Who We Are

Teresa Garcia

Executive Assistant

In addition to keeping the daily wheels of the office turning, Teresa is our in-house expert on Live Scanning, our digital fingerprinting service, and in providing notaries. With a pleasant phone presence and exceptional client care, Mama Teresa continues to be the heart of the office and the backbone of the team. 

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Kristina Gardner

Founder & CEO

In 2007, Kristie set out to begin a bookkeeping company modeled after her own life mission: to deeply impact people’s lives with support, grace, and love. Her background in business and phycology mixed with her love for family fuels her drive for an accomplished fulfilled life.  

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Terri Brawner


Terri joined Better Bookkeepers thanks to a friend referring her to the business in the fall of 2018. She has quickly made herself at home in the bustle of our unique work environment and taken full charge of multiple

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Christian Kalis 

Assistant Bookkeeper

Christian has had many roles within our company but has recently developed the knowledge to become an excellent bookkeeper. In a short amount of time he has mastered bookkeeping and has built his very own client list. He is also our go to guy to kill all the spiders and for that we love him very much!

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Laura Arrington


Laura is one of our newest hires and came to us with over fourteen years' experience in the bookkeeping industry. She has quickly learned the ins and outs of Better Bookkeepers and has taken on her own list of clients.

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Anna Bandettini

Assistant Bookkeeper & Salon Manager

Autumn of 2019 brought Anna to our office, and little did we know how much we needed her. Anna quickly went to work at perfecting each aspect of our office experience from making sure spaces were organized to aiding our bookkeepers so they can be efficient as possible. She is also the heart of our sister company Bottoms Up Tanning & Spa!

Brittany Tapparo

Marketing Director

Brittany has been a part of our work family since 2018 in various different roles, and because of her infectious personality and marketing expertise we couldn’t bear to let her go! Now as our Marketing Director, Brittany is behind the shining digital marketing services of Better Marketing!

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Leah Lopez

Marketing Assistant

Leah came to us ready to dive into all things marketing and was extremely motivated to grow our new department. Not only does she bring an impressive background in marketing but she is also a gifted photographer! Leah has also recently completed her Live Scanning training and will be able to assist you along side Mama Teresa!