About Us

Jackie Watts, EA Tax and Accounting Services is committed to your success.

We’ve learned a lot since we began in this business, and our dedicated, responsive staff is ready to apply that knowledge to your company’s growth and success.

It’s our business to know your business well enough so that together, we can conquer the intricacies of doing business in today’s fast-paced world.

We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to success.

Staff Profiles

JACKIE WATTS, EA TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES is built on a proud tradition of service, technical expertise, and innovative thinking. Our staff’s experience and academic credentials give our clients the depth of knowledge you’ll find in a larger firm, while our dedication to superior customer service offers the personal, one-on-one approach for which smaller firms are known.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to get acquainted with our staff!

Jackie Watts- Jackie has been involved with tax and accounting for the past 30 years. After graduating from Missouri Western State University, she began working at H&R Block and then for a local accounting firm in St Joseph, MO. For the past 20 years she has enjoyed having her own tax and accounting business, and is thankful for the many great clients she has had and a great staff. Jackie and her husband, Jim enjoy spending time with family, especially their eleven grandchildren.



Emily Stuart, Staff Accountant- Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 2001. She continued to get her MBA from Utah State in 2004. She has worked at the Utah State Tax Commission for 3 1/2 years as a individual and corporate tax auditor. She has also worked for a CPA in Utah helping to prepare taxes and do payroll taxes for another 3 years. She has been with Jackie Watts, EA Tax and Accounting Services for the past 9 1/2 years where she continues to help prepare income and payroll tax returns. Emily has a husband and 5 children.



Tiffany Blew, Staff Accountant – Tiffany obtained her Accounting degree in 1997 and became a CPA in 2001. Prior to joining Jackie’s office in 2009, she served as the Director of Finance and Human Resources for a non-profit organization in Kansas City. She also worked for the State of Missouri, auditing government entities. Tiffany lives in Platte City with her husband and two sons.




ChaelaHartigan, Office Manager – Chaela has worked with Jackie Watts since 2005. She received an AA degree in 1978. She previously was employed as Project Manager of the State Lunch Program for the local school district performing audits, implementing State guidelines and managing data. She has also worked for a local manufacturing firm as an Administrative Assistant/Accountant. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking and hiking the mountains and National Parks of North America. Chaela and her husband, Rick reside in St. Joseph with their beloved dog, Shadow, and cat Binx.



Ruth Twombly, Registered Tax Preparer – Ruth holds BS-Ed and MS-Ed – Reading Specialist degrees. After completing her career as an elementary teacher, K-12 reading/math instructor and technology coordinator in local school districts, she became a member of Jackie’s firm in 2006 and now meets with clients and prepares taxes at Jackie’s Highland branch office.




Anna White, Enrolled Agent – Anna received her B.S.B.A. in Business Accounting from Missouri Western State University in 2014. In the Fall of 2013 she was hired as an intern at Jackie’s office, and then joined full time in May of 2014. In December 2018 she passed the examination to become an Enrolled Agent. She lives in St Joseph and enjoys spending time with her growing family.