Our Team

Our Team 2017-12-11T10:59:57+00:00

David M. Jones, CPA

David M. Jones, Managing Partner and Auditing & Accounting Partner, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Bridgewater College in 1985. David began his career in a staff accounting position with Young, Nicholas, Mills & Co. of Culpeper, Virginia, now known as Nicholas, Jones & Co., PLC. David has over 30 years of accounting experience. Throughout his career he has provided accounting and financial services to individuals, commercial, non-profits, and government organizations. David is an active volunteer in the Culpeper community.

Richard G. Colvin, MBA

Richard G. Colvin, Partner in the firm, serves as Senior Accountant and General Practitioner. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Accounting from the University of Mary Washington. Richard has been with the firm since 2008. He is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). He serves on the boards of directors and committees of numerous organizations in the Culpeper community.

Jack D. Nicholas, CPA/Retired

Jack D. Nicholas is one of the two founding members of a firm started in in Harrisonburg, Virginia in November 1973.  Jack earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting/Business Education from James Madison University in 1968.  He began his career in education teaching accounting in high school and college for two years.  In 1970 Jack joined a local CPA firm in Harrisonburg.  He left in 1973 to start his own practice.  In 1978 Jack moved to Culpeper to manage a second office here.  From 1978 until his retirement in December of 2015, Jack has been a part of the Culpeper community.  Jack continues in a consulting role with the company.

Mariam K. Virag, CPA

Mariam K. Virag, Senior Manager of Taxation, joined the firm in 2015. Mariam earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University School of Business in 1993 and has more than 20 years of experience. She spent several years in the corporate world including defense contracting and manufacturing, but most of her experience has been in public accounting as a general practitioner with an emphasis on small business tax preparation and consulting for individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Mariam provides tax preparation and accounting services to individuals. She is a long-time resident of Culpeper County and is active in the local community.

Mark A. McCauley, CPA

Mark A. McCauley, Senior Manager of Accounting and Auditing, is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. Mark joined Nicholas, Jones & Co., PLC in 2013. His areas of concentration include financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations with for-profit and not-for-profit entities. In addition, he provides business and individual consulting and tax compliance services.

Edita Sonifrank

Edita F. Sonifrank, Senior Manager of Computer Operations, is a graduate of Texas A & M University. She has been with Nicholas, Jones & Co., PLC since 2004. Edita has over 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing and is a QuickBooks specialist. She also has experience in taxation of individuals, partnerships, corporations, fiduciaries, and non-profits. She is the in-house resident computer guru and maintains the network, hardware, and software of the firm.

Heather L. Houchens

Heather L. Houchens, Senior Accountant, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting from Bridgewater College. She joined the firm in 2011. Heather specializes in payroll management and accounting and tax services for fiduciaries and not-for-profit organizations. She works diligently with Commissioner of Accounts, Executors, and Trustees throughout the probate process to guarantee wills and trust agreements are being followed accordingly. Also, she has experience in taxation of individuals, partnerships, and corporations. Heather is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). She is active in the Culpeper community.

Jennie C. Locsin 

Jennie C. Locsin, Junior Accountant, graduated from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics with a major in Accounting. She obtained her CPA license in the Philippines in 1983. She joined the firm in 2013. Jennie’s areas of specialization include individual, partnerships, corporations, and non-profit tax preparations. She also does accounting services and payroll preparations for individuals and other entities. In addition to her client responsibilities, Jennie handles all of the continuing professional education programs, media, and social related events for the firm. She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). Jennie is extensively involved in many community activities.

Patricia A. Inman, EA

Patricia A. Inman, Senior Tax Preparer, has been preparing taxes since 1994. Pat joined the firm in 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. She became an Enrolled Agent in 1996 which authorizes her to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals. In 2011 Pat was named Enrolled Agent of the Year by the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents. Her other professional affiliations include the National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Society of Tax Practitioners, and the Culpeper Business Women.

Roger S. Sheaffer, EA

Roger S. Sheaffer, Senior Tax Preparer, has been an Enrolled Agent since 2003 and has been preparing tax returns since 1997. Roger has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Millersville University in Millersville, Pennsylvania. He has more than 35 years of experience in several administrative positions in the health care industry. Roger and his wife moved from Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania to Culpeper in September of 2017.

Alice Meyers-Paulin

Alice Meyers-Paulin, Senior Bookkeeper, has the equivalent of an Associate Degree in Maritime Transportation and Engineering Business Management from Technische University Wien in Vienna, Austria where she was born. She joined the firm in 2016. Alice came to the United States in 1990 and to Culpeper in 2001. Since 1994 she has worked as office/accounting manager and facilities security officer in the contracting industry.

Barbara H. Nicholas

Barbara H. Nicholas (Bootie), Administrator/Office Manager, has been with the firm for over 35 years. She schedules tax season appointments and maintains many of the firm’s accounting and tax records. She is responsible for the firm’s accounts payable and receivables.                         

Krista R. Brown                                         

Krista R. Brown, Administrative Assistant, has more than 16 years of management and computer experience with various software programs and systems. She joined the firm in 2008. She provides your tax return and other documents when you come into the office. Krista handles the electronic filings and processing of all tax returns.

All of the knowledgeable, highly qualified members of the Nicholas, Jones & Co., PLC team take great pride in delivering a value-driven, unmatched client experience to all of our clients.  We hope to have the opportunity to be of service to you.