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.
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. clark@foxpeterson.com
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Loran Wimmer

Loran Wimmer CPA

Loran Wimmer

CPA

Loran Wimmer
Loran merged his CPA tax practice with Fox Peterson in October of 2014. He began his career with the tax department of the national CPA firm of Deloitte, working in their Phoenix office and specializing in small business tax consulting, estate planning and related tax issues. He then joined an East Valley CPA accounting practice, continuing to specialize in Corporate, Partnership and Trust taxation entities as they relate to developing favorable tax results on the personal and family taxes of their owners. He is quite knowledgeable in matters related to family gifts and inheritances, asset transfers to family trusts and beneficiaries, and their related tax consequences. Loran is also known by some for raising specialized varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes such as “Black Krims”, “Brown Derbys” and “Blue Berries”, along with great broccoli, red lettuce and spinach. loran@foxpeterson.com
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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. amy@foxpeterson.com
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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. craig@foxpeterson.com
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Spencer Belnap

Spencer Belnap Tax Accountant

Spencer Belnap

Tax Accountant

Spencer Belnap
Spencer is a new member of the Fox Peterson team! spencer@foxpeterson.com
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Dani Lyn Hakes

Dani Lyn Hakes Office Manager

Dani Lyn Hakes

Office 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.  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. danilyn@foxpeterson.com
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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. tyson@foxpeterson.com Dave Ramsey ELP
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Robin Mickelson-Gefroh

Robin Mickelson-Gefroh CPA, Accounting Manager

Robin Mickelson-Gefroh

CPA, Accounting Manager

Robin Mickelson-Gefroh
Robin joined the Fox Peterson team in June of 2016. She is originally from a small town in North Dakota and a graduate of Bemidji State University in Minnesota. Robin has two Bachelor’s degree (Accounting and Finance) and is a QuickBooks Online Certified Pro Advisor. Robin has worked in an accounting firm for several years and owned her own small business. Robin is Mom to Bailey, a current ASU Barrett student, Gabe and Erika both graduates of NAU. Outside of work Robin enjoys spending time with her family, movies, Coyotes hockey and is a season ticket holder to ASU Gammage. robin@foxpeterson.com QB Online ProAdvisor
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Glenda Nichols

Glenda Nichols Receptionist

Glenda Nichols

Receptionist

Glenda Nichols
Glenda is a new member of the Fox Peterson team. She 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 18 grandchildren in her spare time. frontdesk@foxpeterson.com
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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. dason@foxpeterson.com
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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. marilyn@foxpeterson.com
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Amy Glenney

Amy Glenney Receptionist

Amy Glenney

Receptionist

Amy Glenney
Amy Glenney is a new member of the Fox Peterson team. She brings a background in customer service and organization to her role of morning reception at the front desk and is always ready to assist our clients with a smile. Amy is a mother of four and a long time Mesa, Arizona resident. She enjoys volunteering, travel, and spending time with friends and family. frontdesk@foxpeterson.com
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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. david@foxpeterson.com
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Wendy Martinez

Wendy Martinez Staff Accountant

Wendy Martinez

Staff Accountant

Wendy Martinez
Wendy Jo joined our Accounting Department in June 2016. She is currently a student at Western Governors University majoring in Accounting. Between work and school she is enjoying immersing herself into all things accounting. She plans to take the CPA exam after she graduates in 2017. Wendy was born and raised in Arizona. In her spare time she loves to play games with her family and reading books with her 4 children. Wendy Jo creates decorated cookie cakes and loves to make picture videos of her family and friends. wendy@foxpeterson.com
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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 King 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!!