Chasity Hooks Richard, Managing Partner
Chasity holds an Accounting degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a degree in Respiratory Care Science from Louisiana State University at Eunice. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Louisiana Society of CPAs, a former member of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Vermilion Chapter of BNI, Women's Business First, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Big brothers Big Sisters. With over twelve years experience as both an accountant and controller for various industries including: retail, rental property investment, hair salons, web design, construction, oil & gas exploration, oil field services, and safety, Chasity works closely serving many types of clients which include:
- Small Businesses
- LLC's and LLP;s
- Estates and Trusts
- Foundations and Non Profit Organizations
We guide our clients through the increasingly complex maze of business and financial issues. Whether your business is established or just starting up, we can help you reduce taxes, improve profitability and meet your financial goals. We combine personal attention and strong technical skills to create solutions that fit your needs. To provide sound financial advice, we must know our clients well. We look beyond the obvious and identify ways to advance your personal and business financial interests. Our clients view us as trusted advisors as well as accountants and tax professionals.
Kirsten Porter Kaiser, Accountant in Charge/Payroll Manager
Kirsten studied Economics at UCLA and worked as an account manager maintaining the accounting & business management functions for many different industries including: fashion, retail, property management, restaurants, and private investment companies.
She also studied fashion design and worked exclusively with Under Armour, Fila, and Speedo providing design and product development for their accessory lines. Kirsten has been a member of the Hooks CPA team since November 2012 as an Accountant in Charge and Payroll Manager. She is a certified tax preparer, a payroll specialist and is currently working towards a CPA certification.
Catherine Arabie, Accountant in Charge
Catherine graduated from LSU in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Marketing. She has over 12 years of business management experience within the retail and technology industries. Catherine is currently working toward a third degree in accounting with plans to eventually obtain her CPA license. She was born and raised in Louisiana and is married with one son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, fishing, or reading a good book on her back porch.
Kellie S. Vincent, Accountant in Charge
Kellie is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPA license and hopes to accomplish that by spring 2018. In her free time, Kellie enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her fur-baby, Millie.
Christian Flint, Accountant in Charge
Christian is a recent graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a member of Delta Sigma Pi, business fraternity. She is also a new mom to a beautiful little girl.
Iris Armand, Accounting Assistant
Mona Hebert, Firm Administrator
Mona has worked as a legal secretary for twelve years, and in the oilfield for 18 years maintaining inventory for various companies as well as overseeing requirements for GOM & overseas jobs. As firm administrator, she has implemented procedures to help the firm run smoothly and provide a better client experience. Mona is always eager to learn new software or work concepts and constantly strives to improve the firm work flow to support our accounting staff and provide the best service to our clients. In her free time, Mona stays busy keeping up with her eight-year old daughter, who is active in singing, karate, and swimming.
Brooke Stelly, Office Admin
Brooke hold an associate degree in science, is a certified paralegal and a licensed pharmacy technician. She also served as a financial representative for the last four years providing loans to local customers in the Lafayette area. Brooke strives to provide excellent customer service and a streamlined work flow for our office. She is mom to three beautiful little boys ages 7, 4, & 8 weeks. In her free time, she enjoys vacations, riding bikes, playing soccer, baseball & basketball.
Shontelle Richard, Payroll Processor
Shontelle is the newest edition to the Hooks CPA family. She will be taking over the payroll processing work for our firm. With over 22 years in the medical field performing medical billing, collections and accounts receivable as well as experience in the Legal field, sales, and payroll processing, she brings a tremendous amount of skill to her position. She is married with one daughter and in her fee time, she enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, and playing cards.