Our experienced tax professionals excel at tax planning and preparation for individuals and businesses. We work with you throughout the year to develop a highly personalized plan with tax-saving strategies that are tailored to your unique circumstances and needs so that you are prepared for the tax years to come. We are always up to date on the changing tax laws that affect you, and we are committed to examining all the tax-saving opportunities available to you.
YOUR TAX SPECIALISTS
JAKE MELLOR CFP®, MBA, MAcc
Jake was born in Price, Utah. His parents moved shortly after he was born. He grew up in Fayette, Utah. He graduated from Gunnison High School in 2003. He graduated from Snow College with an Associates degree in 2004. He then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tampico, Mexico. He is fluent in English and Spanish. He graduated from SUU with a Bachelors degree in Finance in 2010 and with a Masters of Business Administration in 2011. He married Mikaleen Loveless Mellor in 2008. They have one daughter.
He worked in Southern Utah serving clients and gaining valuable experience while attending college. He returned to Price to start his own business and built an office in 2011.
Jake dedicated himself from 2009-2012 to gaining work experience, improving his skills, and continuing his education working towards becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. In September of 2012, Jake completed this process and is now a CFP®. His gained experiences allowing him to see the whole financial picture, not just one area of it. He is currently serving clients across the state of Utah.
LEAD BOOKKEEPER & TAX RETURN PREPARER
Amy Gazel has been with Strategic Tax Solutions for two years. Her extensive knowledge of tax laws will ensure that you are receiving sound advice and all the deductions you deserve.
BOOKKEEPER & TAX RETURN PREPARER
June Thayn has 22 years experience in business bookkeeping with 18 years experience preparing corporate, schedule C, farm, military, and personal taxes. Representing her clients through multiple IRS audits. She supports business management through her bookkeeping skills to stay organized and on top of business growth.
June knows that by keeping good records throughout the year will allow for easy transition into the new year and prepares a business for successful growth.
June holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship graduating with academic honors from USU Eastern/ Huntsman School of Business.
CORPORATE TAX SPECIALIST
Sonam is very excited to be working with STS and her extensive, global, experience with high net worth and corporate taxes will be a boon to all clients. Living in India and Germany have provided vast global tax knowledge. Sonam loves spending time with her husband, music, interacting with new people and always learning new things.
My name is Austin Preston. I grew up in Carbon County and have spent the majority of my life in the area. I attended East Carbon High where I had the opportunity to thrive in many areas including sports which is a passion of mine. Since high school I have been able to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from a combination of CEU, USU Eastern, and USU. I also continued on in my education and obtained an M.B.A. from Utah State University. I am in the process of working toward becoming a CPA where I hope to be able to use that license to further my career and help others succeed in their business endeavors. I have had the opportunity to work in a large variety of industries doing many different jobs. I have grown to understand the view from laborer and managers alike. I pride myself in being able to get along and work with anyone. All these things are important to me, but what is truly at my core of importance, is Family! I am a husband of 10 years and father of 2 beautiful children. I love to spend time with them as well as other friends and family! I always try to love, laugh and enjoy the good things in life.