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CATHERINE B. CRABTREE, CPA

cathy@alkon-levine.com

Cathy Crabtree recently joined our team and has become our Special Services guru leveraging her 24 years of accounting experience as an auditor and controller to boost our firm’s ability to better serve our valued clients. Cathy’s passion for accounting is limitless, so much so that ever since becoming an accountant she has been providing pro bono accounting and bookkeeping services to non-profit organizations.

Cathy partakes in a variety of past times from baking to cycling, and from Scottish country dancing to relaxing on her dock in the Adirondacks.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
    Former member and chair, Employee Benefits and Human Resources Committee

Education

  • BA, History, The College of Wooster
  • Certificate of Accountancy, Bentley University



KATHRYN EVANS, CPA

kathryn@alkon-levine.com

Kathryn Evans is a respected CPA with over 25 years in the industry. An efficient and effective multi-tasker, Kathryn is ready to handle anything from entrepreneurial consultations for start-up businesses, to intricate tax preparations, to tackling the complexities of financial reporting. Since A&L is self-described as “the outsourced controller for closely held businesses” Kathryn’s wide spectrum of experience serving individuals, family-owned operations, and start-up corporations make her a natural choice to serve as your go-to consultant for all your business needs.

Kathryn is a lover of the arts, especially culinary, photography, and dance.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
    Member, Women in Accounting Committee

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Stonehill College



MICHAEL FOWLER, CPA

mike@alkon-levine.com

Mike Fowler’s nearly 25 years in public accounting have given him a wealth of diverse industry experience. He has worked with every sort of business from the small and family owned to large corporations. Here at Alkon & Levine, Mike is our go-to person for financial analysis especially cost accounting. Mike relishes the problem solving involved in cost analysis and has helped many of our clients, including landscapers, restaurateurs and software developers, with the pricing of their goods and services. His overarching theory in regards to prudent financial management is a simple one: “Spend less than you earn!”

Mike is an enthusiast of anything that takes place in the great outdoors especially fishing, hiking, boating, and riding snowmobiles. A part-time tinkerer, he hopes to one day build his own Hot Rod.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Husson University



JOE NEWPOL Esq, CPA, LLM

joe@alkon-levine.com

Being both an attorney and a CPA Joe Newpol is an “accountant’s accountant.” He specializes in complex tax matters often involving researching complicated tax cases and rulings. When needed, he also represents clients in front of the IRS.  We also call on Joe to provide continuing education to our staff.  Though the magnitude of his duties seem considerable, they are easily executed by a man who is also a current Bentley University professor and a past recipient of the Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence.

Joe dreams of one day cruising the coast of Maine in an Austin Healy 3000.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Education

  • BA, Mathematics, Boston University
  • JD, LLM in Taxation, Boston University School of Law



MARY OLDMIXON, CPA

mary@alkon-levine.com

Mary Oldmixon, an experienced accountant, has been one of Alkon & Levine’s most dedicated CPAs for over a decade providing tax, accounting and consulting services to both individuals and small, closely held businesses. She constantly looks for ways to provide additional value to her clients and will often go the extra mile for them. Internally, Mary spearheads our efforts to employ the latest technology to improve the delivery of client services.

Mary is an enigmatic problem solver who uncoincidentally loves puzzles. Her trick to solving financial puzzles is to “follow the cash!”

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Education

  • BA, Accounting, Boston College



PAM PIANTEDOSI

pam@alkon-levine.com

Joining Alkon & Levine 4 years ago, Pam Piantedosi is one of our QuickBooks ProAdvisors and is often called upon to assist with software installations and troubleshooting. A flexible team player, Pam diligently executes multiple duties for our firm including bookkeeping and accounting services, administrative support and IT.



While Pam’s free time is frequently spent cooking, listening to music, writing and spending time with her extended family, her true passion is her hometown of Watertown, MA where she was elected as the first woman Town Council President and where she continues to serve on many boards and commissions.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • QuickBooks ProAdvisors
  • Member, Microsoft Tech Net

Education

  • Dual AA, Legal/Social Services, Aquinas College
  • Paralegal Certification, Bentley University



ELLEN RIDGE, CPA, MBA, MST

ellen@alkon-levine.com

Ellen Ridge’s scholarly dedication to mastering her craft plus her 20+ years of experience as a tax planner, preparer, and small business consultant make her a trusted advisor to many of our small business clients. She approaches financial management in a conscientious and professional manner and her clients, many who operate legal and medical practices, and professional services corporations, value her organized and attentive nature. She consults regularly on ways to improve business operations, internal controls and accounting systems. To her clients and prospective clients alike, Ellen also extolls the value of hiring a CPA to ensure the best outcome.

Ellen enjoys working in Newton due to its close proximity to the sports venues, theaters, and museums of Boston. One of her fondest memories is a family trip to the tropical Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Bentley University
  • MST, Bentley University
  • MBA, Babson College



JEFFREY A. WARFIELD, CPA, MST

jwarfield@alkon-levine.com

Recently joining our firm, Jeff Warfield brings to A&L over 20 years of experience advising both large and closely held businesses on complex tax matters, providing individualized tax advisory services to high net worth individuals, and consulting both individuals and businesses on foreign tax issues. In addition to direct client service, Jeff works with the rest of the A&L team providing technical and research support and review services. His advice for clients is “always be organized with your documentation as it will save you time and money in the long run.”

Outside of the office Jeff takes pleasure in hiking with his family, coaching his children’s sports, and volunteering his time and expertise to further the missions of his favorite non-profit organizations.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Bentley University
  • MS, Taxation, Bentley University


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