Steven Johnson, CPA, Partner – Steven graduated from the College of Charleston in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and received a Masters in Accountancy in 2001 from the University of Charleston. Previously Steven was a Tax Manager with the largest CPA firm in the Southeast. Steven specializes in tax compliance and planning for individuals as well as corporate, partnership and trust clients. His clients range from industries such as construction, real estate, retail, restaurant and hospitality and manufacturing. Steven is a big advocate for local businesses and was instrumental in the firm’s involvement with Lowcountry Local First. When not working, Steven spends most of his time paddle boarding or on the beach at Sullivan’s Island with Heidi and their two children, Alaina and Kai. When not on the beach or in water, they spend time traveling or playing with their various pets.
Carrie Lanning, CPA, Partner – Carrie graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics in 1999 and a Masters of Accountancy in 2000. Her experiences range from the then “Big 5” accounting firm to a corporate tax position with a Fortune 300 company to local public accounting practices. She specializes in high-wealth individuals, estate and trust planning, small businesses, and the service sector, with a strong focus on healthcare. Carrie has a passion for teaching and is a CFP instructor at the Lowcountry Graduate Center and gives lectures at MUSC to medical residents. She was an inaugural board member for The First Tee of Greater Charleston, served on the board for the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, and tutored math through Communities in Schools. Carrie lives in West Ashley with her husband Chris, a local attorney, their two sons Jackson and Cade, and various pets.
Stephanie Spinucci, CPA, Tax Manager – Originally from Biloxi, MS, Stephanie graduated from the University of South Alabama with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Accounting. She has worked in public accounting since 2005 with an emphasis on tax compliance and advisory services. She works on both individual tax returns as well as various business entity tax returns. Her passion is helping clients with tax planning and maximizing their wealth by minimizing their tax liability. Stephanie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Charleston Chapter of the American Marketing Association. She resides in West Ashley with her husband Nick and their children, Mason and Emma. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading. She has a passion for fitness and enjoys running, yoga, and weight lifting.
Lucy Brenner, CPA, Tax Manager – Lucy graduated from East Carolina University with a combined Bachelor and Masters of Science in Accounting in 2009. She has been working in public accounting since 2010, and has practiced in three states (South Carolina, California, and Florida) for local, regional, and international firms. She specializes in high net worth individuals, estate and trust tax compliance and planning, and international tax for individuals and small businesses. Lucy’s passion is helping clients navigate the complex and ever-changing tax world. Lucy lives in Mt. Pleasant with her pug, Penny. In her spare time, you can find her doing improv comedy, working out, and enjoying the beauty of Charleston.
Cheryl Bohlen, CPA, Tax Senior – Cheryl obtained her Masters in Accounting and Financial Management in 2009 from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1979. Cheryl has been working in public accounting since 2007 in both North and South Carolina. Cheryl has genuine interest in helping individuals and small businesses achieve their financial goals, primarily through tax compliance, and financial planning and analysis. Cheryl lives in Mt. Pleasant and stays busy maintaining contact with her six children, walking outdoors, practicing yoga and reading.
Casey Gelvin, Staff Accountant – Casey, a native of Beaufort, SC, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Accounting from Coastal Carolina University in 2006. She began her public accounting career soon after graduation and came to Johnson & Lanning CPAs in January 2015 with 9 years of experience as a staff accountant. Her main responsibilities have been preparing individual and business returns. Casey resides in Mt Pleasant with her husband, Chad and their sons, Jackson and Finn. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite past-times are boating, fishing, and football.
Deborah Griffin, Office Manager – Debbie graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Before joining Johnson & Lanning, Debbie worked for many years in the investment management industry as a portfolio manager assistant. Debbie’s primary responsibilities are to assist with tax processing and to ensure the growth and efficiency of the firm. When you contact our office, you will likely speak with Debbie and she is more than happy to help you with your requests. Debbie lives in Mt Pleasant and enjoys visiting her daughter at Clemson University and spending time outdoors with her son and their Golden Retriever.