About Us

Accelerator Newsletters, a division of Sandra L. Leyva, Inc., offers client newsletters for CPAs, accountants, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and other self-employed accounting professionals who want to boost client retention and stay in touch with their clients all year round.

Sandra L. Leyva, Inc. is a California-based corporation. Other divisions include Accountant’s Accelerator, Accelerator Websites, Accelerator Newsletters, and Accelerate Small Biz.

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Accelerator Newsletter Team

Sandi Smith Leyva, President

Sandi Leyva, CPA, is President and Founder of Accountant’s Accelerator, Accelerator Websites, and Accelerate Small Biz, based in Plano, TX, USA, where she offers cutting-edge leadership, innovation, and marketing training programs based on brain science and positivity research.

Hundreds of thousands of people have read her books and articles, used her training and coaching tools, or heard her speak at conferences. Her work has ignited revenue and profit growth, employee engagement, restored stalled relationships, revitalized customer service, and created countless other breakthroughs in the workplace.

Sandi has won eight awards for her thought leadership. Her distinctive work is based in cognitive neuroscience which unlocks the door to high performance and limitless success through dramatic behavior change without defensiveness or resistance. She combines research from neuroscience, psychology, quantum physics, marketing, and business leadership and transforms it into clear, practical, and actionable strategies for the workplace.

Prior to starting her own business in 1993, Sandi served time in two Fortune 500 companies. She is a member of the National Speakers Association. In 1995, Sandi became the sixth American female and the 15th or so female in the world to co-pilot a single-engine airplane around the world.

Sandi earned an MBA, holds a CPA in Texas and California, and earned an MS in neuroscience. Sandi is an avid traveler and has visited 100 countries, including a backpacking trip alone around the world. Her volunteer work in Kenya, Russia, and Nepal earned her an AWSCPA Public Service Award and a Baird Community Service Award.

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Our Virtual Accountant’s Accelerator Team

Marjory Rase, Web Marketing Designer


Marjory Rase is our resident artist and social media dynamo. She creates all of our graphics from concept to publication, develops our clients’ WordPress sites, and manages all of our internal and external social media accounts. She is a Hootsuite Certified Professional.

Marjory is resourceful, adaptable, creative, and technical. She has experience in graphic design at design companies and has participated in a group art exhibition. She studied First Diploma Media at Grimsby Institute, earned a BS in Multimedia Arts and Sciences, and was a Silver Medalist at Mapua Institute of Technology.

Marjory speaks English and Filipino. She has lived in England and the Philippines. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, read and create art.

Annie Tao, Web Marketing Designer

Annie Tao is our resident writer, web developer, and social media guru. She does most of our clients’ site updates as well as the back-end technical SEO to get sites to rank higher. She also takes care of writing and posting our clients’ social media content.

Annie is detail-oriented, a fast learner, creative, and technical. She has experience with WordPress, CSS, several programming languages, writing content, and advanced graphics software. Annie earned a BS at University of California, Davis, double-majoring in Computer Science and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Annie speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Tofubear, her Samoyed, has her own Instagram. In her spare time, she likes to code, draw, and drink milk tea.


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Cutter Slagle, Content Writer

Cutter Slagle joined the Accountant’s Accelerator team as our resident content writer in September 2019. He is responsible for writing social media posts for our clients, showcasing their services and expertise, and producing some of the valuable blog content we provide our clients.

Cutter is a creative and innovative individual; he absolutely enjoys finding new and fun ways to best advertise our clients’ businesses and their services and loves that he is able to help their business grow through their social media channels. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in creative writing from The Ohio State University.

Cutter is a traditionally published author who is currently working on his third psychological suspense novel. In fact, he wrote his first novel when he was just 12 years old! Besides reading and writing, Cutter also loves to run. He also once pursued the acting field and has previously starred in some local commercials, student films, and a web series. Cutter is a huge fan of the TV series Sex and the City.