Who We Are



Darlene Plumly is the owner of this full-service tax and business consulting firm serving the greater Houston area, utilizing more than 30 years of experience, including four years with the Internal Revenue Service working as a Revenue Agent. We concentrate on providing service that is specific to each of our clients. It is important to us that we get to know and take a real interest in the business and financial affairs of our clients. Our goal is to help our clients' companies improve their position, so the business owners improve their personal financial positions.

Darlene Plumly CPA,CEPA
Principal
Darlene founded the firm in 2003 when she decided to leave her position as Principal at a regional firm in order to more closely serve family-owned businesses and their owners. Darlene enjoys working with those owners to maximize their company's profits while minimizing their tax liability within the limits of our tax system.
darlene@plumlycpa.com

Kelly Kucharek, CPA
Managing Director
Kelly has 35 years of experience in public accounting, including both national and local firms.  She has extensive experience in many areas of taxation, including tax compliance and consulting for individuals, estates, trusts, and closely held businesses in a variety of industries. Kelly enjoys working with multi-generational family groups, businesses, and other entities to help them achieve their goals.

Matthew L. Buchta, CPA
Senior Tax Manager

Matthew brings over 25 years of tax and consulting experience. He is involved in tax planning and compliance and has a proven record of bringing innovative and creative ideas and solutions to help clients meet both their tax and financial objectives.
matthew@plumlycpa.com

Jay Dingle, CPA, CGMA
Senior Tax Manager

Jay has over 36 years’ experience in tax preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts, and estates. His broad range of experience includes strategic planning, business, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and assisting businesses with growth.
jay@plumlycpa.com

Doug Carpenter
Tax Manager

Doug brings 14 years of tax and consulting experience, including federal and state tax planning and compliance as well as tax planning for individuals, businesses, trusts, and estates.  Doug enjoys working with family-owned businesses and their owners, along with trust fiduciaries.
doug@plumlycpa.com

Lan Ho, EA
Tax Senior
Lan has 14 years of public accounting experience in individual tax preparation as well as business, trust, and not-for-profit entities. His experience also includes preparing quarterly and annual tax planning for business clients.
lan@plumlycpa.com

Sarah Haisten, CPA
Tax Senior
Sarah has 10 years of public accounting experience focusing on tax compliance for high net worth individuals and closely held companies. She enjoys working with entrepreneurs and small business owners on wealth management and business succession planning. 

Dung Le, CPA
Tax Staff
Le received his CPA license for Five years and has previous tax experience preparing individual and business returns on a federal, state, and local basis. Le is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is a great addition to our team.

Cindy Covault 
Administrative Assistant
Cindy's experience includes 12 years of administrative tax support and 26 years in various administrative support positions in a number of fields. She brings dedication and focus to this multi-tasking position. 

Our Staff

Our skilled accountants are trained to also be astute business advisors. They keep abreast of changing requirements of state and federal governments through continuing professional education programs. We review each individual's capabilities and skills regularly and select special seminars to enhance our expertise.

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