Please Welcome Jacque Mallon, Jessi Bruce, Kelly Doss and Tara Holman to Our Teams


At Maxwell Locke & Ritter, we cultivate our culture through the selection, retention, and development of our people. Our reputation is built on our proven ability to serve clients effectively, and we believe that hiring outstanding talent allows us to do that consistently.  With that said, we are growing our team and want to introduce you to our new members!

Jacque Mallon Formal PhotoJacque Mallon, CPA has joined our audit department.  She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University and will be providing auditing and consulting services to small and mid-size businesses in various industries.  Jacque began her career serving Lutheran Social Services of the South, Inc. (now Upbring) as a staff accountant for over a year.  She went on to accept a position with Novogradac & Co, LLP where she focused on financial statement audits and tax returns for companies in the multi-family housing sector. Jacque later accepted a position with Sandefer Capital Partners as an assistant controller where she handled most of the accounting for various for-profit and nonprofit entities. She accepted a senior auditor position with PMB Helin Donovan, LLP in February 2012, and was later promoted to audit manager, where she concentrated on financial statement for public and privately-held companies operating in various industries including technology, financial services, employee benefit plans, nonprofits and other services.  Jacque is excited about working for the largest local accounting firm in Austin, and likes our focus on our clients, our people and the community.

Jessi Bruce Formal Photo

Jessi Bruce has joined our Austin office support team.  As the Director of First Impressions, her primary focus is ensuring clients are properly & cheerfully welcomed and to serve as an administrative support role to the office.  Prior to joining Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Jessi was the Office Manager of a local bookkeeping firm in Austin. She was the backbone of the office, taking care of the day to day operations and using her superior problem solving skills to sort out any issues that arose. Before this, she ran a local restaurant where she honed her leadership skills and provided outstanding customer service.


Kelly Doss Formal PhotoKelly Doss, CPA has joined our tax department.  Kelly received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of North Texas.  Kelly started her accounting career at KPMG and RSM in Dallas after she graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011.  She developed a foundation in Federal & State tax compliance and accounting for income taxes and served a variety of clients in various industries, including food & beverage, banking, telecommunications, oil & gas and manufacturing.  She is excited about ML&R’s core mission and values, and will continue to provide tax compliance and consulting services to her clients.  Kelly enjoys being part of a team that broadens her experience in taxation and community involvement.


Tara Holman Formal PhotoTara Holman, CPA has joined our audit department.  Tara received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas Tech University, where she served as both the Social Chair and Vice President-Membership of Kappa Delta Sorority.  While in college, Tara began her accounting career in the Dallas office of BDO, where she served a variety of clients in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and employee benefit plans. She went on to work in the healthcare industry as the Senior Accountant at Cantex Continuing Care Network until June 2017 when she moved to Austin, TX.  At Maxwell Locke & Ritter, she will be focusing on providing auditing services to nonprofit and middle-market clients.  Tara’s favorite part of being an auditor is the day-to-day challenges she faces which promote constant personal and professional growth.



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