Meet The ReliAscent® Team

The DCAA Compliance & Government Contract Accounting Experts

Brian Sperry - Owner ReliAscent

Brian Sperry

Audrey Oliver - CEO_ReliAscent

Audrey Oliver

Russ Farmer - Owner ReliAscent

Russ Farmer

Mike Anderson - Board Member & Consultant

Mike Anderson
Board Member

Tyler Link - Marketing Director_ReliAscent

Tyler Link
Marketing Director

Theresa Mayberry - Director of Operations_ReliAscent

Theresa Mayberry
Operations Director

Dave Donley - Account Executive_ReliAscent

Dave Donley
Account Exectuive

John Klenert - Account Executive_ReliAscent

John Klenert
Account Executive

Nickie Kelly - Account Executive_ReliAscent

Nickie Kelley
Account Executive

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Account Executive

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Account Executive

Christy Evans - Controller_ReliAscent

Christy Evans
Senior Accountant

Rachel Handel - Senior Accountant_ReliAscent

Rachel Handel
Senior Accountant

Desiree Dana - Senior Accountant_ReliAscent

Desiree Dana
Senior Accountant

Kathy Pew - Senior Accountant_ReliAscent

Kathy Pew
Senior Accountant

Lisa Stavich - Senior Accountant_ReliAscent

Lisa Stavich
Senior Accountant

Susan Wehrly - Senior Accountant_ReliAscent

Susan Wehrly
Senior Accountant

Jessie Goldsmith - Senior Accountant_ReliAscent

Jessie Goldsmith
Senior Accountant

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Senior Accountant

Melanie Lugo - Staff Accountant_ReliAscent

Melanie Lugo
Staff Accountant

Bree Mark - Bookkeeper_ReliAscent

Bree Mark

Terri Anderson - Bookkeeper_ReliAscent

Terri Anderson

Celeste Zamora - Bookkeeper_ReliAscent

Celeste Zamora

Why Choose ReliAscent®?

ReliAscent® is an entirely unique consulting firm in the government contract compliance industry. Unlike most companies in this space, we don't simply sell software or expensive accounting systems, nor do we offer "training seminars," or "packages" of services & products that provide little value to no value to contractors or grantees (or worse, leave them thinking they are equipped with the tools they need to be compliant and successful, yet opening them up to risks). 

More importantly: we're not just accountants—we are strategic financial and business consultants.   ReliAscent® is not simply a bookkeeping firm (with only a couple of experienced employees), or an expensive CPA firm that focuses on major defense contractors. Rather, we specialize in full outsourced back (and front) office support services for small businesses making $1million to $20 million annually, with as few as one employee, to as many as 300.  Each of our accounting teams possess the accounting, contract compliance, and business & financial management expertise your business needs to excel, all on an affordable, as-needed basis. By helping to make sense of your accounting data and project performance, supporting you throughout every phase of the contract or grant, and offering strategic financial and business management advice, we help our clients stay efficient, proactive, and profitable.

The ReliAscent® team has over 200 years of government contracting experience with more than 20 degreed accountants, several former and current CPA’s, NCMA certified Government Contract Managers and access to several former DCAA auditors.  In addition, ReliAscent® personnel have extensive experience with QuickBooks® and other accounting software packages including PVBS, Sage 50, Jamis, Great Plains and Deltek, to name a few.


Our Business Philosophy

To assume the complexities of business operations and government requirements for our clients, so our clients can bring their unique talents, services or technology to the marketplace.

Our Core Values

Integrity, Security, Performance, Trust, Teamwork, Never-ending Commitment to Client Success.


DCAA Compliance & Government Contract Accounting

DCAA ComplianceOur accountants are experts in DCAA compliant accounting systems and regulations, and we provide complete outsourced accounting services that are compliant with FAR and government requirements. ReliAscent® operates the system to all compliance standards, allowing our clients to concentrate on the knowledge that makes them unique in the marketplace (focusing only on high ROI activities); thereby maximizing profit potential.

Setting up and maintaining a DCAA compliant system requires a number of subsystems and processes that are interconnected to the QuickBooks General Ledger. ReliAscent® can set your business up with a new accounting system onor migrate your current accounting system toour platform (hosted on the cloud), in as little 1-2 weeks, and can either act as your complete outsourced accounting department, or train your current accounting team to perform the day to day bookkeeping, while leaving the complex tasks (month end close, financial reporting, ICE submissions, and DCAA audit support), to our experts.

To learn more about DCAA compliance and the accounting system requirements small business government contractors and grantees face, visit out DCAA Compliant Accounting Systems page, or download our DCAA Compliance Guide - Understanding the SF1408.


Government Contract & Grant Management

ReliAscent®  understand the implications of the myriad of clauses that you find in a Federal Contract or Grant.  The FAR, the DFARS, the CFR’s and other regulations can form a complex maze of confusing requirements for the awardee. But, our experts understand how to sort through this quickly to the benefit your business, and ensure not only compliance with all regulations, but guidance throughout the period of performance; from proposal reviews, to the contract review, negotiations, subcontracts, modifications, and even closeouts and terminations.