Meet our Employees

RickRick Johnson

Rick Johnson is our Company President and has been with Tax & Accounting Plus since the beginning in 1987. He believes his employees are his greatest asset as they strive to provide our customers with the greatest service possible.

Rick is also an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. The marks “EA” and “Enrolled Agent” are marks that indicate the practitioner is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the Internal Revenue Service’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. The “EA” designation allows Rick to represent clients through and up to actual tax court proceedings.

Rick was born and raised in Lincoln, IL and received his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. He now resides with his beautiful wife in Heyworth, IL. They have been blessed with eight children and three grandchildren.

Deb 2Deb Johnson

Deb Johnson is our Company Vice President and has been with Tax & Accounting Plus since the beginning in 1987. She jokes that she came with the furniture.

Deb is in charge of our Payroll and Bookkeeping services and has been preparing taxes for over twenty years. She has completed the IRS’ requirements for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) and is listed in the IRS’ database of qualified tax return preparers. Deb is a vital asset to Tax & Accounting Plus and the glue that holds our team together.

Deb was born and raised in Dupo, IL and moved with her family to Bloomington-Normal for a new job opportunity. Deb lives in Danvers, IL with her husband, has three grown children and four grandchildren. She is a lover of gardening, flowers and funnel cakes.

Nicole (2)Nicole Sparrow

Nicole Sparrow is an accountant and has been with Tax & Accounting Plus since April of 2013. She is very detail oriented and prides herself on researching to find the correct solution to any problem.

Nicole works with our Payroll and Bookkeeping services and has over nine years accounting experience including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll and Bookkeeping. She received her degree in higher education from Lincoln Christian University.

Nicole hails from the Capital City and after nine years in the frozen tundra of Michigan, Nicole and her family moved to Normal in 2014. Nicole and her husband Thadd have been married since 2003 and have two children.

Joyce FloydJoyce 1

Joyce Floyd is a tax preparer and has been with Tax & Accounting Plus since 1994. She is an extremely positive person and like the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond… Everybody Loves Joyce.

Joyce has been preparing taxes for almost 20 years.  She has completed the IRS’ requirements for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) and is listed in the IRS’ database of qualified tax return preparers.

Joyce has lived in the Bloomington/Normal area all her life. She was blessed with four wonderful children, which in turn have honored her with seven grandchildren.

StephStephanie Presbitero

Stephanie Presbitero is a tax preparer and has been with Tax & Accounting Plus for six years. She is very knowledgeable and helps maintain the procedures to ensure that all the tax returns are processed appropriately.

Stephanie has been preparing taxes for four years. She has completed the IRS’ requirements for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) and is listed in the IRS’ database of qualified tax return preparers. She is enrolled at Ashworth College to continue her accounting education.

Stephanie has lived in the twin cities her entire life. She lives with her husband and four wonderful children.

TracyTracy Brasfield

Tracy Brasfield is an accountant and has been with Tax & Accounting Plus since December of 2014. She works with our Payroll and Bookkeeping services and helps ensure all the tax returns are processed appropriately.

Tracy has been in the Bloomington Normal area since she was in grade school. Her son is a Bloomington Normal native and goes to school locally as well. Tracy enjoys supporting local arts and working with her friends and neighbors in the community. She looks forward to helping all of the Tax & Accounting Plus clients.