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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.  

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.


Gina Zolot


Gina is a fresh face to the office, and she comes to us with an impressive background in bookkeeping having previously worked for a realty company. She is very excited to join our team and is looking forward to expanding her accounting knowledge. Gina is also a proud mother of two and enjoys relaxing in her limited spare time. 

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

Account Manager

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! 

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