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Meet The Team

John Hallee, Owner, Enrolled Agent 

  • John earned a B.S. in Business St. Joseph’s College, has eight years first-hand experience as a Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service, and was a partner at McLaughlin, Hallee & Associates for 16 years. 

  • In addition to individual and entity tax return preparation, John represents clients, handles the income tax examination proceedings and enjoys business formation, structure, and retirement planning. Send John an email at: 
  • john@backrivergroup.com

Rick Garcia, Enrolled Agent, MAcc

After graduating from St. Joseph’s College with a business/accounting degree, Rick went into the retail field, and eventually started his own small business. After selling his business in 2007, Rick decided he wanted to use his accounting degree and started a career in tax accounting. He became an enrolled agent and went back to school part-time and got his Masters in Accounting.

Rick’s been working at Back River since 2013. During that time he has helped businesses and individuals save money on taxes, choose the right structure for their businesses, and plan for the future. Being licensed in securities and insurance helps Rick when guiding his clients with their retirement and investment planning. Rick also has experience representing clients before the IRS. Send Rick an email at: rick@backrivergroup.com