Super Seminar offers a unique platform for industry experts to share their perspectives with you. Our thought leaders will delve into emerging trends, legislative updates, and advanced techniques that will help you stay ahead in the rapidly evolving - and often complicated - world of taxes.

Karen Brosi, EA, CFP®

Karen Brosi, EA, CFP®, LLC.

Karen Brosi, EA, CFP® has an extensive California tax practice, advising clients in individual tax and family wealth planning, specializing in complex individual income tax matters and all types of securities transactions. Her background as a CFP and as a tax preparer for the wealthy makes her particularly effective in the tax and financial planning arenas. Karen teaches tax professionals how to avoid tax minefields with her extensive planning checklists and practical tips. Besides being one of the most prominent California tax update instructors, she’s a favorite interviewee on radio, television, and in print media, such as Bloomberg Businessweek. Karen’s powerful real-life presentations pinpoint critical federal and state tax areas, teaching tax professionals what they need to know to optimally assist their clients. Karen was the recipient of the California CPA Education Foundation 2012-2013 Outstanding Webcast Instructor award.


Darryl Brown, EA, Ph.D.

Brown Tax Law LLC

As a former senior manager, with a “big six” public accounting firm, Darryl has a vast array of experience in federal taxation of individuals, small businesses including partnerships, S corporations, closely held C corporations as well as large public companies. As a former college professor, he has an extensive background in teaching, researching, and writing about issues pertaining to the same areas of federal tax law including financial reporting and accounting for income taxes, and financial accounting, intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, financial statement analysis, and advanced corporate finance. In addition to his thirty years of tax practitioner experience and twenty years of tax and accounting teaching experience, Darryl is an Enrolled Agent (EA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Darryl’s academic pedigree includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College (now Bentley University); he holds a Master of Science in Accounting and a Ph.D. in Accounting and Taxation with a minor in Finance, from The University of Arizona. His vast background in both the practitioner and academic worlds permits him to deliver optimal solutions for his clients with a view toward maximizing after-tax cash flows. Darryl is an active member of the following professional organizations: NAEA, ISCPA, MSCPA, AICPA, ABA-Tax Section.


Thomas A. Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

Gorczynski & Associates, LLC

Thomas A. Gorczynski, EA, USTCP is a nationally recognized speaker and educator on federal tax law matters. He is the author of the Tom Talks Taxes online newsletter, the co-author of the PassKey Learning Systems EA Review Series, and co-owner of Compass Tax Educators. He is an Enrolled Agent, a Certified Tax Planner, a National Tax Practice InstituteTM Fellow, a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, and admitted to the bar of the United States Tax Court as a non-attorney. Tom earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Certificate in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He received the 2019 Excellence in Education Award from the National Association of Enrolled Agents and the 2018 Member of the Year Award from the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners. Tom’s tax practice in Phoenix, Arizona focuses on implementing advanced tax reduction strategies and representing taxpayers with complex tax problems before the IRS and in the United States Tax Court.


Shannon A. Hall, EA

Shannon Hall Tax Service

Shannon Hall, EA, is a tax professional based in Long Beach, CA. Her diverse client base keeps her on the cutting edge of new tax developments. Shannon is a featured speaker for tax societies nationwide and a writer and presenter for Brass Tax Presentations. She holds degrees in both Accounting and Theatre Arts, which aids her in creating captivating and informative tax presentations.


Claudia Hill, EA, MBA

Tax Mam, Inc.

Claudia Hill, EA, is a nationally recognized tax professional and frequent lecturer on taxation of individuals and representation before the IRS. She is the editor-in-chief of the Wolters Kluwer, (formerly CCH) Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, co-author of CCH Expert Treatise Tax Practice & Procedure, and a frequent presenter for both audio and in-person CPE seminars nationwide. Claudia writes with the IRS Watch blog on Claudia was named as a Top Ten Nominee by Tax Analysts as 2011 Person of the Year. She is a National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI®) Fellow®, and former Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute. She is owner and principal of Tax Mam, Inc. and TMI Tax Services Group, Inc. in Cupertino, California. She continues to prepare and advise on preparation of Individual and Estate and Trus tax returns.


Natalie R. Kolodij, EA

Kolodij Tax and Consulting

Natalie Kolodij is an Enrolled Agent, a Real Estate Tax Strategist, founder of the Certified Real Estate Tax Strategist (CRETS™) credentials, and CEO of Kolodij Tax & Consulting LLC in Everett, Washington. She has worked exclusively with real estate investors since 2017 with a heavy focus on tax planning and strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Central Washington University, is now a national tax educator who teaches on all things connected to real estate taxation.


Brad D. Messner, MBA, EA, PhD, CBSA

M & J Tax Service, Inc.

Brad Messner is a third-generation owner of M&J Tax Service located near Pittsburgh, PA. His robust experience includes 25 years of specializing in research, farming, commercial beverage (wineries and distilleries), tech/startups, and corporate tax preparation, plus an in-depth understanding of data security, due diligence, and entity selection. He holds bachelor’s degrees in information systems and business management with a concentration in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, plus an MBA with focus in information systems from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Brad also has over 20 years of experience developing security solutions for small and large global organizations and was recently awarded one of only five NSA NCAE-C scholarships for his PhD dissertation work on the security of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial systems. He is a national speaker on tax topics, blockchain, ethics, cybersecurity, and information integrity. His extensive work in data breach mitigation and recovery made him an expert in the security of accounting finance systems. Brad was recently awarded the 2023 Tax Professional of the Year by the National Association of Tax Professionals.


Matt Metras, EA

MDM Financial Services

Matt Metras, EA, is the founder of MDM Financial Services in Irondequoit, NY and specializes in boutique accounting services, with an intense focus on taxation for cryptocurrency clients. Matt’s a frequent guest on the Bitcoin Taxes podcast, and has been a featured speaker at several national and state conferences, including the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the National Association of Tax Professionals, The American Institute of Certified Tax Planners, and many other organizations. Additionally, he is a contributing writer for is a founding member of the Blockchain Accountants Association, an administrator of the "Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Tax Info" Facebook group, and a moderator of the r/cryptotaxation subreddit. A passionate community advocate, Matt serves as the President of his local Board of Education. When not knee-deep in taxes, he and his family enjoy adventuring around the world and playing board games.


Alice Orzechowski, CPA, CMA, EA

Ross & Moncure

Alice Orzechowski, CPA, CMA, EA, is a national speaker on tax topics. Currently she is teaching Federal Tax Updates both Individual and Business for Western CPE. She is also the author of numerous articles and textbooks for tax professionals including "101 Tips for Maximizing College Financial Aid" and "Success Strategies for Understanding and Avoiding AMT". Her CPA practice in Frederick, MD specializes in taxes for individuals, small businesses and estates and trusts.


Lawrence K. Pon, EA, CPA, USTCP, CFP

Pon & Associates

Lawrence K. Pon, EA, CPA, USTCP, CFP, CPA/PFS, CFP, EA, USTCP, AEP is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, Certified Financial Planner, Enrolled Agent, United States Tax Court Practitioner, and Accredited Estate Planner in Redwood Shores, CA. Mr. Pon has been in practice since 1986 and enjoys helping his clients reach their financial goals. He is a national speaker to tax professionals and financial advisors on the latest tax updates and tax planning techniques. Mr. Pon teaches Income Tax at the College of San Mateo. Mr. Pon is a long time member of NAEA, CSEA, and GGEA. Mr. Pon received his BS in Business Administration with emphases in Accounting and Finance from the University of California, Berkeley and MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.


Ryan Reichert, EA, CFP

Brass Tax Presentations

Ryan Reichert, EA, CFP®, is a practicing tax professional from San Diego, California. His financial planning and business ownership background makes him specially equipped to handle new and often complex tax laws. Ryan has a knack for breaking tax topics into presentations that keep attendees engaged and learning throughout the day. He is also the owner of Brass Tax Presentations and the client-facing publication, Tax News and Tips.


Jane Ryder, EA, CPA

Brass Tax Ryder Professional Group, Inc

Jane Ryder, EA, CPA has been providing tax preparation, accounting services, and tax collection resolution services since 1980. She runs her San Diego CPA firm, Brass Tax Ryder Professional Group, Inc., and writes and speaks on many income tax, business compliance and accounting topics. She received a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from SDSU and is currently licensed with the California State Board of Accountancy and with the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent.


John Sheeley, EA

Tax Practice Pro Inc

Chester, New York based John Sheeley, EA began his career in the tax industry in 1987, passing the IRS special enrollment exam in 1995. His career includes 13 years as a multi-unit franchisee of a national tax firm and 5 years as a tax manager at a regional CPA firm in New York. A National Tax Practice Institute fellow, John completed his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Oswego. John formed his current tax services firm in 2008, with a focus on the tax and representation needs of U.S. citizens living abroad, and non-resident alien entrepreneurs and entertainers living and working in the United States. The Firm prepares the occasional cannabis industry and crypto currency tax return. John is also the founder of Tax Practice Pro, Inc, a national continuing education provider. His current teaching focus centers on taxation of legal marijuana businesses, problems of S corps, and taxation of non-resident aliens and those living abroad.


Laura A. Strombom, EA, MBA, USTCP

All About Numbers

Laura Strombom, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow, USTCP, has been preparing taxes since 1995. After completing her MBA degree she began teaching Business and Accounting courses at the collegiate level, undergrad and grad. As her practice grew, she had to give up teaching. She continued to present tax topics to local groups. In 2014 she began teaching CPE nationally. This enabled her to accomplish a life goal: to see all 50 States! Laura loves learning, thinking and strategizing through complex situations. She is the President/CEO of Adding Sense to Your Dollars, Inc. dba All About Numbers with two locations: Stockton and Valley Springs. When not working, Laura's favorite pastime is riding her horses.