Our People

We employ and champion exceptional professionals who are passionate about what they do

Shauna I. Brown

Position: Secretary, Partner
Email: sbrown@lmrpa.com
Categories: Partner
Location: Dover

Shauna began her career at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional Association in 2006. Joining the partner group in 2018, Shauna’s practice is primarily dedicated to providing audit and review services for closely-held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Shauna works with a wide range of clients, which include, but are not limited to manufacturers, distributors, not-for-profits, affordable housing and HUD organizations. She also has experience in taxation. Prior to joining the firm, Shauna worked at a Massachusetts CPA firm for three years.

Shauna originally grew fond of the accounting industry after learning the experiences of friends and family who worked in the field and learning of their interactions with and commitment to serving their clients. Today she attributes her success to a number of factors, including her education and on-the-job training, the knowledgeable mentors she has worked with throughout her career and her commitment to never stop learning. Shauna believes the experience of having a family has emphasized the importance of working hard and efficiently in order to maintain a steady career-life balance.

Shauna grew up in Deerfield, New Hampshire where she resides today with her husband Nate and their two children. While not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family, especially time outdoors. Additionally, whether she is running along the country roads in her home town or going on short hikes with her family, Shauna enjoys spending time outdoors.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • New Hampshire
    • Massachusetts


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants (NHSCPA)
  • The Inn at Deerfield
    • Treasurer
    • Board Member
  • Concord High School Soccer Booster Club
    • Treasurer


  • Bentley University, magna cum laude
    • Bachelor of Science: Accounting Information Systems

Shauna began her career at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Professional...

Shauna I. Brown

Secretary, Partner

Sydney Carlisle

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

Sydney Carlisle recently joined the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team as a Staff Accountant working out of the North Conway, New Hampshire office. A 2021 honors and magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Sydney received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with options in Accounting & Entrepreneurship. During her sophomore year at UNH, she participated in the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, helping file tax returns for low-income individuals.

Before starting at Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Sydney worked as an administrative intern at William & Henry Wide Plank Floors. In January 2021, she joined Leone, McDonnell & Roberts for busy season, helping with individual tax returns. Starting full-time in July 2021, Sydney continues to learn and grow, working on audits and tax preparation and extensions.

Sydney’s favorite thing about accounting is the dynamic environment that promotes continuous learning. She also loves working with clients on various engagements and collaborating with other team members at the firm. In addition to helping out with client needs, she still finds the time to study for the rigorous CPA exam which is her next professional goal.

Sydney resides in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. When not at work, she can often be found at the beach in Truro, MA or skiing, walking and hiking throughout New England. She also enjoys spending time with friends, family, and loved ones.


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


  • University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude
    • Bachelor of Science: Business Administration – Accounting, Entrepreneurship (2021)

Sydney Carlisle recently joined the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team...

Sydney Carlisle


Sharon Verrilli

Position: Client Accounting Specialist
Email: sverrilli@lmrpa.com
Categories: Client Accounting Services
Location: Wolfeboro

Sharon joined the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team in 2022 as an Accounting Client Specialist. Sharon has extensive experience in accounting. She has a BS in Accounting from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, and she has more than 10 years of experience as an AVP/Accountant in the banking industry. Then, while raising her children, she managed the books for her family business. Sharon has also passed the CPA exam. In her current role at our firm, she works with a wide range of LMR clients, helping them with QuickBooks, both the online and desktop versions.

Sharon grew up in Connecticut and currently resides in Tuftonboro with her husband Steve and two children. When not hard at work helping LMR clients, Sharon loves spending time in nature with her dogs, boating, snowmobiling. She also loves cooking, yoga, and volunteering with the elderly.


  • Nursing home volunteer
  • Former PTO president


  • University of New Haven
    • Bachelor of Science: Accounting

Sharon joined the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team in 2022...

Sharon Verrilli

Client Accounting Specialist

Sarah Scheffer

Position: Marketing Director
Email: sscheffer@lmrpa.com
Categories: Operations
Location: Dover

Sarah joined the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team in January of 2018. In her role as Marketing Director, Sarah manages a wide range of marketing and communication efforts for the firm, including website updates, social media management, print collateral, event coordination, blogs/news and advertising. She also coordinates recruiting, sponsorship, and community engagement for the team.

Before joining Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Sarah built her marketing career at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Her professional experience with for-profits and nonprofits makes her an excellent resource for our internal initiatives as well as client-facing campaigns — she understands our clients’ pain points and is able to develop resources that articulate the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts’ difference.

Giving back is also a priority to Sarah. Since 2011, she has served the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Rochester, New Hampshire. In 2021, Sarah was presented the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award, an accolade recognizing her many accomplishments in support of the Society’s mission to celebrate lives, save lives and to lead the fight for a world without cancer. Currently, she is a co-chair of the Rochester event and the co-captain of an active Relay for Life team.  She has also volunteered and supported the Dover Chamber of Commerce, Tri-City Christian Academy, and other organizations.

A lifelong New Hampshire native, Sarah graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Women’s Studies. When she’s not at the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, and their two adult children. Outside of volunteering, some of her favorite activities include camping, biking and playing the piano.

Sarah joined the Leone, McDonnell & Roberts team in January...

Sarah Scheffer

Marketing Director


Our people are our greatest asset. They are the foundation and reason for our growth and success.

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

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