Meet Our Towson & Parkville Accounting Firm Team
Fresh Start Tax & Accounting, LLC is a full-service Accounting firm. Our CPA holds a valid Maryland and Virginia CPA Certificate.
Meet Our Staff:
La'Toya R. Ray, CPA
La’Toya is licensed by the state of Maryland and Virginia as a Certified Public Accountant. She obtained a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Taxation at the University of Baltimore. La’Toya fell in love with accounting from an intro-exploratory career class early in high school. Her thirst for knowledge in this field has never stopped. She has always been great in math since she can remember. So when she found out about accounting, it just made sense!
La’Toya is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS). She keeps up to date on the tax and accounting rules and regulations with continuing education, which is required to maintain her professional license.
Using her experiences, she helps small businesses grow and achieve their goals. She specializes in giving taxpayers a fresh start with her expert tax problem resolution strategies.
La’Toya spends her spare time with her husband, Damien, and their children. La’Toya has “Mommy/Daughter Night” every Wednesday with her daughter and it’s a great way to break up the work week. You can read about some of La’Toya’s family activities here.
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Amanda Foster serves as the administrative assistant at Fresh Start Tax & Accounting, pushing the mission and vision of the firm. She hails from Richmond, VA and is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Psychology and a BA in Philosophy.
At the close of 2019 Amanda relocated to the Baltimore area to learn new professional skills and expand her horizons with the help of Fresh Start Tax & Accounting, LLC and their fearless leader, La’Toya Ray.
After taking a brief hiatus from tax work to reenter the human services field to give back to the community in a different way she has returned to Fresh Start energized and prepared to support the clients serviced by this firm under the guidance of her longtime friend and sorority sister!.
Elyssia Gordon recently joined Fresh Start Tax and Accounting Services, LLC with her renewed perspective and mature focus serving as the youngest member of the team. She operates as a Junior Accountant for the company and a protégé to the company’s fearless leader. Elyssia takes after her adoring mother, La’Toya Ray, with her passion for accounting and plans to one day take over the business as she loves numbers too! Elyssia is pursuing her Tax Preparer’s License and plans to tackle many tax seasons with Fresh Start!
She hails from King William, VA but has spent a considerable amount of her upbringing in the Baltimore area. Elyssia is a talented, young professional who commonly goes by the name “Ely” as she will often introduce herself this way. Ely graduated a year early with the class of 2020 from Overlea High School where she was a member of the Academy of Finance magnet program.
Ely has worked for Fresh Start Tax & Accounting, LLC in the past with her time being sprinkled in throughout the years but she is now looking forward to maintaining her role as a longtime team member and the eventual head of the company!