A. Michiell Stites brings over twenty years of state and local tax experience to Stites Tax Consulting. She served as an auditor with the Texas Comptroller's office for seven years, conducting sales and use tax audits as well as, Texas franchise tax audits. Michiell worked as a consultant in public accounting serving clients in a variety of industries with tax planning, audit defense and training. She left public accounting to work in industry at Amgen Inc. in Thousand Oaks, California and later at Temple Inland in Austin, Texas. She was responsible for sales and use taxes and locally administered taxes in all jurisdictions where the companies conducted business. Her experience provides her with an outstanding perspective with respect to the clients' vantage point as she has already experienced many of the same tax issues and dilemmas. Furthermore, Michiell has had extensive interaction with a large number of taxing jurisdictions, allowing her to bring first hand multi-state experience to our clients.She also serves as an instructor for Lorman Education Services covering various sales and use tax issues.