Meet Our Team

EHC Accounting staff: Our people mean business.

Gina C. James – CPA, CGMA

As the owner of EHC Certified Public Accountants since December of 2007, Gina has over 20 years accounting experience serving employers in the Kansas City and surrounding area. She has worked with a variety of businesses, ranging from golf, hospitality, insurance, banking and real estate. She is a Class of 2000, magna cum laude graduate of Park University in Parkville, Missouri. Gina passed the CPA exam and became a licensed CPA in 2004. Gina is also a Certified QuickBooks ® ProAdvisor and has trained extensively to become an expert to better serve her clients.

Mary J. Hayslett – CPA

As one of the founding partners of EHC Certified Public Accountants, Mary brings a wealth of experience and skill to the firm. Mary began her career in Iowa after graduating with honors from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She offers 30 years of combined public accounting and industry experience. Mary passed the CPA exam in 1980 and has worked with a variety of businesses, including Home Construction, Computax (a tax preparation software and database service), manufacturing, HUD financed real estate investment partnerships, real estate development and construction, hospitality and golf.

Julie N. Brown – CPA, Management Services Specialist

Julie is a dedicated CPA serving the needs of golf clubs, restaurants and the construction industry in Kansas City. She has over 7 years of golf industry experience, since becoming a CPA in 1993. She has excelled at all the monthly reconciliations unique to Golf Club General Ledgers, as well as preparation of financial statements and generation of year-end tax statements. She has over 14 years of experience in Construction Accounting, working with specialized software programs like Timberline. She has built her career on serving the needs of private companies’ internal financial reporting.

Michelle Payne – CPA

Michelle is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State University and has over 10 years of experience in the accounting industry working with small to mid-sized businesses in various industries. She also has experience in internal audit with focuses on internal controls and process efficiencies. Michelle passed the CPA exam in 2009 and is focused on bringing value to her clients and enjoys building strong relationships with them. Outside of work, Michelle loves to spend time with her husband and three children, and when time permits you can find her baking or exercising.

Amy L. Larsen – Staff Accountant

Amy brings 10 years of accounting experience to EHC. She has worked with a variety of businesses including construction, landscaping, retail, legal, and real estate management. Amy completed her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with and emphasis in Finance at the University of Central Missouri in 2006. She graduated in 2015 with her Master’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and is currently working toward the CPA designation. Outside of the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, cooking, gardening and traveling.

Annette M. Silvio – Office Manager, Payroll Specialist

Annette is a valuable asset to the team, bringing expertise in small business that she fine tuned working for five years as the Parkville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. Annette understands the facets of starting a small business and knows what it takes to not only make it, but to be successful. Keeping EHC clients and the firm organized is one of Annette’s many talents. Her other business experiences include the fields of trucking and transportation and hospitality. In her spare time, Annette enjoys watching her boys play football and relaxing with her family.

Kendra Taylor – Executive Administrative Assistant

Kendra brings over 5 years of customer service experience to our team. She holds an Associate of Arts from Metropolitan Community College Maple Woods and plans to pursue higher education in the near future. Outside of the professional realm, she is the pet parent of a German Shepherd Mix, Madie, and two cats, Ayden and Mittens. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, the fine arts, and binge watching TV shows or movies.