Maryland Team Members

Charles R. "Bob" Leins, CPA

Bob is a consultant to the accounting firm of Turner, Leins & Gold, CPAs. As a tax accountant and business consultant, he is also a member of several small business board of directors. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and has advised on income tax matters as well as conducted seminars for the past 35 years for federal and private industry groups.
Bob is also the founder of the National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP), the nation's largest federal pre-retirement and mid-career planning seminar provider. NITP:

Donald Gold, CPA, CFE

Donald received his Bachelor of Commercial Science degree in accounting from the Benjamin Franklin University, now part of George Washington University. His experience includes 40 years of public accounting experience, including national firm experience with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young). In 1974, Donald formed a partnership in public accounting. In 1989, he merged his practice into Gold, Leins, & Adoff. His practice includes advising small and medium-sized businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Principle services include accounting and auditing, business management advice, and income tax planning and preparation.

Gary A. Boswell, CPA

Gary entered into the accounting profession after obtaining degrees in Economics from Denison University and Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He started out in the private sector, but has since accumulated over 30 years of public accounting experience working both as a sole proprietor and with firms located in Maryland and Virginia. During that time, he has prepared income tax returns for various types of businesses including for-profit and not-for-profits, estates, trusts and retirement plans.
Living in the Washington, D.C. Metro area most of his life, he is a believer in giving back to the community and has been a member of Kiwanis International since 1982. During that time, he has held many leadership positions.Gary has also served as treasurer for several not for profits as an unpaid volunteer for many years. Gary is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

Shawn Donovan, CPA

Shawn is a Partner in the firm's Maryland office. He has more than 20 years of public accounting experience as a trusted business advisor for his clients. He is experienced in tax preparation, planning and consulting for high net-worth individuals, partnerships and corporations. Specifically he enjoys working with real estate developers, commercial real estate investors, other professional service firms and government contractors. Shawn also has experience in auditing and attestation for small and medium-sized businesses.
Shawn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Shawn earned his Bachelors in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. In his free time, Shawn enjoys being active in the communities of Gaithersburg and Damascus with his wife and two sons.

Harrison Farthing, CPA, MST

Harrison received his Bachelor of Science from Frostburg State College and his MST from American University. His experience includes 25 years of public accounting experience, including national firm experience with Arthur Andersen and RSM McGladrey. He is experienced in tax preparation, planning and consulting and has performed various specialized tax consulting projects including cost segregation studies, R&D credit studies, changes in accounting methods, and other specialized tax consulting projects.

Linda Freedman, CPA

Linda has worked over forty years in the public accounting profession and recently joined TLG from her own firm, Freedman & Freedman. Her 18 year old Silver Spring, MD partnership specialized in individual, corporate, and trust return preparation and tax planning.
Linda graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, received her CPA designation in 1980, and worked with several Maryland CPA firms in the ensuing years.
Linda is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals.

Eric Manco

Eric Manco is a graduate of Mount St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Core practice areas include tax planning and tax preparation services for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts. Eric enjoys assisting clients and helping them with their tax issues.

Wanda Haggerty

Wanda is a graduate of George Mason University (Bachelor of Science in Accounting). Core practice areas include individual, corporate, and not-for-profit organization clients, including audit, review, compilation, and tax services.

Lisa Norwalk

Lisa Norwalk has been a bookkeeper and financial professional for over ten years. In 2017 she became an enrolled agent and has been preparing tax returns for TLG since 2018.

Kurt DiManna, CPA

Kurt is a Supervisor in the firm’s Maryland office. He has 8 years of public accounting experience with a focus on individual, partnership, and corporation taxation. Kurt is a graduate from the University of Central Florida in 2011. He received his CPA designation in 2020.

Michelle Hon

Michelle is a graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has public accounting experience in preparation of individual, partnership, corporate, gift, trust, and estate tax returns. She constantly strives to be an efficient worker and loves to show her hardworking side, especially during tax season.

Diane McLaughlin

Diane joined TL&G in 2011 and is the firm's resident technology expert as well as tax preparer. She received her Bachelor's degree from Drew University. Prior to coming to the firm, Diane held positions conducting technical training, recruiting, and general IT support in both legal and biotechnology envirornments. Her favorite hobby is photography.

Ashley Webster

Prior to joining the firm as an administrative assistant, Ashley was a paralegal for a local Silver Spring, Maryland law firm. Ashley's close attention to detail and her ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment have made her a valuable member of the firm. Always ready and willing to take on new assignments, Ashley is truly a team player.

Michelle Reeves

Michelle worked for Turner, Leins & Gold several years ago and recently rejoined the firm as an Administrative Assistant. We missed her, and she missed us! Michelle brings many years of administrative and customer service experience and is happy to be back contributing to the firm. She enjoys working in a diverse atmosphere with a variety of responsibilities, which makes her a great fit for this position.

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