Ralph Lyke was hired as the seasonal coordinator of our free tax services program in the fall of 2014 after serving the program as a volunteer. He then became a full-time tax specialist in the program when it transitioned from a seasonal to a year-round operation in the fall of 2020. While everyone can imagine how hectic this work gets between January and April, what sets Ralph apart during what would normally be thought of as the “off-season” is his tireless pursuit of additional tax credits for our clients, which require a high degree of diligence and research and the kind of knowledge and expertise that have earned him the informal title of Tax Guru.
Through his hard work, Ralph Lyke takes advantage of every opportunity to give back to the community in a very literal and impactful way, and that is why he has been named our Employee of the Month!
Photo: Employee of the Month Ralph Lyke, with (left to right) VP of Operations & Strategy Todd Goehle, Free Tax Prep Program Manager Sharon Thompson, and Executive Director Carolyn Brown.