Our Team

Our Team

Bob. J Arnold, CPA/PFS*

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Bob joined Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., P.C. in 1974 after working for two years at a local firm in the Bryan-College Station, Texas, area. He currently assists with firm management, tax services, audits and consulting. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1972 and has passed the FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams as well as the Texas Life and Health Insurance license exam. To learn more about his work as a financial advisor, please visit www.1stTexasFinancial.com.

Bob is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Services Institute. He is also an active member of Southside Church of Christ in Mount Pleasant. He currently lives in Cookville with his wife, Dinah, and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Kris Arnold, CPA/PFS*

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Kris joined Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., P.C. in 1982 and helps lead the direction of the firm, as well as offers tax, accounting and audit services. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1979 from the University of Texas at Austin and has passed the FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams as well as the Texas Life and Health Insurance license exam. To learn more about Kris’ work as a financial advisor, please visit www.1stTexasFinancial.com.

Kris is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Services Institute. He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Susan.  Kris and Susan have a daughter, Celeste, son, Zach, and daughter in law, Sunny. They are active members of their church, enjoy singing in the choir, listening to music, walking, jogging and bicycling. 

Lanny Walker, CPA/PFS*

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Lanny became a part of the Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., P.C. family in 1979 and provides services in taxes, governmental and non-profit audits, and financial advising (www.1stTexasFinancial.com). He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1979 from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce) and has passed the FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams and the Texas Life and Health Insurance license exam.

Lanny is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Services Institute. He strives to serve others in the same way he would want to be served. He is a trustee at Trinity Baptist Church — a place where he loves to sing — and he enjoys spending time with his family, working in his yard and watching sports (especially the Rangers, Cowboys and college football). He lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Nina, and together they have five children, two grandchildren and one dog.

Andrew T. Arnold, CPA

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Andrew became a part of Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., P.C. in 1999 and provides services in income tax and governmental and non-profit auditing. He received his Bachelor of Professional Accountancy in 1999 from Texas A&M - Commerce and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrew lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife, Kristen, their two children and their dogs. He enjoys trail running and exploring music in his free time.

Melissa J. Godfrey, CPA

Accountant

Melissa joined Arnold, Walker, Arnold & Co., P.C. in 1996 and provides income tax and auditing services. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1989 from Stephen F. Austin University and gained more than four years of experience in tax services and auditing and more than a year of experience as a finance director prior to becoming part of AWA.

Melissa is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and she also volunteers her time as the treasurer of the Mount Pleasant FFA Booster Club, an organization that she was instrumental in forming.

Melissa lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, Laine, and their two children. She loves four-wheelers and camping.

Luke E. Arnold

Accountant

Luke has been an accountant at the firm since 2008. His current responsibilities include auditing and tax preparation. He is currently seeking a Master’s degree in Accounting.

Luke lives in Mt. Pleasant, where his is a member of the Southside Church of Christ. He has two dogs, Lucy and Lou. Each year he looks forward to attending the annual Pikes Peak “Race to the Clouds”, an international hill climb.

*The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential is awarded exclusively to CPAs by the American Institute of CPAs who have demonstrated considerable expertise and experience in the area of personal financial planning.

Candy L. Sanders

Accounting Manager

Candy joined the firm in 1985 and serves as manager of the write-up and payroll services. She is available for clients and willing to help. She attended East Texas State University.

Candy lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband, Steve. They have a son, Ashley, and a granddaughter named Savannah. They also have ten horses and a dog. Candy enjoys reading, going to the rodeo and visiting the beach.

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