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Meet the Team

Thomas Totaro

Managing partner Tom works with clients, both large and small, to navigate the maze of tax law regulations and ever changing economic conditions. Although he works with a vast range of clients, his greatest expertise resides in the areas of foodservice, professional services, medical and construction industries.

Since joining his fathers firm in 1989, Tom has perfected a unique management style while helping steer the firm to become a leader in combining technology and business processes by developing cutting edge service opportunities for its clients. Tom continuously strives to assist his clients achieve their financial and personal goals as they travel on their unique trip through life.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in accounting and is certified in QuickBooks and Xero accounting systems. He is involved in many charitable and social organizations including Treasurer of the Toms River Student Loan Fund, Treasurer of the Lacey Township High School Hockey Booster Club, Past Treasurer of Harmony Lodge #18 of Free and Accepted Masons and a member of Rotary.

When not in the office, Tom can be found spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors of Vermont hiking, kayaking, skiing and playing golf. He also enjoys fine Italian coffee.

Rachel Siegel

Managing partner Rachel delivers compelling results to small businesses through successful strategic, workflow and financial practices. With more than 20 years of experience and a CPA, Rachel co-manages the firm. Clients benefit from Rachel’s extensive knowledge of QuickBooks through her interactive client seminars and personalized training as well as system modifications and Set-ups. In addition, Rachel co-developed T2S Advantage, an accounting strategy to assist clients with meeting their complete financial objectives. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help people. She loves to see her clients be successful!

Rachel holds a CPA license and accounting degree from Simmons College in Boston. She joined Totaro Totaro Siegel after serving in key roles in Massachusetts, Georgia, and New Jersey.  She has worked in both private industry and public accounting.  This gives her the unique ability to see and understand businesses from the client’s point of view which enhances her ability to help her clients.

Rachel has been a QuickBooks Pro Advisor for more than a decade.  She has been certified for years and understands the different advantages and disadvantages of using each of the versions. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, National Association of Female Executives and Women of Global Change. She has received the “Wicked Smaht Bookeepa” award and continues to hold an officer position in the Shore Business Group.

Outside the office, Rachel enjoys cheering for her daughter’s soccer team, attending New Jersey Devils hockey games, spending time with her family and playing with her dog.

Ashley Hughes

Senior Accountant Ashley has been with Totaro Totaro Siegel since 2011 and has quickly climbed the ladder to Senior Accountant. Dedicated and detail oriented, Ashley is an invaluable member of the team. Along with her astute accounting skills and expertise in QuickBooks, her experience includes conducting reviews and compilations of a wide range of businesses and preparing multi-state tax returns for partnerships, corporations and individuals.

Ashley embodies the firm’s commitment to personalized client service. She enjoys delivering individual attention and values the rapport developed from working closely with clients who entrust Ashley to solve problems, facilitate and assist.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ramapo College and is certified in QuickBooks Online and Xero Accounting Systems.

Outside of work, Ashley enjoys boating with friends and family. When not on the water she can be found working in her garden and tending her backyard hobby farm.

Katie DeSantis

Client Services Manager Katie prides herself on her close-knit relationships that she has built with their clientele. Before starting with the firm she had 7 years retail management experience which helped her form her personable touch.

After graduating from Ocean County College and three years of living in California, Katie found herself moving back to New Jersey with more life experiences and a drive to find something that she was passionate about. Katie joined the team in 2011 with a secretarial position and soon was promoted to the position she holds today.

The thing she loves most about the firm is the acquired knowledge on a daily basis. Quickbooks Online Certified, Katie has become a contact and resource for solving bookkeeping challenges and she is driven by ensuring every client receives customized attention.

Aside from working, Katie likes to take trips to see her family in California, read, and enjoy the warm summer days on the beach.

Kasey O’Malley

The most recent addition to the team, Kasey O’Malley, is a dynamic marketer focused on advertising and business growth for TTS. Her background in customer service, sales retention, and social media, influences her innovative approach to plan for companies looking to build a web presence.  Kasey has integrated a social networking and digital media presence for a diverse range of clients at TTS already.

Kasey has a universal method to her work that provides clients with an integrated plan for design and social media advertising.  In addition to TTS Marketing, Kasey is an affiliated consultant with The Global Institute for Recreational Health, a nonprofit organization fighting against the obesity epidemic.  Kasey holds a B.S. in Marketing from Rowan University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Ocean County College, where she was the proud recipient of the NJ Academic Stars Scholarship.