Elina

Elina was born in St Petersburg, Russia. Her family relocated to the United States in 1992. She proudly graduated the University of South Florida twice. She holds a degree in Accounting and Audit, as well as, in Spanish Language and Literature. Elina is an Enrolled Agent, a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax issues that include audits, collections, and appeals. Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS and is recognized across all 50 U.S. states. Elina and her husband are self-proclaimed foodies. They enjoy traveling, entertaining friends at the house, and spending time with family. Elina’s son is currently studying at Florida Atlantic University to become an accountant.

Lisa

Lisa was born in Temryuk, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, but grew up in Havana, Cuba. Her parents met while studying in Donetsk, Ukraine. Although Lisa considers her first language to be Spanish, she is also fluent in Russian and English. Lisa graduated from Instituto Superior de Deseño Industrial in Habana, Cuba. Lisa immigrated to the United States with her family in 2014, she is now a proud US citizen. She has been a part of the administrative team at La Rusa since 2018, you will hear her voice when calling Russian or Spanish lines. In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, and spending time with her wonderful daughters, dog, and two cats.

Marina

Marina grew up in a small Siberian village in the Krasnoyarsk region. She graduated from Siberian Transportation University in Novosibirsk, earning her degree in accounting and management. During her career she has held various positions, from junior accountant to senior manager and even a consultant. Marina holds a certificate from Russia that is equivalent to the US CPA designation. She is very adventurous and is not afraid to make changes in her life, so when she won a green card on her first attempt, she easily moved to the United States. As a senior manager at La Rusa since 2018, Marina is an integral part of the organization. Marina loves to travel and study psychology, but she will not accept an offer to jump with a parachute.

Katy

Katy is originally from Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. Her family relocated to the United States in 2002. After being Elina’s client for almost 15 years, Katy has joined La Rusa in the administrative role in 2018. Katy specializes in corporate formation and dissolution, multistate issues research and compliance, problem resolutions with the IRS. Just like all other members of the La Rusa team, she is multilingual, speaking English and Spanish. Katy is a proud mom of chihuahua Tony, who is a king of the house. When not at the office, you will find her dining out with her husband or attending church service with her daughter.

Lena

Lena is originally from Dnipro, Ukraine. She obtained her Master’s degree in Business and Economics from Dnepropetrovsk National University. After winning a green card on the first attempt, her family relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 2017, where she still resides. Lena joined La Rusa shortly after and is currently specializing in international taxation and ensuring tax compliance by multinational companies. Lena is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. When not at the office, Lena enjoys traveling, exercising, and going to the beach with her family.

Daniel

Have you ever met a native Floridian? Allow us to introduce you to one – our very own Daniel Linderman. If you noted that Daniel’s last name is the same as the owner’s of our company, you are correct. We are very fortunate to be able to continue our generational legacy and are happy
that right after graduation from Florida Atlantic University in 2021 with Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Daniel has joined our firm. When not preparing your tax returns or assisting you with managing your books, Daniel enjoys weight lifting, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with his rescued pit bull Chico.

Roma

Roman was born in Ukraine. He graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in Advanced Mathematics. Roman considered himself to be a citizen of the universe, having lived in four different countries. Roman is fluent in English, Russian, Ukrainian, and knows German. He held various positions in the financial services and insurance industry before joining the La Rusa team. Roman specializes in problem resolution with the IRS and state agencies, including unfiled tax returns, back taxes, IRS liens and levies.

Mary

Formerly known as Marina. She was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She graduated from the National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and, not daring to connect her life with law enforcement agencies, she emigrated to the United States. After living in Pittsburgh for two years she ran away from the cold north to sunny Florida to work for our company. Now her favorite hobby is to explore beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Mary has a background in insurance and law, is good with numbers, and is always happy to help you complete your tax return.

Ilona

Ilona was born in a city called Frunze, located at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains. Guess what city this is? That’s right, that was the name of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. After graduating from the faculty of economics, Ilona worked for ten years in the field of economics and finance. However, suddenly fate gave her a surprise – winning the green card lottery, as a result of which Ilona and her family emigrated to the United States. After living for several years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she moved to the sunnier and warmer Florida. If you contact our company to file a tax return, she will help you with joy and smile, using her years of experience in the economic field. Ilona loves to spend her free time with family and sing, dance, and just enjoy every moment of life.

Eugenia

Eugenia was born in the capital of the Ural region – Ekaterinburg. Although Ural is called “the harsh land”, it’s capital (Ekateringurg) is regornized as an architectural treasure. Since the childhood Evgenia has absorbed the love for beauty and symmetry, and became a student of the Ural State Academy of Fine Arts. However, after discovering that behind a beautiful facade was a boring job with drawings that did not fit in with her creative nature, Evgenia decided to switch gears to a more dynamic career, and moved to the position of assistant director of a large company providing medical services throughout the Sverdlovsk region. But the wind of change was calling Eugenia’s name and she decided to set herself a new life goal – to build her own American dream. At the moment, Evgenia is actively preparing to move to the United States, while working remotely in our team, performing administrative duties, and is actively engaging in in-depth study of the English language. In her spare time, Evgenia enjoys traveling, photography and playing the piano.