Phoenix, AZ Tax Firm

About Us

Lowy Your Taxes is a well-established Phoenix CPA firm with expertise in all facets of financial management, including taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, QuickBooks, business consulting, and much more. We serve a wide range of both business and individual clients throughout the Phoenix area, and we're noted for our strong commitment to integrity and our policy of tailoring our services to the individual needs of each client.

We are honored by the trust and confidence our clients place in our advice and oversight. We continue to earn your trust by staying abreast of accounting and tax law changes and by taking a proactive interest in the smooth financial management of your business. Every Lowy's Tax Planning & Accounting, PLLC client knows to expect quality service in complete compliance with the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

We offer a consultation. There's no obligation, so give us a call at 602-943-4494 and let's discuss how we can help you meet your financial goals.


Alex

Alex Lowy, CPA, CEO, Owner

Alex Lowy is the founder of Lowy's Tax Planning & Accounting, PLLC. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Masters in Taxation (MTAX). Alex is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1989 and his Masters from Arizona State University in 2002.

Alex began his career in finance as the controller for several small businesses specializing in restaurant management, manufacturing, high tech, and construction. During this time he earned his CPA certification. For the following six years, he worked as a CPA with several local firms that specialized in construction, real estate and high net worth individuals. In 2002, Alex opened his own firm, Lowy's Tax Planning and Accounting. The Lowy Team currently services over 300 small businesses specializing in medicine, law, construction, and real estate; as well as over 600 individuals a year.

Most CPA's do time at a national or regional firm, then go into private practice for mid – large companies. Alex started his employment for family owned small businesses and professional practices, and then become a tax master to help these same folks. Through his extensive education (both traditional and 13 years in the school of hard knocks – owning and running his own business) he has developed an aggressive (and Legal) attitude of pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered attitude towards taxes. Alex is an entrepreneur at heart, having service business that helps closely held and family owned businesses and professional practices with bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and of course taxes – all kinds of taxes! Plus his very intimate knowledge of working with thousands of small business owners gives his business a very cutting edge.

On a personal note, he is the father of five children; Brittany, Tyler, Elissa, William, and Alexis. He enjoys spending his spare time at the family's cabin on Clear Creek in Camp Verde, AZ.


Mandy Cramblett

Mandy Cramblett, Business Manager

Mandy is the Business Manager and has been with our firm since 2019.

She was born in suburban Chicago but grew up in Craig, Colorado. Mandy relocated to Arizona in 2017 with her husband and two children. She heard great things about Alex and became a client and a year later she joined the Lowy Team as a Junior Accountant, then got promoted to Office Manager, then Business Manager. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.

Mandy graduated from the Colorado NW Community College with an Associates in Accounting in 2011. She brings meticulous and systematic billing professional experience with over 10 years of bookkeeping experience. She has experience with various accounting programs including QuickBooks. On the weekends she enjoys hanging out with her family.


Mark

Mark Hymer, Senior Tax Accountant Manager

Mark was born and raised near Seattle, Washington and joined the US Army when he was 18 years old. After 4 years of service, he moved to L.A. to study music where he met his wife. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting and MBA degree. He has been Certified Public Accountant since 2017. He had over 16 years of experience in public accounting preparing tax returns for individuals, businesses and trusts. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys playing electric and acoustic guitar and international travel.


Reyna Martinez

Reyna Martinez, Senior Tax Accountant

Reyna has been in the accounting and tax preparation profession for over 20 years. Her concentrations are in tax planning, tax preparation, accounting, and payroll services.

Reyna graduated from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and is currently working on becoming a Certified Public Accountant. She moved to Arizona in 2006 and currently resides in the West Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area with her husband and three children.


Cynthia Bryant

Cynthia Bryant, Senior Accountant

Cynthia is a staff accountant and has been in our firm since 2016.

She has been in the accounting and tax preparation profession for over 25 years. Her concentrations are in tax planning, tax preparation, financial statement preparation, and payroll services. She has experience with various accounting programs including QuickBooks.

Cynthia graduated from Pellissippi State Tech in Knoxville Tennessee with an AAS degree in Computer Science. She also obtained a certificate in general accounting. She is also a DDP Yoga Level 1 Instructor in Training. She moved to Arizona in 2001 and is the mother of three boys. She enjoys music, airshows, sports, and spending time with her boys, her family, and her twin Pomeranians, Peyton and Eli.


David Crain

David Crain, Senior Tax Accountant

David is a senior accountant and has been with our firm since 2018.

He has been in the accounting and tax preparation profession for over 6 years, prior to that he was a business owner for 8 years and in government audit for 15 years. His concentrations are in Tax Planning, Tax Preparation, Financial Statement Preparation, and Payroll Services. He has experience with various accounting programs including QuickBooks. His industry experience includes, but is not limited to Retail, Real Estate, and Agricultural.

David graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He has lived in the Phoenix area for over 30 years and currently resides in Scottsdale with his wife and dog.


Joe Pineda

Joe Pineda, Tax Manager

Joe is the Tax Manager and has been with our firm since 2020.

Joe is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Joe is a CPA and has been in public accounting since 2001.

His public accounting experience includes accounting services and tax preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts, and exempt organizations. Joe is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys watching a variety of sports. As a native of Chicago, Illinois, he is an avid Bears, Bulls, Cubs & University of Wisconsin fan. Joe also likes being outdoors and loves to go hiking, biking, running, swimming, and traveling.


Curt

Curt Beams, Senior Tax Accountant

An Arizona native, Curt spent 10 years in Information Technology prior to focusing on his career in accounting where he’s now worked for over 12 years. In his spare time Curt enjoys being with his friends and family and checking out local music show and trying new restaurants. He also loves cooking at home and trying new culinary techniques.


Anne-Marie

Anne-Marie Psenka, Senior Tax Accountant

Anne-Marie was born in Traverse City, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI with a BS in Textile & Apparel Studies with a Fashion Merchandising emphasis. She moved to Phoenix in 2000 and worked in retail management for several years. Feeling likes she was meant to be an accountant; she went back to college and received her BS in Business/Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

Anne-Maire has been in the accounting and tax preparation profession for over 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dog Stimpy. She also enjoys reading fiction novels, hiking, trying new restaurants, and vacationing at the beach or skiing.


Maharishi

Maharishi Joshi, Staff Accountant

Maharishi was born in India and came to the US when he was four years old. He has lived all over the country but has stayed in Arizona the longest at over 15 years. He got his associate’s degree from Mesa Community College in 2020 and his bachelor’s degree from WGU in 2022. He is planning on getting his EA soon. He enjoys reading sci-fi & fantasy novels, playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends, and long walks.


Stephanie

Stephanie Penn, Office Manager

SStephanie is an Arizona native, born and raised in Phoenix. Stephanie spent over 12 years in the mortgage industry before changing fields in 2022. She brings with her over 15 years of Customer Service experience and passion to GROW. She loves to spend time with her husband and 3 amazing kids. Vincent is 19 and a sophomore at Kenyon College in Ohio, Ellea is 13 years old and preparing to enter high school and Leo is a crazy fun 6 year old. They have one doggie Georgeo (George, Georgie, Nornie or Nornal).


Lindsey

Lindsey Merendo, Tax Administrator

Lindsey was born in Iowa but raised in Glendale, Arizona and is now currently living in Phoenix. She graduated from Mountain Ridge High School. Before Lowy’s, she worked with special needs children.

Her family is her world! Her boyfriend Shayne and her have been together for almost 3 years and they have 4 amazing kiddos. Her son Parker is 11 years old. Logan, Emma, and Charleigh are her bonus kids! They have 2 dogs and a few cats that visit them for treats every day.

In her spare time she loves to go hiking, camping and watch sports! Go Cubs Go!

Lindsey's goal is to continuously learn and grow in any adventure that comes her way.

She is so happy to be a part of the Lowy’s team!


Maharishi

Erika Mancillas, Tax Administrator

Erika was born in Jalisco, Mexico and has been in Arizona since the age of 5. She graduated from North Canyon High School. She has over 7 years of experience in Customer Service and Hospitality. She loves to spend time with her family and her boyfriend of 5 years, Grant. She also enjoys going to farmers markets, art festivals, concerts, and traveling (especially to places with a beach!). she is very excited to have recently joined the Lowy’s team and looking forward to what’s to come.


Beth

Beth Payton, Tax Administrator

Beth was born and raised in Springfield Ohio (Go Buckeyes!). She moved to Craig, Colorado in 2002. She wanted to be closer to her family, so she moved to Arizona in 2022. Beth is a proud mom to 3 children and SUPER Nana to 6 rockstar grandkids! In her spare time she enjoys camping, boating, music and reading!


Polet

Polet Castillo, Tax Administrator

Polet is a passionate individual from the beautiful state of Arizona. Her most important roles in life are being a loving parent and wife. With 15 years of experience as an administrative assistant, she has honed her expertise in the medical field. Her bilingual skills have allowed her to connect with people from different cultures and backgrounds, bridging gaps and fostering understanding. In her spare time, you can find Polet embracing the great outdoors. She loves hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the lake. She also enjoys traveling with her family and making core memories. Polet is excited to have joined the team and looks forward to growing within the tax field at Lowy’s.