Staff

Jeff Griggs

President

Jeff Griggs: I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting. After gaining training and experience with several International Accounting Firms, I opened my own CPA firm in 1992. In 1987 I earned the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) Designation while associated with a large Wall Street Firm to enhance my expertise in the wide array of financial products and how they can work together to solve my client’s problems. As a member of the management team of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect), I’m active in doing good things for the community. I reside in Ft. Wayne, Indiana & love to read and roller blade.

Richard Bryant

Senior Tax Preparer
Registered Tax Return Preparer/Annual Filing Season Program Participant

Richard Bryant: After graduating from R. Nelson Snider High School, I studied Criminal Justice at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.  I joined the firm in 2003 as a tax preparer after receiving training in Individual Income Tax.  In 2003 & 2004 I received an Insurance License from the State of Indiana for Property & Casualty Insurance.  In 2008 I continued my insurance training by adding Life & Health Insurance to my License enabling myself to better serve the needs of my customers.  In December 2012 I earned the IRS designation of Registered Tax Return Preparer and have recently also taken part in the IRS’ new Annual Filing Season Program available to Tax Return Preparers who show a certain level of tax competence.  I am currently pursuing my Enrolled Agent designation which will provide a much better role in which to serve my valued clients.  I am continually trying to further my knowledge pertaining to how best serve my clients in navigating the IRS and its new many laws. I reside in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with my wife Vivi, and our son’s Charlie & Emerson.  We are active in our church and enjoy art & music, and also enjoy backpacking, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing.

Gloria Filler

Senior Insurance & Risk Management Specialist

Gloria Filler: I have been in the insurance industry for over 30 years and joined the Griggs CPA Firm in August 2010. I reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana with my husband Craig and dog Molly. We have a married son who gave us two beautiful granddaughters. We love gardening and rehabbing homes as well as spending time with family.

Chris Rhodes

Senior Tax Preparer
Registered Tax Return Preparer/Annual Filing Season Program Participant

Christina (Chris) Rhodes: I started my tax preparation career in 1994 with Wells Fargo Trust Tax Dept.  While I was there, I prepared personal income tax returns for the trust clients.  I also prepared trust & estate returns for all of the Trust accounts.  Some of the accounts had employees, so those accounts needed to have payroll tax forms prepared which I did.  I was with the bank for 10 years until they eliminated the Department.  I joined H&R Block in 2004.  I continued my tax training by taking over 60hrs of tax classes each year.  My training includes farm returns, self employment stock sales, rental properties, health savings accounts and retirement.  I joined the Griggs CPA Firm in November 2012.  I look forward to helping people with their tax needs and getting the most back with their refunds.  I am married with 3 boys.  I enjoy watching my boys play wildcat baseball & PAL football.  I am a big NASCAR fan and like to watch NFL football.  I love spending time with my family.  Come see me so that I can help you with any of your tax preparation needs.

Suzanne Ankenbruck

Senior Tax Preparer
Registered Tax Return Preparer/Annual Filing Season Program Participant

Suzanne Ankenbruck: My educational background is varied, and includes degrees in Radiologic Technology & Child Development.  I discovered another interest after taking my first tax class in 1981, and began preparing taxes part-time while working full-time as the administrator of a child care center.  I have taken tax classes every year to keep up with changes in tax laws, and since 2008 my only job focus has been preparing tax returns.  In 2012 I received the IRS designation of Registered Tax Return Preparer.

I live in Fort Wayne with my husband Dave, and enjoy reading, traveling, and singing in our church choir as well as with the Summit City Singers.  I have three grown children and a newborn granddaughter.

 Jenny Dodd

Jenny Dodd

Bookkeeper

Jenny Dodd: I received my Associates Degree in Accounting from Ivy Tech.  I have worked in the accounting industry over 20 years serving business industries such as non-profit, telecommunications, medical billing and consulting, alng with providing bookkeeping and accounting services for a wide variety of small businesses.  I am certified in QuickBooks 2013, 2014 & 2015, Quickbooks Online and Bill.com.  I enjoy helping businesses streamline their accounting and business office functions to work smarter with less overhead.  I reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana with my husband and son.  We enjoy spending time as a family and participating in our church.  I like to read and bake.