Lance Bonlender, EA

Lance Bonlender, EA has 18 years of tax preparation experience. He began preparing taxes for H & R Block while stationed at Andrews AFB, Maryland in 1998. After returning to Tucson, Arizona, he worked with Heckinger & Associates, LLC for five years prior to establishing his own practice.

Lance received his Enrolled Agent (EA) credential from the Department of the Treasury in April, 2004. He went into private practice after resigning his active duty position with the Arizona Air National Guard. Lance's military career finally came to an end June 1, 2012. At the time of his retirement, he had more than 27 years of total military service that included active duty Air Force, Wisconsin Army National Guard, Wisconsin Air National Guard and the Arizona Air National Guard.

Lance's education includes a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associate Degree in Accounting from Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. In August, 2008, he completed a three-year Fellows Program with the National Tax Practice Institute. This program is designed to further prepare him to effectively represent his clients before all administrative levels of the IRS.

Lance grew up in Watertown, WI, but Tucson has been home since 1991. Despite being in the desert for so long, he continues to be an enthusiastic Wisconsin Badger fan.

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Sonia Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant

Sonia has been at LB Tax Services for 5 enjoyable years. In 2012, she passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) exam and continues taking educational courses to enhance her skill level while keeping up with tax changes.

Sonia is a native of Tucson and a proud Wildcat fan. She was married for 29 wonderful years to her best friend who passed away in 2013. She has 2 children and 7 grandchildren. She enjoys going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.

Rhonda Mendenhall, Customer Service Representative