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About Us

About Our Firm

MASTERS, FOWLIE & ENGELBERG, CPAS, PA has had a presence in the mid-coast area since 1977.  With founding partner, Richard N. Simoneau, CPA, retiring in the early 2000s and current partner, Dennis E. Norton, CPA/ABV retiring in December 2017, the firm continues on as Marianne Masters, CPA, a partner since 2005 is joined by longtime employees now partners, Rachel M. Fowlie, CPA and Gina N. Engelberg, CPA to make up the new company.

The firm's ongoing objective is to provide high quality accounting and review, tax and other consulting services, business valuations, cash flow analysis, budgeting, litigation support, and estate and tax planning.  We are committed to grow with the mid-coast area.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Masters, Fowlie & Engelberg, CPAs is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Masters, Fowlie & Engelberg, CPAs receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

DENNIS E. NORTON, CPA/ABV
PARTNER RETIRING DECEMBER 2017

dennis@nortonmasters.com (207) 594-9501

Retiring partner Dennis E. Norton, CPA is responsible for our commitment to continuing growth and expanding services. Dennis provides small business tax, accounting and consultation services and specialized in business valuations as well as providing litigation support for business valuations and divorce proceedings.

Certified Public Accountant - 1979
40 years Public Accounting
Graduate - University of New Hampshire - 1975
Brooks and Carter, CPAs - 1976-1979
Controller, Dunfey Hotels - 1979-1981
Sole Proprietor - 1981-1982
Founding Partner of firm - 1982-present
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
AICPA-accredited in Business Valuations - 2000

MARIANNE MASTERS, CPA
MANAGING PARTNER

marianne@nortonmasters.com or marianne@mfecpas.com (207) 594-9501

Marianne is the Managing Partner of the firm and is responsible for all compilation and review engagements. Her experience enables her to supervise these engagements and to produce a quality product at affordable prices for our clients. She is experienced with small manufacturing and construction companies, the hospitality industry, and non-profit organizations. Under Marianne's direction, the firm has received unqualified opinions with no letter of comments in our triennial Peer Reviews.

Certified Public Accountant - 1987
30+ years Public Accounting (3 at a Big Six Firm)
B.S. in Accounting - Bentley College - 1985
Dale Carnegie Graduate
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
Treasurer, Medomak Valley Land Trust
Former President - Rockland Kiwanis
Former Member of Board of Rockland Public
Library Endowment Assoc

RACHEL M. FOWLIE, CPA
PARTNER

rachel@nortonmasters.com or rachel@mfecpas.com (207) 594-9501

Rachel is a graduate of the University of Maine with a Masters Degree in Accounting. She prepares business and individual income tax returns; compiled and reviewed financial statements; provides clients with QuickBooks training; and many other accounting and tax services.

A previous board member of New Hope for Woman, Rachel is a Notary Public and provides those services to our clients. Rachel is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maine Society of CPAs. She resides in Rockland with her husband, Clay, son, Clayton. and daughter Scarlett.

GINA N. ENGELBERG, CPA
PARTNER

gina@nortonmasters.com or gina@mfecpas.com (207) 594-9501

Gina is a graduate of Husson College. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maine Society of CPAs.

She prepares business and individual tax returns specializeing in multi-state issues and tax law. Gina provides assistance with QuickBooks.

Gina lives in Owls Head with her husband, Rob, and daughter, Bella.

CATHY A. MONROE, CPA
CPA/Tax Return Preparer

cate@nortonmasters.com or cate@mfecpas.com (207) 594-9501

Cate is a graduate of North Dakota State University, and has her Master's Degree from Salve Regina University.

Cate prepares business, individual and non-profit tax returns. She assists and trains clients with QuickBooks as well.

Cate is a former board member of Youth Arts and Rockport Public Library. She resides in Rockport with her husband, Bob.

CINDY L. WAITE
Staff Accountant

cindy@nortonmasters.com or cindy@mfecpas.com 207-594-9501

Cindy prepares tax returns for businesss and individuals, as well as compiled and reviewed financial statements. She has many years of bookkeeping experience for small corporations and sole proprietors. She provides QuickBooks training.

Cindy resides in Hope with her husband, Joe.

JILL H. PORTER
OFFICE MANAGER

jill@nortonmasters.com or jill@mfecpas.com (207) 594-9501

Jill has an Associate Degree from the University of Maine-Augusta. Since 1987, she has provided assistance to the partners, staff and clients of the firm.

Jill lives in South Thomaston with her husband, Roger, and son, Liam.

ASHLY Q. CURTIS
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ashly@nortonmasters.com or ashly@mfecpas.com (207) 594-9501

Ashly is a graduate of the University of Maine-Augusta with a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. She performs various administrative duties and is our front desk presence. Ashly is knowledgeable in Quickbooks as well.

Ashly resides in the Tenants Harbor area with her husband, Shane, son Shane and daughter Isla.

Tara N. Chase, Staff Accountant

tara@nortonmasters.com or tara@mfecpas.com 207-594-9501

Tara is a staff accountant who prepares both business and personal tax returns. She is a founding member of the dog rescue organization, Underhound Railroad, and fosters many dogs in her spare time.