Our People

David C. Grippin, CPA, CVA, Managing Partner
David C. Grippin, CPA, CVA, Managing Partner

David is a 1979 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Western New England University. He specializes in business consulting, business succession planning, business valuation, auditing, tax compliance and tax planning, forensic accounting, and accounting software and systems. David provides litigation support as an expert witness regarding financial and tax considerations for divorce, damages for lost income and business valuations. David is the Treasurer and one of two Vermont representatives to New England Peer Review ( www.nepr.org). He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (www.nacva.com), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. Licensed in Vermont, Massachuetts, and North Carolina.

Email: dgrippin@gdp-cpa.com

Richard D. Donlan, CPA, Partner

Rick

Rick is a 1980 graduate of the University of Vermont. He specializes in financial statement services including auditing for business clients, tax and business planning. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: rdonlan@gdp-cpa.com

Kimberly M. Pinkham, CPA, CFP, Partner

Kimberly M. Pinkham, CPA, CFP, Partner

Kim is the Partner in charge of tax services. She has more than twenty years experience in public accounting. She specializes in all areas of taxation for high net worth individuals, including consulting and compliance for associated trusts and estates and business entities. She is in charge of the firm's estate and financial planning services and Lifestyle Management Services.

Kim is the former Board Treasurer of several local charities. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Kim is a 1994 Cum Laude graduate of Trinity College of Vermont.

Email: kpinkham@gdp-cpa.com

John F. Darcy, MBA, CPA, Partner
John F. Darcy, MBA, CPA, Partner

John has over 40 years of tax experience, including positions with the IRS, two national CPA firms, and as a partner in one of the largest CPA firms in Vermont. He received his MBA from St. John's University in New York City. John is a frequent lecturer and writer on tax subjects and has taught courses for the IRS, Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA, University of North Carolina, Champlain College, and UVM. He has written articles for publications such as The Greater Burlington Business Digest and the Vermont Bar Journal & Law Digest, and a series of articles on Vermont law for Lexus Nexus. John is a past president of the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. John specializes in business, personal and international tax compliance and planning. John works primarily from his home in Florida.

Email: jdarcy@gdp-cpa.com

Julian C. Harrison III, CPA, MBA, JD
Julian C. Harrison III, CPA, MBA, JD

Julian is the primary owner of the Stowe, Vermont CPA firm of Van Blarcom and Harrison, LLP. We are proud to have a strong working relationship with Julian and his firm. This arrangement provides individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in the Stowe area the benefit of our combined team approach in serving their needs.

Julian is a 1966 graduate of the University of Vermont and subsequently attended Suffolk University obtaining an MBA and a JD degree. Julian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Stowe Rotary Club. He has over 36 years of public accounting experience.

Email: Stowecpa@aol.com Stowe phone number: 802-253-4822

Elaine G. Tornello, CPA, Director of Tax Services
Elaine G. Tornello, CPA, Director of Tax Services

Elaine received her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Middlebury College and subsequently studied accounting at the University of Vermont. She received her CPA certification in 1983. Elaine is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is Treasurer of the Daybreak Community Church of Colchester. Elaine practices predominantly in the areas of tax planning, consultation and preparation of individual, corporate, trust, estate and other tax compliance reporting. She has experience in tax planning strategies for closely-held businesses, and advising on purchase and sale of businesses.

Email: etornello@gdp-cpa.com

Kristin L. Wildman, CPA, Manager

Kristin graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 from Champlain College with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She provides a wide array of services including individual and corporate taxation and bookkeeping and accounting services. Kristin spent many years as the treasurer for Women Helping Battered Women and 5 years teaching the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance training course. She is a member of the CASH Coalition (Creating, Assets, Savings and Hope). She also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: kwildman@gdp-cpa.com

Mark J. Dayvie, CPA, Manager

Mark received his Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting at Babson College in 2007. He joined the firm in 2014 and has a diverse background of audit experience including A-133 compliance, higher education, captive insurance and life insurance. Mark received his CPA certification in 2009 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: mdayvie@gdp-cpa.com

Claire LaVoie, CPA

Claire joined us in 2007 after her private practice of CL Associates, LLC became a part of the firm. She has over 30 years of public accounting experience and is also a practiced commercial mediator and arbitrator. Claire is licensed in New Hampshire and Vermont. She is a past member of the Vermont Board of Accountancy.

Email: clavoie@gdp-cpa.com

Lata Agarwal, CPA, Manager
Lata Agarwal, CPA, Senior Accountant


Lata is a 2001 graduate of Osmania University, India with post-graduate studies at Madurai Kamaraj University, India, obtaining degrees in Accounting and Marketing. Lata specializes in business, individual, and non-profit organization tax compliance, consulting, and planning including multi-state tax matters, tax representation before the IRS and state taxing authorities, and accounting services for businesses. Lata currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Olde Blakeney Association, Inc. as Treasurer. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants, and North Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants. Lata is licensed in Vermont and North Carolina and manages our Charlotte, North Carolina office.

Email: lagarwal@gdp-cpa.com

Doina Gidilica, CPA, Manager
Doina

Doina graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Plattsburg with Bachelors' degrees in Accounting, Finance, and International Business. She specializes in audit and attestation services, consulting, tax planning, and compliance services for businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. Doina is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. Doina works primarily from her home in Ottawa, Canada.

Email: dgidilica@gdp-cpa.com

Julia Dezarn-Jobber, Senior Accountant
Julia Dezarn-Jobber, Staff Accountant

Julia received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Champlain College. Because of her experience operating her own business before returning for her accounting degree, she provides a wide array of services and first hand, practical business knowledge. Julia consults mainly in the areas of individual and corporate taxation, bookkeeping and accounting services.

Email: jdjobber@gdp-cpa.com

Megan Brault, CPA, Senior Accountant
Megan Roberto, Staff Accountant

Megan joined the firm in 2011 as a member of the firm's tax department. She graduated in 2008 from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She received her CPA license in 2014 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: mbrault@gdp-cpa.com

Erik Andreas, CPA, Senior Accountant
Erik Andreas, Staff Accountant

Erik joined the firm in 2011 as part of the firm's audit staff after an extensive manufacturing career. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Erik currently serves on the Board of Directors of the CSB Youth Hockey Association as Treasurer. Erik specializes in audit and attestation services as well as individual, non-profit and small business taxation.

Email: eandreas@gdp-cpa.com

Michael Noonan, CPA, Senior Accountant
Mike Noonan

Mike is a Shelburne native and graduated from Saint Michael's College in 1988 with a degree in History and a Secondary Education certificate. He spent 15 years working as a bookkeeper for a local small business and in 2008 received an advanced certificate in Accounting from Champlain College. He passed the CPA exam in 2010. Mike joined GDP in 2011 as a member of the tax staff.

Email: mnoonan@gdp-cpa.com

Erika Lamb, CPA, Senior Accountant
Erika

Erika joined the firm in 2012 as a member of the tax and audit staff after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in business administration and a concentration in Accounting. Erika received her CPA license in 2014 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Mentor Connector and also volunteers her time as a youth mentor for this organization. Erika works primarily form her home in Rutland, Vermont.

Email: elamb@gdp-cpa.com

Stephen Hart, CPA, Senior Accountant
David C. Grippin, CPA, CVA, Managing Partner

Steve joined the firm in 2013 as a member of the tax and audit staff. He received his Master's of Accountancy degree and undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont in 2013 and 2006, respectively. In 2016 he achieved a certificate in Health Care Reform Competency. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: shart@gdp-cpa.com

Jessica Taylor, Senior Accountant
David C. Grippin, CPA, CVA, Managing Partner

Jess joined the firm in 2013 as a member of the tax and audit staff. She received her Master's of Accountancy degree from the University of Vermont in 2011 and undergraduate degree in Biology - Neuroscience from Colby College in 2007. Jess currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dress for Success Burlington.

Email: jtaylor@gdp-cpa.com

Janet Dufrane, Tax Practitioner/Administrative Assistant
Janet

Janet is a 1984 University of Vermont graduate and previously worked at UVM's Fleming Museum for over 20 years. Janet provides tax preparation services and accounting services for clients and administrative support for the firm. Janet is a lifelong Girl Scout and Superintendent of the Champlain Valley Fair's Art Gallery.

Email: jdufrane@gdp-cpa.com

Millisa Gingras, Administrative Assistant
Missy

Millisa graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2017 from Champlain College with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She joined the firm in 2012 as an administrator. She shares receptionist duties, provides administrative support to the accounting staff, and handles many of the administrative steps in tax processing including the electronic filing of returns. Millisa also provides notary services. She also is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: mgingras@gdp-cpa.com