owned and sold a digital imaging company with operations in over 20 countries.  She is also a California Registered Geologist with experience in environmental and engineering geology.  In her free time, Laura enjoys scuba diving, camping, gardening, participating in Toastmasters, and spending time with her husband and pets.

Georgiana Marinoff, CPA, Staff Accountant 

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Georgiana earned her combined Bachelor & Master’s degrees in accounting before relocating to Toronto, Canada in 1996 where she lived for four years.  In late 2000, she and her husband moved to Las Vegas and never left.   Her accounting career started in 1992 in the banking industry. In 2001 Georgiana became a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois and in 2006 became a Nevada licensed CPA. She has worked in public accounting since she moved to Las Vegas in 2000 and is thrilled to be part of the Gerety team.


In her free time, Georgiana enjoys reading, hiking and travel.  She particularly likes to experience new cultures, learn new things and strive for continuous self-improvement.  She also enjoys nature and is an animal lover.

Cyndi Bacon, Senior Staff Accountant

Cyndi joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2007. She has been working in the accounting field for over thirty years starting at a car dealership and working for several accounting firms over the last eighteen years. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Although she was born in Canada, she's an Air Force fledgling, and a long-time resident of Las Vegas.

Adam G. Mirochnik, CPA, Senior Staff Accountant

Adam G. Mirochnik joined the Gerety team in September 2021. Adam is a Senior Staff Accountant in the Bookkeeping Department. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from UNLV in 2014. Adam was hired by the Nevada Gaming Control Board as an auditor in February 2015. During that time Adam worked and studied for his CPA license and received his license in March 2019. Prior to the Gaming Control Board, Adam worked as an Accounting Assistant at DiTronics Financial Services.

Adam enjoys woodworking, micro soldering, and playing with his daughter.

Ken Jackson, CPA, Staff Accountant

Ken joined Gerety & Associates in November 2020 as a Staff Accountant.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2009, and he received his CPA license in 2019 while working in public accounting in Mississippi.


Ken is a native of Mississippi.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.


Tally Gilchrist, Enrolled Agent, Staff Accountant

Tally Gilchrist joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs team in January 2021 as a Staff Accountant. She started working in the accounting field in 2013, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon her departure from the military, she went to school at the University of South Carolina, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Integrated Technology. She became an EA in December of 2020.

Prior to joining Gerety & Associates, she worked at local accounting firms where she specialized in not-for-profit accounting and expatriate tax returns. Her experience is not limited to just tax returns and research, she is a QuickBooks Online & Desktop ProAdvisor as well. Tally is also fluent in Spanish and enjoys conversing with clients in their native language.

After living in every state on the East Coast, Tally and her husband relocated to the West Coast. Where she once rooted for the New York Rangers, she is now a Golden Knights fan. She is proud to call Vegas her home and is looking forward to a long tenure with Gerety & Associates, CPAs. She hopes to continue providing outstanding service to clients and their needs. 

Armen Melik, Enrolled Agent, Staff Accountant

Armen Melik joined the Gerety team in August 2021. He has lived in Las Vegas for the past 15 years. Originally from Uzbekistan, city of Tashkent Armen obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a major in Finance. He studied Accounting at UNLV and became an Enrolled Agent in June 2021. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked at Anderson Business Advisors’ tax department preparing individual and business tax returns.

Armen enjoys spending time with his daughter, relatives and friends. He am a member of local orthodox church. Russian is his native language and he likes to read or listen Russian classic literature. Armen’s favorite activities include hiking, camping, working out, playing soccer, snowboarding, skydiving and cooking.

Wendy Rutkowski, Senior Bookkeeper

Wendy Rutkowski became part of the Gerety Team in December of 2015. She brings 20+ years of experience in the bookkeeping profession and strives to bring practical solutions to the services provided to the clientele. Wendy is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She has significant bookkeeping experience in all aspects of business and bookkeeping functions and has been using QuickBooks since 2004 for a wide range of industries. She attended Joliet Junior College in Illinois and Arapahoe Community College in Colorado with an emphasis on accounting. Originally from Illinois with stops in Las Vegas and Nebraska, Wendy relocated after 12 years from Colorado in 2013 where she worked as a bookkeeper for an accounting firm in Centennial and also serviced clients independently for a number of years. Her wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters are the love of her life along with the family’s two large dogs. She is delighted to be part of our firm and appreciates the work/life balance and professional growth the firm encourages.

Cheri Johnson, Senior Bookkeeper

Cheri Johnson joined the Gerety & Associates, CPAs team in December 2018. She has been working in the bookkeeping field for 30+ years and is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. Over the last 5 years, Cheri has been helping companies with bookkeeping nightmares get back on track. She loves the investigative work involved in these assignments; fitting the puzzle pieces together that results in a clean, complete financial picture. She is elated to be a part of the Gerety team - where once you walk through the door, you know you are with family.

Cheri was raised in Las Vegas but moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after high school, where she lived for 24 years. She has 3 wonderful children, and 3 grand-dogs, that are the loves of her life. Cheri also enjoys spending time with her mother, niece and 2 grand-nephews and is a book-worm and history buff.

Autumn Gatesman, Staff Accountant

Autumn Gatesman joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2019 and is looking forward to a long and rewarding tenure.  A native to Las Vegas, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from UNLV in May 2016.  Prior to joining the Firm she worked for a local law firm’s tax department which specialized in small business tax returns.


Autumn plans to sit for the CPA exams in the near future.  Her hobbies include playing softball, hiking, and training her dogs.

Michael Sanchez, Staff Accountant

Michael Sanchez is a Las Vegas native who graduated GCU in October of 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and will sit for the CPA exams in 2019. Prior to joining Gerety & Associates, CPAs Michael worked for US Bank where his love for helping clients accumulate and protect wealth encouraged his desire to practice accounting.


Michael was married in 2018 and enjoys spending his free time snowboarding and target shooting with his friends and family. He has two boxers that he and his wife love taking to the mountains or dog park and are excited at the prospect of their growing family.

Milea Leding, Staff Accountant

Milea joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in February of 2019 shortly after receiving her Master’s Degree in Accounting from Western Governors University and is working towards her CPA license.  She is no stranger to Gerety & Associates as she had been the firm’s private Yoga Instructor for eleven years.  Prior to joining Gerety & Associates as an employee, she owned and operated a Yoga business for over twenty-one years providing group classes and private one-on-ones.  

Proud to call Vegas her home, she enjoys eating at new restaurants, dancing to live music and exploring the events that only Vegas can offer.  Milea is thrilled to be a full-fledged member of the Gerety & Associates family and looks forward to improving her skills and contributing to the outstanding service that individuals and businesses come to expect from the firm. 

Jake Peterson, Staff Accountant

Jake Peterson joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2021 shortly after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Accounting from UNLV in 2020. With plans to sit for the CPA exam in 2021, he is looking forward to a long and rewarding career with the firm. Prior to joining the team, he started an Auto Detailing company conducting business both in Las Vegas, Nevada and Saint George, Utah where he learned knowledge about conducting a small business, building long term business relationships, and perfecting his customer service skills to all his clients. He enjoyed overseeing the day-to-day operations as well as completing the bookkeeping and tax returns each year. With 6 years of Bookkeeping experience coming from a private firm, he has been studying and working in the field since 2014.

Jake enjoys spending time on the golf course and traveling as often as possible. He also enjoys spending time with his two long-haired Chihuahuas, family, and friends whenever possible. His hobbies include hiking, working out, playing softball, and supporting his two favorite teams the New Orleans, Saints and the Las Vegas Golden Knights. 

Caleb Vaughan, Staff Accountant

Caleb joined the team at Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January 2021 as a Staff Accountant. Receiving his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting from California State University of Fullerton in 2019, he now plans on getting his CPA license. Prior to joining the firm he worked for RSM Irvine and plans to bring that same passion and love for saving people money to Gerety & Associates.

A food connoisseur, Caleb’s hobbies include free diving for lobster, spear fishing, camping, and cooking. This summer he plans on golfing and spending lots of time by the pool with loved ones.

Kylee Carlson, Staff Accountant

Kylee Carlson joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in February of 2021 as a Staff Accountant. Kylee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from UNLV. Prior to joining the firm, Kylee worked in both bookkeeping and tax departments of local CPA firms. Kylee was born and raised in Las Vegas and she is proud to call this city her home. She enjoys riding horses, reading, and spending time with her family.

Brenda Benavidez, Staff Accountant

Brenda joined Gerety & Associates, CPAs in July of 2021 as a Staff Accountant. She has worked in the Tax Industry for over 5 years and specializes in Tax Research. Brenda received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Cal Poly Pomona and is working toward obtaining her CPA license.

Brenda's hobbies include reading, attending musicals, and playing with her dog. She also enjoys traveling and has a goal of getting her passport stamped at least once a year.

Janice Hill, Bookkeeper

Janice Hill joined the work-family of Gerety & Associates, CPAs in May 2015 and is enjoying every minute! A seasoned Bookkeeper of 40 plus years, Janice is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and brings an abundance of experience and energy to the team. She is dedicated to the clients she serves and applies her skills and knowledge to deliver high quality work.

When asked what she likes about working at Gerety & Associates, CPAs, Janice states, "I love the puzzle that I put together as I work. I enjoy helping the team complete a project. I'm comfortable here at Gerety & Associates, CPAs and I love coming to work". Originally from the Midwest, Janice is a long-time Las Vegas resident. She is musically talented and plays the piano. She enjoys sewing, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and dogs. "I'm looking forward to a long tenure with the Firm, it's better than I had imagined" shares Janice.

Delia Garcia, Bookkeeper

Delia Garcia started with Gerety & Associates, CPAs in January of 2016. She does bookkeeping for some of the Firm's clients, and the Firm as well. Delia came to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in 2001 and started working at a construction company as a Human Resources Clerk then worked up to Human Resources Generalist until 2007 when the economy and construction started slowing down. It was then that she changed her focus and pursued Bookkeeping in 2008. Delia is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She enjoys that Gerety & Associates, CPAs supports professional growth. "I liked that one of the Core Values of Gerety & Associates, CPAs is to support and encourage professional growth as the lifeblood of the organization's success. It's inspired me to consider returning to school to pursue a degree in accounting to better myself and to keep learning. I also like that the Firm is very different from what I have worked in the past. I am most definitely interested in learning new things and progressing," Delia says.

Delia loves spending time with her family, especially her grandson. The work/life balance and respect shown, professionally and personally, to each and every employee makes that something she can look forward to.