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August 23, 2021 - Garbelman Winslow participated in the first annual golf tournament for the Northern High School Golf Team.  This outing will afford the team to purchase necessary equipment and pay for travel expenses for the upcoming season.

L to R - John Stringer, Shannon Broderick, John M. Benish, Tom Hickey, Barrett Young, Samantha Bowling, Samantha Cronk, David Bowling, Lori Walker, Michelle Truscott, Marietou Yao

2020 - A year of working with COVID-19 Restrictions

2020 was a difficult year for everyone.  The Garbelman Winslow Family spends a lot of time together and this year we had to make a lot of changes in order to adapt to the mandated COVID-19 restrictions.  50% of the staff started working remotely so to reduce the number of employees that were in the office at one time.  Thankfully we had the technology and processes already in place to make the transition to remote work pretty painless.  

We normally have several office functions during the year but had to cancel some. In order to try and keep connected with each other we hosted a virtual cocktail hour once a week where we played games through zoom and just caught up with everyone.  We also created a "water cooler" chat room in Microsoft teams where we posted silly pictures and stories that were not related to work. And sometimes we picked up the phone and called each other just to say hi.  

 We were able to host our annual Halloween Party which some of the staff were able to attend and even dressed up.  We did not take a group picture due to COVID-19 restrictions but here is a picture that one of our staff members, Lori Walker put together with everyone's individual pictures.

Left to right - Dan and his dog, Lori Walker, Kelly Edelen, Shannon Broderick, John M.Benish, Samantha A. Bowling, Barrett Young, Bree Yotko and Jessica Reid.

We were also able to have a holiday party (well, three actually since we couldn't have more than 10 people in the building at a time).  Everyone wore their best Christmas sweaters (and masks), we did a Christmas sock exchange and secret Santa.  Each party had a theme with decorations and food (for example, we had a Country Christmas theme with BBQ and all the fixings' and rustic decorations).


Happy Holidays 2019 From Garbelman Winslow CPAs

Front row (L to R) - Shannon Broderick, Briana Yotko, Kelly Edelen and Tom Hickey

Middle Row (L to R) Lori Walker and Brittney Wright

Back Row (L to R) John Stringer, Samantha Bowling, Lisa Burdick, Dan Jenkins, Barrett Young, Michlle Truscott, Samantha Cronk, John M. Benish, John Benish, Jr.


Happy Halloween 2019 From Garbelman Winslow CPAs

Front row (L to R) - Michelle Truscott, Lori Walker, Kelly Edelen

Back Row (L to R) Jake Geibel, Shannon Broderick, Samantha Bowling, Barrett Young, John M. Benish, Marietou Yao


Members of the GW staff attend the MACPA's 5th annual Women to Watch Awards on Friday, September 27, 2019

(From Left to Right) - John M. Benish, Michelle Truscott, Lori Walker, Shannon Broderick, Samantha Bowling, Marietou Yao, Kelly Edelen and Barrett Young


The GW staff celebrating the passing of the March 15th deadline.  Bring on April 15th!


Happy Holidays from Garbelman Winslow CPAS


Happy Halloween 2018 from Garbelman Winslow CPAs

Left to Right - Grace, Lori, Bree, Sam, Barrett, John, Dan, Michelle, Kelly




GW Partner Samantha Bowling and GW Accounting Manager Barrett Young with 2018 Established Leader award winner Heather Latham



(From Left to Right) GW Accounting Manager, Barrett Young, CPA, GW Partner Samantha Bowling, CPA, CGMA, College Students Payton Edelen and Samantha Cronk attend the MACPA's 2018 Student Leadership Academy held at Towson University

Garbelman is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 MACPA's Student Leadership Academy.  The two-day event was held at Towson University and designed to educate college students on the value of becoming a CPA, and the leadership opportunities available to CPAs.




(From left to right - front row) Grace Truscott, Tom Hickey, Dan Jenkins, Bree Washington and Lori Walker. (back row) John M. Benish, John Stringer, Barrett Young, Samantha Bowling, Michelle Truscott, Kelly Edelen, Lisa Burdick and John Benish, Jr.

On Friday, May 11, 2018 the partners and staff of Garbelman Winslow headed to downtown Annapolis to participate in a Scavenger Hunt near the water front.  Special thanks to Watson Adventures for hosting a great day!


Garbelman Winslow Celebrates Partner Samantha Bowling!

GW staff, family and friends gathered for the Annual Maryland Daily Record's Top 100 Women of Maryland Awards on April 23, 2018 in Baltimore.  GW Partner Samantha Bowling, CPA, CGMA, was honored for a second time with this prestigious award. Samantha previously won this award in 2016.


Staff from Garbelman Winslow Attend the

2017 Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference in Nashville, Tennessee

Left to Right - GW Staff Accountant Lori Walker, GW Partner Samantha Bowling and GW Staff Accountant Michelle Truscott


Happy Holidays 2017 from Garbelman Winslow CPAs


Happy Halloween 2017 From 

Garbelman Winslow CPAs


Back Row: Dan, Tom, Bill, Lori, John, Barrett and Sam

Front Row: Kelly and Bree


GW Accounting Manager, Barrett Young, III with AICPA Chair Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and GW Partner Samantha Bowling at the MACPA's Believe in Us Event.  Kimberly received the Mayoral Citizen Success Citation from the Mayor of Baltimore. Congratulations Kimberly!


GW Partner Samantha Bowling with fellow members of the MACPA Board of Directors visit Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation honoring MACPA member and AICPA chair Kimberly Ellison-Taylor for her contributions to the profession.  Kimberly is the first Marylander to serve as AICPA chair, and just the fifth woman to do so.  And she is the first minority, male or female, to lead the Institute's Board of Directors.

Senator Brian Feldman, one of only two CPA's currently serving in the General Assembly presents Kimberly Ellison-Taylor with the honor.


Record turnout as MACPA members invade Annapolis for CPA Day

Maryland's lawmakers returned to Annapolis on January 11, 2017.  Maryland's CPAs arrived this week, and if the 2017 edition of CPA in Annapolis is any indication, it's going to be a memorable General Assembly session.

A record number of CPAs-nearly 250 in all- turned out on January 26, 2016 to help protect their profession.  They spoke with lawmakers, explained the impact that various issues would have on Maryland's business community, and did wat too fee citizens do these days; They got involved.  They took a stand. They raised their voices.


Happy Holidays from Garbelman Winslow CPAs!!!




Garbelman Winslow staff attends the 2016 Women to Watch Awards

September 30, 2016


Garbelman Winslow CPA's staff: Briana Washington, Michelle Truscott, Samantha Bowling, Kelly Edelen and Lisa Burdick

Garbelman Winslow staff listen to keynote speaker AICPA Chairman Kimberly B, Ellison-Taylor


Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2016

Garbelman Winslow CPAs Partner and Maryland Top 100 Women of 2016 Winner, Samantha Bowling celebrating with Garbelman Winslow CPAs Staff Accountant Michelle Truscott, Samantha’s Husband, David Bowling and Samantha’s Sister, Heather Wilt.

Garbelman Winslow CPAs Partner and Maryland Top 100 Women of 2016 Winner, Samantha Bowling with her Client Linda Yancy of Yancy and Associates, Inc.


The Westlawn Inn, located on 7th and Chesapeake Avenue in North Beach, opened in July 2004. The building is an original historical structure in the town, serving for most of its seventy-five years as a boarding house or bed & breakfast. Proprietors Lee and Jan Travers offer a casually upscale dining venue offering a traditional American menu with a retro flair. The restaurant’s goal is to provide scrumptious cuisine and superior service in an elegant but friendly atmosphere.


Garbelman Winslow CPAs Partner Samantha Bowling at the AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop with Ronzel Darling, Steven Moore, Alisha Jones and Leticia Culajay.

The AICPA Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop (ASLW) is an invitational program for underrepresented minorities accounting students who plan to pursue the CPA credential. In its 21st year, this program emphasizes the myriad of opportunities that the CPA profession provides to make a positive difference through leadership development. Through speakers, panel discussions, and interactive programs, participants become better prepared to take the steps that follow graduation with confidence and an enhanced understanding of the various career paths within the accounting profession


Garbelman Winslow CPAs Partner Samantha Bowling at the AICPA Council Spring 2015 Meeting in Washington D.C with Tom Hood – Executive Director/CEO of the MACPA, Byron Patrick- CEO Simplified Innovations Inc., Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, and Allen DeLeon, Partner - DeLeon & Stang, CPAs


Happy Halloween 2014 from Garbelman Winslow CPAs!





MACPA Chair Marianela del Pino-Rivera and AICPA Chair-elect Tommye Barie hosted the first Women to Watch Awards breakfast on Sept. 23, 2014.

Past MACPA board member Samantha Bowling, Partner at Garbelman Winslow CPAs, chaired the Task Force that developed the program as part of the AICPA's national initiatives on women, diversity and inclusion.

The first year set the bar high with an impressive number of nominations (32) and winners in two categories -- Emerging Leaders and Experienced Leaders.

Pictured above are Tommye Barie, Samantha Bowling and Marianela del Pino-Rivera with the nominees in the Emerging Leaders Category.

Pictured above are Tommye Barie, Samantha Bowling and Marianela del Pino-Rivera with the nominees in the Experienced Leaders Category.

The winners are:

Pictured above are from left to right: Experienced Leader Winner - Lexy Kessler,CPA, Partner at Aronson LLC; Tommye Barie, AICPA Chair-Elect; Emerging Leader Winner - Aileen Eskildsen, CPA, Director at Ellin & Tucker; Marianela del Pino-Rivera, MACPA Chair; Experienced Leader Winner – Tammy Schneider, CPA, Principal at Glass, Jacobson; Emerging Leader Winner - Elise Brouillette, CPA, Data Assurance Manager at PWC

This program was also supported by the AICPA and its national Women to Watch program. The event also included a special announcement from past MACPA Chair Anoop Mehta: the formation of a special minority scholarship in the name of the Mehta family and the first award to Tanyeka Alexander from the University of Baltimore.

The top woman in accounting, incoming AICPA Chair Tommye Barie, CPA, CGMA, offered some inspiration. She made the point that while we have made progress on diversity and inclusion in the CPA profession, we still have a way to go. She commended our MACPA leadership for taking on this very important issue. Then she offered three keys to success in her life:

  • 1. Embrace opportunities that are outside your comfort zone. That’s the best way to learn new things. Stretch yourself.
  • 2. Aim high. My message here is, "Don't settle." You have choices in life. Be bold, be brave and be diligent about what you want.
  • 3. Lead by example. Create a culture of leadership by showing that you're willing to put in at least as much effort as anyone else. Be an equal partner with your team and other colleagues. Roll up your sleeves, work late, and even work through the weekend if that’s what it takes to accomplish the task at hand.


She closed with this:

"I leave you with this quote by Dr. Shad Helmstetter. 'You may think that in life, a lot of things happen to you along the way. The truth is, in life, you happen to a lot of things along the way.' In my mind, this statement exemplifies how you build a career. You are the one to make things turn out the way they do. From choosing a career you love to striving to be the best you can be and seizing all the opportunities available, you make your success happen."

Congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners!



Garbelman Winslow CPAs is proud to announce that partner Samantha A. Bowling has been named to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Governing Council.

The AICPA is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 394,000 members in 128 countries and a 126-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local government. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning: fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology.

"I am honored and excited about this opportunity" Bowling said in a news release announcing the appointment. "Serving as a Board of Director for the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants for the past two years has been both educational and inspiring. It is an honor to be able to take the next step and represent Maryland CPA's on a national level".

Samantha has been with Garbelman Winslow CPAs since 1993 and became the first female partner admitted into the firm in July 2005.


Samantha at the AICPA Council induction conference in Los Angeles on October 22, 2013. Pictured from left to right: Tom Hood, CEO - MACPA; Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Director-Oracle; Joselin Martin, CPA - Hayes & Howe, Inc.; Samantha Bowling, Partner- Garbelman Winslow CPAs; Byron Patrick, Chair-MACPA; Lexi Kessler, Partner- Aronson, LLC; Bill Balhoff, Chair-AICPA; Ken Kelly, Senior VP - McCormick & Company, Inc.; Mike Manspeaker, Secretary/Treasurer - MACPA; Jackie Brown, COO- MACPA.


Partner Samantha Bowling attended the AICPA Governing Council in Scottsdale, Arizona – May 18th through the 20th

Pictured from left to right: Allen De Leon, Samantha Bowling, Anoop Mehta and Mike Manspeaker.

Beautiful Sedona, Arizona

Jackie Brown, Deputy Executive Director/COO - MACPA hanging out with the locals at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

Samantha Bowling and Anoop Mehta, CPA, CFO - Science Systems and Applications, Inc. at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

Samantha Bowling and her husband Dave enjoying the local cuisine at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona


Happy Easter From Garbelman Winslow CPAs!

A very special thank you to our friends at Mount Harmony/Lower Marlboro Church for the yummy personalized chocolate Easter Eggs.


Garbelman Winslow CPAs attends CPA Day 2013!!!

Partner Samantha Bowling with Tom Hood


Partner Samantha Bowling attended the annual CPA Day at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis on January 15th. A record number of MACPA members turned out to meet with their legislators and debate issues that impact CPAs and their clients. From a standpoint of protecting the profession, itÂ’s the most important event of the year. The more CPAs who invade Annapolis every January, the louder our voices become - and the better our legislators understand the financial impact of the decisions they make during session.


Happy New Year from Garbelman Winslow CPAs!!

Everyone here at Garbelman Winslow CPAs would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous 2013!


Season's Greetings From Garbelman Winslow CPAs!!

Garbelman Winslow CPAs is a proud sponsor of the Calvert County Hospice Festival of Trees.