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Meet the Team

Jacob Sanders
Managing Partner

Jacob Sanders, CPA

Managing Partner

Jake is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Sanders, Myers & Blackwell CPAs, LLP. He has a bachelors of science in accounting and administrative management, as well as a masters of business administration from Missouri State University.  He has 16 years of public accounting experience, specializing in tax accounting.  He is recognized as an industry expert in various tax incentives, including historic tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, like-kind exchanges, and opportunity zone investments.  Jake works with a variety of clients including real estate professionals, hotel and restaurant owners, manufacturers, various service-based businesses, as well as high net worth individual tax clients.

(417) 429-0923
jsanders@smb-cpas.com

Chris Myers
Partner

Chris Myers, CPA

Partner

Chris co-founded Sanders, Myers & Blackwell CPAs, LLP in December of 2019. He has 13 years of public accounting experience and works with a diverse client base of closely held companies including real estate developers, nonprofits, gas and oil, retail and professional service firms. He assists clients with their accounting, tax and consulting needs and manages the firm’s Accounting and Auditing quality control. He is a graduate of Missouri State University where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees. He specializes in nonprofit and governmental audits including Rural Development and HUD audits associated with low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) compliance. Chris is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor® and assists clients in organizing, developing, and implementing efficient and effective financial accounting systems.

(417) 429-0924
cmyers@smb-cpas.com

Matthew Blackwell
Partner

Matthew Blackwell, CPA

Partner

Matthew is a Partner and co-founder of Sanders, Myers & Blackwell CPAs, LLP. He specializes in Low-income housing audits and cost certifications for historic and low-income projects, nonprofit audits and individual and corporate taxation. He has over 10 years of public accounting experience and is a graduate of Missouri State University where he earned a Master of Accountancy degree.

(417) 429-0925
mblackwell@smb-cpas.com

Kevin Gerwel
Supervisor

Kevin Gerwel, CPA

Supervisor

Kevin has nine years of experience in public accounting. As a supervisor, Kevin overseas both tax and audit engagements, while also specializing in nonprofit tax reporting. Kevin is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and assists clients in setting up and maintaining accurate financial records. He is a wealth of knowledge and is always seeking the best possible solution for his clients.

(417) 429-0926
kgerwel@smb-cpas.com

Robbie Lear

Robbie Lear

Robbie has worked in both private and public accounting since 1980. Robbie graduated from Sauk Valley College in Sterling, Illinois with an Associate in Applied Science for Accounting. She provides a variety of services to the firm including preparation of payroll and payroll taxes, sales and use taxes, monthly accounting and financial statements.

(417) 429-0927
rlear@smb-cpas.com

Julie Gaines

Julie Gaines, CPB

Julie brings over 25 years of experience in all aspects of accounting including serving as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor to support clients in navigating the small business accounting software. Julie graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College, Magna Cum Laude, in December of 2013 with an Associate in Applied Science & Accounting. Julie is recognized as a Certified Public Bookkeeper, which she utilizes to assist clients of all sizes in maintaining accurate accounting records.

(417) 429-0928
jgaines@smb-cpas.com

Meghan Lukavsky

Meghan Lukavsky

Meghan is currently pursuing a bachelors of science in accounting at Missouri State University. Meghan prides herself on working closely with her clients to maintain payroll compliance and accurate monthly financial records. She has proven to be an asset to her clients and enjoys working closely with them to handle the varying financial reporting requirements.

(417) 408-8822
mlukavsky@smb-cpas.com

Ronan Landry

Ronan Landry

Ron started with SMB CPAs in January of 2020 as a staff accountant and is currently building a solid foundation in audit and taxation. Ron has 3+ years of audit experience and has extensive knowledge of sales, use and withholding tax in the state of Missouri. He is currently pursuing his Certified Public Accountant license and is a graduate of Missouri State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

(417) 427-6400
rlandry@smb-cpas.com