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Linda de marlor, president

Known by many as the Tax Lady, she is often described as one of the most engaging, fun and informative teachers and lecturers in the Greater D.C. Metropolitan Region. Linda de Marlor is revered all over the region for her intricate tax knowledge and fun-filled approach to taxes.

She has been a prominent figure in the area since the 80’s and was speaking regularly on local T.V. and radio stations. She has appeared on C-Span (check her out on our website) and regularly teaches for the Maryland Association of Realtors MAR, GCAAR, NVAR, PGCAR, and many more.


Nancy Lao, CPA

Nancy is a motivated accounting professional with proven capabilities in taxation and financial analysis. She has 18+ years of successful experience in Accounting, working in various industries including government, profit and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Nancy has been a CPA since 1997. She earned two bachelor degrees from University of Maryland in Accounting and Economics.

As a tax professional and member of the Maryland Society of Accountants, Nancy is knowledgeable and current on compliance, legislative and regulatory requirements. She works closely with individuals, and small business owners to develop and execute tax planning, compliance and reporting under stringent deadlines.


Marty Wapner, EA

Marty is an Enrolled Agent (EA) as well as the leading provider of medical reimbursement plans in the nation. He has been preparing tax returns since the late 1990s and has contributed his time as a tax counselor for the AARP Tax Program. The program provides free tax work for senior citizens within the community. His specialties around the office include end-of-year tax planning and medical reimbursement plans. The medical reimbursement plans allow self employed individuals to hire their spouse and deduct medical expenses that would otherwise be disallowed.

Marty loves tax work and though he is in the office year round, he escapes every once in awhile. When he does, you can find him visiting his children and grandchildren or hiking and biking on DC’s scenic parks and trails.


Stephen Bradford, ea, mba

Steve graduated with an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Master in Taxation from San Jose State. Steve not only has impressive academic credentials, but he also worked for the IRS (as a Revenue Agent), Ernst & Young, and managed the tax departments for several high-tech companies in Silicon Valley.

As a tax professional, Stephen has developed a strong background in IRS procedures, corporate and individual taxes, tax law and international taxes. He is well versed in taxes as they relate to S-corporations, C Corporations, and Partnerships. Stephen has strong experience with international tax issues from both a corporate and individual level; including requirements for foreign bank accounts and foreign entities.


Yolanda Chan, EA

Yolanda was born in Hong Kong and moved to the US with her family when she was 2 years old. She grew up helping at her parent’s Chinese restaurants performing various duties (no cooking, though!) in their 25+ years in the business.

Yolanda Chan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from University of Maryland, College Park in 1989. She worked for a major oil company in the Washington, DC area for 13 years and switched over to account 10 years ago. She has since gotten her EA and helped countless Tax-Masters to manage their annual tax filing.


Jay Chabbra, CPA Candidate

Jay was born in India and moved to Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 7. At the age of 14, Jay immigrated to the Washington D.C. area with his family. Jay received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in 2010.

Prior to starting his career at Tax-Masters, Inc., Jay used his education and entrepreneur experience upon graduation to form an IT company in which he helped small businesses with building websites, online marketing, and accounting services. During this time, he was able to pass all 4 parts of the CPA exam. He has worked for smaller CPA firms, nonprofits, and property management companies throughout the Washington D.C. region.

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Mary Glass, EA

Enrolled agent and Maryland native Mary Glass believes a penny saved is a penny earned so she is more than willing to go above and beyond to find her clients those exclusive tax deductions while keeping them in compliance. Since starting with our firm she has become proficient in Partnership, S-Corp and Individual tax preparation.

Outside of the tax seasons you will find Mary working on her garden with her two amazing kids or taking the occasional camping trip to Assateague Island National Park


Fidel Carreon

Fidel Carreon was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 11.

Fidel brings with him over 16 years of experience in engineering and management, working on multi-million dollar government contracts. His experience as a principal systems engineer for the Raytheon Company translates into helping clients prepare, plan and manage their tax and financial situation. He is a firm believer that wealth accumulation starts with seizing all legally available tax deductions. He holds an MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Investments from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. He also has an M.S. in Systems Engineering from Virginia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.


Barbara Jarzynski, Ea

Born and Raised in Poland, Barbara graduated from the University of Warsaw with a bachelors degree in statistics. After moving to the U.S., Barbara settled in Maryland and began working as a tax accountant which she has continued for more than 30 years. In 1984 Barbara became an Enrolled Agent and has been representing clients before the IRS ever since. Barbara’s tax knowledge extends far beyond individual tax returns and includes trusts, estates, corporations, and much more, making her one of the most valuable resources of the office.

When not in the office Barbara can be found traveling the country visiting one of her three children or in Poland visiting with extended family.

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Kariem Bassiem, Account manager

Kariem Bassiem was raised in Northern Baltimore County and graduated from University of Maryland. It was Kariem’s fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, that helped him discover his love of accounting. Also while studying at Maryland, Kariem became a Realtor to help pay his way through college. Kariem understands what it is like to be a self employed individual thereby helping him find important deductions for our clients.

When he is not in the office, Kariem enjoys skiing the local slopes, attending Raven’s games, and traveling with his family to Egypt (or where ever one can find good diving). Kariem also speaks fluent Arabic and works with our American clients stationed throughout the Arab world.

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Elizabeth Zang, CPA

Elizabeth has been working in the field of tax and accounting with local, regional and international accounting firms for 15 years. She earned two Masters Degrees in Accounting and Information Systems in 2000 from Northern Illinois University.

Elizabeth is well versed with business taxes with up to $10m gross revenue, including S-Corp., Partnership, C-Corp., LLCs and sole proprietor Sch. C businesses. She is familiar with business taxes with multi-layer structures and multi-state locations. With her strong background in accounting, Elizabeth also specializes on taxes for Nonresidents with US sources of income especially in real estate and US Expatriates living overseas as well as foreign business investments in US and FBAR requirements. Her clients are now all over the world.

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Preston R Hall, EA

D.C. native Preston R Hall has been working with Tax-Masters (off and on) since he was old enough to walk. After graduating from Maryland, After college he joined the Air Force and spent six years traveling the world with the military. Preston loved his time with the armed forces and was honored to serve during Operation Enduring Freedom. After the Air Force, Preston got licensed in real estate and moved to Dubai where he worked in commercial real estate. Since 2009 he has been using his real estate experience to help Tax-Masters’ self-employed clientele maximize their deductions. While living in Dubai, Preston noticed that many Americans abroad have no one to help prepare their taxes each year. Citing this as a major problem, he travels the world to help our overseas clients get the professional tax help they so richly deserve.


Teresa Jarzynski

Teresa returned to the DC area in 2012 after many years of the high life in NYC, where she first pursued an acting career after earning a B.F.A in Theatre from N.Y.U in 1989 followed by a few years in Florence, Italy, where she earned her B.S in Studio Art in 2012. With two solid Fine Arts degrees under her belt, she truly shines in her career as Tax-Masters Office Coordinator (she's the one reminding you to make an appointment). However Teresa's favorite role at Tax-Masters, Inc. is that of artist-in-residence, responsible for all the artwork you've been seeing in the calendars since 2015. Click on Teresa’s picture to see more of her artistic creations, or come by her Kensington studio for a visit!

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JiaShieu Ouyang, CPA

Ms. OuYang has been a CPA since 1994. She graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelor degree in accounting.

Prior to joining Tax-Masters, Inc, Ms. OuYang was an auditor for KPMG for five years. She managed staff auditors and performed financial statement audits for numerous federal government agencies as well as private companies. Ms. OuYang joined Tax-Masters, Inc in 2004. She is experienced in individual, corporate, partnership, and trust tax preparation. After her son Timothy was born in December 2006, she transitioned from being a consultant to a quality control specialist. Her reviews provide our clients with the assurance that a top rate CPA has evaluated their tax returns.


Zhia Shepardson, ESQ

Zhia is Tax-Master’s go-to legal resource. She is Of Counsel to the law firm of Rismiller Law Group, LLC and practices in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning and Business Planning. Zhia is also an adjunct law professor at Stevenson University.

Zhia obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2004 and is licensed to practice law in both Maryland (2004) and the District of Columbia (2006). Zhia has been named one of the Top 10 Family Attorneys in Maryland Under 40 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014), one of the Top 40 Litigators in Maryland by The National Trial Lawyers, (2014), and as a Rising Star/Super Lawyer (2010-2017).

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Patty Hooke

A true New Yorker, Patty was born and raised in the city and then attended college at New York University. While at NYU she earned an impressive double major degree in Political Science and General Business. Patty began her amazing career as a tax accountant for Goldman Sachs, specializing in partnerships, fiduciary, corporate and individual taxes. she then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Fordham University before marrying her husband, Jeff, and moving to DC. Once in DC Patty worked in politics prior to working with Tax-Masters.

After having two children Patty joined the Tax-Masters team where she serves as one of our auditors. Patty is also fluent in Spanish so she takes on the occasional Spanish-speaking client in an effort to help them with all of their tax needs.