Meet Our Team

Robert P. Hall II, CPA, CVA

President
Email: bobby@hallassoc-cpa.com

Bobby is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and has been practicing accounting since 1985. Prior to starting his own business in 1997, Bobby worked in both public and corporate accounting. Over the years, he has assisted various professional athletes and other high-net-worth individuals helping them with business decisions, and individual and estate tax planning. In addition to being a CPA, Bobby also holds a CVA and is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. This specialized training gives him the tools for helping clients form the value of their companies. He has contributed articles for his legal clients’ newsletters, and conducts seminars for Lorman Education Services, local branches of national brokerage firms and insurance companies. Bobby served 20 years as a board member and has served and as president for the Child Day Care Association, a non-profit organization providing quality child development services to families in Mobile. He also serves as a member of the University of South Alabama Foundation Board of Directors. The foundation manages an endowment which provides support of the University of South Alabama’s students, faculty and academic programs.

Education:
University of South Alabama B.S. Business Administration, 1984

Professional Associations/Civic Activities:
-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
-National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
-Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
-Mobile Chapter of the ASCPA
-Leadership Mobile Class of 2002
-Past President and Board Member of the Child Day Care Association
-Board of Directors of the University of South Alabama Foundation

John J. Ottolino, ABCP

Staff Accountant
Email: john@hallassoc-cpa.com

John Ottolino came to Robert Hall & Associates in 2013 to help with BP litigation claims. In 2014, John decided to permanently join the firm and is one of our most experienced accountants.

John graduated from the University of South Alabama and started working in public accounting in 1989. In 1996, John ventured into operations management and was a Practice Administer for 10 years. His roles included the management of all staffing, HR and accounting functions of the practice. In 2006, after Hurricane Katrina, he ventured into the disaster recovery field. He has worked and consulted in many natural and manmade disasters. He has advanced training with an Associate Business Continuity Professional certificate and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies on planning for disasters. He managed projects for companies, creating and testing plans, and responding to disasters. In 2010, John became an Environmental Liaison for the BP oil spill. With his background, he was able to assist businesses through the BP claims process.

John’s duties include tax preparation and providing our clients with accounting and auditing support. John brings a tremendous amount of skill and experience to the firm.

Education:
University of South Alabama

Professional Activities:
-Disaster Recovery Institute
-InfraGard
-Business Continuity, Information Security Assurance and Compliance Management
-ICOR – The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience
-Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity

Blair White

Firm Administrator

Email blair@hallassoc-cpa.com

Blair White is the firm administrator and joined Robert Hall & Associates in August 2008. She graduated from Troy University in the summer of 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.

As the firm administrator, Blair’s responsibilities include firm management, client relations, staff support, and internal accounting. She also provides support to our small business department by preparing multiple payrolls and assisting various clients with accounts receivable and accounts payable. Blair has extensive experience in customer service, management, accounting and payroll.

Blair resides in Foley, Alabama with her husband Matt and their son Jackson.

Education:
Troy University

Julie Kressig

Staff Accountant
Email: julie@hallassoc-cpa.com

Julie Kressig joined Robert Hall & Associates, PC in May 2015 as the firm’s Intern. She graduated from Spring Hill College in December 2015 Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Accounting. She has since taken additional accounting courses at the University of South Alabama and is currently studying for the CPA exam.

Julie permanently joined the firm in May 2016 as a Staff Accountant. She provides accounting, auditing, and tax support to our clients.

Education:
Spring Hill College

Robin Thorske

Small Business Co-Manager
Email: robin@hallassoc-cpa.com

Robin Thorske joined Robert Hall & Associates in July 2014. She is the Bookkeeping Specialist in the firm’s small business department. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in the fall of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Robin’s responsibilities include payroll processing, bank reconciliations, sales tax returns and various other bookkeeping and payroll services. She also serves as a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Robin and her husband Josh reside in Mobile, Alabama.

Education:
University of South Alabama

Kimberly Davis

Office Administrator
Email: kimberly@hallassoc-cpa.com

Kimberly Davis joined the firm in February 2017, as the firm’s Office Administrator. Kimberly received her Bachelors of Arts in 1998 and Master of Arts in 2012 from the University of South Alabama. She has extensive experience serving in administrative roles, including 15 years in admissions and advising at the University of South Alabama.

As the firm’s Office Administrator, Kimberly provides administrative support to both staff and clients in all areas of the firm.

Kimberly and her husband James reside in Mobile with their two children.  She enjoys knitting, crochet, and growing orchids.

Education:
University of South Alabama

Joanna Bailey

Bookkeeper
Email: joanna@hallassoc-cpa.com

Joanna Bailey joined Robert Hall & Associates as an intern in June 2017. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting.
Joanna joined the firm permanently in May 2018 as a back office Bookkeeper. She provides support with bookkeeping, payroll, and other related services for the firm’s small business clients. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

Joanna is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and she enjoys beach trips and crafting in her spare time.

Education:
University of South Alabama

Evelina Jones, CPA

Small Business Co-Manager
Email: evelina@hallassoc-cpa.com

Evelina Jones joined Robert Hall & Associates, PC in August of 2018 as Small Business Co-Manager. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in the fall of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting. Prior to graduation, she completed all of the required course hours to sit for the CPA exams, and she earned her CPA in the beginning of 2017.

As the firm’s Small Business Co-Manager, Evelina’s responsibilities include management of payroll processing, preparation and review of monthly financial statements and quarterly payroll tax returns, and a variety of other bookkeeping and payroll services for the firm’s small business clients. Evelina will also help with individual and corporate tax return preparation.

Evelina resides in Mobile with her son. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her son and going to the beach.

Education:
University of South Alabama

Professional Associations:
– American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
– Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants