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Molly Burns

Position: Senior
Email: mburns@lmrpa.com
Categories: Professional Staff
Location: Dover

Molly, a Senior Accountant, first joined Leone, McDonnell & Roberts in 2017 as an intern. She likes to joke that we’ve been “stuck” with her since then — we like to say it was our good fortune we managed to convince her to join us full-time in 2019.

Molly graduated from UNH with a degree in Business Administration and with a focus in Accounting. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Accounting at UNH. As Certified Public Accountant, Molly works with clients in Stratham and Dover on tax preparations and audits. She comes at accounting like a puzzle — and she’s excellent at putting the pieces together for our taxpayers.

When not in the office, Molly enjoys the outdoors with her horses, visiting Nashville, and going on adventures to find cute coffee shops around the seacoast and beyond.

DESIGNATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHSCPA)
    • Young Professionals Committee

EDUCATION

  • University of New Hampshire
    • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration – Accounting (2018)
    • Master of Science: Accounting (2019)

Molly, a Senior Accountant, first joined Leone, McDonnell & Roberts...

Molly Burns

Senior

Megan McDonald

Position: Senior
Email: mmcdonald@lmrpa.com
Categories: Professional Staff
Location: North Conway

Megan is Senior Accountant at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts. As a child, Megan wanted to be a veterinarian. However, once she learned the job required more than cuddling cats and dogs, she decided she needed a Plan B! So, she focused on accounting and business instead, earning an Associate of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Business at Husson University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also earned her MBA from Husson University in 2019. Megan is a Certified Public Accountant, passing the rigorous CPA exam in 2022.

Before joining Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Megan worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer for four and a half years at Debit One Bookkeeping. As a Senior Accountant in our North Conway location, Megan works with clients who have a wide range of tax and accounting needs, including audits, reviews, and compilations. She loves the diversity of her role and enjoys helping people in various financial situations.

Megan holds an American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) membership and serves on the Scholarship Selection Committee for the Kennett High School Alumni Association and as a Board Member for the North Conway Cemetery Association. She is also a Certified Bookkeeper and QuickBooks Online Certified. When she’s not working with clients, Megan spends her time with husband Ryan and their two dogs and two cats.

DESIGNATIONS

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • New Hampshire
  • Certified Bookkeeper (CB)
  • Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
    • online

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHSCPA)
  • American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)
  • North Conway Cemetery Association
    • Board Member
  • Kennett Alumni Association
    • Scholarship Selection Committee Member

EDUCATION

  • Husson University, summa cum laude
    • Associate of Science: Accounting (2015)
    • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration (2015)
    • Master of Business Administration (2019)

Megan is Senior Accountant at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts. As...

Megan McDonald

Senior

Matthew Creamer

Position: Staff
Email: mcreamer@lmrpa.com
Categories: Professional Staff
Location: Dover

Matthew Creamer is a Staff Accountant at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts. Matthew recently received a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of New Hampshire  in May of 2022 and is currently working on earning his CPA certification, making him an excellent fit for the Staff Accountant role. He loves being out in the field, getting to know and helping our clients across multiple industries. Matthew views his role like a giant puzzle—he enjoys sifting through and connecting all the pieces of the engagement as it progresses.

Matthew was born and raised in Stratham, NH. Before joining our firm, he gained valuable accounting experience from internships and full-time work a local accounting firm, specializing in assurance and audit services for nonprofits and employee benefit plans.

When not helping clients solve problems, Matthew spends time at home in Epping, with his family or in his happy place—the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. His secret talent is playing the guitar, and he dreams of someday snowboarding in Europe, in countries like Sweden and Finland.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHSCPA)

EDUCATION

  • University of New Hampshire
    • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration – Accounting (2021)
    • Master of Science: Accounting (2022)

Matthew Creamer is a Staff Accountant at Leone, McDonnell &...

Matthew Creamer

Staff
Margarita Gaponov

Margarita Gaponov

Position: Staff
Email: mgaponov@lmrpa.com
Categories: Professional Staff
Location: Dover

Margarita Gaponov joined the LMR team in 2023 as a Staff Accountant. Margarita was born and raised in New Hampshire, but she is very connected to her Slavic heritage. Her grandparents are originally from Kiev, Ukraine and Margarita grew up learning their language, culture, and traditions.

Margarita graduated from New England College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In her role at the LMRPA firm, Margarita focuses primarily on preparing taxes and audit work. She has her AICPA and NHSCPA certifications and comes to work every day excited to crunch numbers and help clients optimize every tax benefit they are entitled to receive!

At Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, we appreciate Margarita’s commendable math skills, but it’s important to note that Margarita also loves music! While in college, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in music and performed at Carnegie Hall in a piano competition where she won 2nd place.

When she’s not crunching numbers, Margarita spends time volunteering at the Slavic Baptist Church in Londonderry, dreaming about a someday trip to Europe or in her happy place: eating ice cream by a lake during sunset.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHSCPA)
  • Slavic Baptist Church
    • Volunteer

EDUCATION

  • New England College
    • Bachelor of Science: Accounting (2023)
  • Private music seminary
    • Bachelor of Music (2023)
  • Manchester Community College
    • Associate of Science: Business Administration (2022)
    • Associate of Science: Accounting (2021)
  • Private music seminary
    • Associate of Music (2020)
Margarita Gaponov

Margarita Gaponov joined the LMR team in 2023 as a...

Margarita Gaponov

Staff

Michelle Kraft

Position: Project Manager
Categories: Operations
Location: Dover

Michelle joined Leone, McDonnell & Robert in 2022. In her role as Project Manager, Michelle manages short and long-term schedules and project due dates for audit and tax services. She also develops and oversees professional staff development plans, builds efficiency and effective responsiveness into existing operations, and helps define new operational strategies and process improvements.

Before joining the firm, Michelle worked in the healthcare field in strategic planning, medical staff services and clinical education. When she’s not managing projects and processes at the firm, Michelle loves spending time with her husband, cat, and two dogs, as well as giving back to the community at women’s heart health and animal welfare charities. An outdoor enthusiast, Michelle loves horseback riding, hiking, and riding ATVs and hopes to someday run the Chicago Marathon.

Michelle joined Leone, McDonnell & Robert in 2022. In her...

Michelle Kraft

Project Manager

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Our office will be closed Friday, April 19 for Tax Relief Day.

We will reopen on Monday, April 22 at 8am. Thank you!