Meet the team at Back River Tax Accounting, Augusta, Brunswick and Stonington, Maine.

Meet Our Team

Rick Garcia
Owner, Enrolled Agent

Rick Garcia

Rick lives in New Gloucester with his wife Tammy. They have two kids; Audrey, who is in the Peace Corps helping people with farming in Malawi, Africa, and Ben, who is in his senior year at Boston University. Rick and Tammy enjoy camping and hiking.

Rick earned a B.S. in Business/Accounting from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. After graduating, Rick went into the retail field and eventually started his own small business. After selling the business in 2007, Rick decided to start a career in tax accounting. He eventually became an enrolled agent and went back to school part-time to earn his Masters in Accounting.

Rick started working for John Hallee in 2013, partnering in 2017. Rick and John decided to part ways in 2019. Rick started Back River Tax Accounting and moved his office down the street in Augusta. He also opened up a second location in Brunswick because of increased demand. Rick also has a satellite office in Stonington, Maine.

During this time, Rick has helped businesses and individuals save money on taxes, choose the right structure for their businesses, and plan for the future. Being licensed in securities and insurance helps Rick guide his clients with their retirement and investment planning. Rick also has experience representing clients before the IRS. Over the years Rick has helped many clients get their IRS problems under control. He has had a lot of success helping clients with OIC’s (Offer in Compromise) or manageable payment plans. You can reach Rick via email at rick@backrivertaxaccounting.com.

Trish Waterhouse
Administrative Assistant

Trish Waterhouse

Trish Waterhouse has been working with Rick since October 2018. Working in tax accounting world was new for her but she has found it to be very rewarding. She has over twenty years’ experience in office work and receptionist duties. She will be your first contact at the office. It will be her voice that greets you when you call or visit the office. Trish was born and raised in central Maine, she and her husband Ian resided in Brunswick for a few years eventually settling down in Dresden. Trish and Ian have two sons, Taran who also lives in Dresden with his wife Felicia and two stepsons. Taran and Ian both work for Bath Iron Works. Her younger son Jared settled in Kansas after serving five years in the U.S. Army. With Trish’s background in clerical positions for so many years, she enjoys the people she meets and the satisfaction that comes from this type of work. She is very fond of cooking, baking and hosting gatherings with family and friends. She is also a huge Disney fan, visiting Disney World several times, but also be able to travel throughout the United States and abroad to Europe and the Caribbean. Trish can be reached at trish@backrivertaxaccounting.com.