We are a small team of experienced professionals, ready to assist you. We are collaborative and dedicated, up to date on new laws, trends and technology. We look forward to meeting you.
Our values and mission
Our core values include honesty, integrity, and excellence. Our mission is to provide professional services that make a positive impact.
As Tucson professionals and residents, we are part of Tucson. We have deep roots here and are proud to be part of the Tucson community. Our firm has a policy of making charitable contributions to support local charities, and we also volunteer time to further the goals of nonprofit organizations that benefit the community.
Meet our Team
Evelyn Kleinhans, CPA
Evelyn’s primary focus is on federal income taxation of trusts, estates, partnerships, limited liability companies, and individuals, with an emphasis on planning for complex fiduciary and real estate transactions.
Evelyn holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting, both earned at the University of Arizona. She has been published in Taxation for Accountants and Taxation for Lawyers, and has instructed graduate tax courses at the University of Arizona, the Arizona State Society of CPAs, and various professional groups. Her professional affiliations include the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council, the Tucson Tax Study Group, the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Evelyn has volunteered with the Girls Scouts of Southern Arizona, Echoing Hope Ranch, Animals’ Crusaders of Arizona, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, and the American Cancer Society. She is currently serving on the professional advisory committee for the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, and the finance committee for the Primavera Foundation.
Email Evelyn: Evelyn.Kleinhans@libacpas.com
Lindsey Saul, CPA
Lindsey is a Tucson native who received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Arizona. She started her professional career over 10 years ago at a Big Four firm in Phoenix with an emphasis on provision and tax compliance for large corporations. Since moving back to Tucson, her primary focus has been federal income taxation of individuals, trusts, and estates. She enjoys working with small business owners, fiduciaries and private foundations on their tax compliance and planning needs.
She is a board member for the Southern Arizona Estate Planners Council (SAEPC) and the Steven W. Phillips Tucson Tax Study Group (SWPTTSG). She is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA).
The firm’s name is a reminder to Lindsey to prioritize both her professional and personal life, and she hopes to help her clients be able to do the same by taking some of the accounting-related stresses off their plates.
In her free time, she enjoys murder mystery documentaries, attending happy hour with her dog, Grace, in tow, and traveling.
Email Lindsey: Lindsey.Saul@libacpas.com
Cathy Kinzer, CPA
Cathy is a fifth generation Tucsonan who loves the desert. She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting at the University of Arizona and has worked in public accounting in Tucson for over 15 years. She has a passion for debits & credits, reconciliations, spreadsheets, and financial organization. She has worked with a wide variety of clients and industries, and has a strong background in real estate, partnership, and individual income taxation. At this phase in her career, she primarily enjoys helping small businesses and individuals with bookkeeping needs including setup, education & training, and ongoing bookkeeping maintenance & support. She also enjoys assisting clients with their tax planning and compliance needs.
Cathy is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA), Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA), Tucson Tax Study Group, and Young Tax Professionals. She is on the board of the Tierra Antigua Hope Foundation.
Cathy is the mother of two beautiful girls and enjoys spending time with her family, as well as swimming, yoga, and hiking all around the Tucson area.
Email Cathy: Cathy.Kinzer@libacpas.com
Tara King-Taylor, CPA
Tara works with us remotely from outside of Seattle, Washington. She is licensed to practice in both Washington and Arizona and is a member of both state societies of CPAs, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Tara focuses on income taxation of individuals, trusts, and estates. She holds a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from the University of Arizona, as well as a Master of Arts from Rutgers University. She is currently serving on the board of TrailBliss, an outdoor organization based in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, she served on boards for the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, Make Way for Books, and the local Parent Teacher Student Association.
In her free time she enjoys exploring (near and far) with her family.
Email Tara: Tara@libacpas.com
Interested in working with LIBA? Check out our open positions on the Join our Team page!