About Us

Who We Are...


Our mission is to teach and partner with our clients to see them thrive.


A world where… every individual understands his tax situation, providing him peace of mind in his personal finances, and every small business owner has quick and affordable access to the internal financial and external compliance information she needs to run her business successfully. 


Where I came from...

I started my career at a Big 4 accounting firm, but it didn’t take long to realize that my greatest passion is in serving the financial interests of individual, everyday people and small businesses. It always has been and always will be my mission to teach  and empower my clients. Successful business is the result of serving others with integrity & genuine care. 

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Where I am now...

I started my own business so that I could serve the community of individuals and small businesses – a community that tends to pay high fees for minimal service. 

Whether I am assisting you as a new leader in start-up business decisions, guiding you as you review ways to minimize your personal tax liability, or helping you as you operate the business you’ve grown into a full-time endeavor, my commitment is to provide the tools, knowledge, and experience, necessary to see you thrive.

How we have grown...

In 2018, Hovee CPA grew to include our current Office Manager, Kelly Sunderland. Kelly is a vital asset to our practice and our clients.

Kelly’s background is in teaching, and she also has several years of industry experience in office administrative work & payroll processing. Given her service background, Kelly assists our clients with extreme levels of care & precision while managing many of the day-to-day operations of our practice. 

Kelly is enthusiastic in helping clients and supporting the mission of helping KC business thrive!

Throughout 2020 our practice has grown to include two amazing team members – Makayla Wathen and Tatiana McCree.

Makayla is currently operating as a Hovee CPA accountant and CFO with an expertise in helping self-employed individuals. Makayla began her journey to a career in accounting, working as a bank teller in the Kansas City area. It was in that role that she realized her passion for assisting and empowering clients in their financial endeavors. She went on to obtain her Associates in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting as well as the IRS Enrolled Agent designation.

An expert at QuickBooks and helping explain the tax implications of being self-employed, Makayla is excited to help KC small businesses with the wide array of questions that come up in their day-to-day operations.

Tatiana is our new tax & operations intern. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. She plans on graduating in May of 2021, with hopes of continuing her education obtaining a Master’s in Business Administration.

Tatiana knew early on that she wanted to pursue a career in accounting after witnessing her parents own and operate their family trucking business. Observing the hard work and dedication her parents devoted to their company has inspired Tatiana to serve the KC small business community.

We are thrilled to welcome Tatiana and Makayla to our Hovee CPA team. Our entire team is committed to serving clients with the highest levels of diligence and care.

"My husband and I have been customers since Meghan opened for business. We have been delighted with her work product. In fact, we like her so much that we have referred our daughter and her husband as well as our sister-in-law. Reasonably priced with excellent work product - what more could you ask for!"
Patty R.
Tax Client