About Larson Tax Relief

Since 2005, Jack and Ron Larson have been building a team of trusted and experienced professionals to provide honest answers and real solutions that work for their clients. The team at Larson Tax Relief understands that behind every client there is a real person that deserves the best service and representation available.


Representing clients in all 50 states, Larson Tax Relief has resolved thousands of tax cases. Larson Tax Relief is an A+ rated member of the BBB. Company President and Enrolled Agent Jack Larson is a member of National Association of Enrolled Agents as well as the National Association of Tax Professionals.

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Our Team

Melissa (Lisa) Gallo, J.D.


Prior to joining Larson Tax Relief more than seven years ago, Lisa spent four years in the tax resolution industry, helping numerous business and individuals work out successful resolutions with both the IRS and state taxing agencies. Her client base ranges from those with minor tax debts to those owing over 2 million. Before beginning a life in tax resolution, Lisa worked as a transactional attorney in the corporate and securities arenas as well as on a high profile class action pharmaceutical litigation case. Lisa graduated from the University of Denver with a JD/MBA and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Lucas Hauschild, E.A.


A graduate of the University of Colorado, Lucas has over 11 years of experience in the Tax Resolution industry. His expert knowledge base pertains to all business and personal tax debt issues, what causes them, and what the best resolution strategy may be. He has spent his entire career in the industry explaining the benefits of hiring expert help, the pros and cons of any resolution strategy, and what our clients can expect when hiring us to navigate through their complicated tax situations. Because of this experience, he is responsible for managing and training all of our consultants to ensure that the quality of the help promised by Larson Tax Relief is equal to the help delivered. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at “the cabin” with his wife and 5 year old daughter.

Leona Hauschild, J.D.


Leona brings her expertise in tax resolution to the Larson team with more than seven years of experience helping clients resolve their tax issues. She loves the different approach to tax resolution that is taken here at Larson, with a genuine focus on the client and a true sense of family within the organization. Leona received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Denver. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Jim Gardner, E.A.

Senior Consultant

Jim has been with Larson Financial for over 6 years, and is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA). He has helped thousands of our clients find successful resolutions to their tax issues. Jim lived in Reno, studied at the University of Nevada and moved to Colorado in the spring of 2008. In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time in the mountains with his Fiancée and two dogs.

Erin Harryman, E.A.


Erin has been assisting clients solve their tax problems at Larson Tax Relief for over five years. Prior to joining the team, she spent over five years in the tax resolution industry working for a leading firm. Erin is enrolled to practice before the IRS, and holds dual bachelors' degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Minnesota State University. Erin enjoys spending her free time watching her favorite teams, the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Vikings with her husband and two children.

Barrett Rodriguez, J.D.


Barrett received his Juris Doctorate from the Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, in the top 5% of his class. He was a Dean’s Scholar Award Recipient every semester and is also a member of Florida Coastal Law Review. Barrett received a Master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling 2005 from the University of Florida. He has been in the tax resolution industry since 2012.

Michael Plantinga, J.D.


Prior to joining the team at Larson Tax Relief last year, Michael had four years of tax resolution experience. Michael is a United States Navy veteran, and he holds a law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Michael is married with two children, and one of his favorite pastimes is spending time with his family outdoors.

Richard Brown, E.A.

Practice Manager

Richard has been with Larson for 5 years and has almost 10 years of experience in the tax resolution industry. Richard works to develop relationships with professionals, that may encounter taxpayers experiencing an issue with the IRS or State, to provide representation and to ensure that they get the services they need to resolve their tax matters. Richard is a US Army Veteran and holds an Associates Degree in Business & Accounting. Richard is a passionate golfer and enjoys the outdoors.

Steve Cizik, J.D.


Steve Cizik is a Graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BS in Business Management and received his law degree from The Syracuse College of Law, cum laude. He worked as a litigation associate in complex corporate law for three years prior to moving into tax representation. Steve now has over 6 years in the field and prides himself of professional and efficient representation with case specific and outside of the box resolutions. Steve is a former CU Ski Team member who divides his time between managing a growing family and getting back to the Colorado mountains whenever possible to ski, climb, hike, bike and generally enjoy a state that he loves.

Debbie Gallegos, E.A.


After a long profession as a Service Operations Manager with a large grocery chain, Debbie chose to seek out an industry change over six years ago, beginning her new career with Larson Tax Relief. Her past experience with accounting and bookkeeping made for an easy transition to her work at Larson, where Debbie is delighted to get to know her clients and truly help people in tough situations. She is enrolled to practice before the IRS.

Lisa Geyer, J.D.


As a former stock broker and registered investment adviser, Lisa has an acute understanding of the ways tax impacts businesses and individuals. Lisa's empathy for clients suffering from tax liability fuels her passion for effectively advocating for our clients. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. In law school, Lisa was twice awarded for her focus on ethics. She enjoys hiking, making short films and is an accomplished artist and novelist.

Mark Laughlin, J.D.


Mark J. Laughlin is a Graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a BA in Economics and he received his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He has over 4 years of experience in the field and works extensively on complicated business and personal cases with the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities. As an Associate at Larson Tax Relief, Mark takes great pride in aggressive advocacy for his clients, keeping them informed on all case developments and his track record of resolutions that always seek to align with his client’s best interests. Prior to specializing in the field of tax law, Mark worked as an Associate for a local firm in corporate litigation, taxation, and estates and trusts. Mark enjoys skiing, cycling, hiking, travel, and spending time with his fiancée Caroline and his family.

Tiffany Briels, E.A.


Tiffany has been with Larson Tax Relief for more than seven years and has recently transitioned into the role of Associate. The thing she enjoys the most is helping her clients and working with them to resolve their taxes and put their mind at ease. As an Enrolled Agent, Tiffany is admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys writing, producing, and acting in narrative and commercial films as well as spending time with her fiancé and their three cats.

Chris Tibbals, E.A.


Chris Tibbals has been with Larson Tax Relief for over three years and has been working within the tax relief industry for six years. He is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS and likes connecting with the client. Chris is an avid rock climber.

Maggie Lugo, E.A.


Prior to joining the team at Larson Tax Relief, Maggie had two years of tax resolution experience. Maggie is enrolled to practice with the IRS and holds a Bachelor Degree in Special Education from the University of Long Island, CW Post, in New York. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Thomas (Tom) C. Waddle, J.D.


Tom is a U.S. Navy veteran and former Health Physicist/Radiological Engineer. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law in 2000. Tom's previous legal work includes operating a title and escrow company, as well as running his own law firm. Tom is married and has two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, camping and outdoor pursuits.

Matt Gaines, E.A.

Senior Consultant

Matt began his career with Larson Tax Relief over five years ago. Prior to his decision to join our team, he spent five additional years at another firm in the industry. As an IRS Enrolled Agent, he is adept at helping businesses and individuals work out successful resolutions with both the IRS and state taxing agencies. Matt grew up in northern Colorado raising horses and livestock, when he turned 18 he left the small town life and moved to Denver to pursue a career in business. Matt enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, off-roading and camping with his wife and daughter.

Jeff Van Putten

Business Development

Jeffrey heads up our business development division where he coordinates with other professional firms. He has over 7 years experience in tax controversy, has owned several businesses, and has been deeply involved in bookkeeping, planning, and business strategy for more than two decades. Outside of Larson, Jeffrey is active in non-profit work, hiking and biking, and cooking.

Tim Campbell, E.A.

Senior Consultant

Tim Campbell has been with Larson Financial since 2006. His greatest attribute is his caring approach to finding the right solution to his clients’ tax issues. He realizes that owing money to anyone, much less the IRS or State, can be one of the most stressful situations a person can encounter in their lives. Because Tim knows that the solutions we provide will affect our clients for the rest of their lives, he takes great care in explaining our services in a manner that creates a clear understanding of how our process works. When Tim is out of the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, including three children, two of which are twins. He also enjoys volunteering at his oldest daughter’s school.

John Eggers, E.A.

Senior Consultant

Before choosing to become a part of the Larson Financial team, John spent seven years in the tax resolution industry consulting taxpayers on how to alleviate their tax burden. John has his bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and is an IRS Enrolled Agent. John enjoys spending his free time with friends and family, reading, and playing billiards.

Joe Mascorella

Senior Consultant

Joe is a Senior Consultant with Larson Financial, and graduated from Northwood University in 1972. Years ago, Joe got his start working in the tax industry at a competitor’s firm. After several of his clients began voicing discontent in how their cases were being handled, Joe was determined to seek employment with a firm that delivered quality results to every one of their clients. This search landed him happily at Larson Financial. Joe spends his day explaining what our firm can accomplish for our prospective clients. He strives to make sure that every client is educated about our services, and is delivered the result they need. Joe is currently testing with Department of the Treasury/IRS to become and Enrolled Agent.

Bo Richmond

Senior Consultant

Bo Richmond offers 16 years in the tax relief industry as a Senior Tax Consultant. His level of experience and expertise are second to none in the industry. Bo’s role with Larson Financial is to make sense of the most complex or daunting tax problems that our clients face, but in simple terms. Bo is engaged to be married, enjoys fishing, spending time with family, and being outdoors with his 3 dogs.