Staff

Amanda Guy – President
Amanda@agaaccounting.com

A Vermont native, she graduated from Champlain College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting before obtaining her graduate degree from Kaplan University. She has years of experience working with small business’ and individuals helping them to understand QuickBooks, payroll, financial statements and their tax returns. Amanda worked under Roberta Haskin for 4 years prior to forming AGA, LLC in the fall of 2014. Many of Roberta’s clients transitioned with Amanda to create the foundation of AGA, LLC. She thrives on taking the accounting off the hands of the business owner so that they have more time to focus on growing their business and making it successful. She will work with you to create a plan that works for everyone involved and provide you the data you need to make informed business decisions.

Kara Lozier – Senior Accountant
Advanced QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Kara@agaaccounting.com

Kara joined AGA, LLC in May 2020. She has lived in Southwest Vermont since 1983 where she raised her three adult sons and started her career in accounting. In addition to twenty-three years of public accounting experience, she has worked in various small businesses and nonprofit organizations in an accounting and bookkeeping capacity. She has served as Treasurer on several local nonprofit boards and currently manages a charity she founded in 2016 helping impoverished youth in Afghanistan to learn English and attend private schools. Kara earned her Accounting Certificate in Principles of Accounting from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and completed a six-year apprenticeship program recognized by the State of Vermont Board of Public Accountancy.

CL-169x300Chantelle Locke – Payroll Manager
Chantelle@agaaccounting.com

Chantelle joined AGA, LLC in July 2016. She grew up in Vermont surrounded by family owned small business’ and at an early age gained interest in the accounting and bookkeeping field. She started formal education at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, graduating with Business Administration certificates. After studying business at Johnson State for a few semesters, she realized that accounting was the path for her. She entered into Community College of VT and in 2013 she received her Associates Degree in Accounting.

Noelle Hopkins – Staff Accountant
Noelle@agaaccounting.comNoelle joined AGA, LLC in July 2020. She grew up in Vermont enjoying the outdoors and loving the small town culture. She received a Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and a Master’s degree in 2014 from Johnson State College with concentrations in Small Business Management and Psychology. She has always shared a passion for accounting in her personal as well as her professional life. She is currently studying to obtain her licensure as an Enrolled Agent to further her knowledge and skill set.
Kayla Royal – Accounting Clerk
Kayla@agaaccounting.comKayla joined AGA, LLC in November 2020 as our Administrative Assistant. She grew up in Naples, Italy in a military family. She currently lives in Johnson, VT. She graduated from Essex Technical Center in 2016 with a certification in Childhood Education & Human Services. Kayla started working in the office setting in 2018 where she was doing billing, scheduling patients, and dealing with insurance companies at a doctor’s office. She is very sociable, organized, and a quick learner.