Blain Sanford, CPA
CEO & Founding Shareholder
Blain is the founding shareholder of Strategis CPAs & Consultants—formed in 1988 to help business owners take control of their life and their business. Blain maintains a focus on helping clients apply technology and strategic planning to accomplish their personal and business goals. Blain earned a BS in Accounting from Missouri State University and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Trinity Cafe which serves 250 meals a day, seven days a week to the homeless and working poor of Tampa.
Sylvie Cote-Hasegawa, CPA
Sylvie joined Strategis in 2006 and became a shareholder in 2015. Sylvie excels at helping small business owners effectively implement tax planning opportunities and minimize their tax burden. She earned a MS in Accounting from the University of Tampa, a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Concordia University, a BA in Accounting from St. Leo University, and is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Sylvie supports various and served on her church’s Finance Council. More than anything, Sylvie enjoys spending time with her family.
Karen A. Sanford
Office Manager/QuickBooks Specialist
Karen joined the Strategis team in 1988. As Office Manager and QuickBooks Specialist, Karen performs internal accounting and administrative functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and QuickBooks setup, implementation and consulting. She earned a BS in Office Administration from Northern Illinois University and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Outside of the office, Karen enjoys bible study and scrapbooking.
Christina L. Davis
Tina joined the Strategis team in 2009. As a Tax Accountant, she specializes in providing support for all aspects of tax compliance and financial accounting and has more than thirty years of professional experience, working with both local and national accounting firms in the Tampa Bay area. Tina earned a BS in Accounting from Florida State University and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. In her free time, Tina volunteers at Hillsborough County Public Schools and enjoys the beach, reading, cooking and spending time with family.
Sarah E. Knight
Accounting & Payroll Specialist
Sarah joined Strategis in 2012. Her responsibilities at the firm include bookkeeping and accounting for individuals and businesses as well as assisting with administrative duties and social media marketing. Sarah earned a BS in Marketing from the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration. She also received a tax preparer certification from the H&R Block income tax course and is certified in QuickBooks Online. In her free time, Sarah enjoys the beach, crafting, baking and spending time with friends and family.