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About Us

Experience, education and expertise... are the foundation of Watkins, Young, Hamaker & Bell comprehensive services.

Located in Shreveport, Louisiana, our staff is trained to provide services in many different areas that can be beneficial for you on the personal and corporate level. The partners and staff of Young & Bell value our professional relationships with all of our clients and appreciate the confidence and trust placed in us.

Our firm's competencies cover a broad spectrum of accounting, tax and financial services. We strive to stay current in a dynamic environment, enabling us to provide you with up-to-date strategies for success in all areas.

 

Please call and let us know how we can be of service. Our goal is to provide you, your family and your business with all the tools needed to achieve your financial goals.

 

Our Team

Terri Watkins
Partner

Terri has been with the firm since September 1987. She became a member of the firm in 2000. She is a native of north Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas State University, Suma Cum Laude. She began her public accounting career in Shreveport in 1983.

Allan Bell
Managing Partner

Allan is a CPA with over 30 years experience and is our Managing Shareholder. He attended Memphis State University and received his degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Allan has lived in Shreveport since the 1970’s.

Brent Young
Partner Emeritus

Brent is a tax attorney as well as a CPA. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, and masters in taxation from New York University. Brent is a Bossier City Native.

Nathan Hamaker
Partner

Nathan has been with the firm since August 2010. A CPA since 2009, he has a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University. He also has a Bachelor of Science with a Minor in History from Centenary College. He is a Certified Quick Books Pro Advisor 2008/2009/2010, QuickBooks Point of Sale v.8 Pro Advisor, QuickBooks Enterprise Edition v.9 Pro Advisor and a QuickBooks Advanced Pro Advisor.

Rebekah Burns
Senior Tax Accountant

We are pleased that Rebekah, who joined us in June of 2016, continues to serve our clients with her skills in accounting services and tax preparation. She has considerable experience with QuickBooks desktop and online, and can assist with set-up and maintenance of your books and records using this software. Rebekah is also proficient with the programs in our “professional software suite” including Accounting CS as well as all Microsoft office applications. Rebekah enjoys interacting with her clients and values the relationships she’s developed over the past few years.

Rebekah is a Shreveport native and received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2013. She is a certified Zumba instructor, as well as a member of the Krewe of Centaur.

Lindsay Dolotina
Senior Tax Accountant

With over 12 years of public and private accounting experience, Lindsay joined us this month as a Senior Tax Accountant. She’ll be able to help you with tax planning and savings opportunities, tax return preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts, and write-up and accounting services. Lindsay is also proficient in QuickBooks and can help you with setting up your general ledger, financial statements and payroll.

Lindsay is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. She’s also a member of the Krewe of Centaur where she is the Treasurer of her float. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in Shreveport in 2005.

Dragana Moran
Senior Tax Accountant

Dragana joined our team in November of 2017. She grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was recruited to play tennis for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in 2007 where she was part of the team that won the Southland Conference tournament and Championship in 2010. Dragana, not able to speak English when she moved here in 2007, completed her degree from Northwestern in 2011 with a 3.5 grade point average. She moved to Shreveport in May of 2011 and completed her MBA and received a degree in Accounting in May of 2013. She worked as a tax accountant for KPMG, LLP for two years and continued her career in public accounting with local firms before joining us here. She continues to be involved with the LSUS women’s tennis team while she works and pursues her CPA license. Dragana has experience in individual, partnership and corporate taxation and accounting services and is also proficient in QuickBooks.

Melissa Sanders
Office Administrator

Melissa has been with our firm for more than ten years and manages our work flow, return processing, and client data base as well as managing our work calendars. She is a licensed notary and came to us with paralegal and office management experience. There are very likely not many of our clients who have not met or spoken with her over the years. Melissa enjoys her family, friends and church and is actively involved with all three. We are grateful to have her continue as a part of our work family.

Megan Davis
Assistant Administrator/Tax Return Processor

Megan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Dance from Centenary College and will complete her Master’s in Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport in May of this year. She has more than five years of experience in office administration and is proficient in all Microsoft office applications. In addition to her administrative responsibilities and tax return processing, Megan is responsible for our firm’s social media accounts. She practices aerial yoga and dance.