Dan joined the firm in 1995 after working as a senior tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche. Two years later he became Managing Partner and CEO, responsible for all firm operations. He has over 27 years of experience working as a technology consultant, small business owner, controller, and certified public accountant. His specialty areas include tax, healthcare, real estate, and business consulting. He has successfully negotiated healthcare practice sales and acquisitions for a number of medical and dental practices as well as assisting numerous dentists and doctors with startup of a new practice.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He is very active in his community, serving on various boards, such as the Garland County Economic Development Corporation, Chairman (2010), Treasurer (2017); Hot Springs Fifty for the Future, Chairman (2016), Treasurer (2013-2014); Metro Little Rock Regional Economic Development Board, Executive Committee and Treasurer (2017); Hot Springs Area Community Foundation, Vice Chair (2016 – 2017); Greater Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (2003 – 2015), Vice Chair – Economic Development (2010) and Chairman (2005); Oaklawn Foundation, Inc. – A foundation supporting education and Senior Health Issues –Treasurer and Board Member (2006 -2010); Garland County Habitat for Humanity – Firm has provided all accounting services on a reduced fee or pro-bono basis since its inception in 1998.
501.624.7400, ext. 300
Matt joined the firm in 2013 after he relocated to Hot Springs. He has over 16 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis in taxation.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as the Treasurer of the Garland County Habitat for Humanity and enjoys giving back to the community whenever possible.
Matt enjoys playing golf, working on do-it-yourself projects, and spending time with his family. He is married to Nori and has two daughters, Emma and Neily.
Bob was one of the original founders of the firm in 1978. He has over 40 years of public accounting experience. He is currently working part-time and helps with firm administration, reviews staff prepared financial statements and tax returns, client relations, and investments. His specialty areas include tax, retirement plans, estate, and business consulting.
Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as treasurer on several local non-profits organizations such as the YMCA, his church council, and the local University of Arkansas Razorback Club.
501.624.7400, ext. 850
Brooke and her family relocated to the Hot Springs community and joined Duncan, Messersmith & Associates, Ltd. in 2016 to provide financial advisory, client consulting, and accounting services. Brooke holds a Master of Accountancy from Missouri State University, certification in forensic accounting, is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA). When not in the office, she and her husband are frequently found at many local events volunteering with and cheering for their two teenagers.
501.624.7400, ext. 900
Robyn joined the firm over 19 years ago. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Henderson State University in 1991 and earned her CPA license in 1992. Prior to joining the firm, she was the Assistant Controller of Arkansas Bank & Trust.
Robyn is married to John and has two children, Chris and Rachel. She is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Arkansas Society of CPA’s. She spent over ten years actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys kayaking, gardening and her dogs.
501.624.7400, ext. 800
Kim graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. She joined the firm in 2010 after a successful career running her own accounting practice in Colorado for 25 years. Kim’s responsibilities include monthly write-ups, payroll, income tax preparation and financial analysis. Her specialty is aiding the business owner in managing and analyzing their financial affairs so they may concentrate on making their business successful. Kim and her horse are accomplished competitors in the show ring and have won championships all over the country. Kim enjoys hunting, fishing, all water sports but most importantly, her grandkids. Kim speaks fluent Spanish and serves as an interpreter for mission teams to Spanish speaking countries.
Cindy graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She worked with CPA firms in Mississippi and Texas before joining the firm in 2004. Cindy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and specializes in income tax and sales tax preparation.
501.624.7400, ext. 400
Penny joined the firm in August 2015 after relocating from Stamps, Arkansas. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Southern Arkansas University. She has worked in public accounting for over 24 years with an emphasis in payroll, bookkeeping and data entry. For two years, she worked in a family doctor’s office learning the daily operations of the business while enjoying day-to-day contact with the patients. Penny loves spending time with her son and her dog, and enjoys anything that involves being outdoors, especially walking the beautiful trails of Hot Springs.
501.624.7400, ext. 500
Arlean joined the firm in 2002, she is responsible for payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Prior to joining the firm Arlean worked in banking for over 25 years where she worked in Bookkeeping, Properties and Accounting. Arlean enjoys spending time with family and friends and especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
501.624.7400, ext. 950
Ruth’e joined the firm in 2009 and brings with her years of office and human resources management experience. She excels at customer service, database management, workflow efficiency and procedures, and office technology. Out of the office, Ruth’e loves being out in nature and teaches weekly classes on happier and healthier living with essential oils. She is also a trained opera singer and can be seen regularly in opera, musical theater and solo productions throughout Arkansas.
501.624.7400, ext. 111
LaVerne joined the firm in 2012 and spends her time at the front desk greeting and assisting the wonderful clients of the firm! She has many years of experience in executive assistance positions in diverse corporate and business settings as well as experience in bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation. She enjoys church activities, participates in mission trips and is a member of the choir. LaVerne enjoys spending time with her family; her son, Kevin, her daughter, Leslie, and her delightful and entertaining granddaughter, Bethany!
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