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Meet Clay Price & Associates, P.A.


Founder & President

Clay received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University. Clay founded his own firm shortly after entering public accounting. In August of 2014 he re-established his private practice. The new firm was created on the foundation of assisting his friends and clients achieve their financial goals while focusing on proactive tax planning and attention to personal service.  

Clay has significant expertise in tax consulting in a wide variety of areas, including business, individual and trust taxation, estate and gift taxes, not-for-profit taxation and small business concerns. 

Clay began his focus in forensics matters in 1993. He was a Director, in charge of litigation services, with Harris, Cotherman, Jones, Price & Associates when the firm joined Rehmann in 2012. In 2014 Clay founded Clay Price & Associate which has extensive involvement in providing professional services to numerous clients for forensic investigations, for commercial and domestic actions.

Joe Bruno

Senior Staff Accountant

Joe is originally from Long Island, New York; he moved to Florida in August of 2020. Joe has worked in various public accounting firms over the past 10 years. Joe joined Clay Price & Associates in November 2021 as a senior staff accountant to assist in the accounting practice.


Kyle J. Castle, CPA

Senior Staff Accountant

Kyle is originally from Fort Pierce, FL.  He graduated from Indian River State College in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  He attended Stetson University where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Accounting in 2019 and received his CPA license in December of 2020.

Kyle has worked for various public accounting firms, specializing in small business and personal taxation.  Kyle joined Clay Price & Associates in 2023 to assist the accounting practice.


Michael D. Ziemba

Accounting and tax professional

Mike is originally from Severna Park, Maryland. He graduated from University of Baltimore in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 


In 1985, Mike joined a large local accounting firm, Stegman & Company, and became an audit partner until his retirement in 2010. While at Stegman, Mike served a diverse base of public and non-public entities.  Mike worked extensively with clients from the manufacturing, biotech, gaming, not-for-profit, and professional services industries. 


In addition, Mike was the designated firm specialist for ERISA (retirement plan) audit engagements. 

After leaving public accounting in 2010, Mike worked as a controller for a publicly traded entity. 


Dana Lambert

Forensic Accountant

Dana is originally from the seacoast area of New Hampshire, having settled there after serving in the U.S. Air Force.  He graduated from Southern New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  After working in the private sector for a number of years, Dana returned to Southern New Hampshire University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Forensic Accounting.

Dana brings over 30 years of Accounting and Forensic Accounting experience to the Litigation and Forensic Accounting team.  Dana joined Clay Price & Associates in December 2022 as a Forensic Accountant.

Kevin Reid, CPA

Forensic Accountant

Kevin is originally from Fall River, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Kevin worked for several local CPA firms that provided traditional accounting and tax services for individuals and small businesses in the southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area.


In 1987, Kevin joined a subsidiary of the TJX Companies as Internal Audit Manager and was promoted to Manager of Real Estate in 1992, where he supervised the lease administration and negotiated lease agreements for approximately 350 company operated retail stores. In 1995, Kevin relocated to the Philadelphia area and joined a large men’s apparel chain as Director of Real Estate.


Kevin moved to Florida in 2001 and joined a large CPA firm in the Orlando area that specialized in providing forensic accounting, litigation support, and expert witness services, with an emphasis on large civil construction clients. In 2013, Kevin joined Dunkin’ Donuts as a Corporate Real Estate Manager and was responsible for negotiating lease agreements for a portfolio of approximately 500 corporate store locations until his retirement in 2022.


Angie Hawkins

Forensic Analyst

Angie was born and raised in South Carolina.  She moved to Florida in 2018. She joined Clay Price & Associates in September of 2022 where she serves as Forensic Analyst, where she is able to utilize her 25 years of knowledge in the accounting field and investigative skills to analyze and evaluate evidential matter to assist in litigation. Angie works great under pressure, extremely organized and is a master at time and priority management. 

Robyn Hatfield

Office Manager

Robyn has been employed at Clay Price & Associates since January 2023. She serves as the office manager and administrative support for the firm. Prior to her employment here, she worked at a local law firm, for 13 years, providing litigation support and case management to the attorneys.

Robyn has been a local resident of Indian River County since 1986 coming from West Virginia. Robyn graduated from Vero Beach Senior High School and focused her education in the field of Office/Business Management.

Jill Pitts


Jill has over thirty-five years of experience in the legal field with exceptional organization skills, typing skills, and communication skills. She works well under pressure and understands the importance of meeting deadlines while exhibiting professionalism in the office. 


Michelle Wells  


Michelle has worked primarily in the medical field and joined Clay Price & Associates in March of 2022. Michelle serves as the front desk receptionist and administrative support for the firm.


Peggy Surgeoner  


Peggy is a native Floridian who was born and raised in Coconut Grove. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami, with a major in Marketing and a minor in Finance. Peggy moved to Vero Beach in 2006 after years of enjoying summer vacations here with her family. She joined Clay Price & Associates at the end of 2021 where she serves as bookkeeper assisting clients with their various accounting needs.


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