Our Staff

Marsha G. LePhew CPA/PFS, CFP®, ChFC®, RLP®

Marsha is the founder and president of LePhew Financial Services, Inc.. Her practice specializes in providing comprehensive financial planning, investment advisory, accounting, and tax compliance services. She graduated from Concord University, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Marsha has been actively involved in the promotion of CPAs as highly qualified and ethical financial advisers for many years. She has also served as a member of numerous national committees for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. These include: Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee, Personal Financial Specialist Credential and Examination Committee, Investment Committee and national conference planning committees. On a state level, she has served as Chairperson and member of the South Carolina Association of CPA’s Personal Financial Planning Committee and as a member of the South Carolina Association of CPA’s Investment Committee. Other professional affiliations include the National Association of Fee Only Advisers (NAPFA).

Professional activities include public speaking engagements addressing personal financial planning and investment advisory services at AICPA conferences, SCAPA conferences, and local industries. She has also appeared and been quoted addressing financial issues in local and national press. Marsha has been recognized by national publications as one of the top advisers in Worth Magazine, Medical Economics Magazine, and Charlotte Magazine.

Within her community, Marsha serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Catawba Regional Development Corporation. This organization assists entrepreneurs in obtaining loans to spur employment and economic growth within the local area. Marsha also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and of the Finance Committee of Westminster Towers. Westminster Towers is a local retirement community providing quality care and housing for senior adults.

On a personal level, Marsha is always happiest when close to water and watching things grow. She also loves to read, read, read, and travel as life allows. She has two adult sons and a wonderful daughter-in-law.

Michelle L. Guissinger CPA/PFS, CFP®

Michelle graduated from Winthrop University, Cum Laude in May 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. She completed her Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting at Winthrop in August 2003.

She began working for LePhew Financial Services, Inc. as an intern in February 2002 while completing her undergraduate and graduate work at Winthrop University. She now manages relationships with both accounting/tax clients and financial planning/investment advisory clients.

She successfully passed all parts of the Certified Public Accountants examination in November 2003 at her first sitting. This is an accomplishment achieved by less than 10% of individuals sitting for the exam. She also passed her Certified Financial Planner examination in November 2008 and again passed upon the first sitting.

Michelle serves on the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of York County. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the South Carolina Association of Public Accountants. To give back and to encourage others to live healthy, Michelle has volunteered at local racing events benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association, Keystone Substance Abuse Services, and the Boys & Girls Club of York County.

Michelle lives in Rock Hill and enjoys traveling, running, CrossFitting, and spending time with family and friends.

sarah Louise LEPHEw CFP®

Sarah graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing in 2010. She passed the Certified Financial Planning Examination in November 2014.

She joined the firm in January of 2011 and works directly with clients in regard to tax, financial planning, and investment advisory services.

Sarah lives in Rock Hill with her husband, Tyler, and their new pup Jemma. She enjoys running, live music, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

FRANKLIN “BO” BRITT ASSOCIATE PLANNER

Bo graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in financial planning in May 2016.

He began working for the firm as an intern in January 2015 while completing his undergraduate work at Winthrop University. He currently works as an Associate Planner assisting with tax preparation, financial planning and investment advisory services.

Bo lives in Rock Hill and enjoys traveling, sporting events, live music, and spending time with his family and friends.

Pauleen M. Young COO, CCO

Pauleen graduated from Winthrop University in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. She has also completed additional graduate courses at Winthrop University.

She began working for the firm in 1994 while in high school and attending college courses towards her undergraduate degree. She continued to work and gain valuable experience the entire time she attended school. She currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer.

Pauleen is a native to the area and currently resides in Fort Mill with her husband, Chris, and two sons, Matthew and Andrew. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and cooking.

Rhonda K. Howell OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Rhonda graduated from York Technical College with an Associate Degree in Business Management and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Phoenix.

Rhonda joined the firm in 2004, she is the smiling face that greets you when you come in the door. She also assists with client relationship management to all accounting/tax clients and financial planning/investment advisory clients.

Prior to joining the LePhew Financial Services, Inc. Rhonda gained industry experience in accounting and finance areas through her work for First Baptist Church, Hodgson Chemicals, Inc., and Southern International Fireworks, Inc.

She and her husband Kenneth now live in Rock Hill and have two children. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and family, digital scrapbooking, and reading.