John wightman, cpa, cgma

ginger L. brooks, cpa

Graduated from the University of Texas, San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting in December, 1985. She obtained her certification in Texas in September, 1986 and subsequently in Nevada in January, 1994. She began her career in public accounting while during college and has practiced with local, regional and national accounting firms for over twenty-five years. She accepted a position as manager with Rich, Wightman & Company in May, 1999 and was promoted to Associate Partner in October, 2006. Ginger Brooks’ professional memberships include the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  


JOSEPH GARRETT, CPA, CVA, CFE

Is native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has graduated twice from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a bachelor's degree in managerial finance and a master's degree in accountancy. He obtained his certification in Nevada in March, 2007. Joe practices in multiple financial and accounting arenas including federal and state taxation, financial reporting, litigation, business valuation and corporate strategy and planning among others. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) which is a business valuation credential held by very selective valuation professionals in the United States. He is a member of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He sits on the Parish Finance Committee at Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. 

Mark D. Rich, Cpa, cff

Graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in accounting in May, 1979 and earned his Certified Public Accountant license in July, 1981. He is also Certified in Financial Forensics, CFF (AICPA designation). He began his career as a public accountant with a national accounting firm immediately after graduation. In 1982, he left to begin his own public practice. Mark Rich's professional memberships include the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and participant in the AICPA and Nevada Society Peer Review Program. Mark has served as a Board Member of the UNLV College of Business and on the UNLV Planned Giving Advisors Board, and has been a member of many boards and charitable organizations in the past. 

A native of Las Vegas, John graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in accounting in May, 1989. He went on to earn his Certified Public Accountant license in September, 1991 and after working for Mark Rich, CPA, CFF for eight years formed the partnership of Rich, Wightman & Company with Mark in February, 1994. His professional memberships include the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and participant in the AICPA and Nevada Society Qualified Review Program. John is the former Chair of the AICPA Technical Standards Subcommittee-DOL, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant CGMA (an AICPA designation), a member of the Henderson Economic Resource Partners, and has been a member of many boards and charitable organizations in the past. John works as an expert with the Nevada Attorney General’s office to assist in investigations of business, fraud, securities and other complaints filed through the Attorney General’s office.  As a UNLV Alumni, John is very involved with UNLV as an active booster, an Academic Executive Mentor, a founding member of the UNLV Soccer Foundation, and loves attending many of the cultural and athletic events put on at UNLV.  John is also a Nationally licensed soccer coach (active since 1985) and loves training and developing young players so they can perform at their highest level of the sport while instilling an overall love of the game.