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Our Team

We've built our firm on lifelong relationships rooted in performance and trust.

Meet The Team

Darren R. Bowman, CPA


Darren received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the College of Mount Saint Joseph, and has been a CPA since 1991.  With over 25 years of business accounting and tax planning, Darren is an expert at developing strategies for business growth and sustainability. He specializes in small business consulting, planning, accounting, and tax mitigation. 

Darren and his wife, Lisa, live in Harrison, and have two sons.  He serves on his church Finance Committee and plays bass for the worship team on Sundays. Darren and his wife actively participate in mission groups and are thankful for the opportunity to serve those in need.

Spencer Ford

Chief Operating Officer – Wealth Advisor

Spencer received his Bachelor of Arts from the Cincinnati Christian University in 2012, and he continued his studies to obtain his Master of Arts in Counseling in 2015. Spencer is passionate about helping others to be their best, whether it is in their personal or financial life. This passion led him to Conservative Financial Solutions (CFS) and Harrison Tax Advisors (HTA). He is delighted to work with clients and help them plan for their financial future at CFS while fulfilling his duties as the COO for both CFS and HTA . Spencer has passed the Series 65 securities exam and has his insurance license for Life and Accident and Health in the State of Ohio, which allows him the opportunity to advise clients on investments and retirement planning. When he is away from the office, Spencer spends his time with family and friends, and enjoys exercising.

Risa Dole

Operations Manager/Accountant

Risa is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati where she earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting. Risa enjoys working with small businesses, addressing all of their payroll, accounting, and bookkeeping needs.  Risa has extensive rental consulting and tax planning experience from both her professional career and from personal real estate properties that she owns in the area.  

Risa and her husband, Mike, live in Harrison and have three children.  She enjoys gardening, volunteering at local schools, antiquing, and spending time with her family. 

Luke Bowman

Staff Accountant

Luke is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Luke is currently studying to obtain his CPA license to follow in the footsteps of his father, Director and CPA Darren Bowman. Luke is a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. As a former college athlete, Luke enjoys watching sporting events, particularly baseball, in his spare time.

Paula Gorman

Client Service Representative

Paula received her Associate Degree in Accounting in 2010 from Ivy Tech. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at Franklin University. Paula actively meets the needs of our clients by performing payroll, accounting services, and the preparation of individual tax returns.

Paula is a resident of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and adores being a mother to her daughter Kendall. In her spare time, she enjoys backyard volleyball and cookouts with family and friends.

Mary Beth Gandy

Administrative Assistant

Mary Beth is a graduate of Xavier University.  Mary Beth meets and greets clients both in person and on the phones during tax season.  She diligently prepares tax returns and contacts clients when they are ready to be picked up.  Mary Beth provides assistance in the office by answering the phone, copying and downloading documents, and any additional tasks needed by the team. 

Mary Beth and her husband, Todd, live in Harrison. In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, vacation/party planning and bible study.

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