Meet the experienced team of accounting and tax professionals at O'Connor & Desmarais PC!
Terence P. O'Connor, CPA
Carl Desmarais, CPA
Carl Desmarais is cofounder and principal of the certified public accounting firm of O’Connor & Desmarais, P.C. located in McLean, VA. Carl is an experienced CPA with over 35 years of public accounting and tax experience serving a very diverse clientele. He started his public accounting career with the national firm of Peat Marwick & Mitchell (now known as KPMG). Carl earned his Bachelors degree in accounting from Belmont Abbey College, Magna Cum Laude and has completed extensive graduate tax course work at Pace University. Carl is a former member of the Board of Directors of a local community bank, The Business Bank, and served as a member of the Audit Committee and Loan Committee at the Bank. He has also previously served on the Parish Finance Council of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Carl has served on the Boards of several local community and religious organizations throughout the years and resides in Vienna, VA with Christina, his wonderful wife of 35 years.
Theresa Mills Johnson, CPA
Sophia Pickel joined O’Connor & Desmarais, P.C. full time in July of 2009 after interning at OCD every summer during her studies at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She interned after interning there each summer of college. She earned a bachelors in 2009 with majors in Accounting, Marketing, and Management and a minor in Mathematics. Sophia prepares a wide variety of tax returns including individual, corporate, partnership, and local tax returns. She has an extensive knowledge of Quickbooks that she utilizes to train clients for small business financial accounting. Sophia is a native of Northern Virginia and lives with her husband who is a Fairfax County fireman.
Kevin Beichler, CPA
Kevin H. Beichler is a senior level CPA with 35 years of experience in Public Accounting as well as Private Industry. Kevin graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1982. Kevin’s experience in Pennsylvania included working for both a regional and local Public Accounting firm. In 1998, Kevin relocated to Northern Virginia and worked in both public accounting and private industry prior to joining O’Connor & Desmarais, P. C. in 2011. He and his wife Bridget are the proud parents of three adult children and a 5 year old golden-doodle maned Seamus. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, day-hiking, reading civil war history and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Jill Cooper, CPA