Jennifer Johnson

With 22 years of experience at Edwards & Associates, Jennifer is a seasoned Senior Accountant known for her meticulous work and problem-solving skills. Jennifer specializes in preparing and reviewing financial statements, handling business and personal tax returns, and providing exceptional client service.

Before joining Edwards & Associates, Jennifer wore many hats at a general and cosmetic dental practice. She assisted both the dental and hygiene departments, handled front desk responsibilities, and later transitioned into roles involving billing, collections, and insurance. This comprehensive experience equipped her with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support our clients’ unique needs.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in accounting and finance from Texas Woman’s University, where she took microbiology and biochemistry for fun (really!) and graduated Cum Laude. Originally from Carrollton, TX, Jennifer now resides in McKinney with her husband, Patrick, and their son. 

Outside of work, Jennifer is an avid sports fan, particularly of men’s professional basketball, football, golf, and soccer, as well as men’s college football and basketball. She’s been a dedicated Dallas Mavericks fan since the early ’80s. Her hobbies also include watching movies, enjoying true-crime documentaries, reading, going on hunting trips, trying new foods and restaurants, and relaxing by water, whether that be a beach or pool.

Fun Facts

  • If accounting didn’t exist, Jennifer would trade her calculator for a scalpel and become a forensic pathologist!
  • Jennifer dreams of visiting Bora Bora, and with her hidden talent for packing, you can bet she would not only remember to pack everything, but she’d probably get it all into a carry-on with room for souvenirs.
  • Jennifer’s favorite superhero is Wonder Woman. Did you know her iconic Lasso of Truth was inspired by creator William Moulton Marston’s work in developing the polygraph test? 
  • Hand Jennifer the mic (just don’t plug it in). Her lip-sync performances are spot-on!
  • Jennifer’s love for math started early, but an Accounting 1 class in college turned into a lifelong passion.

Erika Thomson, CPA

Since 2016, Erika has been pivotal in managing client financials and taxes, using her consulting expertise to address complex issues. She specializes in creating personalized financial plans that empower clients to achieve their business goals. Erika is known for her calm demeanor, attention to detail, and strategic approach. 

Erika didn’t intend to go into accounting; she planned on pursuing engineering. However, when she discovered that her college didn’t offer the program she was looking for, she decided to shift gears and put her life-long love of math to work toward an accounting degree. In just four years, she graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Erika is now a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and possesses a CPA license.

Originally from Rowlett, Texas, Erika now calls Portland, Oregon home. As a former college soccer player, Erika stays active in a variety of sports and never misses the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. A self-declared foodie, she enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking new meals, and visiting craft breweries. When Erika wants to engage her competitive spirit, she plays strategy board games, and when she gets restless, she loves to travel! 

Fun Facts

  • Ice cream may not be Erika’s jam, but cookies — now that’s a different story. 
  • Erika’s favorite author is pop-culture essayist Chuck Klosterman. 
  • Vietnam is at the top of Erika’s travel list. From lush valleys and stunning coastlines to renowned cuisine and vibrant culture, she will have a blast exploring it all when the time comes!