Experienced Professionals

You don’t need a large accounting firm to get great advice and service. Our team has a diverse background in tax, accounting, and audit services backed by a relationship focus. Our goal is to serve you not for a single tax season or audit but to build long-term relationships that make an impact in your life and on your business.

Doug Dreher, CPA

Partner

Doug is a 1985 graduate of Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting. In 1988, he received a Masters of Science degree in Taxation from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. Prior to joining Gospodarek, C.P.A., P.A., now Dreher Martin CPAs, he had over 10 years of experience as a corporate tax professional with major corporations including Chrysler Financial Corporation and La-Z-Boy Chair Company. He has twelve years of experience in public accounting working in a variety of areas including performance of audits, preparation of financial reports, and preparation of income tax returns for wholesale, retail, construction, service businesses and not-for-profit organizations. His experience also includes income tax planning and preparation for businesses and individuals.

Doug has also owned his own retail sporting goods store. This has given him invaluable experience and allows him to assist the small business owner from the initial installation of the accounting system, to growing the business, and to the successful operation of the business.

Doug is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received the CPA bronze medal (Katherine Guthrie Memorial Award) for the third highest score of the North Carolina CPA Candidates passing the November 2001 exam.

NC CPA License #29413

Susan Martin, CPA

Partner

Susan joined the firm in January of 2013. She is a 1996 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Prior to joining Gospodarek & Dreher, C.P.A., P.A., now Dreher Martin CPAs, her public accounting experience consisted of her operating her own CPA firm for 3 years and prior to that, 13 years at both local and regional firms in Raleigh. She is experienced in providing audit, review, compilation, bookkeeping and consulting services to owner-managed businesses, federal government contractors, non-profit organizations, local governments, financial institutions and entities receiving federal and state grant funding. She has experience with audits issued under Government Auditing Standards, commonly known as “Yellow Book,” as well as OMB Circular A-133. She also provides tax and specialized consulting services to non-profit organizations.

Susan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA). Susan serves on the not-for-profit committee of the NCACPA and several non-profit organization boards and committees. She is also a member of the Wakefield Rotary Club and has an active role for the Rotary 7710 District. She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Wake Forest.

Susan and her husband, Andy, live in Wake Forest with their two sons, Graydon and Alexander.

NC CPA License #27549

 

Beth Tilley, CPA

Audit Manager

Beth joined the firm in January 2015 as an Audit Manager, bringing with her an extensive accounting background that includes stints in both the public and private sectors. For eight years of her career she spent time performing audit and reviews on for-profit and not-for profit organizations. She also has ten years of experience in the corporate accounting realm.

Beth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 from Meredith College in Raleigh and obtained her Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 2008. She is a current member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She formerly served as the treasurer for her homeowner’s association. Beth currently resides in Lexington, NC.

NC CPA License #33750

 

Brooke Baker, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

Prior to joining our firm she worked at a local CPA firm. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting at East Carolina University. She then earned her Master of Science in Accounting at East Carolina University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. In the community Brooke is involved with the Young Professionals Network through the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of the office, Brooke enjoys staying active with her two rescue dogs by hiking, visiting the lake, or taking weekend trips to the beach.

NC CPA license # is 41328

 

Amy Thomas, CPA

Senior Tax Accountant

Prior to joining our firm in 2019, Amy has ten years of experience working in local accounting firms. She worked with clients to get books ready to file tax returns and on audits of 401k plans including testing and planning. Amy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from East Carolina University. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Amy is the two-term Treasurer of Sanderson High School PTO and the current Treasurer of the BOD of the non-profit, Promised Land Living.

Amy is married to her husband, John, and has two children, Jack and Emma, who are both currently attending college. When she is not in the office, she enjoys reading, nutrition, exercise and music.

NC CPA License #27657

 

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