Meet Our Team
The JHA staff is a talented, resourceful group of experienced professionals, each fully committed to our client-first approach and focus on your growth success. Each client is strategically partnered with an accountant who leverages his or her years of experience to help you meet your short- and long-term accounting and tax goals. Select a staff member to learn more.
Jeri F. Aycoth
Jeri graduated from the University of Alabama in 1984 with bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and communications. She earned the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1987 and has practiced accounting in Alabama, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and Texas. Jeri joined JHA in 2006 after owning her own Texas-based CPA firm for five years.
Shannon L. Cassady
Shannon graduated in 2013 from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and marketing. She has worked in public accounting since completing her degrees and is currently pursuing the requirements necessary for earning the Certified Public Accountant designation. She joined JHA in 2014.
Peter T. Garrison
Peter is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2006. As JHA’s Office Manager, Peter applies the efficiency and organization of his academic career to the administrative support function, ensuring that processes and procedures are in place to provide high-quality customer service. Prior to joining the firm, Peter cultivated his business skills as a terminal manager in the mining industry and as an I.T. account manager.
Beverly graduated with honors from both LaSalle University (B.S. in accounting, 1982) and Drexel University (M.S. in finance, 1992). She earned the Certified Public Accountant designation in 1986. Her professional background includes 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, primarily in audit, credit management and commercial lending. Beverly joined JHA in July 2014 after relocating from New Jersey, where she was a senior tax professional for a local accounting practice.
David is a 2001 accounting graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and holds an MBA degree from The University of Missouri. He joined JHA after more than eight years as a consultant, bringing significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, process improvement and tax controversy to the firm. A licensed CPA in both Texas and Missouri, David is fluent in Indonesian and enjoys running marathons.
Alexa graduated cum laude from Texas Woman’s University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Before joining the JHA administrative team, she gained valuable customer service experience as the assistant director of Sylvan Learning Center. In the fall, Alexa plans to pursue a master’s in social work at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Melissa Moss, EA
IRS Designated Enrolled Agent, QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Melissa graduated cum laude from Park University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in management. In February 2015, she received a second degree (accounting) in preparation for pursuing her CPA designation. A certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Melissa also serves as the firm’s community outreach coordinator.
Barbara W. Scott
Barbara is a 1988 finance graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned her Certified Public Accountant designation in 1998. Prior to her work in public accounting at JHA, she spent 10 years in banking as a teller, credit analyst, lending officer and branch manager. She also served for four years as the accounting manager for a brokerage and software development company.
Konstance graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and taught high school social studies for four years before joining the JHA team in 2015. As David Harmon’s executive assistant, she provides customer service to firm clients and supports the administrative team wherever needed. Outside of work, Konstance enjoys spending time with her husband Colin and their three dogs, Rocky, Princess and Sugar Plum.