In addition to being tax experts, our team comes from a myriad of creative backgrounds much like yourself. Aside from making for a more fun and personable appointment, our knowledge of art, music, theater, comedy, fashion, food, literature, film, podcasts, dance (the list goes on) comes in handy when helping you figure out expenses- because we make them too.

Disclaimer: the below information only gives you a glimpse at how amazing our team actually is.


Rus Garofalo
Rus founded Brass Taxes and at the time was making his living as a video editor, while working on becoming paid as a writer/performer. He started in standup and then moved to improv at UCB and the Magnet theater. Creating Brass Taxes became his favorite activity and in 2015 he moved to St. Louis. He has a daughter and step-son.

Elisabeth Parker
Elisabeth is an artist and craftsperson who works in music/sound, photography, metal, fiber, clay, and feelings. Her current focus outside of art and taxes is studying up on construction techniques and Land Back approaches while slowly restoring a 1920s bungalow built on unceded Wabanaki Confederacy land in so-called southern Maine, where she lives with her partner and cat.

Lee Frisari
When not at the finance/tax desk, I'm usually playing percussion instruments or playing in nature. I'm a musician and meditation coach. And freelance hustled as a grant writer, carpenter, fisherman, tour guide and LGBT educator/advocate. I currently reside in Los Angeles, California.

Eric Stoddard
Ice cream connoisseur. Ping pong champion. Proud Cleveland native. Cultivator of an incredible beard. You’ll often find him wandering through an unfamiliar city in search of delicious food.

Ben Green
Ben's been an actor, furniture maker, massage therapist, teacher, counselor, role playing game writer, and board game designer. Born and raised by Jewish socialist school teachers in San Francisco, he now lives in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with his wife and three kids, camping, playing, listening to every kind of music, and making games. Never bored, always eclectic.

Alexis Clements
I'm a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer. If you want to nerd out about pencils (I think there are good, less expensive options than Blackwings) or tea (first flush Darjeeling is my fave), I'm here for it. I'm also fascinated by and have written a lot (and made a podcast) about how artists navigate money, which is why this was an appealing day job. I've also been a birder for a few years now, so don't be shy, whether you're curious or serious about our feathered friends.

Kimberly Pau Boston
A writer and mom who loves playing music, cooking and her thesaurus. Kimberly is also a lightworker and a volunteer crisis advocate for survivors of assault. When not entrenched in tax prep, she is currently learning about practices for healing collective trauma.

Scott Rad Brown
In addition to slamming numbers, Scott is an actor, designer, rock climber, theatermaker, teacher, tap dancer, furniture maker, and pie baker. He makes his home in San Diego where the air is sweet and the tacos are plentiful.

Theresa Desautels
Theresa is a west coast-based documentary filmmaker, certified death doula, dancer, and student of astrology and herbalism. When she’s not helping other artists with their finances, she’s talking to folks about death while remembering to celebrate life by dancing to Missy Elliott, hiking in the forest with her partner and dog, and speculating about the solar system. Writes with the right, shoots a basketball with the left.

Sarah Galdes
Professional squirrel gazer and mountain admirer. When Sarah isn't drumming around the globe or making music in her NYC studio, she's enjoying incredible citrus from the Park Slope Food Coop.

Miguel Morales
Writer and editor who lives in NYC with his (1) dog and (17) plants. He loves tennis, devastating books by long-dead authors, and dissociating on Etsy. Y por fin está aprendiendo español, después de muchos comienzos en falso.

Helen Huang
A New Yorker currently living in Alaska with her spouse and pupper, Mop. She enjoys shaping clay, foraging, and watching asian dramas. She joined a bean club last year and now has accumulated over 25 types of legumes. She’s slowly cooking through them all.

Ollie Venezia
Ollie loves tea, but only earl grey. Currently actualizing the alpaca haven/queer b&b/homestead of their dreams in DownEast Maine. They keep their hands busy with yarn and are always up for a good podcast or movie recommendation. They have lived a thousand lives & had as many careers - mostly they are surprised they haven't been recruited by a cult yet. Haven’t totally ruled out starting their own.

Kristen Fechtel
When Kristen isn't logged in at Brass Taxes, she works as an Accountability Coach helping creative professionals accomplish their goals and dream bigger than they've ever thought possible. She's a freelancer writer, avid podcast listener, Tarot enthusiast, and lover of cats.

Jasmine Senaveratna
Bookworm, food nerd, wine nerd. Jazz enthusiast. Certified sommelier. Eastcoaster who used to manage restaurants, and now writes, illustrates, and educates about foodways. A life of varied jobs and gigs in NYC led Jasmine to pursue financial and tax literacy. When not cooking or learning a new language, she is a personal assistant to Bodhisattva, her terrier/schnauzer pup.

Sarah McCarry
Sarah McCarry is a writer and archivist who sometimes ends up on boats. She has worked previously as an abortion doula, letterpress printer, poets’ office manager, tallship dishwasher, social worker, line cook, barista, and teacher.