Principals

McGrath & Co., PLLC, founded in 2009, is led by a team of five owners:

Colette M. Garcia, CPA

Colette M. Garcia, CPA

Colette Garcia has been a CPA for over 28 years and has more than 13 years’ experience in auditing special purpose districts. Her experience prior to public accounting includes a broad background in corporate and governmental accounting in a wide variety of roles. Colette oversees the audit practice.

 
Crystal Horn, CPA

Crystal V. Horn, CPA

Crystal Horn began her public accounting career in 2008 after graduating from the University of Houston and has been with McGrath & Co. since its inception. She became a CPA in 2016. Crystal manages agreed-upon procedure engagements relating to developer reimbursements.

 
Tayo Ilori, CPA, CFE

Tayo Ilori, CPA, CFE

Tayo Ilori started his public accounting career in 2008, while still attending the University of Houston, and joined McGrath & Co at its inception. He completed his Masters in 2010, became both a CPA and CFE in 2011. Tayo left the firm for a few years to work with KPMG LLP and with Arnie & Company, P.C., specializing in forensic accounting and litigation support. He returned to McGrath & Co. in 2013. Tayo is responsible for the supervision of audit engagements.

 
Tim Applewhite, CPA

Tim Applewhite, CPA

Tim Applewhite graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2009 and completed his Masters in 2010. He started his career in public accounting 2010 and became a CPA in 2012. Tim has worked with special utility districts since 2010 and joined McGrath & Co. PLLC in 2021.

 
Tim Applewhite, CPA

Greg McGrath, CPA

Greg McGrath began his public accounting career in 2008 after graduating from the University of Houston and has been with McGrath & Co. since its inception. He became a CPA in 2021.

 

They have thirty years experience working with municipal utility districts, levee improvement districts, and special purpose governments including tax increment reinvestment zones, development authorities, management districts and others. Services for many of these clients include work with developer reimbursements as well as independent audits. Currently, they have 190 MUD clients.