About Us

A group of Accountants in Mesa AZ who specialize in developing serious financial strategies for small businesses.

Our Team

Since 1993, Fox Peterson has fostered entrepreneurial spirit by providing a wide range of accounting, consulting and tax services to small businesses throughout Arizona and the United States. Clients of Fox Peterson experience the professional level and knowledge expected from a large industry stronghold (accounting firm), but with the personal attention and reasonable rates of a small, local agency. We are proud to preserve the old-fashioned benefits of professional and prompt service while ensuring our company is up-to-date with all of the latest tax laws and accounting technology. As a Fox Peterson client, you will benefit from the ease of mind that comes with service you can rely on. We emphasize long-term relationships and continually advise our clients to ensure their future success. The way we see it, our clients’ success is our success. Our accountants are proficient in all aspects of taxes and accounting, so no matter what your small business or personal accounting needs are, we can help. We firmly believe that by getting to know you, we are better able serve you. Learn more about us by selecting a name below.
Tyson Haws

Tyson Haws CPA, Partner, ELP

Tyson Haws

CPA, Partner, ELP

Tyson Haws
Tyson has been with Fox Peterson since early 2011. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Communications and completed his Masters of Science in Accounting from Grand Canyon University in 2012. After plenty of early and late hours studying he passed the last of the CPA exams in the summer of 2014 and received his license later that fall. After spending several years in the corporate business world he believes he has found his home here on the Fox Peterson team. He loves to help small businesses get on their feet and make smart steps that will insure their longevity. Outside of work Tyson loves spending time with his wife and six children. He says that nothing in life compares to the joy of watching his children grow and experience new things. He serves as a local Boy Scout youth leader and having grown up in a small town in northern Arizona he loves all things outdoor. It’s not uncommon to find him hiking to a mountain top, snowboarding down a wintery slope, or simply relaxing around the campfire. Tyson is the Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) for our office. Dave Ramsey ELP
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David Hawks

David Hawks EA

David Hawks

EA

David Hawks
David joined the Fox Peterson team in June of 2018. He came to Fox Peterson after six and a half years with another CPA firm. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Brigham Young University. After spending a few years in the banking industry he decided to go back to school to become an accountant. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University and is currently enrolled in an Executive Masters of Taxation with Florida Atlantic University. He passed all four parts of the CPA exam, completing the last test in early 2018. He is a few classes short of applying to become a CPA. David enjoys helping individuals and small businesses with their accounting and tax preparation needs. He wants his clients to succeed in business and in life and seeks to provide the information they need to make the best financial decisions. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys. You can usually find him on the sideline of a football field or basketball court coaching his boys’ teams. He loves being active, playing sports and spending time at the gym. David enjoys giving back to his community. He is the Treasurer of the local chapter of the BYU Management Society and serves as a volunteer at his church in various capacities.
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Lauren Grafing

Lauren Grafing Staff Accountant

Lauren Grafing

Staff Accountant

Lauren Grafing
Lauren joined the Fox Peterson team in November 2017. She is pursuing her degree in Accounting and is excited to have the opportunity to learn real world applications for what she is being taught in school. Lauren was born and raised in Arizona and has seen the rural area she grew up in grow to a busy suburbia. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, reading, and attending musical and theatrical events. She also enjoys working with children and has had many opportunities within her church to teach both small and large groups ranging in age from 1 ½ years to 12 years.
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Tanner Brown

Tanner Brown Intern

Tanner Brown

Intern

Tanner Brown
Tanner Brown is an undergraduate accounting student at BYU-Idaho. He will graduate in July of 2019 and then pursue a Master’s of Taxation. He enjoys running , golfing, and hiking.
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Dason Hatch

Dason Hatch CPA, Partner

Dason Hatch

CPA, Partner

Dason Hatch
Dason joined Fox Peterson starting with the 2014 tax season. He completed his Bachelor of Accounting at BYU-Idaho in 2011 and went on to receive a dual Masters in Accounting and Business Administration at Idaho State University. He obtained his CPA license in the summer of 2014. Dason spends his free time with his wife and three children. He enjoys watching basketball and volleyball, but would much rather be on the hardwood competing. Dason plays the piano, guitar and drums whenever he gets a chance. He also likes spending time camping, four-wheeling, and spelunking.
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Nathan Wilding

Nathan Wilding Tax Accountant

Nathan Wilding

Tax Accountant

Nathan Wilding
Nathan is a new member of the Fox Peterson team.
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MaryAnn Haws

MaryAnn Haws Office Manager

MaryAnn Haws

Office Manager

MaryAnn Haws
Mary Ann joined the Fox Peterson team May of 2018. She grew up in the White Mountains of Arizona. After completing her Associates degree from Eastern Arizona College she moved to the valley and completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Since working at Fox Peterson she has completed a few Accounting courses at Mesa Community college and has learned a great deal from the accounting team here at Fox Peterson. Mary Ann handles Accounts Receivable and any LLC paperwork needed. More importantly she is in charge of making sure the chocolate jars are always full. When she is not at Fox Peterson she enjoys traveling, hiking, organizing her garage, and eating cheese.
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Whitney Sherwood

Whitney Sherwood Intern

Whitney Sherwood

Intern

Whitney Sherwood
Whitney just recently joined the Fox Peterson team as an intern. She is working on getting her Bachelors of Accounting at Brigham Young University, Idaho. In her free time, Whitney enjoys sports and everything outdoors!
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David Hakes

David Hakes CPA, Partner

David Hakes

CPA, Partner

David Hakes
David joined the Fox Peterson Firm in October of 2014. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2014 with two Bachelor’s degrees; one in Accounting and the other in Computer Information Systems. He graduated in May 2015 with a Master’s in Taxation from ASU. Outside of work, David loves to spend time with his wife while they discover the joys of parenthood as they spend time with and take care of their two children. David is an avid football fan and loves to watch it as often as he can. Although football is his favorite, David loves sports in general and enjoys any time he can either play or watch them. He also enjoys watching movies and TV shows with his wife. When he can get away he also loves camping, riding quads, being outdoors and spending time with extended family. David speaks Spanish and appreciates any opportunity when he can do that.
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Dani Lyn Hakes

Dani Lyn Hakes Accounting Manager

Dani Lyn Hakes

Accounting Manager

Dani Lyn Hakes
Dani Lyn is very excited to have joined Fox Peterson as Office Manager in 2016.  Her years of experience in managing departments and solving business problems have enabled her to quickly make significant contributions to the Fox Peterson team. Her experience in accounting made for an easy transition to Accounting Manager in 2018. Dani Lyn was born and raised in Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University.  She has held many roles in her professional career from Office Manager, consultant in her own business, to president of a local finance and accounting firm. Dani Lyn loves all things family. She has six children and two grandchildren. When she is not at Fox Petersen, she will often be found spoiling her two beautiful grandchildren or supporting her children at their volleyball, rugby and football games.  She loves serving at her church with the women and youth organizations.  Dani Lyn also enjoys spending time in the outdoors, watching college sports, reading, cooking, puzzles, riding quads, and hiking with her family.
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Glenda Nichols

Glenda Nichols Receptionist

Glenda Nichols

Receptionist

Glenda Nichols
Glenda works in the afternoon at the front desk greeting clients as they phone, or come in. Glenda is excited to be a member of such a professional and friendly team. Originally from North Carolina, she has lived in Mesa for almost 30 years. She enjoys her 20 grandchildren in her spare time.
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Michael Jensen

Michael Jensen Intern

Michael Jensen

Intern

Michael Jensen
Michael will be working as a tax intern for the 2019 tax season. With this internship in Arizona, he has lived in six different U.S. states and one Canadian province. He graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor’s in Accounting at the end of 2018 and will be pursuing an MsTax degree at Gonzaga University later this year. Michael is happily married and is excited to work at Fox Peterson.
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Clark Fox

Clark Fox EA, Partner

Clark Fox

EA, Partner

Clark Fox
Clark has been a practicing tax accountant and small business advisor in Arizona for over 25 years. He began his career serving as a controller or Chief Financial Officer for several private companies, and has been in private practice since 1993. Because of his experiences serving as a vice president of finance, he has a unique perspective on how businesses are run from the inside. Clark is also knowledgeable in and advises his clients regarding asset protection and trusts. He is a true advocate for anyone wanting to spread their entrepreneurial wings and start and/or grow a business. Mr. Fox has also served on the Board of Directors of the Mesa Senior Center for 6 years.
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Marilyn Osborn

Marilyn Osborn Staff Accountant

Marilyn Osborn

Staff Accountant

Marilyn Osborn
Marilyn has just recently joined the Fox Peterson team. She will be helping clients with their payroll, sales tax reporting and accounting. She has many years of experience working in the accounting field. She has recently returned home from serving a mission for her Church. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.
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Amiee Paprocki

Amiee Paprocki Receptionist

Amiee Paprocki

Receptionist

Amiee Paprocki
Amiee joined the Fox Peterson team in August of 2018 as the morning receptionist after spending several years as a homemaker. Amiee has an Associate Degree in Computer Technology – Web Design, and has an abundance of work experience in financial services and IT project management, as well as intellectual property law administration. When she isn’t at Fox Peterson, she is spending time with her husband and kids, watching sports and movies, and enjoying reading, card crafting, working out and puzzles of all varieties.
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Craig Peterson

Craig Peterson CPA, Partner

Craig Peterson

CPA, Partner

Craig Peterson
Craig began his business career as the owner of a chain of retail stores. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. He worked at an accounting firm for a few years and then decided to expand into private industry. He was a Chief Financial Officer for several start-up companies, including a manufacturing and an international toy company. He partnered with Clark Fox to form Fox Peterson, LLC in 2002. Craig’s specialty and favorite part of his practice is small business consulting.
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Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips Staff Accountant

Amy Phillips

Staff Accountant

Amy Phillips
Amy joined the Fox Peterson team as the morning receptionist in April 2016. In Sept 2016 she became part of our Accounting Staff helping with monthly accounting clients and assisting Marilyn with sales tax reporting and payroll. Amy earned her Associates Degree in Accounting but has most recently been a stay-at-home mom and public school librarian. Outside of work at Fox Peterson, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, reading, movies, and game night with neighbors.
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Felicia Jensen

Felicia Jensen Administrative Assistant

Felicia Jensen

Administrative Assistant

Felicia Jensen
Felicia is a new member of the Fox Peterson team.
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Dusty H. Fox Peterson is a fantastic team to work with! I’ve known them to be a part of the community for a long time but this was my first experience doing business with them. Tyson Haws was able to help me get my business taxes filed in a very short period of time and make the deadline. I was so impressed, that I’ll be using them to file my personal returns going forward. People joke that I’m difficult to please, but they provided an experience that left me extremely happy. Taxes aren’t as painful as I have known them to be. I’ll be telling all my friends about Fox Peterson.

Happy Clients

Holly K. I haven’t done taxes in years. I had no clue as to how to enter the boxes online either. So, being newly divorced and now a working mom, my mother and father in law recommended Clark Fox. I had a truly enlightening experience with him today. He made me feel so comfortable as we went through my paperwork. He didn’t rush me through. He took every piece of paperwork and explained everything. I can read people well. Clark Fox isn’t just a tax guy, but also a wonderful human being. It shows. I will go to him from here on out. I will also recommend him to everyone I know. Now I’m not afraid of taxes.

Lindsey H. I have had Fox Peterson prepare my taxes for the past two years and have been completely satisfied. Tyson is the one that I worked with and he worked quickly and reviewed everything with me as he was preparing. If you are looking for quality work for your taxes then use this company!!