Shareholders/Partners


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). He began practicing with a small accounting firm in Hartsville, SC before joining Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in February 1998. James was certified to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in September 2000. James is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) (Dec ’14) and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS)(Feb ’15). In September 2019, James earned his Master of Taxation from Villanova University. Currently, James is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA). On July 1, 2017, James was made a partner of the firm and is currently the Director of Taxation. James services a diverse client base that includes high-net worth individuals, closely held business entities, and not-for profit organizations.

Managers


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). 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.

Landon Boswell

Senior 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.

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 Lane

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).

Patterson Kannon

Staff Accountant


Patterson is a graduate of Presbyterian College (‘21) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also received a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Winthrop University (‘22). Patterson joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in December of 2022 as a staff accountant, and he is working towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

Taylor Pond

Professional Staff Associate


Taylor Pond is a graduate of Augusta Technical College (22) with an Associate in Accounting. Taylor joined the Burch, Oxner, Seale team in October of 2023 as a professional staff associate, and is currently working towards completing her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

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 is a Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

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 is a Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

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. She is a Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

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 currently holds the position of Bookkeeper.

Monica Sellers

Bookkeeper


Monica graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College (‘16) and received an Associate’s degree in Accounting.  She joined Burch, Oxner, Seale Co. in July 2023 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 Office Manager. 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.