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Darrell Hackmann E.A.

Darrell has been in the income tax preparation industry since 1992, over 30 years! He started out working with one of the major national income tax preparation chains eventually becoming an instructor with them. Since that time he has taught for another national chain and worked with other local tax preparation and CPA firms. In 1999, he passed the Enrollment Examination (a grueling 2-day test administered by the IRS) and earned recognition as an Enrolled Agent. This exam and consequent E.A. status represents proficiency in the field and grants certain representation rights that otherwise are afforded only CPA's, Attorneys and Enrolled Actuaries. In 2005, Darrell, along with two other associates organized Alliance Tax and Accounting Services LLC located in Cottleville, Missouri and has been growing every year! The field of taxation covers a considerable amount of information, laws and regulations. Darrell, along with the other associates of Alliance Tax must keep up on ever changing tax law requiring substantial yearly continuing education. Darrell's Motto: Integrity, Accuracy & Honesty. These are absolute minimum requirements to be successful in tax preparation industry.



Robert (Bob) Woodsmall E.A.

Bob is an Enrolled Agent as well as one of the founding managing members of Alliance Tax and Accounting Services LLC. Bob has over 40 plus years of experience in helping clients meet their personal and business needs in the business environment of which the past 20 years have been focused on tax planning, consulting and preparation.

As an enrolled agent, Bob is licensed by the IRS. He is subject to a suitability check, had to pass a three-part Special Enrollment Examination, which is a comprehensive exam that required Bob to demonstrate proficiency in federal tax planning, individual and business tax return preparation, and representation. Bob must complete 72 hours of continuing education every 3 years including continuing education in ethics.

Bob believes in proactive tax planning. Throughout the year he keeps individual clients informed about tax law changes, opportunities and potential tax liabilities. He assists clients individual income tax compliance. An important part of running any successful business is the understanding of how to handle challenging situations. To assist his clients, Bob provides ongoing consulting services and tax strategies. Bob is a six year member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and a participant in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program.

-    Lindenwood University - Master of Arts: Accounting and Finance
-    Lindenwood University - Bachelor of Business Administration - Business ManagementProfessional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities
-    National Association of Tax Professionals - Member since 2009
-    Freshbooks Certified Accountant
-    IRS Annual Filing Season Program Participant - Record of Completion
-    Enrolled Agent since 2005



John (J.P.) Payne

John has been a tax preparer for Alliance Tax and Accounting Services LLC since 2008. In 1991, he received his Master's Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and also received his PhD in Finance at Webster University in 1998. He worked 7 years as Senior Accountant for Arthur Young & Company and was Dean for the School of Business at Harris-Stowe State College for 3 years. Presently, John is the Chief Financial Officer for TPSC.


Connie Hackmann, AFSP

Connie brings to our office her industry knowledge in the cosmetology area. She combines her tax knowledge with salon ownership giving the client in-depth expertise needed to maximize benefits. In January 2016, Connie joined the firm full time after retiring from a 30 year cosmetology career. She is a participant in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program. Each year she must obtain a record of completion by completing 18 hours of continuing education from an IRS approved continuing education provider. Connie looks forward to meeting with you and assisting all your tax needs.


Kristine Krekeler, AFSP

Kris has been preparing taxes for 24 years while raising a family of 6. She is a participant in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program. Each year she must obtain a record of completion by completing 18 hours of continuing education from an IRS approved continuing education provider. Kris enjoys working with small businesses and helping them become organized with QuickBooks. She assesses their bookkeeping needs and helps clients throughout the year so they are ready for the tax season. Kris can help individuals and small businesses with their tax filing, tax planning and other bookkeeping needs. She looks forward to the opportunity to work with you.

University of Missouri St Louis - Jan 1992
Bachelor of Science in Business AdministrationProfessional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities
IRS Annual Filing Season Program Participant



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