With 14 years of experience, she recently earned NTPI Fellow status, making her extremely qualified to represent clients before the IRS.
“I enjoy it because it’s a way of helping people. It’s a fresh job, and I always need to learn something new because the tax code is always changing,” Ms. Turner said.
She credits her mother for instilling a strong work ethic.
A resident of Fauquier County for 16 years, Ms. Turner enjoys the county’s proximity to D.C. and the mountains and the “home town feel.”
The only thing she would change: “I would like to see the empty stores in Warrenton viable and filled.”
Federally licensed tax practitioner (enrolled agent) and owner of Old Town Tax Professionals Inc. in Warrenton since 2009. Prepares individual and business tax returns in addition to accounting, consulting and representing clients before the IRS.
• Why do you do the job?
I enjoy it because it’s a way of helping people. It’s a fresh job, and I always need to learn something new because the tax code is always changing.
Three children, Nathaniel, Emily and Eric.
Studied as a medical assistant at Mt. Ida College in Massachusetts, 1985. Became an enrolled agent (federally-licensed tax practitioner) in 2004.
• Civic involvement
Fauquier Chamber of Commerce and Heartlink Networking Group member.
• How long have you lived in Fauquier?
Sixteen years, since 1998.
• Why do you live here?
I love this area because you are close to D.C. and the mountains, and I just think it’s ideal.
• How do you describe this county?
I love Fauquier County and I like that it has a hometown feeling. You can walk up to the coffee shop and they know you. It still has the small town feel.
• What would you change about Fauquier?
I wouldn’t change it. I would like to see the empty stores in Warrenton viable and filled. It would make the town more vibrant.
• What do you do for fun?
I love to travel. I like to find out-of-the-way restaurants. I like to paint, knit, and entertain.
• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?
The farmers’ market in Warrenton. The Old Town area shops, Rady Park. My favorite new place is the Empty Nest on Main Street.
• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?
I hope it keeps its rural atmosphere, but change is inevitable.
• Favorite TV show?
“The Voice,” “The Walking Dead,” “Downton Abbey ” and any DIY show.
• Favorite movie?
“Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Sound of Music.” I love musicals.
• Favorite book?
Right now I’m reading “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.
• Favorite vacation spot?
Key West, Fla.
• Favorite food?
I like to try new things. I love Sibby’s barbecue.
• What is the best advice you have ever received? From whom?
My mom, Lois, would say: “When somebody does something to offend you, usually it’s something going on in their lives and don’t take it personally.”
• Who’s your hero and why?
My mom, because she was a very strong woman and wanted her children to work and succeed. She instilled a hard work ethic in me.
• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?
I would buy a house on a lake and travel the world.
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