Never worry again if your expat taxes are done right.
Our American Expat Tax Services Team
Greenback is extremely proud of the team we have assembled to help you with all your American expat tax services. We hand-select only the most experienced, knowledgeable and friendly professionals for our team. Our accountants are all specialized in handling international tax matters and bring with them a wealth of expat accounting expertise. Take a moment to learn more about the Greenback team!
Established in 2008Meet the Founders
After being frustrated and overwhelmed with their own expat tax needs, Carrie and David decided to build a service that could meet the needs of US expats — a tax preparation company whose accountants were at the forefront of expertise in US expat taxes, that was simple and easy to work with, and treated customers fairly and respectfully.
Carrie is a long-term expat, travel lover and seasoned business professional who believes that filing taxes doesn’t have to be a grueling process. Originally from New York, Carrie was raised in Mexico City, and has since lived in Barcelona, London, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires and now Bali. Carrie has a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from International Business School IESE, followed by 15+ years in marketing and general management. Carrie and her husband and co-founder David started Greenback after struggling to find a firm to do their US taxes as Americans living in the UK.
Carrie now spends her days ensuring that Greenback offers exactly what US expats need: easy-to-use, professional American tax services that delight our customers.
David is an Enrolled Agent, an MBA, and an experienced finance professional and entrepreneur. Having grown up in Brooklyn, New York, with 5 siblings, it wasn’t until David’s second trip out of the US (an exchange program in Belgium) when David caught the travel bug. Since then, David has lived all over the world. It was while he lived in London that the idea for Greenback Expat Tax Services came to be. Year after year, David and Carrie found that filing their expat taxes was a nightmare: expensive accountants who treated them like a number, US CPAs who were well-meaning, but not up to date on the rules as they apply to expats, and lots of forms and calculations…
David’s sole mission now is to find the best expat accountants across the world and recruit them to the Greenback Expat Tax Services team.
Based in Bali, Indonesia & New York, USA
Bachelor of Arts
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
EA (Enrolled Agent)
The A-TeamMeet the Accountants
Each of our accountants brings a wealth of proven professional experience to the team. We know that what our customers value most is having expat-expert accountants in charge of their US expat taxes, and we rise above the competition in that regard, hands down.
Christie is an IRS Enrolled Agent that began her career working in real estate investment sales and transitioned to taxation with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program working stateside and overseas. As a US military spouse, Christie is grateful to have lived 3 years in Germany where she fostered her knowledge in expatriate taxation. Living abroad gave her unique insight to the complicated tax circumstances that expats encounter to meet their US tax filing requirements. Christie specializes in US taxation, preventative law and tax resolution for military, real estate investors, retirees and small business owners living overseas.
In her free time, Christie is planning the next adventure, relishing savory meals, and working the soil. She loves traveling to new places near and far, and does her best to return to her husband’s roots in Finland every year.
KayLynn is a licensed CPA and holds her Personal Financial Planning (PFS) designation. She obtained her bachelors degree from Weber State University and her Masters of Accounting from Liberty University. she has worked as a financial controller for a few different small businesses. She then went into public accounting and after 3 years became a partner at her firm. After managing the firm for another 5 years, she decided it was time to move on and go back to doing what she loved, tax returns! she has been doing expat tax returns for 10 years.
KayLynn lives in Idaho with her family. She spends all of her time with her four beautiful kids. She loves to travel and meet new people!
Based in Idaho, USA
Master of Science in Accounting
BIS in Family Studies/Sociology/English
Certified Public Accountant, Wyoming and Idaho
Personal Financial Specialist
Natalie is a CPA with a Master of Taxation, who has worked in public accounting as well as private industry for over 15 years. Her focus has been on international clients, audits and tax returns. She currently resides in the US, and has lived in Brazil and Israel, and understands the complexity of international taxation. She has been exposed thoroughly with the tax preparation of a variety of domestic and foreign entities, individual returns, in addition to a vast exposure to tax analysis and research for international clients.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Florida Institute of CPA’s.
Natalie currently resides in Florida, and enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.
Nikki is an IRS Enrolled Agent with over 15 years of expatriate tax exposure. Her career began with the Big Four Accounting Firms while she worked in Switzerland in the Geneva and Lausanne offices dealing exclusively with expatriates. She dealt with many American expatriates working for multinational companies and international organizations helping them with their complex tax residency matters and stock option issues.
Later when Nikki moved to Australia, she gained exposure to American expatriates living and working in the Asia Pacific region. Nikki is well versed in guiding expatriates through the many tax issues looking to localize in their new home and optimize their global tax position.
Nikki is a keen traveler and enjoys bushwalking along the many beautiful trails of Australia. Her favorite is the Great Ocean Road.
Padma has worked in taxation for over 12 years and has enjoyed easing clients’ minds when it comes to complying with their tax obligations. She has been fortunate to work with people with diverse backgrounds and with a range of businesses, including partnerships and corporations. She finds it fascinating to be able to work with people all over the world; and this has enabled her to guide clients in various foreign tax matters: getting all FBAR reports up to date, calculating foreign tax credits, notifying them of PFIC obligations, and filing information returns for foreign businesses and trusts.
When not working on tax returns, you can find her working out in the gym, or bowling/watching movies with her child. Learning yoga and becoming better at playing the piano are on her to-do list.
D has been a CPA for the last 20 years and has focused on international and expat tax issues while working for a Big Four accounting firm and major tax software company. Her expertise extends to state and foreign income tax and residency issues and all expat tax filings, including FBAR. She has been both an expat and a small business owner, so she understands the challenges that come with living and working abroad.
Although she and her Australian husband currently live in the US, she has lived all over the world, including in Australia, Mainland China, England and France. She loves to learn local cultures and tries to learn to say a few phrases in the local language. (She can say a greeting, “thank you” and count (1-10) in 10 languages so far.)
Jennifer is an IRS Enrolled Agent with over 10 years of experience with Big 4 accounting firms. She has spent her career focusing on assisting individuals on expatriate assignments with their US tax filing obligations both while living abroad and after returning home. Jennifer has worked with a wide range of clients from around the world.
Jennifer enjoys spending her free time with her husband and dogs in the outdoors! She enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, horseback riding and spending time with family.
Based in South Carolina, USA
EA (Enrolled Agent)
MBA (Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting)
Wendy qualified as a UK Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002. She has over 20 years experience in accountancy with a mix of public practice and international corporate roles. Most recently she was running her own practice in the UK, mainly dealing with expats and assisting with their UK reporting requirements. The business was sold in 2016 before she moved, with her husband, to America.
Having spent her whole life in the UK Wendy moved to California mid 2016 as her husband started working for Apple. Wendy’s passion is travel and she likes to visit new and unusual places. She has also used her accountancy skills to volunteer as an accountant in Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, India and Cambodia.
In a 30 plus year career, Doug has worked as a practicing CPA and financial executive and served in corporate controller and CFO positions. Recently, he has been devoted exclusively to tax practice focused on expat tax clients as well as expat compliance understanding the ins and outs of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).
Doug lives with his wife Barbara in New Mexico. Both enjoy recreational cycling, and travel. He has two grown children, both lawyers, who also live in New Mexico.
Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant and an Enrolled Agent born in Nassau, Bahamas and currently reside in Boynton Beach, Florida. She has over 10 years of experience as a tax accountant including 5 years with an international accounting firm specializing in expat tax services for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Jennifer’s desire is not only to assist clients with the preparation of their tax returns and to make the process as smooth as possible but also to help clients understand the expat tax process overall.
When Jennifer isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children on vacations, attending sporting events and watching her son play college basketball.
Based in Florida, USA
Certified Public Accountant
Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting
Chelsea is a CPA and attorney who has worked in public accounting and auditing for over 10 years. She has worked closely with US expats with complex tax situations and has experience in handling the myriad of issues that US expats face while living abroad and dealing with US taxes. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Finance and Audit Committees.
Chelsea currently resides in Michigan with her two young children. She spends her Saturdays in Fall attending University of Michigan football games.
Nicholas grew up in Washington D.C. but moved to New York City to obtain a bachelors and masters degree in accounting from Fordham University. He began his career in New York City, working at one of the largest global CPA firms in the world. He gained a wide range of experience advising his clients with their domestic and foreign individual and business tax returns. Nicholas then worked at several other large regional firms in New York City with a focus on international taxation. He worked extensively with taxpayers who had foreign and domestic filing requirements including foreign bank account reporting, expatriation issues and tax return filings. He recently fulfilled a life long dream of his and joined the expat community himself by moving to Madrid, Spain.
Nicholas loves to play sports, specifically basketball, skateboarding, and snowboarding. He is passionate about traveling and enjoys exploring new foods and cultures along the way.
Yasmin is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant. She began her career with a Big 5 accounting firm in Toronto, Canada where she specialized in the preparation of expatriate taxes for Canadians and Americans living abroad. After fourteen years in Toronto, Yasmin moved back to Nairobi, Kenya where she worked in finance with several large corporations. During that time, she also continued preparing expatriate tax returns as well.
When Yasmin is not working she loves traveling to exotic locations for family reunions. She enjoys hiking in the Karura Forest and spending long weekends in Masaai Mara and on the beach in Mombasa.
Justine is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant in Ontario. She holds an MBA, specializing in Finance and Accounting. Prior to focusing on individual and business taxes, Justine managed the accounting department of a mid-sized manufacturing company. She enjoys working with a variety of clients, from self-employed individuals to corporations with complex tax situations. Justine has worked extensively with US clients in Canada, helping them remain compliant with their US and Canadian tax filing obligations.
When not working, Justine enjoys running, pilates & yoga, and spending time with her husband and dogs.
Jennifer’s career began at a Big 4 CPA firm. Throughout the past 15 years she has worked on tax returns for worldwide corporations, S-corps, individuals and US expats. Her passion for working with expats and her extensive experience in filing foreign tax returns for corporations and individuals living abroad is what brought her to Greenback. One particular area of expertise is filing tax returns for individuals who own their own business or rental properties.
She has spent her whole life in Wisconsin, where she lives with her 4 children. She spends her ‘free’ time shuttling them to football, lacrosse, soccer and horsebackriding or going to WI Badger football and basketball games on the weekends.
Marina, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with her Masters in Business Administration (Accounting), started her career at Big 4 accounting firms in the Russian Far East. Married to a career expat for almost 20 years, Marina has lived and worked around the world and gained firsthand experience with the challenges of being an American expatriate living abroad, as well as as foreign national living in the USA. Marina has extensive experience with individual, C-corporation, S-corporation partnerships, multi-state returns and clients with rental properties.
Marina enjoys providing fellow expats with tax preparation and related advisory services. She enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga and scuba diving.
Jeremiah has worked for leading tax preparation companies for over a decade. He began has career as a retail office tax preparer who prepared basic income tax returns. His interest in expat taxes grew and Jeremiah made it his mission to become an expert in small business, military and foreign income tax returns. His personal model for success — “Every puzzle begins with one piece being placed in the right place at the right time” — stems from his natural curiosity and determination to problem-solve. Jeremiah has a passion for learning and is always up for a challenge. He is currently enrolled in law school.
When Jeremiah isn’t working with a customer or in school, he enjoys traveling and cooking.
John’s career in corporate accounting and taxes began 20 years ago with Fortune 500 companies and a mix of corporate and public accounting work. He has worked extensively with expats on a variety of tax issues, from tax preparation to Totalization Agreements and obtaining a Certificate of Residency. With his work in both federal and foreign taxation, he is extremely experienced with navigating the expatriate tax complexities as it relates to US tax reporting.
He is originally from Trinidad & Tobago but now calls the US home. When John isn’t solving expat tax issues for his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren and playing tennis as much as he can.
Elizabeth is a CPA with an MBA in Tax and Accounting. She has over ten years of experience in the preparation of individual and corporate income tax returns. She prepared expatriate returns while working for the Big 4 public accounting firms. She enjoys tax research/planning and loves the challenge of helping clients find additional ways to reduce their income tax liability. She understands the challenges of relocating and working in a foreign country first hand, as she and her husband relocated from Canada to the United States in the late 1980s.
In her free time, Elizabeth loves to travel and explore new cultures with her two children, ages 16 and 12.
April’s first experience with US expat taxes began with her time abroad teaching English in Japan. Now a CPA, she has worked at a boutique expat tax firm in Paris, France and in the international assignment services group of a Big Four in Australia. April understands the complexity of US taxes and can personally relate to the frustrations Americans encounter when filing their US expat tax return.
April and her French-American family now reside in Sydney, Australia. She speaks fluent French and American English with a few Aussie-isms thrown in to keep things interesting. Whether in English or French, April is highly skilled at communicating the idiosyncrasies of taxes in a clear, concise manner.
Daria’s entire educational and professional career has circled around accounting. She earned a BBA with a major in Accounting, followed by a Master of Accounting and Financial Management in the United States. While in the United States, she became a CPA and worked as an accountant and an auditor. Afterwards, she relocated to China, where she joined an expatriate taxation department within a Big Four firm. Daria was part of the team that started the US Individual Taxation work for the firm, and they were one of the first Big Four firms to deal with US individual taxation in China. She was later relocated to Hong Kong, where she now works with the Greenback team virtually.
Based in Hong Kong
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
MAFM (Master of Accounting and Financial Management)
Christina is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 28 years of experience. She started her career as a staff accountant, then opened her own practice in 1990 and has been happily working directly with Americans on their taxes ever since. Her responsibilities include tax research, tax preparation (individuals, trusts, partnerships, C corporations, S corporations, nonprofits), review and all the administrative tasks necessary to deliver tax returns to clients. Christina believes that to perform tax planning, it is important to research and communicate these strategies to the client in everyday terms that they can understand.
Based in Arizona, USA
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Jessica has provided American expat tax services for a variety of firms, ranging from a tax resolution specialist with the IRS to being an accountant with one of the top 10 public accounting firms. The primary focus in her previous experience was with multi-state partnerships and expatriate tax returns. She has seen everything from both sides of the playing field! She has a deep knowledge of expatriate tax issues and is extremely personable and easy to work with. Her customers appreciate her quick response, as well as her commitment to providing accurate, timely expat tax returns.
Having worked in the international assignments specialist tax group at a Big Four accounting firm for more than nine years, Lauren has a wealth of experience providing American expat tax services. Lauren also has experience in being an expat herself, spending three years working in Houston, TX, before returning to Australia in 2009. Lauren has a very thorough understanding of the added complexities that an international move can bring to her clients’ tax affairs, and she prides herself on being able to explain even the most complicated technical issues in plain English!
Based in Perth, Australia
EA (Enrolled Agent)
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
LLB (Bachelor of Law)
Behind the ScenesMeet the Management
Some companies say they are customer-service focused, but Greenback truly cares about each and every client. We strive to exceed expectations every step along the way and the management team works diligently behind the scenes to ensure this happens.
Tabitha has been an expat herself, knowing full well all the joys and headaches that can come with it! Having spent time living in both Italy and Canada, she understands the hassle that expat taxes can be. Her goal is to help reduce that burden for our clients by providing clear guidance, and answering expat tax questions as needed.
Tabitha has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and certificates in direct, B2B and e-commerce marketing.
In her spare time she enjoys anything to do with the outdoors – especially long hikes with her husband and four-legged “sons,” Jagermeister and Atlas.
Lisa is a life-long computer enthusiast with a passion for all things digital. She brings with her a unique blend of analytical, creative, and technical skills fostered through her marketing and advertising experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area’s startup world. Although her husband’s job has currently relocated her to various locations around the world, that hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her love of digital marketing. Being a new expat herself, Lisa is learning all the ins and outs of this lifestyle, and she is thrilled to be a part of company that is truly making a difference in the lives of expats.
When she’s not working, Lisa loves to be outdoors, cook with new ingredients, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.
Roula has a passion for helping people! She has been in HR and Customer Service for the better part of her career and coming from a Greek family, nurturing is second nature. She has her BS in Business Management, and has worked in industries such as Financial Services and Education, as well as helped run her family’s flower and event business for over 18 years. She was born and raised in Chicago, but recently relocated to Greece. She loves food and cooking is a huge hobby of hers. She also enjoys traveling when she can.
Marissa has had a life-long passion for helping people. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Communication, and has worked in marketing and special events before being introduced to Greenback. Marissa’s goal is to help Greenback’s clients have the most hassle free tax experience so they can get back to living their adventure abroad.
In her spare time Marissa enjoys coaching figure skating, traveling, and spending time with her English bulldog puppy, Gretta Grace.
Linda is a digital marketing strategist and project management leader. She loves helping organizations solve problems related to project management, online marketing performance, and conversions. Linda has worked with Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, SMBs, and nonprofits across various industries. Linda also holds several professional certifications. She has lived on both coasts in California and Maine. Linda considers the city ofLas Vegas home and a base camp for her adventures.
When she’s not working, Linda enjoys exploring wilderness and urban streetscapes with her partner, family, and canine friends. She also loves to test new recipes, analyze real estate listings, plan trip itineraries, and pursue new growth and learning opportunities.
Adam is a Project Operations Manager with a focus on process. He began his career in enterprise software before working for a small startup in the online education space. Through his various experiences, he’s developed a knack for improving processes to help organizations run smoother. Though born in Illinois and educated in Texas, Adam now calls Southern California home.
When he’s not working, you can find him experimenting in the kitchen, taking a hike, or practicing some sort of new skill.
Based in California, USA
B.A. Economics – The University of Texas at Austin
Taegen is a Junior Business Specialist, working in areas such as Marketing and Operations. She has worked with and for expats to organize conferences on three different continents for location-independent entrepreneurs. During an apprenticeship, she was able to learn about e-commerce businesses firsthand, along with the operations involved. Taegen was raised in the States but enjoys traveling to other countries whenever possible and making friends along the way.
When she’s not working, Taegen spends her time hiking, raising chickens, and learning new skills. A long-time hobby of hers is camping in the pines and exploring trails with friends and family.
Amber has been working in project management roles in New York City for almost ten years. In this capacity she has been creating, managing and executing all aspects of educational corporate conferences for professionals throughout the world from concept to completion. Prior to joining Greenback, she was a manager in her company’s Customer Management Practice division, a senior department in the firm dedicated to fostering professional growth & development of customer experience leaders in a wide variety of industries. She truly takes joy and pride in doing the same for clients—doing all she can to provide an exceptional customer experience.
Most recently, Amber relocated to Arizona and in her free time can be found exploring new hiking trails in Sedona, adding interesting cacti and succulents to her desert garden, or finding a circus apparatus to hang and flip on. Living in Manhattan allowed her to discover a lifelong passion for aerial circus arts and she intends to have fun upside down for decades to come.
Jennifer graduated from Ferris State University with a B.S. in Applied Science of Dental Hygiene. Before joining Greenback as an office manager, Jennifer worked in the private practice dental world for over nine years. Dental hygiene and office administration require very similar skills and talents. Jennifer is well versed in project development; very detail oriented; and strives to create and maintain work environments that are fluid and efficient. Although Jennifer has yet to experience expat life abroad, she can empathize with American expats after hearing many accounts from family members.
Jennifer is a true Michigander and loves the seasons that the beautiful state has to offer; although she prefers a shorter winter. Kayaking, yoga, spending time with friends and family, and taking her Golden Retriever Jade on adventures are just a few of her passions.