Who We Are

What the heck is an EA? (or did you just mis-spell CPA?)

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are America's Tax Experts! EAs have been around since the Civil War and are the only federally licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation with unlimited rights to represent taxpayers

before the IRS.   The enrolled agent came about

in 1884 when, Congress passed the Horse Act

to regulate persons assisting citizens filing

claims for reparations against the U.S.

Government for property commandeered

during the war effort.  This function was

expanded to include the income tax

when the 16th amendment was ratified

in 1913.  In fact, until 1936, both attorneys

and CPAs were required to sit for the

Enrolled Agent exam in order to practice

before the IRS. 

Another little-known advantage of using an Enrolled Agent is “client privilege”, which allows confidentiality between the taxpayer and the enrolled agent under situations involving audits and collection matters. 

Staff Bios

James Mitchell, EA (Senior Partner)

James is an Enrolled Agent and fellow of the National

Tax Practice Institute.  He was born and raised in West

Bountiful, Utah where, after serving a mission to the

Philippines, earned degrees at Weber State University and

the University of Utah. He came to St George in 1996 where

he founded The Tax Company.  James specializes in IRS

representation and tax problem resolution.  His greatest accomplishment thus far is being the father of four great children.  His least greatest accomp-lishment is being a lifelong Raiders fan.  When not at work, he enjoys traveling and doing triathlons and someday hopes to rule the tri-state area.

Scott Finch, CPA (Managing Partner)

Scott was born in Arizona and moved to St George with

his family in 1997.  He has been doing taxes since he was

18, having only taken only a brief hiatus to earn an accounting

degree at Brigham Young University in 2008.  Scott also holds

a master’s degree in Accounting from Western Governor’s University

and has the unique designation of being both an Enrolled Agent and a CPA.  He specializes in trusts as well as individual and business taxation.   Scott is an avid sports fan who especially enjoys playing basketball.  He loves time with his wife Josie and their three and a half wonderful children.

Nick Wilson, EA (Partner)

Nick is an Enrolled Agent from Santa Clara, Utah and

holdsa B.A. in Accounting from Dixie State University and

a Master of Accountancy from Western Governors University. 

He recently became a father for the third time. Blessed with

three boys, he and his wife are pleased to be able raise their family here in Southern Utah.  Nick is an outdoor enthusiast, who loves spending time with family and friends enjoying southern Utah’s majestic landscape.  Having been voted “best dressed in the office” for two years in a row, Nick is also highly qualified tax preparer with extensive knowledge of accounting and taxation.

Travis follows in the footsteps of his older brothers and is

actually the third Woodbury to have been a partner in our

firm.  Having been born and raised in Washington, Utah,

Travis attended Dixie State University and then decided to

leave home and moved far away to Hurricane, Utah.  He has

been with The Tax Company since 2012 and is the proud parent of zero.  Travis enjoys the outdoors, sports and spending time on white sandy beaches.

Travis Woodbury, EA (Partner)

Ariel has lived in Utah most of her life, with the exception

of a brief stint in Texas.  As our gate keeper of 3 years,

Ariel does all of our scheduling and is the lovely voice

that will greet you when you first enter our office.  In fact it

has been said that her personality is so magnetic, she is unable

to carry credit cards. Ariel has no kids (that she knows of) but as the second oldest of 12 children so she can handle whining and complaints like walk in the park. Ariel fancies herself a bit of a jogger, historian, and has reached beginners level in quilting and painting but is a terrible cook.

Ariel Johnson

Mike Finch

Mike studies accounting at Southern Utah University

where he runs both cross-country and track.  He is also

the founder of SUU’s ping-pong club making him one of

the most eligible bachelors in Southern Utah.  Nepotism runs

deep here at The Tax Company and Mike is no exception as he

is the brother of Scott Finch, however we prefer to think of us all as

one big happy family.

Jeremy Harris

Despite being a BYU fan, Jeremy is an excellent

accountant!  Originally from Orem, Utah, Jeremy has a

master’s degree in Accounting from Southern Utah

University and will sit this year for the Enrolled Agent exam. 

When not busy doing taxes, he helps run the family business,

Rocky Mountain Radiator.  After nearly a dozen years of searching through the desert sands, Jeremy convinced a beautiful girl named Danielle to be his wife.  They have no children yet, although they probably get asked when that will happen on a daily basis.

Danielle Harris

Danielle hails from Monroe, Utah, where her father

operates a successful accounting practice.  Although

she grew up around accounting, she also has experience

in a broad range of industries.  She excels at bookkeeping

and will be filing a joint return for the first time this year with her new husband Jeremy.

Chase Randall

Chase looks older than he is, but that’s because he is

a father of three children.  He is also smarter than he

looks, which makes him REALLY smart.  His skills include

preparing information returns, overseeing IRS compliance and assists in compiling and organizing client records.  He’s sort of a private person, so that’s about it… although word has it that he has an amazing wife who supports the long hours and late nights he puts in during tax season.

Stevie originally came from Leawood, Kansas. But she

knows she “is not in Kansas anymore”.  She came to us in her

usual nomadic way and has embraced culture and beauty of this

community. For over  16 years she has called Saint George home. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Dixie State University which complements a diverse business background including real estate, loans, and business administration for technical organizations.  She and is our Enrolled Agent (EA) in the making. She plans to complete the EA Exam prior to the 2019 income tax year.  A life-long KC Chiefs fan makes for some rigorous game day banter with Raider fans our team.

Stevie Vogel