About Us – La Rusa Tax


Elina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her family relocated to the United States in 1992. She proudly graduated from the University of South Florida twice where 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 their house, and spending time with family. Elina’s son recently graduated from Florida Atlantic University with his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has since joined the business.


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. 


Marina grew up in a small Siberian village in the Krasnoyarsk region. She graduated from the 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 as a Consultant. Marina holds a certificate from Russia that is equivalent to the U.S. 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.


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 immigrated 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 a smile, using her years of experience in the economic field. Ilona loves to spend her free time with family, singing, dancing, and just enjoying every moment of life.


What associations do you have when you combine the smell of freshly baked croissants, the aroma of freshly ground coffee, and the word lion? If you ever had a chance to visit the most romantic city in Ukraine – Lviv, then you understand where our Natalya comes from. She graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv with a degree in Accounting and Finance in 1998. During her studies, Natalya fell in love with the accounting profession forever and passionately decided to devote her life to this. She has more than 25 years of experience in accounting in various fields – from a pharmaceutical company to a chess school. Natalya has a special passion for numbers, challenging tasks, and learning new skills. Therefore, after moving from Ukraine to the USA with her family in 2022, she immediately decided to learn all accounting and taxation in the USA and joined our team. In her free time, Natalya prefers to visit the theater with her beloved spouse and bake delicious cakes for her children.


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 El Instituto Superior de Deseño Industrial in Havana, Cuba. Lisa immigrated to the United States with her family in 2014 and is now a proud U.S. citizen. Lisa has been with La Rusa since 2018, progressing from an administrator to a tax declaration preparer. In her free time, Lisa enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, and spending time with her wonderful daughters, dog, and two cats.


Do you believe that all accidents are not accidental? Natasha is sure she joined our team not by accident, but she was meant to work here. She graduated from a university in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and since she always excelled in English, she decided to specialize in translation studies. When the university added the German language to the program, she knew that it was time for a major change. The dean of her department suggested a new specialty – “Taxes and Taxation”. Before immigrating to the USA, for 9 years, she lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, but always dreamed of living in a warm place, on the seashore. Dreams do come true, because now Natasha works in the USA, in a Russian-speaking accounting and tax firm, which is located just on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Natasha loves to travel. Prefers to drink coffee in the morning and herbal/fruit tea in the evening in the company of her beloved cat.


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 joined La Rusa in an administrative role in 2018. Katy specializes in corporate formation and dissolution, multistate issues research, and compliance, as well as problem resolutions with the IRS. Just like all other members of the La Rusa team, she is multilingual, speaking English and Spanish.  When not at the office, you will find her dining out with her husband or attending church service with her daughter.


Roman was born in Ukraine. He graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in Advanced Mathematics. Roman considers himself to be a citizen of the universe, having lived in four different countries. Roman is fluent in English, Russian, and 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.


Evgenia was born in the capital of the Ural region – Ekaterinburg. Although Ural is called “the harsh land”, its capital (Ekaterinburg) is recognized as an architectural treasure. Since childhood, Evgenia has absorbed a 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 Evgenia’s name and she decided to set herself a new life goal – to build her American dream. At the moment, Evgenia is actively preparing to move to the United States, while working remotely with our team, performing administrative duties, and actively engaging in an in-depth study of the English language. In her spare time, Evgenia enjoys traveling, photography, and playing the piano.


Elvira was born in Russia in the city of Ulyanovsk. This incredible city is famous for the fact that it beautifully clings to both banks of the Volga River. Elvira’s ancestors lived on this land during the time of the Kazan Khanate, but by coincidence, Elvira’s family moved to Moscow, where she lived most of her life.

Elvira loves to study, so after receiving her first degree at the University of World Economics in Moscow specializing in accounting, analysis and audit, she continued to pursue a second higher education majoring in jurisprudence in civil law.

Before moving to the USA, Elvira worked in the field of public procurement (tenders), which requires knowledge of both accounting and jurisprudence.  After relocating to the best part of the USA, Elvira decided to become a part of the best accounting firm, because for Elvira work relationships  and faith in the common cause are very important.

Elvira believes that time spent with family is the most precious. She loves to play the guitar or just listen to music, and also bake delicious pies. She also loves to travel and considers America the best country in the world.


You might think you are seeing double, but that is simply because we are fortunate to have Katy’s daughter as a member of our team! Estefani was born in Mexico, but she identifies herself as a true Floridian since her family relocated when she was just a year old. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Initially, she embarked on her college journey at Saint Leo University, but due to the pandemic, she had to return to her hometown of Clearwater. Consequently, she transferred to St. Petersburg College, where she successfully obtained her Associates degree in General Studies. Estefani has aspirations of pursuing her studies further at the University of South Florida, with a focus on Political Science.

She considers herself a philomath, as she possesses an insatiable thirst for knowledge across various subjects and areas of interest. Her motivation stems from an innate desire to gain a deeper understanding of the world.

Estefani spends her leisure time socializing at family gatherings, going on shopping sprees, visiting the beach, and exploring new destinations with her significant other.


Nelia was born in Ukraine and lived her entire life in a small town of Yavorov, which is located near Lviv, except for five years of study at the National University of Lviv Polytechnic at the Institute of Economics and Management.

Nelia began her journey in accounting at the end of her fourth year at the university at a local newspaper, where she was able to use what she had learned. In my fifth year, she started working as an accountant in two companies. Having worked in accounting for 9 years, fate led Nelia into the economic sphere and volunteering, but Nelia’s love for finance did not leave her there either, and she started her own business in the field of insurance and investments.

After winning the green card, Nelia and her family moved to Florida and became part of our team. Nelia is not only a beloved wife, but also a mother of two wonderful children. If Nelia finds time in her busy schedule, she loves to self-educate herself.


Meet Olga – a lawyer with banking experience and incredible patience for phone calls!

Olga was born and raised in Nikopol, Ukraine. She graduated from Kyiv International University with a degree in jurisprudence. After university, Olga worked as a lawyer at a bank. However, due to the outbreak of war in Ukraine, she had to leave her home.

Now she not only helps you with your tax returns, but also greets you on the phone with ease like an old friend. If you need to fill out a declaration or just chat, call and don’t forget to say “hello” – Olga is ready to greet you with a legal hug!

In her free time, Olga enjoys spending time at the beach with her family and her dog.


It is difficult to catch Olga, and even more difficult to understand where exactly does she live now. Born in Ukraine, in the wonderful city of Berdyansk, Olga started her foundation as a future accounting genius in Kyiv, and then decided that her goal was the IT world! But even there, unpredictable events awaited her, a meeting with her future husband, who would make her  jump across the ocean to the United States. They then lived in Detroit, moved back to Ukraine, and then back to the USA. At this time, Olga managed to try herself in various positions, even opening her own business!

Tired of traveling, Olga and her family returned back to Ukraine, but life had surprises in store, and after the start of the war in Ukraine, Olga moved to Poland. “Honestly, now I wouldn’t be surprised if I find myself on Mars tomorrow,” Olga said and, succumbing to the persuasion of her friends, returned to the United States. A year ago, while still in Europe, Olga joined our team, where she solves problems a little less complex than international issues.

And between all this, Olga still finds time for her love of painting, the sea and history, as she turns to antiques, like her children to new technologies. Her Sphynx cat contributes to her international family