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Meet Our Team

About Our Firm

Emerald Coast Accounting and Tax Services, LLC started as a dream of a mother and daughter team to open a firm that could provide affordable, friendly services to all levels of businesses in the community.  That dream became a reality in the fall of 2002 and has expanded to service not only the local community, but anyone in need of assistance throughout the United States.  We pride ourselves in being ethical as well as providing knowledgeable advice to our customers as their needs see fit.  Our customers are more than clients they are friends. 

Although our ECATS team has grown over the years, we have specifically chosen staff members that hold the same values of integrity, honesty, friendly warmth, and customer service. Our team is dedicated to helping you succeed. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide accurate and affordable accounting and tax support services to our customers.  We provide these services with a dedication to the highest quality of customer satisfaction delivered with a sense of integrity, honesty and friendly warmth.

Our Team the moment you walk through our doors you will notice that we are more of a home than a workplace and our team here is more family than peers. We would like to take this time to introduce you to our staff.


Cheryl Wright, CPA BS Professional Accountancy - University of West Florida
Certified Public Accountant

Cheryl is one of the co-founders of Emerald Coast Accounting and Tax services. She has more than 35 years of experience in bookkeeping and accounting fields. She has been practicing as a professional accountant since 1998 and had her CPA license since 2001.

In her off time Cheryl enjoys spending time at her camp house in Alabama riding horses and sitting by a fire. She loves to share the joy of music with everyone around her. Cheryl is an active participant in her community from leading worship services at church to helping a neighbor in need.

Stephanie D Woodard, CPA BSBA Professional Accountancy - University of West Florida
Certified Public Accountant

Stephanie is one of the co-founders of Emerald Coast Accounting and Tax Services. She has worked in bookkeeping and accounting since 2001 and has been a licensed CPA since 2011.

In her off time Stephanie enjoys time with her children and husband exploring the beauties of the Emerald Coast as well as going on adventures snowboarding and hiking out west.

Lindsey A Wright Master of Accountancy - Florida State University
Certified Public Accountant

Lindsey followed the Wright girl's tradition of studying and practicing accounting. She joined ECATS in the fall of 2009 and has been practicing as a CPA since 2011.

In her off time she enjoys visiting with friends, going to the movies and relaxing the day away poolside. She enjoys slipping out of town to see an FSU football game and to visit State and National Parks with her boyfriend.

  • Emerald Coast Accounting & Tax Srvc.
  • 1234 Airport Rd Ste 215
  • Destin, FL 32541
  • Telephone: (850) 837-0420
  • Fax: (850) 837-0430