Our Team

Meet Our Staff:

J.D. Lutz, CPA, MSTax

Tax Accountant

JD is a licensed CPA in the State of North Carolina. He has over 25 years of experience in the tax field. Fifteen of those years were spent with Deloitte Tax and Arthur Andersen. He holds a Masters of Taxation from DePaul University, MBA from University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Bachelors of Accounting from Iowa State University. JD lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Susan (see bio below) and four children.


Richard Andrews, MS Accounting

Tax Accountant

Richard Andrews is beginning his fourth year with Boyd Tax. He grew up in Carrboro and attended Chapel Hill High School. Richard earned a Bachelor of History degree from the College of Charleston and completed a Master of Accounting degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Richard enjoys spending his free time with his family. His wife, Margaret, is from Chapel Hill and they have two young children. Their daughter Lucille was born in 2015, and they most recently welcomed a son, Walter, in October of 2017.

Richard also enjoys Tar Heel athletics, golf and running. 


Dawn Shohfi

Co-Office Manager

Dawn is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a BS in Human Factors Engineering.  She completed Undergraduate Pilot Training the following year.  After a 20 year career in the Air Force as a Pilot and Admissions Liaison Officer she is now a retired Lt. Colonel.  She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and 3 children.  In her spare time she teaches Spinning and Barre classes at a local exercise studio and is mom to Gracie and Scout, her four legged furry children.


Susan Lutz, PhD

Co-Office Manager

Susan holds a bachelors degree in Journalism and Dietetics from Iowa State University and a PhD in Nutrition from UNC-Chapel Hill. When she is not helping to manage office operations at Boyd, she works as a registered dietitian providing outpatient nutrition counseling for Essential Nutrition in Chapel Hill. Susan lives with her husband JD (see bio) and 4 children.