Our Team

Michael A. Godfrey

Managing Partner

Mike, being a fraternal friend of Roger A. McLean, started working part-time for Mr. McLean in January  1996, for the upcoming tax season. Mike attended Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), graduating in  1980 with a Political Science degree. Mike continued to work with Mr. McLean each tax season until  March 2016, when after Mr. McLean’s untimely passing, he purchased the business, keeping the name  R. A. McLean & Associates, LLP in remembrance of Mr. McLean.  

Mike has 27 years of experience preparing income tax returns. In addition to his many years of hands on  experience, Mike participates in the IRS Annual Filing Season Program and maintains his Preparer Tax  Identification Number (PTIN) certification.

Tanya R. Clagon

Tax Accountant/ Partner

Tanya, graduated from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), with a BS in Accounting in 2009. Tanya is a  distinguished Tax Accountant, boasting a remarkable financial services career spanning 14 years. Tanya  was hired by Mr. McLean in November of 2013 after leaving her previous employment as a  Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer. After Mr. McLean’s death in 2016, Tanya received various hiring offers, but  decided rather, to remain at R. A. McLean & Associates to run the day-to-day operations. So in January  2018, Tanya was made a Partner of the firm.  

Astrid M. Rowe

Administrative Assistant

Astrid started working at R. A. McLean & Associates as a Translator/Professional Tax Preparer, in  October of 2018. Astrid’s father, a loyal business client, heard that we needed a tax preparer that was  also bilingual. Astrid was invited to apply and was interviewed all on the same day. And was hired on  the spot! Astrid, then left her previous employer and began a career with R. A. McLean &  Associates. Her joyous nature and kind heart make her loved by all of her clients. Astrid is currently a  senior at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Graduating in the Spring 2024, with a BS in Accounting.

Gloria L. Griffin

Administrative Assistant

Gloria a graduate of College of the Albemarle (COA), worked with Mr. McLean as his Administrative  Assistant, when he was the Vice-Chancellor at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). She also worked  with him after he founded R. A. McLean & Associates, only during tax seasons. Gloria continued to work  with Mr. McLean after her retirement from ECSU. And remained at the firm under Mr. Michael Godfrey.  Gloria is loved by clients, with her words of encouragement, and framed scriptures.