Your Business Is Ours, Too.

Since 1985, we’ve called Austin home, and the people and businesses that have grown up around us family. Whether it’s tax advice or business planning, we take a personal, tailored approach to helping your turn your dream and vision into results. Let’s get to work.

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Arbor Creek North                     Arbor Creek West

LocationArbor Creek North

Jim Clark, CPA

Director

Jim is a native Austinite having graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the McCombs School of Business and was privileged to represent the university as a member of the football team. He has been licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant since 2007. Jim started his career in public accounting in 1999 navigating international individual taxation in Houston. When the opportunity arose to move back to Austin, he joined his father’s tax practice and eventually took it over. After years of working as a sole proprietor, he decided to join a small local firm and found Arbor Creek Tax. Jim enjoys working with clients and coaching them in all aspects of tax and life. He spends most of his free time with his wife, Amy, while watching the activities of their four children.

Cassandra “Casey” T. Anderson

Principal

Casey is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and has been a licensed CPA since 1999. She was an owner of Threadgill, Ryan & Associates, P.C. before joining Arbor Creek Tax & Consulting. Casey is a current member of the Austin Chapter of TSCPA and the Estate Planning Council of Central Texas. She feels privileged to work with some of the most fascinating people in helping them with tax compliance and planning. Casey grew up in El Paso, Texas, which she loved, but once she saw the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country, she was hooked and has spent most of her adult life in the Austin area. When not in the office you can find her enjoying the great outdoors, the local music or just spending time with her husband.

Jose M. Vela

Tax Manager

Jose is a graduate of the University of Texas at Brownsville with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant. Jose has been practicing public accounting since 1998 working on business and individual clients. He is a current member of the Austin Chapter of the TSCPA. Jose was born and raised in Brownsville and is a United States Navy Veteran. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He particularly enjoys empowering clients with QuickBooks knowledge.

Thomas Cepek

Senior Tax Accountant

Tom is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant and is also a Certified Pro Advisor in QuickBooks. Tom has 13 years of experience in public accounting in Pennsylvania and over 5 years of public accounting experience in Texas. He is a current member of the Austin Chapter of TSCPA. Tom was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He moved to Texas in 2014 to take advantage of our seasonal temperatures. He enjoys preparing and reviewing tax returns for a wide range of individuals, corporations and partnerships.

Leslie Acosta Bhattacharya

Tax Advisor

Leslie began her career in public accounting at a small CPA firm in Houston. Two years later, she married, moved to San Francisco, and began her family. She spent 4 years working at KMPG and then working with a local estate planning attorney. Recently, Leslie moved back to Texas with a renewed interest in public accounting. She enjoys working with individuals and their trust and estate compliance work. Leslie earned her LLM in Taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law, her JD from South Texas College of Law, her MBA in Accounting and BBA in Finance from the University of Houston.

Robyn Blackwell

Tax Advisor

Robyn is a graduate of Schreiner University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She began her career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse Coopers and transitioned into tax at Arbor Creek in 2019. Robyn is a Texas Hill Country native and moved to Austin to enjoy the outdoors, running, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

Virginia Craig

Tax Accountant

Virginia has been with the firm since 2012 as a seasonal tax accountant behind the scenes. She graduated summa cum laude from Park University with a BS degree in Healthcare Administration and a second major in accounting. Previously, Virginia owned and operated a bookkeeping and tax office in a small town in Far West Texas. She conducted several Town Hall meetings and was a guest editorialist in the local paper to help people understand their taxes in the new world of electronic filing, how their refunds would be received, and explain how the IRS would communicate with them directly if there was a problem with their taxes or refund. When Virginia is not working on taxes, she is a wife and mother to two amazing grown daughters. She loves to travel, doing crafts, is a voracious reader keeping up to date on current issues, reading fiction and non-fiction books and attending all types of concerts, musical performances, museums and enjoying all that Austin and Central Texas has to offer.

Sharon Babin

Office Manager

Sharon is a longtime Texas resident originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in General Business. She has been in the Office Administration/Customer Service industry for over 20 years. Sharon’s optimism and passion for people help her strive to provide superior customer service to our clients. She enjoys greeting clients and guiding them in getting answers to their tax related questions.

Keegan McGarity

Office Manager

Keegan began his career in operations as a clerk at a distributor in Houston. Over the next 9 years he worked his way through the ranks across multiple industries. In 2017, he moved to Austin to enjoy the Greenbelt and to be closer to family and friends. He enjoys a challenge and looks forward to the opportunities that lay ahead.

LocationArbor Creek West

John Clements, CPA

Director

John is an Austin native who graduated from Texas State University (FKA Southwest Texas State University) with a BBA in Accounting in 1998. He kicked off his career with Greg Salley as an Intern in 1997 and became a Texas Licensed CPA in February of 2000. John then became Greg’s business partner in 2007 and is honored to help serve our clients’ tax and accounting needs. He enjoys fostering relationships with new/existing clients and being a trusted advocate for them. John and his wife Shilo are blessed to have three smart, wonderful children. They enjoy spending their time off with family and attending their kids’ extracurricular activities.

Greg Salley, CPA

Principal

Greg grew up in the South Plains of West Texas and is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting. He has been a licensed CPA since 1982. He moved to Austin in 1983, founded his CPA practice in 1986, and has been serving the firm’s clients in Austin and beyond for over 35 years. Greg asked John to become his business partner in 2007, and the firm was rebranded Salley & Clements, PC. Both Greg and John, along with all our staff, have a passion for providing thoughtful and innovative tax and accounting services in a friendly manner. Greg and his wife Nancy are proud parents of three young adult children - twin daughters and a son. He enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends, golfing, and fishing.

Tori Davis

Office Manager

Tori joined the firm that she now considers family in 2015. She is originally from California but has built her life here in Texas. Tori met her husband in 2013 and had her daughter, Penny, in 2017. Since then, her life has been filled with dinosaurs, tea parties, and adventures of all sorts

Amy Ingram, CPA

Tax Manager

Amy is a graduate of Howard Payne University with a BBA in Accounting and has been a licensed CPA since 1990. She began working for the firm in 2006 and enjoys the relationships she has developed with her clients over the years. Amy works on all different types of tax returns, including individual, partnership, corporate, and trust returns. Amy has been married to her high school sweetheart since 1987. Amy and Brad have three amazing married children and three precious grandchildren. When not working with her clients, you can find Amy driving to the Dallas, Fort Worth area to spend time with her kids and grandkids.

Sheila Coates, EA

Senior Tax Advisor

Sheila is originally from Western New York and graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Elmira College in 1993. She moved down to Texas right after graduation and immediately began her career in tax and bookkeeping in Austin. She enjoys working with clients and strives to provide great customer service. Now that her children are young adults, Sheila hopes to start traveling and dancing with her husband in her spare time.

Dustin Aycock

Senior Tax Advisor

Dustin has been working in the tax industry since he graduated from the University of North Texas in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Taxation. Since his graduation, he has worked in specialties including individual and entity tax preparation, research and development tax credit, and cost segregation credit analysis. Dustin’s favorite part of the job is helping clients navigate ever-changing tax laws and helping his fellow staff learn and grow. In his free time, Dustin loves to cook unnecessarily complicated food like making his own graham crackers and marshmallows for smores, a 25-ingredient mole sauce, and a pork chili verde that is simply the best according to anybody who has tried it. Dustin also loves spending time with his wife and two dogs (a goldendoodle and sheepadoodle).

Madeline Hamilton

Senior Tax Advisor

Madeline graduated from Midwestern State University with a BBA in Accounting. Madeline worked in private accounting before transitioning to tax work, where she has over a decade of experience. Madeline’s most important role is being a mother to two handsome boys. When she’s not building legos, she’s reading a book or watching a movie.

Nipa Bhakta

Tax Advisor

Nipa is a native Texan, born and raised in the Dallas, Fort Worth metroplex area. Nipa succeeded in academics with a Bachelor's and Master's in business from Texas A&M-Commerce. With a successful career in accounting, Nipa has a strong passion for being part of a team. She enjoys helping small business owners and individuals find accounting solutions to unique financial problems. Nipa enjoys traveling and exploring different parts of the world and learning about new cultures.

Angie Gubser

Business Advisor

Angie graduated with a BBA from Oklahoma State University. She is originally from Oklahoma but considers herself a Texan, where she’s lived since 2002. Angie is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor with over 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries, all while building long-lasting relationships with her clients. She enjoys live music and traveling with her husband and daughter in her spare time. However, they are chasing a soccer ball and enjoying the outdoors on most weekends.