Meet the Team

 

Ellen Wood
Ellen Wood

Ellen Wood
CPA

Ellen Wood joined Hopkins & Associates in August of 2016. As a CPA with 20+ years of experience, Ellen has specialized in services to individuals, small and medium sized businesses, as well as non-profits. She is certified in grant management, non-profit leadership and management.

Originally from Connecticut, Ellen earned her BFA in violin performance from the State University of NY (SUNY) at Purchase and her MBA from Loyola College before migrating south with her husband. She and her husband enjoy spending time their 3 children and granddaughter in Lizella, GA. She is active in her community, church, Macon Toastmasters and ministry outreach in Atlanta. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Rachel Garza
Rachel Garza

Rachel Garza
Accountant/Auditor

Rachel is a double-graduate of Mercer University. She holds a BA in Communication and a MEd in Higher Education Leadership. With 15 years of professional marketing experience, how did she wind up in an accounting firm? Her interest in accounting has long been fostered by her parents, Al and Jenny Hopkins. Never one to shy away from a new adventure, Rachel is now working toward her CPA licensure. She believes there is no better way to prepare for a successful career in business than by working alongside of the best accountants that she knows – the amazing team at Hopkins & Associates!


Sandi Passmore
Sandi Passmore

Sandi Passmore
Client Bookkeeper
Sandi moved to Forsyth from West Virginia.  She graduated from Oak Hill Vocational Technical School in secretarial/bookkeeping studies. She began working with Robert L. Buckley, CPA in 1992 and the rest is history!  Her job responsibilities include monthly bookkeeping and payroll, preparing preliminary tax returns and secretarial duties, as well as being a Notary Public.


Jenny Hopkins
Jenny Hopkins

Jenny Hopkins
Office Manager/Client Bookkeeper
A business graduate of Georgia Southern University with Master studies at Mercer University, Jenny brings to the firm over 35 years of experience in the fields of accounting, law, collections and insurance.  Jenny has been with Hopkins & Associates since 2008.  She holds an insurance license for Georgia, is a Notary Public and a member of Rotary.


Melinda Kilgore
Melinda Kilgore

Melinda Kilgore
Administrative Assistant
Melinda joined the firm in 2012. She brings more than 30 years of office management experience to the team. She is the smiling face that greets you when you stop by our office.