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We’re a client-focused team comprised of talent and integrity.

About Us

Bennett Bennett & Trice, PLLC provides quality, personalized financial guidance to our individual and business clients. Our expertise ranges from tax, management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as compiled and reviewed financial statements and litigation support.

Bennett Bennett & Trice, PLLC is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs through research and sound analysis. Bennett Bennett & Trice, PLLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area’s business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Bennett Bennett & Trice, PLLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Bryan Bennett

Bryan Bennett

CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA

Bryan assists clients with a wide array of accounting, tax planning, and compliance issues and works with attorneys, CPAs, CFOs, CEOs, and business owners with valuation services related to income and estate tax matters, fairness opinions, litigation issues, and various other valuation-related matters. Bryan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, AICPA Accredited in Business Valuations (CPA/ABV), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). Bryan began his accounting career in 2000 and is presently involved in numerous business associations. He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA), the Lubbock Chapter of TSCPA, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, AICPA accredited by American Business Valuations, and Leadership Lubbock.

Emily Bennett

Emily Bennett

CPA

Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2002, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Accounting, She was awarded Top Business Student in the Rawls College of Business and was recognized as the Top Junior Student at Texas Tech University by the Golden Key Honor Society. She obtained her Certified Public Accountant license in 2003.

Rick Trice

Rick Trice

CPA

Rick assists clients with a wide array of accounting, tax planning, and compliance issues. Rick began his accounting career upon graduation from Texas Tech University in 1979. Rick graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983 and he is licensed by the State of Texas as a Certified Public Accountant. Rick is the NCAA Statistician for the Texas Tech Football Team and Men’s Basketball Team. Rick has been involved in the community for several years and has served the community by being involved in numerous different civic activities including: State Director, Taxpayer Education Committee, and Management of Accounting Practice Committee for the Texas Society of CPAs; as President and Director for the South Plains Chapter of TSCPA and Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club; as Director for the Great Plains Lions Eye Bank, Inc.; as Treasurer and Director for the American Cancer Society; as Director for Camp Fire Council; as member of the Professional Division and Metro Division for United Way; and as Director for the Lubbock Country Club.

Tory Giles

Tory Morris

Tory is a 1998 graduate of Texas Tech University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Tory assists clients in tax return preparation, as well as a wide variety of tax and business planning areas, and is a QuickBooks Expert.

Stephen Manning

Stephen Manning

Stephen returned to Lubbock in 2013 after beginning his career in Midland. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where he earned his degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation. He is also a member of the Texas Society of CPAs. Stephen assists clients in tax return preparation as well as a wide variety of tax and business planning areas.

Jennifer Pruitt

Jennifer Pruitt

Jennifer began working in public accounting in 1999 as a receptionist/assistant and is a valuable asset to all of the staff at our firm. Jennifer attended Collin County Community College, South Plains College and Texas Tech University.

Kelly Horney

Kelly graduated from McMurry University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She then went on to Lubbock Christian University where she earned her Master’s Degree in Business Leadership with a Concentration in Accounting. She began her career in accounting in 2014, where she specialized in Utility Taxes and Non-profit Organizations. Kelly loves to be involved in the community and is the current President of the West Texas Women’s CPA Society. Kelly assists clients in all tax matters and is always willing to discuss new and future opportunities with a client.

Veronica Licerio

Veronica graduated from Wayland Baptist University Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Accounting. Veronica enjoys being highly involved in her local community and is a member of Sigma Beta Delta, a scholastic honor society. She began her career in public accounting in 2016, where she specialized in agricultural & rural accounting. Veronica continues to specialize in the agricultural tax world as well as other various industries.

Selina Gomez

Selina began her college education at Dallas Community College. She graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Business Administration specialized in Accounting. She continues her education to pursue a Master of Business Administration with a dual specialization in Accounting and Project Management. Selina loves to spend her spare time with family.

Meagan Gordon

Meagan graduated Cum Laude from Lubbock Christian University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree and plans to sit for the CPA Exam. She loves spending time with her family, binge-watching TV shows, and taking her dog on walks in her free time.

Sam Louder

CPA

Sam graduated from Texas Tech University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. He loves golfing, playing tennis, and traveling (when time allows). Sam enjoys friendships with his coworkers and helping his clients achieve their financial goals.

Courtney Brandon

CPA

Courtney graduated in 2012 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master’s of Science in Accounting. She loves spending time with her family, reading mystery novels, and volunteering with her church’s praise team and financial committees. She’s not afraid to dive into solving complex accounting problems and is a sucker for a good research project – tax or accounting.

Shelbie Nacole

CPA

Shelbie has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Accounting, with an emphasis on tax, from Texas Tech University. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the country. Shelbie loves helping clients with tax planning and preparing their tax returns.

Thomas Stunkard

Thomas graduated as an RN from the Covenant School of Nursing in 2009. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lubbock Christian University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2014 and attained his Master’s of Science in Nursing Leadership and Education in 2016. Outside of work, he spends most of his time cooking and trying new recipes. Thomas brings a unique skillset in medical management and accounting principles that benefit our clients.

Donna Tucker

Donna worked in banking for 30 years before joining Joe Hays in 2007, where she learned everything she knows about accounting. She enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her family, especially her four grandsons. She loves working with clients, whether it’s during tax season or assisting with bookkeeping and payroll.

Eddy Holloway

Coming soon…

Lynette McCormick

Lynette graduated from Lamesa High School in 1965 and attended Draughn’s Business College for a year. She enjoys hanging out with her girlfriends and finding new places to dine out. Her favorite part of working in accounting is the personal relationships she has with clients.

Dirk Graves

Dirk received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in 2017 and is currently studying for his Masters at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He enjoys bowling and watching Texas Tech and NBA sports in his spare time. His favorite part of accounting is the structure and insight, learning about new industries and how they operate.

Haley Lavergne

Coming soon…

Michelle Gibson

Michelle attended McNeese State University in the early ’90s, studying to become a Broadway actress. In 2011, she enrolled at The University of Texas in Odessa and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration Accountancy in May 2015. She currently holds treasurer positions for three non-profits. She’s a bit of a foodie and enjoys discovering new restaurants.

Dana Seal

CPA

Dana graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors’s of Business Administration. She enjoys four-wheeling, hiking, and playing games with her friends and family. Her favorite part of accounting is helping clients with tax preparation and auditing.

Kim Bairrington

CPA

Kim graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Accounting in 1981 and became a certified CPA in 1984. Outside of work, most of her time is spent with family. She has three daughters and five grandchildren. She enjoys going to concerts when her favorite artists come to town.

Alyssa Alcala

Alyssa is currently attending Howard College in Lamesa. Her free time is mainly spent with family, and she loves being outdoors. She enjoys volunteering and coaching youth basketball. Her favorite part of working in accounting is the wide variety of clients she gets to meet.

Scott Leonard

CPA

Scott attended Texas Tech University to obtain his BBA degree in Accounting, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1984. He has five delightful grandchildren who help him stay young at heart. He also truly enjoys stalking wild trout in Colorado streams in his spare time. His favorite part of working in accounting is having the ability to find solutions for situations that are troubling for his clients.

Mark Whitley

Mark attended Texas Tech University from 1999-2003 and decided to enter the workforce. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and working on projects around the house. He is new to the accounting world but loves any opportunity to keep our office organized and our staff on task.

Dale Newberry

CPA

Dale graduated from Texas Tech University in December 1966 as a finance major. He later took two additional courses at Abilene Christian College and the University of Houston. He’s a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He enjoys being in the great outdoors hunting and fly fishing in Colorado. His passion is helping farming clients with their annual tax planning and preparation.

Michelle Esquibel

Michelle attended South Plains College and Texas Tech University. She loves spending time with her family and being outdoors. She is new to the accounting world but has always been an essential asset in the administrative realm and looks forward to getting the opportunity to build relationships with our clients.

Linda Taylor

Linda attended Angelo State University and San Angelo Business College where she completed studies in basic accounting. Golf is her passion, and she enjoys playing on new courses every chance she can get with friends and family. She enjoys assisting clients with their bookkeeping, payroll, and tax returns.

Mandy Rojas

Coming soon…