About Us | Corporate Office

Rick Gray CPA

Rick Gray is a retired US Army military officer that has been working as a Certified Public Accountant since his retirement approximately 20 years ago. Mr. Gray is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Pre-Law; he completed his accounting course work at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Mr. Gray founded Global Tax Service shortly after his retirement from the military while living in Uruguay. He currently resides in Columbia, SC, with his wife Elizabeth.

Robert E Deuel CPA

Robert E. Deuel CPA has been part of the Global Tax Service Team since September 2005. He specializes in the preparation of U.S. tax returns and foreign account reports for U.S. taxpayers in the Caribbean, Central America, South America and Southeast Asia. He attended schools in Bolivia and Uruguay, and universities in Uruguay, the United States and Brazil. Robert graduated from the University of South Carolina where he attended the Darla Moore School of Business and earned degrees in Accounting and International Business, with a minor in Portuguese. Some of his previous work experiences include working at the United States Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay and working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in New York City, New York. Robert is married to Lauren E. Deuel CPA. Together they enjoy spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Diego Padelford EA

Diego Padelford is an Enrolled Agent specializing in U.S. and foreign tax. He is dedicated to helping clients make intelligent financial decisions and ethically minimize tax liability. With his help, international employees can reduce their taxes, comply with tax filing requirements and avoid penalties and audits. His patience and determination ensure that every client is treated with high regard. Mr. Padelford attended universities in Mexico, Sweden, and the United States. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a double major in International Business and Economics from the University of South Carolina. He is currently the coordinator for clients in Africa and Europe. He is fluent in Spanish and English. In his spare time, Diego enjoys the outdoors, cooking, kayaking, water skiing, playing golf, traveling and spending time with his family.

Jorge Isaac Rivas Guerrero EA

Jorge Rivas’ Alma matter is at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, class of 2010. He double majored in Management Generics and Human Resources with minors in Marketing and History. He has traveled throughout the US, Europe, Middle East, Central America, and South America. He has previous work related experience interpreting for the Department of Social Services and the medical field. He works with tax clients in the near east and the Indian subcontinent. On his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching football, reading magazines and non -fiction books, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Anna Lina McLaughlin EA

Anna Lina McLaughlin is the newest member of the Global Tax Service Team and her area of responsibilities are clients from Southeast Asia and the United States. She was born in Krefeld, Germany, earned her law degree at the University of Muenster, Germany in 2013 and graduated from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina with a Masters in International Business in December 2014. Ms. Brand’s international interests began early in her student career. After her second year in German law school she interned with the Charlotte International Cabinet, a non-profit organization in Charlotte, NC followed by a three months internship with the American – German BridgeHouseLaw Firm in Charlotte, NC. Upon completion of law school, she worked in a local accounting firm in Krefeld, Germany where she started gathering and improving her tax preparing skills. A German native with legal as well as tax experience in Germany and the United States, Ms. Brand concentrates on the best interests of her clients through research and collaboration. She enjoys cooking, hiking, and long walks on the beach.

Reid Smiley, Office Manager

Reid Smiley is a native of Fort Mill, SC and a Retiree from the US Navy (2010) as a Chief Petty Officer (Human Resource Specialist). Mr. Smiley is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with bachelors in Business Management in 2012. He currently resides in Lexington, SC with his wife Ann and two daughters. In addition to serving as the Office Management Specialist for Global Tax, Mr. Smiley is an avid wood worker.

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