Hello! My name is Ray Halstead and I am the Managing Partner of REH CPA, PLLC. I am a native of West Virginia where I attended Nitro High School. Upon graduating, I continued my education at Radford University where I earned my Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting.
I began my career in Roanoke, VA working in the corporate world where I gained significant experience in the areas of materials management, cost accounting, employee benefits, and corporate taxation. In September of 2000, I was granted my CPA certificate by the Virginia Board of Accountancy. While I was pursuing my corporate career, I began building a small public practice offering individual and business tax services for friends and family. I quickly realized my love for public accounting and in 2006, I left my corporate job and moved to Mooresville to start my own firm.
I currently hold a CPA license in both Virginia and North Carolina. I am married to Angela Halstead, who is the Office Manager here at REH. We have two young boys that keep us busy with soccer, wrestling and Cub Scouts. I am currently serving as the Treasurer for the Mooresville Soup Kitchen and I am Den Leader for our Cub Scout Pack 171, both of which I am very passionate about. During the summers you can find us on the lake swimming and boating. Our family loves calling the Lake Norman community our home.