Meet Our TeamWe are here to serve you.
Our team is standing by to assist our clients. See below for our outstanding employees.
President and CPA
Eric T Hersman, CPA, graduated from Marshall University in 1994 with a BSBA and a major in accounting. Eric is the firm’s President and CEO. Eric is responsible for all aspects of the practice. Eric is a member of the West Virginia Society of CPAs and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. In 2019, Eric joined with Dave Ramsey and the Ramsey Education group to sponsor Foundations in Personal Finance offered in the areas high schools. Eric is RamseyTrusted and proudly serves his hometown of Ripley, WV and others nationwide with tax planning and preperation services.
Michele Phillips graduated from WVU-P with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
Michele is the firms payroll manager and has over 15 years of experience. Michele is
responsible for payroll processing, bookkeeping services
304-372-3400 – ext. 1002
Virtual Client Services
Ashton Ratliff graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and a minor Marketing. Ashton is the Social Media Manager as well as a tax preparer for the firm. She has a background in customer service and sales. Ashton is responsible for social media management and marketing.
304-372-3400 -ext. 1001
Chloe Rogers graduated from Ripley High School in 2020. Chloe is the Office Manager at Hersman & Associates as well as a tax preparer. Chloe is responsible for all in office client communication.
304-372-3400 – ext. 1005
Tara Morrison is a 2006 graduate of Ripley High School and is the firm’s Tax Manager. Tara has over 10 years of experience in customer service, works alongside Eric during tax season in preparing tax returns and is available for any questions you may have. She is a graduate of Income Tax School from Ashworth College.
304-372-3400 – ext. 1003
Business Tax Preparer
Tiffany graduated from University of North Florida in 2002 with a masters in tax. Tiffany brings over 20 years of experience in preparing tax returns to Hersman & Associates. She is responsible for preparing business tax returns for the firm.
Kristy Miklas graduated from the University of Memphis in 1989 with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and worked in the school system as a speech-language therapist for nearly 20 years. Kristy’s second career has been working as a bookkeeper for the past 12 years, which gives her an opportunity for extensive traveling, and has just recently started working with clients at Hersman & Associates. Kristy is an QBO ProAdvisor.