Meet the Staff
Vann Dixon, CPA
Vann founded Vann Dixon, CPA, P.C in 1996. Vann and his firm provide a wide array of accounting services, but specialize in tax and business consulting services. Payroll, financial, and estate planning are also services provided. With a strong background in financial accounting and a good understanding of information technology, Vann is able to assist small businesses in establishing their internal accounting systems. He has been using the QuickBooks accounting package since it was introduced in 1992
Vann Dixon is a 1981 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in Finance. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in August 1996. He has been married 31 years to Patty, a second grade teacher at Washington Irving Elementary. Vann and Patty are members of the First United Methodist Church in Durant. Vann was instrumental in creating $17 million of new athletic and park facilities in Durant, all of which were open to the public in the fall of 2008. He is a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Vann has served as the Treasurer of the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce for 13 of the last 15 years, and as a Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Durant Gold Ball Club for the last 6 years. Vann is also the treasurer of Durant Family Medicine Clinic.
Kathy Sumner, CPA
Senior Staff Accountant
Kathy Sumner graduated Magna Cum Laude with her degree in accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She began working for a public accounting firm in Tulsa after graduation and received her CPA license in 1982. She is a member of the Oklahoma Society of CPA's and serves as Treasurer for the First United Methodist Church. Kathy is originally from Sulphur, OK and has been a resident of Durant with her husband James for the past twenty-five years.
Kathy came to work for Vann Dixon, CPA, P.C. in 1998. Kathy primarily focuses on preparing tax returns for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. Kathy also provides full-service accounting for business clients, including preparation of financial statements and payroll services.
Payroll Tax Specialist
Beverly joined Vann Dixon, CPA, P.C. in 2000. She is a payroll tax specialist, including setting up payroll and all federal and state payroll tax reporting. Beverly is responsible for full-service accounting for some of our larger firms, including compilations. Her other responsibilities include income tax preparation and Quickbooks consulting services.
Beverly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Accounting. She and her husband, Doug, moved to Durant along with their four children in 1998.
Scott Wood, CPA
Senior Staff Accountant
Scott received his degree in accounting from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He began working in public accounting in 1994 for a local CPA and in 2004 he received his CPA license. He is a member of the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s. Scott has been a resident of Durant all of his life. He came to work for Vann Dixon in 1997. Scott is a Senior Staff Accountant and his duties consist primarily of preparing income tax returns, but his responsibilities include full-service accounting for clients including the preparation of financial statements and payroll services.
Carolyn graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Letters in 2005. Carolyn was born and raised in Durant, and she and her husband, Bryce, moved back to Durant after college. She is a member of the Durant First United Methodist Church and the Durant Education and Service Sorority. She has many different duties as a part-time Staff Accountant, including bookkeeping and tax matters.
Kyrstan Glasco is attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University, pursuing a degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer Information System. She graduated top of her class at Coalgate High School in 2010. Kyrstan is a part-time Staff Accountant and will be handling bookkeeping and tax matters.
Jestene Gray is currently a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, pursuing a degree in Accounting. She is originaly from Enid, OK but graduated top 10% of her class at Pond Creek-Hunter High School in 2011. Jestene is an Accounting Intern and will be working the front desk and helping clients as needed.
Cherokee Acker is attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University, pursuing a degree in Accounting. She hopes to become licensed as a CPA after she graduates. She graduated top 10% of her class at Coalgate High School in 2012. Cherokee is an Accounting Intern and will be working at the front desk, helping with tax returns and bookkeeping, and assisting clients as needed.