Meet Our Team
Apple Guerin Company
Jayne G. Apple, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 202
Jayne Apple earned her degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1979. She has always had a passion for working with numbers. Jayne serves on the board of directors for Ollie Steele Burden Manor, and is a former board member of the Boys & Girls Club, LPB.
Her philosophy is to treat each client like a member of her family. She takes an active and responsive approach to solving challenges. Her strategies have been helping businesses save money and reach new levels of success for nearly forty years.
Jayne has been married to her husband for more than 30 years. Her husband is a veterinarian. They have two adult sons. Jayne is an animal lover and has two female Deutsch Drahthaar hunting dogs. Additionally, she owns and operates a pet cremation business in Lafayette.
Todd J. Guerin, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 212
With more than three decades of experience, Todd Guerin has dedicated his professional life to helping clients achieve success. Todd is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and passed the CPA exam in 1986. Additionally, he has served as Principal of Centura Advisors, and has obtained LLC-Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 24 (General Securities Principal), and 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination) securities registrations.
As an active member of several professional organizations, Todd enjoys networking and sharing ideas with colleagues. Todd is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Louisiana CPA Society, the Academy of Dental CPAs, and the AICPA Personal Financial Planning Section.
Todd is committed to delivering tax and financial services that meet each client’s unique objectives. His primary focus is small to medium sized businesses, and an emphasis on dental and medical professionals.
Todd and his wife have two children. He is a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, and enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and water sports.
Jude S. Guerin, CPA, CIA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 205
Jude Guerin chose a career as an accountant because he enjoys playing a role in helping clients start, build, and grow their businesses. Jude earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Decision Sciences from Louisiana State University. He also obtained a Master’s of Business Administration from LSU. Jude continued his education by obtaining his license as a qualified CPA.
With more than ten years of experience, Jude has found that the key to a successful client relationship is responsiveness. He is quick to respond to client requests with an answer or a helpful resource to reach a solution.
Jude is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants and the Academy of Dental CPAs. He volunteers his time by serving as the Treasurer and board member of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Additionally, he is an active member of the St. Jude’s Catholic Church Men’s Club.
Outside of the office, Jude enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. His hobbies include running, playing tennis, and enjoying the company of friends and family.
Cynthia S. Adams, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 211
The ability to work with a wide range of clients is what Cynthia finds most fulfilling in her role as manager. Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University, and then successfully passed the CPA exam.
With more than 30 years of experience, Cynthia is also a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs.
Cynthia is married and has two children. Outside of work, she enjoys attending concerts, traveling, and volunteering at the local food pantry.
Alice T. Tallis, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 204
What makes Alice an exceptional CPA is her love of working with numbers. Alice earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University. After completing her undergraduate studies, she pursued additional accounting courses at Tulane University in preparation for the CPA exam.
Alice is a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony League, and a member of St. John’s UMC, where she previously served as the chair of the finance committee. Previously, Alice was the chair of Les Jeunes Amies with BRSL.
Whether it is day or night, Alice is here to help. She believes in providing excellent financial service to clients without responding with “no.” Whenever a client needs her, Alice is ready to jump in.
Alice has been married to her husband, a dentist, for 28 years. They have two children, who are both attending college.
Becky L. Bourg, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 208
Becky pursued an accounting career because she has always been passionate about math and working with numbers. Her problem-solving skills are an asset to the team. Becky earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University before completing the CPA exam.
With more than two decades of experience, Becky enjoys working with a wide variety of different clients and businesses to help them reach financial success. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.
Becky is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends outside of work.
Carla M. Brown, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 215
For more than 20 years, Carla has been helping clients keep accurate and meaningful financial data for business growth. Carla earned her Bachelor of Science degree in management administration from Louisiana State University. After college, she furthered her studies and completed the CPA exam.
Carla is a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. She pursued a career in accounting because she was always good at math and enjoyed the flexible nature of the job, which allowed her to work while raising a family.
Her philosophy is to provide personal attention and address each client’s needs. Carla is excellent at being able to clearly communicate and explain financial information in a manner clients can understand.
Outside of work, Carla loves spending time with her family and friends.
Toni M. Palermo, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 214
Toni has been helping clients with their financials for more than 30 years. Her favorite part of her job is helping clients have a clear understanding of their business’ financial standing. Toni earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University. After college, she furthered her education and obtained her CPA. For Toni, accounting is a family affair as her mother was also a CPA.
Outside of the office, Toni enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also is an active member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.
Robert P. Apple, CPA
Phone: 225-767-1020 ext. 223
Robert has always had an interest in business. When he was a teenager, Robert operated a lawn service with more than 25 clients. He earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 2010, and completed his Master of Science degree in accounting in 2011, before sitting for the CPA exam.
As an active member of several organizations including the Redstick Leadership Network and the Alumni Advisory Board Sigma Nu Fraternity, Robert enjoys networking with other business professionals. He loves finding opportunities for clients to increase profits by minimizing tax burdens. Most importantly, Robert enjoys building long-term relationships with clients and helping them reach their goals.
Robert is a Baton Rouge native, and enjoys golfing and watching sports. He also hunts deer with his father, and has a Labrador Retriever named Beaux.
Tanya C. Stephens, CPA
For over 20 years Tanya has been helping clients customize their plans and find opportunities for them to meet their individual and/or company goals. SHe enjoys meeting clients from so many diverse backgrounds and industries and believes that no two clients are exactly the same. She is recognized by the LCPA and AICPA.
Outside of work, Tanya is married and has two sons. She enjoys spending as much time as she can with family, working out, being outdoors, and traveling.
Kasi Thomas, Office Manager
As our office manager, Kasi enjoys the opportunity to meet new people and build lasting relationships. Before joining the Apple Guerin team, Kasi worked as an administrative assistant for a private school. Her goal is to keep all of our clients and guests uplifted and motivated. She often uses her favorite phrase, “Everything is going to be great!”
Kasi is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B). She is married to her best friend and enjoys organizing and decorating spaces.
Alex Dickerson Carmena, Staff Accountant
As a staff accountant, Alex loves working with people and problem solving. Alex earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Alex is newly married with a two year old son. She likes spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs.