Jeff Griggs


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 our community.

I reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana and am a proud grandfather to four wonderful grandson’s and two beautiful granddaughters. I love reading, enjoy being active by running and bicycling.

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 substantial training in Income Tax.  In addition to my tax education, I also hold an Insurance License from the State of Indiana for Property & Casualty & Life & Health Insurance.

In December 2012 I earned the IRS designation of Registered Tax Return Preparer and annually take part in the IRS’ Annual Filing Season Program available to Tax Return Preparers who show a certain level of tax competence.  I am currently actively 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 specialize in Individual and Small Business taxes, and have experience assisting clients ranging from large companies, to small home businesses, clergy, and simple and complex individual taxes.

I live in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with my two son’s Charlie & Emerson.  We are active in our church and enjoy art & music, and also enjoy many outdoor activities such as primitive survival, long-distance backpacking, camping, mountaineering, and hunting. I also regularly instruct rifle marksmanship and safety and compete in several shooting disciples including long-range, 3 position shooting and rimfire benchrest.

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.  Since 2012 I have been with the Griggs CPA Firm.

I am married with 3 boys.  My oldest son recently got married to his High School sweetheart.  We are very blessed to have her a s anew addition to our family.  My husband and I enjoy watching our boys play football, basketball, run track and cross country.  I am very proud of the young men all 3 are becoming.  I love spending time with my family.  We are avid NASCAR fans and love watching NFL football.  Our home is a Steeler Household!

I take pride in helping all of my tax clients get the biggest refund possible and helping them with all of their tax needs.  Come see me so that I may do the same for you.