Shareholders/Partners


Donald E. Oxner

CPA/PFS, CVA


Donny is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (’82) and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), including the Personal Financial Division. Donny earned the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting and Auditing and the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses. He earned certification as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) in 1997. Donny is a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA) and has served as past President of the organization’s Pee Dee Chapter. He has also served on the Accounting Careers Committee and the Continuing Professional Education Committee of SCACPA. Donny earned certification as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in 1999. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Tracy S. Huggins

CPA


Tracy is a graduate of the College of Charleston (’91) and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1993. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Tracy is a past President of the Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA. He has received the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement in Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses. He was named the firm’s Audit Partner in May 2000. As the director of our Audit Division, Tracy supervises an extensive range of audits, including for-profit, not-for-profit, governmental, and employee benefit plans.

Alison M. Benson

CPA


Alison is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’00). She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in March 2000 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2004. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). On July 1, 2014, Alison was made a partner in the firm becoming the first female partner in the firm’s history. Alison provides income tax planning and consulting services for individuals and closely-held businesses. She specializes in servicing high-net worth clients that operate primarily in the healthcare industry.

James M. Sheehy

CPA


James is a graduate of Clemson University (’95) and began practicing with a small accounting firm in Hartsville, SC. James joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in February 1998 and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in September 2000. James is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). James is a past President of the Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA. His current position with the Firm is that of Senior Tax Manager. James services a diverse client base that includes high-net worth individuals, closely held business entities, not-for profit organizations and local governments.

Managers


James Guffey

CPA


James is a graduate of Lander University (’11) and Clemson University (’12). James joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in September 2012 as a staff accountant. James was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in November 2013. James is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). His current position in the firm is that of Audit Manager.

Jennifer Oxner

CPA


Jennifer is a graduate of Clemson University (’12) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She has also received her Master of Accountancy degree from Coastal Carolina University (’13). Jennifer joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in January of 2014 as a staff accountant and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in April 2016. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Her current position in the firm is that of Tax Manager.

Staff Accountants



Tara C. Bolton

CPA


Tara is a graduate of The University of Michigan (’06). Tara joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in October of 2007 and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in February of 2010. Tara is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). Her current position with the Firm is that of Senior Staff Accountant. Tara services a client base that includes high-net worth individuals, closely held business entities, and not-for-profit organizations.

Reba Gordon

CPA


Reba is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’17) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is also a graduate of the University of South Carolina (’18) with a Master of Accountancy. Reba joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in June of 2018 and was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in September of 2019. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Kyle New

Staff Accountant


Kyle is a graduate of Clemson University (’18) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is currently sitting for the CPA exam. Kyle joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in May of 2018 as a staff accountant.

Landon Boswell

Staff Accountant


Landon is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’18) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Landon joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in January of 2019 as a staff accountant and is currently working towards becoming certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant.

Julie Willis

Staff Accountant


Julie is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’15) with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She also received her Master of Science in Accounting: Taxation from Liberty University (’19). Julie joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in October of 2019 as a staff accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Celeste Wearing

Staff Accountant


Celeste is a graduate of Charleston Southern University (‘19) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She also received a Master in Professional Accountancy from Clemson University (‘20). Celeste joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in September of 2020 as a staff accountant.

Ryan Henrickson

Staff Accountant


Ryan is a graduate of The Citadel (’22) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in May of 2022 as a staff accountant and is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

Brooke Robinson

Staff Accountant


Brooke is a graduate of Clemson University (’22) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in June 2022 as a staff accountant and is currently working towards becoming certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant.

Kelsey McLaughlin

Staff Accountant


Kelsey is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’22) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. Kelsey joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in May of 2022 and is currently working towards becoming certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA).

Business Services Department


Ellis Kirkley

Bookkeeper


Ellis graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College (’01) and received an Associate degree in Business Accounting. After graduation from FDT, she began her career as a bookkeeper at Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. She recently passed the Quickbooks ProAdvisor 2015 certification.

Katherine Jones

Bookkeeper


Katherine graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College (’03) with an Associate in Business Accounting. She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in 2006 and currently holds the position of Bookkeeper. She recently passed the Quickbooks ProAdvisor 2015 certification.

Stephanie Skipper

Bookkeeper


Stephanie graduated from Edison Community College (’05) in Naples, Florida with an Associate in Accounting Technology. She started working at Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in September 2006 and currently holds the position of Bookkeeper.

Alicia Stuckey

Bookkeeper


Alicia graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College (‘14) and received an Associate’s degree in Accounting. She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in January 2019 and currently holds the position of Bookkeeper.

Jessica Cassidy

Bookkeeper


Jessica is a graduate of Francis Marion University (’20) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in May of 2022 and currently holds the position of Bookkeeper.

Administrative Staff


Misty Butler

Office Manager


Misty joined the firm in 2002. She currently holds the position of Administrative Assistant II. Misty is a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina. She resides in Darlington, South Carolina.

Shelley Gaymon

Administrative Assistant


Shelley joined the firm in October 2019. She currently holds the position of Administrative Assistant.

Ashleigh Johnson

Controller


Ashleigh is a graduate of Francis Marion University (‘20) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She joined the firm in 2017 and currently holds the position of Controller. Ashleigh is a certified QuickBooks Online Pro-Advisor and a Notary public for the state of South Carolina.