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Our Team

Megan Patterson, CPA

Staff Accountant

A native of Jacksonville, Megan Patterson earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration with a major in accounting summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in December 2015. She joined Howard & Company in January 2016. She recently receive her Florida CPA license. Her role at Howard & Company includes preparation of tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts as well as preparation of financial statements and compilations.


Brian Decker

Tax Accountant

Brian Decker was born in Long Island, New York, but has lived in Jacksonville for most of his life. For high school, he attended Stanton College Preparatory School and successfully completed the International Baccalaureate program. Brian also attended the University of North Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting. Prior to joining Howard & Company, Brian has worked for a couple different accounting firms. He is pursuing his Master’s degree and becoming licensed as a CPA.


Tawny Fitzpatrick

Administrative Assistant

Tawny Fitzpatrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of North Florida. After residing in New York City for 10 years, she moved back to her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida and then joined Howard & Company in September 2018. Tawny has had a successful career as a high-level assistant who brings her commitment and focus into each position. Her duties at Howard & Company include financial statement typing, processing and electronic filing of all tax returns and scheduling. She enjoys interacting with clients and supporting the firm’s team of Accountants. She looks forward to continued success here.