Our Team

Lois Hamilton


Our fearless leader – With over 20 years of broad industry experience, Lois built her own firm with a belief in personalized service, and a concern for her clients best interests. “ I believe that every client is unique, and that there is a need for firms where the client is known by name and not by a file number. I feel we try to provide three basic things: personalized service that focuses on clients unique situation, a high level of professional expertise, and well thought out plans/solutions customized to client needs.” Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Lois has a BA degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and obtained a Masters Degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Bill Hefner


Personable and broadly experienced, Bill has seen a little bit of everything. Since graduating from UNC Chapel Hill he has spent over 20 years in public accounting and in business, on all sides of the proverbial table. He started out as an NC revenue officer but soon moved into business. In addition to helping other individuals and business owners, Bill has owned and managed his own businesses (knows what it takes to make payroll), and at times has functioned as a Controller/CFO. Bill offers special expertise with organizations in farming, petroleum jobbers, convenience stores, heavy construction, utilities and civil engineering/surveying.

Bill is much more than just a tax advisor - he likes to help clients make money, then help save on or reduce tax dollars. His outside interests include outdoor and environmental activities and Scottish and Celtic Culture interests.

Michael Hamilton


Outgoing and resourceful, Michael is an ECU grad, has been with LJH for 4+ years and is preparing for the notorious CPA exam. Michael knows few strangers and shares his mother's passion for solving business related puzzles. His wide array of interests include his wife and family, all manner of water related activities and rock climbing.

Charles Santo


Charles Santo came to LJH CPA’s with over 10 year of experience, and is an efficient, broadly experienced small business accounting and tax preparation professional. Charlie moved to Raleigh a few years ago from Long Island, New York, where he grew up and received his MBA from Hofstra University. He enjoys North Carolina’s beautiful weather and great quality of life. He is married, has 2 dogs and loves history.

Jetta Minerva

Administrative Assistant

Caring and detailed oriented, Jetta was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and received her bachelor’s degree in biology from UAF. She brings a broad range of skills to LJH ranging from wildlife and marine biology field experience to pipeline security in the oilfield to upper management. Jetta is dedicated to those she serves and goes above and beyond. In her spare time Jetta enjoys aviation, outdoor activities, and spoiling her mini schnauzer.

Please contact Jetta Minerva for client inquiries and general questions