About Us

With locations in Chesapeake and Yorktown, Colonial CPA Group provides tax, assurance and consulting services to individuals and businesses along the east coast. These services are provided with unparallel ethics and reliability to enhance the integrity of our services as well as the confidence of our clients.

Our mission is to provide outstanding quality and accurate tax, assurance and consulting services to our clientele. We achieve this mission through combining our experience, ex pertise, resources and capabilities. We ensure that our staff is continuously updated through annual continuing education, focusing on those services offered to our clientele, and remain on the leading edge of accounting technology advancements. Today, we serve clients of all sizes, across many different industries including not-for-profits, healthcare organizations, real estate, construction, retail, service companies, and homeowner associations.

Colonial CPA Group began initially in 2007 as TL Johnson CPAs. In 2014, the name change to TL Johnson & Associates, LLC based on the change in ownership to Ryan and Courtney. In 2016, TL Johnson & Associates acquired a Yorktown, VA firm, and brought Courtney on full time, and now operate as Colonial CPA Group.

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Meet Our Staff

Courtney Johnson

Kathleen 'Courtney' Johnson, CPA, MSAManaging Partner

Courtney Johnson, CPA is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has over ten years experience in public and private accounting. Courtney worked for a large regional public accounting firm in Norfolk, Virginia for four years prior to entering private accounting as a manager of a Fortune 500's internal audit team. Courtney specializes in assurance services (reviews and audits) assessment of internal controls and tax preparation. Courtney is a member of the Virginial Society of CPAs. Courtney enjoys country music, traveling and spending time with her family.

Licensed in Virginia and Florida

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson, CPA, MBA Managing Partner

Ryan Johnson, CPA is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has over ten years experience in public accounting. Ryan has been with TL Johnson CPA since the company was established in 2006. In 2014, Ryan became the managing partner. He specializes in tax consulting, corporate tax strategies, and financial statement preparation. Ryan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ryan enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with family.

Licensed in Virginia and Florida

Chesapeake Office

Lauren Craun

Lauren Crockett, CPA –  Manager

Lauren joined TL Johnson & Associates as a bookkeeper in 2012. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree from the College of William and Mary. She has over ten years of bookkeeping experience , five of which have been in public accounting. Lauren manages several clients payroll and bookkeeping services and assists with financial statements and corporate/partnership tax return preparation. Lauren enjoys watching her two children play baseball and do gymnastics.

Teresa Akers

Teresa Akers – Associate

Teresa has over 30 years experience as a full-charge bookkeeper. She worked in the aviation industry for 20 years and was a Property Manager for a beachfront condominium nine years before coming to work for Colonial CPA. Teresa has enjoyed getting back to bookkeeping full time and is looking forward to her future with our firm. In her spare time she enjoys time with friends and family and an occasional getaway when time allows.

Renee Stallings

Reneé Stallings – Associate

Reneé  joined the Colonial CPA Group family in 2017.. She brings over 15 years of experience in public and private accounting. Throughout her career she’s developed a diverse skill set and has worked in all aspects of accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, reconciliations, job cost, general ledger, financial reporting, and income tax preparation. Outside of the office, Renee enjoys working on her many stained-glass projects, spending time with her husband Robbie and their dogs.

Christina Nefzger

Christina Nefzger, Administrative Assistant

Christina recently joined Colonial CPA Group family in Chesapeake. She is responsible for processing and e-filing tax returns along with general office duties. Christina has been working as a caregiver for the past several years. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family and friends.

Darlene Wygandt

Darlene Wygandt – Associate

Darlene has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of bookkeeping and payroll for small businesses, including trucking, warehouse, trade construction and staffing industries. Darlene has a passion for photography and nature and enjoys road trips and quick getaways.


Yorktown Office

Robin Toledo

Robin Toledo – Associate

Robin is one of our associates in Yorktown with over 30 years of accounting experience. She worked for Marva Maid Dairy in Newport News for 20 years in Accounts Receivable and then in Accounts Payable as a Supervisor. Robin then worked for a large electric company in Yorktown for three years, before coming to Colonial in 2011. She specializes in small business accounting and preparing payroll. She has been married for over 20 years, has two daughters and enjoys singing. Robin is also a Notary Public.

Wayne Kern

Wayne Kern – Tax Associate

Wayne has worked in public accounting for over 40 years. He specializes in individual income tax preparation. He has been married for 50 years and enjoys golfing and traveling.

Diane Coppola

Diane Coppola, Associate

Diane has joined us as part of our acquisition of Rich Rafter, CPA firm, where she has been employed for 8 years. Diane has 20+ years of experience as a tax preparer, beginning her career at H & R Block, where she was employed for 13 years. She earned her status as an Enrolled Agent in 2007. She also has 20+ years of experience preparing payroll, as a full charge bookkeeper, and an accounting clerk. Originally from Queens New York, Diane resides in Gloucester with her husband Anthony, her dog Luna, and cats Lynx and Ollie. She has three grown children. She is an active member of her church's choir and is the Secretary of the Parish Council. She has recently become a member of the Williamsburg Choral Guild, performing in her first concert in December of 2021.

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Rachel Hare, Associate

Rachel is a new team member to Colonial CPA and earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M – Commerce. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, and going to the beach.

Kristine LaMar

Kristine LaMar - Administrative Assistant

Kristine has been a member of Colonial CPA’s Yorktown team for over 4 years. She is responsible for processing and e filing tax returns along with general office responsibilities. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology – SUNY, and when not working enjoys volunteering, traveling and spending time with family.