Dear Clients,

This note is bittersweet concerning the announcement that Andrew Barry is leaving Ryan C. Blair, CPA, PLLC to pursue a different career opportunity and to spend more time with his family. Andrew has been an outstanding member of our team and a golden resource for both our clients and our firm. We are thankful for Andrew’s service to the firm and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Moving forward, we are excited to welcome a new member to our team! Daniel J. Keeler, EA will be heading our 1040 department and leading our technology improvement initiatives. With over 16 years of experience in the accounting industry, Danny is a driven and service-minded Enrolled Agent who serves a diverse client base. He believes that doing the job properly requires diligence and a “Put yourself in their shoes” mindset. To the best of his ability, he treats every client with the same care he would want. Integrity, honesty, and a conservative approach to tax and accounting work are his standards when helping others.

Danny’s experience in accounting began at his father’s CPA firm and over the years he has prepared thousands of individual and business income tax returns, managed a payroll team that processed over 100 custom payrolls per week, and assisted clients with valuable tax credit claims during COVID. When he isn’t serving clients, Danny likes to spend time with his lovely wife and three “somewhat” lovely children. He enjoys playing chess with his kids, thinking about and discussing difficult topics, and – of course – he revels in a great cup of coffee.

As we transition the 1040 department from Andrew to Danny, we respectfully request that you contact Danny at (828) 295-2990 or for any of your individual tax needs.

Please note that John Barry, will continue working with the firm serving our individual and business clients. In addition, our 1040 department will continue to be supported by Connor Wilcoxen and Cuauhtli Lozada.

We know you will enjoy getting to know Danny as you work with him, and we are grateful for the continued opportunity to serve you.

Ryan C. Blair & Team