Our Mission

Our Mission

We help individuals and businesses identify their financial needs.

Solution-based service is our aim. We recognize there are many firms out there people can choose from, but we’ve yet to find one that cares for our people (clients) the way we do.  We understand we can play either a big or small part in the equation of the financial success or failure of our clients, we don’t take that lightly.

Our Values

We are in the business of serving people, meeting their bookkeeping and tax needs. For many firms service is a lost piece of their puzzle; not here, we make it our focus for every client every day.

Customer first

Meet the Team

Galion Team

Delaware Team

Jared Foos, EA

Jared has been on staff since 2011, initially serving primarily as an assistant focusing on customer service, making appointments, and helping with daily operations of the office. Shortly after his first tax season Jared began training to become a tax professional. As of 2012 Jared has been serving individual taxpayers by preparing returns and helping his clients with tax planning. In 2018, Jared received the EA status allowing him to represent clients and begin specializing in other areas. Today Jared’s main role as owner of Foos-Garvin is tax planning, business consulting, representation and assisting business owners select the best tax entity. 

Jared recently (2020) opened a 2nd location in Delaware, Oh with plans for another location in Cincinnati, Oh. (2022)

“Starting in customer service has allowed me, as the President of Foos-Garvin, to keep our focus on our clients. I love when clients ask for my opinion on tax related and non-tax related business questions. It means they trust me to give them my honest opinion. My personal focus has been on people not just their business or return but them as individuals. I have always wanted to serve and perceive myself like the mechanic who fixes cars with the mindset of I’m not just fixing the brakes on someone’s car, I am fixing the brakes on the single mother taking her kids to school everyday car. I’m not just giving tax planning advice to Joe’s tire shop, my advice or planning could be the difference of success or failure for Joe, Joe’s family and all those who work for Joe.”

Jared places a huge emphasis on education for all of his staff. The goal is to be the best versions of ourselves regardless of position or job title. “When people choose Foos-Garvin lets blow them away with not only our knowledge, but also how they are treated.” 

Melinda Garvin

Melinda Garvin, EA

Melinda Garvin, EA is the Founder of Foos-Garvin Accounting, Inc.

Melinda is a member of The National Association of Tax Professionals.

Since 2007, Melinda has been an instructor for National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). Melinda has been a presenter at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, instructed various classes for local organizations and has served on the Ohio NATP Chapter as the Education Director.  In 2012, to encourage tax professionals in office ‘best practices’, she authored the manual “Audit Proof the Tax Office” and has recently published a second manual called “Best Practices for the Tax Office”. Melinda has a strong aspiration to support the tax professional’s many sides of interactions with clients, IRS and the always needed education.  Melinda can be reached at auditproofmanual@yahoo.com

Shelby Snyder, EA

Shelby joined our team in the Fall of 2014 as our Office Manager. As a 2012 graduate of Tiffin University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Shelby quickly learned the ways of our office and began learning how to prepare tax returns. In the Fall of 2015 Shelby took the Enrolled Agent exam, a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns and passed. Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years. As an Enrolled Agent, Shelby is authorized to represent our clients among the IRS, State of Ohio, Municipalities, etc.. Alongside tax preparation and representation, Shelby also does bookkeeping and payroll services. 

Kate Gribble

Kate joined Foos-Garvin in 2020 and has managed the Delaware office since.  As a former math teacher Kate has taken to the Accounting / Tax world like a duck to water.  Kate is a bookkeeper and tax professional and is in pursuit of her EA (Enrolled Agent) status.  Kate has a passion to help clients maximize their tax dollar, while connecting to the client as their trusted tax advisor.

Bambi Downard

Bambi has been with Foos-Garvin since 2018, everything she does is through the lens of customer first.  She is a tax professional and bookkeeper at Foos-Garvin and is pursuing her EA (Enrolled Agent) status.  We are excited to announce she has passed, so far, part 1 of the EA test and plans to finish parts 2 and 3 this year (2022).  Many of Bambi’s clients consider her to be bubbly, compassionate and will go above and beyond when a client’s need arises.  If you’re looking for someone to care for your tax and business wellbeing look no further than Bambi.

Trisha Snyder

Trisha joined Foos-Garvin’s team for the 2021 filing season as seasonal help.  It was quickly apparent that she was a super star in the making.  Unflappable integrity, and a desire to be the best version of herself.  Since becoming a full-time family member of Foos-Garvin she has trained under our superior bookkeepers and has recently taken over a large portion of our bookkeeping clientele in our Delaware office.  Trisha is currently serving clients bookkeeping and payroll needs.  In the near future, Trisha plans to add tax preparation to her professional repertoire.

Derek Kleinknecht

Derek became a Foos-Garvin team member in 2021, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and brings years of both bookkeeping and customer service experience with him and a love for numbers.  In our offices he is known as the human calculator.  Derek serves as a bookkeeping & payroll specialist.  Derek like all our team does everything in his power to meet the needs of each of his clients on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. Derek specializes in clients with retail and inventory needs.  Derek began preparing tax returns with us in 2022 and will begin pursuing his EA (Enrolled Agent) status in 2023.