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 Texas corporation with offices in San Jose, CA and Plano, TX. 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 San Jose-Based 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.

Our Virtual Accountant’s Accelerator Team

Olena Darmohray

Olena Darmohray produces the CPE certificates from the training webinars we conduct. She has worked in the media, construction, real estate, and tourist industries as well as for government. She holds an MBA from Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine and a certificate of achievement in accounting from DeAnza University in Cupertino, CA.

Olena speaks English, Ukranian, and Russian. In her spare time, she likes to read, swim, hike, cross-stitch, and cook.