Adrian Keith Skane, Senior Partner, CPA
Adrian Keith Skane is the Senior Partner of American Dream CPA PLLC, which was founded in 1986. He has been a practicing CPA in private practice since 1972 with national and local public accounting firms. He has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietorships and has diversified industrial experience.
Keith received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and performed postgraduate studies in law and taxation at the Universities of Maryland and California. He passed the CPA examination on first attempt in 1972, an accomplishment achieved by less than 5% of the candidates. He is currently licensed by California, Florida and Maryland. American Dream CPA is allowed to offer tax-related services throughout the United States.
He believes that building your own business is the best way to become financially free, independent and achieve The American Dream. He is a tax specialist in the areas of small business, health care, real estate, and the professional service industry. His passion and expertise include mentoring clients to:
• Develop their entrepreneurial spirits to start or grow their own business
• Minimize their overall long-term tax liability, maximize their tax benefits, and protect their assets
• Create opportunities so they can achieve their American Dream.
Keith is married and blessed with 3 children, 9 grandchildren, a cat, and dog. He is a member of Kiwanis and the Ernst & Young Alumni Network.
Bruce Skane, Senior Principal, CTO
Bruce Skane, Senior Principal and Chief Technology Officer, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and his Masters in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. He has worked in government research and private industry prior to helping found the firm. Bruce is responsible for the development of numerous technical innovations utilized by the firm and made available to our clients over the years. He continues to develop automated processes that lead to greater efficiency and first-class client services.
For Bruce, the American Dream can be summarized in one word: opportunity. America’s Constitution recognizes the freedoms and rights of all Americans--whether natively born or as naturalized citizens. American society reflects this reality by allowing people to move up or down based on their knowledge, skills and their personal efforts. Americans have the opportunity to gain and keep more from the fruits of their efforts than almost any other country on earth.
Julia Graouman, Partner, CPA
Julia provides a hands-on, yet flexible working style and strives to build quality relationships with clients and colleagues. She values creative thinking, initiative and teamwork. She always works to find the most effective and efficient solution to any problem.
Julia is a big believer in having options in life and being able to make choices. To her, the American Dream is about having the ability to make choices suitable for her current situation. She extends the American Dream to her clients by providing choices through tax planning and creating tax strategies to fit clients’ individual life circumstances. She strongly believes that the success of the firm is defined by the success of our clients.
Igor Bezzub, Director West Coast
As a self-motivated professional, Igor Bezzub, is currently living the American Dream. Having immigrated to the U.S. in 2005, he has learned the American culture and way of life. By combining his American experiences with his previous life experiences, Igor has developed a philosophy of achieving personal growth and success while helping others to do the same. Through hard work and dedication, he earned Bachelor of Science in accounting from San Diego State University in 2014.
In 2016, Igor joined American Dream CPA as an accountant. He continually strives to increase his knowledge and accounting expertise and to rise above the crowd. Now, as a part of a great team at American Dream CPA, he can help his friends and clients to do the same by working together on accomplishing the quality of life we all strive for. He believes that his, and American Dream CPA’s, success can only be achieved through the success of our clients.