Chantel Harris

Admin. Assistant

Ms. Harris is our youngest team member. She started off as just an admin. assistant, she has worked her way into assisting in both marketing and accounting. We are so thankful to have her apart of our team.


Bruce Vernon

Business Mentor & Senior Accountant

Mr. Vernon has a Master's degree in Administration with an emphasis on Non-profit Management. With over ten years working in accounting, Mr. Vernon has held a multitude of positions. Including managing a convention center in Jamaica to accountant for a plastic surgeon.  


Sheryl Derby

Staff Accountant

Ms. Derby is the newest member of the Diversified Strategies team. She has been in the accounting field for over twenty years. We are so blessed to have her on our team.

Crystal Exum

Staff Accountant

Crystal is a part of the accounting department and she is a Hampton Roads native. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Norfolk State University. Her background in accounting includes working as a staff accountant for a large property management company for seven years in Atlanta, GA. She currently resides in Chesapeake with her daughter.

Jameika Simmons

Administrator & Marketing

Ms. Simmons has always been community and customer oriented. She has a Bachelor's degree from Ferrum College and  is currently working towards her Master's degree in Marketing. Initially, she began as an admin. assistant and has gradually worked her way up. 


Sondra Beatty

Payroll Manager

Sondra is a great asset to have on our team. She is very knowledgable and has over twenty years of experience. She is currently the owner of Help Unlimited Small Business Assisters and has been apart of the Diversified Strategies' team for many years.


Diversified Strategies is a full service accounting and bookkeeping company serving alll of Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, and Hampton). We offer small business bookkeeping, general accounting, service company accounting, contractor accounting, budget accounting, and tax preparation.

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Linda S. Carrington


Mrs. Carrington has over 30 years of experience in the business arena, as well as 20 years in insurance sales. She was the former owner of Help Unlimited Small Business Assisters, Inc., which helped over 38 small businesses.She is a financial services expert and tax specialist.

Mary Lantier

Tax Specialist

Mary is our tax specialist and comes to us from Jacksonville, Florida. She has a rich history of working with taxes starting her career off at Jackson Hewitt for three years, then working for the IRS for twelve years before relocating to Virginia. She loves cats and really enjoys working with people and providing them with quality services.