Our Staff Has Over 40 Years of Experience
With over 40 years of combined accounting, tax, and customer service experience, our company understands your individual needs. Whether we’re preparing financial statements or an individual tax return, we provide every client with the close, personal attention that they deserve.
Ameena Lewis, EA
Ameena graduated from ODU in 2002 with a B.S. in Accounting. Ameena started in tax preparation and bookkeeping in 1993 working for her dad's firm for eight years. She then worked as an Accountant for a local CPA firm for 2 years before going out on maternity leave to have her son, Conner in 2004. The intention was for her to go back to her career but she found that her priorities had shifted and that going back to work was no longer the plan, at least not right away. She then had twin girls in 2005 and with both of the girls having medical issues, the idea of working outside the home seemed almost impossible. It was then that Ameena realized that since she already had 10 years of experience with accounting and taxes, she should go into business for herself. What started as a small business in her home has grown into a successful business with six employees and many individual and corporate tax clients. Ameena is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and is on the board of Cerebral Palsy of Virginia. When not working, Ameena enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching movies.
"Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." - Confucious
Lead Tax Preparer
John was born and raised in Edenton, North Carolina. He has 20+ years of Navy experience including living overseas in Spain, England, and the Middle East. After retiring from the military, he opened a local small business, “Personal Tax Service, Inc.” which provided payroll and bookkeeping services as well as personal and corporate tax preparation. After 20 years of providing outstanding accounting services to the local community, John decided to retire again. We are very lucky to have him and his vast experience on the Lewis Accounting & Tax Service team.
John and his wife enjoy traveling. They have explored Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and most recently have completed a 6,600-mile driving trip to the Grand Canyon.
"Don’t Worry Be Happy" - Meher Baba
Bookkeeping & Payroll Specialist
Bernice joined our team in December 2016. She has 13+ years of banking experience as well as 4 years of experience assisting clients with real estate legal needs. She has embraced the customer service environment of our company and looks forward to building individual relationships with our clients.
Bernice will be assisting our payroll and bookkeeping clients and will soon expand her knowledge into individual tax preparation.
She is the loving mother to 2 girls who live in Pensacola, FL, and 2 stepdaughters from Virginia. She and her husband enjoy wine tasting and taking advantage of the many art venues in our area. She has found great pleasure in nurturing and spoiling her two fur-babies Marcos and Isabela.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take your breath away.” - Unknown
Bookkeeping & Payroll Specialist
Lynn joined our firm in 2018, bringing to our team her 26 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting. Lynn pursued her education in Business Administration at the College of the Albemarle and attended Cape Cod Community College for Accounting. She continues to enrich her knowledge by regularly attending seminars and training workshops. Lynn is committed to providing informed, friendly, and reliable service to our clients.
As a military spouse, Lynn has been fortunate to live in sought-after locales, like Cape Cod, OBX, and Alaska! She has landed in this area to be near family and friends, and enjoys spending time fishing, kayaking, attending wine tastings, and dancing.
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Seuss
James (Jay) Lewis has been mostly behind the scenes since the beginning of Lewis Accounting, although some of you may have seen him helping out at the reception desk on Saturdays during tax season. Jay does all of the IT work for Lewis Accounting and does a great job making sure all the computer, printers and any other equipment stays up and running. He also does all of this while still working a full-time job supporting Search & Rescue Operations for the US Coast Guard. Jay worked at the Norfolk Ford Assembly Plant for 12 years before it closed in 2007. He then went to ECPI and obtained a degree in Computer Science and currently works for SydanTech, Inc. as a Systems Administrator. We are so grateful to have him here supporting us.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
Michelle Consolvo, EA, CTRC
Bookkeeper, Payroll Specialist, Tax Preparer & Enrolled Agent
Michelle joined the Lewis Accounting & Tax Service team in 2013 after a lengthy and successful career in retail management. Michelle’s duties at the firm include bookkeeping, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and tax return preparation. Michelle has successfully completed numerous accounting courses; she routinely attends professional conferences with NATP to remain current on tax policies and is focused on providing outstanding service to our clients.
Michelle is a boating enthusiast and devotes her personal time to animal rescue.
“Never confuse movement with action.” – Ernest Hemingway
Katrina joined Lewis Accounting as a tax preparer in 2017. She brings to our team her extensive experience in financial services, gained from her roles as a branch manager for Chevy Chase Bank and as a tax preparer for a well-known national tax preparation franchise. Additionally, Katrina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary Washington.
Although a Chesapeake native, Katrina left the area to pursue her educational and professional opportunities. Fortunately for our team, she returned to Chesapeake to be closer to family and friends. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys exploring the cultural activities offered by our community and relaxing with a good book. A true renaissance woman, Katrina is also a licensed realtor with Rose and Womble in Chesapeake.
Casey joined the Lewis Accounting team in January 2022 as our receptionist. She has 8 years of customer service experience and has most recently been working in the dental field and has a degree from ECPI in dental assisting. Although a resident of Chesapeake, where she lives with her two kids and cat, Goose, Casey is originally from upstate, New York but has lived in 6 different US states, with her favorite being Colorado. Casey is looking forward to learning and assisting clients in any way that she can.
In her free time, Casey enjoys watching Netflix and spending time with family.
“It’s not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs” - Vaclav Havel