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About Us

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Taon Clark

Taon Clark has her bachelors degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in Business Administrations with a focus on accounting. She is working on her MBA and has a special interest in forensic accounting.

Ms. Clark heads our bookkeeping department. In addition to helping clients with their monthly bookkeeping, she assists with IRS representation, such as tax return examinations and collections, and prepares adjusting entries as part of the business tax return process.

Laura Contreras

Laura Contreras is a University of Texas in San Antonio graduate and San Antonio native. She majored in English Literature and minored in Communications. Ms. Contreras taught Reading at a local junior college for 2 years and English at a local high school for 8 years. In addition to teaching, she also organized and chaperoned international travel for her students.

Ms. Contreras joined Lamar & Associates as the office manager/ paralegal and enjoys the various assignment she is given. In her leisure time she enjoys traveling and going to hear live music.

Ruth De Leon

Ruth De Leon graduated in 2001 from Monterrey NL Mexico with a degree in accounting. Before coming to Texas, she practiced as a public accountant for over 4 years , doing tax and audits in Mexico. During this time, she became especially interested in tax law.

One of the things Ms. De Leon loves is her profession. She enjoys helping people start and manage their own businesses.  She believes that by providing the correct tools, showing practice methods to clients and guiding them, she can help them to succeed in business and in life.

Ms. De Leon, who was born in Texas, decided to move back to Texas to study and complete her dream to become a certified public accountant. She has worked with our firm since 2007. We consider Ruth to be one of our firm’s most valuable assets. Her different roles include accounting, bookkeeping training and support, payroll, tax planning, tax return preparation, and IRS audits. Her wide range of experience and her ability to work as a team member, have made Ms. De Leon very popular with clients and those of us who work with her. We especially appreciate her honesty and kindness. Her patience makes her an excellent teacher when she provides training to staff and clients.

On the personal side, Ms. De Leon enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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Lisa Harrell

Lisa Harrell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas – Austin.  She also holds a Paralegal Studies Certificate from Texas State University, Political Science Department.  Originally from Austin, Lisa has lived in San Antonio for 10 years and enjoys the diversity of the city and the fun and festive activities it has to offer.

Lisa takes care of all matters related to billing and invoicing at Lamar & Associates.  She enjoys getting to know our clients and is especially gratified when, on many occasions, the client expresses happiness for receiving exceptional service and great value for their dollar.

When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons, and the many activities that having three boys brings.

Barbara Lamar

Barbara Lamar has provided legal and accounting support to small businesses and their owners for more than 26 years. One of her primary goals is to make sure that fees paid to our firm will be a profitable investment for our clients – for every dollar paid in fees to our firm, the client should gain more than a dollar in taxes saved and/or increased business profits.

When she is not being an accounting and legal geek, Ms. Lamar works on her Permaculture farm in Caldwell County, Texas.

Click here for Ms. Lamar’s Curriculum Vitae.

David Miller

David Miller graduated from California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. Since then he has accumulated 25 years of tax preparation and accounting experience, recently adding Lamar and Associates to his resume in March of 2015. Mr. Miller enjoys helping our clients find ways to save tax dollars with accurate, yet zealous tax planning.

Mr. Miller’s strong work ethic and sense of family show in the pride he takes in his work, as well as in his family life. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors and with his daughters.