Kristina Rice, is a Certified Public Accountant and has served on the board since January 2014. She currently serves as the Affinity Partnership Liaison for the association. Through this innovative program, Kristina builds alliances with large companies and generates vendor advertising and support for the numerous NSTP training seminars and IRS forums throughout the country.
Kristina received her BBA in Accounting at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Kristina began her career at a local firm that specialized in Agricultural taxation, then moving up as a tax senior with the largest “Non Big Six” firm in central Florida and later to a well established regional firm. As she began to raise her family and build a solid client base, she came to realize that she needed the flexibility of her own practice to maintain an ideal quality of life. In 1998, she launched her home-based business, specializing in individual and small business taxation. She finds it most rewarding to help her clients save on their taxes, maintain financial stability, and thrive in their businesses. Kristina was also part owner and private accountant for a local agricultural nursery business for over 20 years.
Having joined NSTP in 2000 to cultivate a viable source for continuing education, Kristina found this and more in this organization. As owner of her tax and accounting firm, she appreciated the support the organization offered, from the superior education, to the camaraderie and collegial relationships with members. She enjoys representing NSTP at the Orlando IRS Forums and fall update seminars and grew to become a valuable asset at each event with her high energy and leadership strengths. Kristina is also a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs.
Through the years, she has been extremely active in the community as an ambassador for the chamber of commerce and within the school system to support her children’s activities. She is well-known locally for founding a nonprofit group, Save the Mount Dora Pool and also as competitor with her dragon boat team. Kristina has 2 children, a daughter now at Stetson University and her son is in high school.