Michael Choate Associates CPA

Firm Overview

With over 30 years of public accounting experience, our goal is to create ideas and innovate strategies to maximize your profits and net worth as well as minimize your income taxes. Our clients receive timely and quality accounting services at a reasonable cost. Our practice serves the greater Baton Rouge area as well as the North Shore in Mandeville. Whether you need help with basic accounting, income taxes, debt financing, business sales and acquisitions or investment and retirement planning, our friendly, professional team is ready for action.

  • Dayna Gremillion

    Accountant / Consultant
    Dayna@choatecpa.com

    At Michael Choate Associates CPAs, Dayna's first priority is assuring every client receives exceptional customer service and prompt attention.  Dayna joined the firm in 2015.  She brings over 30 years of experience to the office.  For much of her career, Dayna worked in the financial services industry.  She also has extensive experience in non-profit accounting and worked several years for other local accounting firms.  Dayna specializes in Small Business Accounting as well as new business development.


    A native of Avoyelles Parish, Dayna attended Louisiana State University, Alexandria.  She also attended Spencer Business College earning an Associate Degree in Business.  Dayna enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Tish Ledoux, CPA

    Tax Manager
    tish@choatecpa.com

    Tish Ledoux is a CPA in the Baton Rouge office. With over twelve years of experience in public accounting, her passion is helping small business owners and bookkeepers to navigate the world of tax and accounting. She received her Bachelors of Science in Finance in 2003 from Louisiana State University and later obtained her CPA license in 2010.  Tish specializes in small business tax and accounting as well as QuickBooks consulting. She has been a QuickBooks Proadvisor for over eight years and works with businesses and individuals with QuickBooks Desktop, Online and Point of Sale. She is also a member of the AICPA and LCPA.


    Tish resides in Baton Rouge with her husband, and two children. Her pastimes include crafting, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Laura Sachse

    Staff Accountant
    Laura@choatecpa.com

    Laura started with the firm in 2019. She is responsible for client accounting, payroll, and individual income tax projects. Laura graduated Cum Laude from LSU & Magna Cum Laude from University High in Baton Rouge. Laura has passed the CPA exam and is awaiting the necessary work hours to get her license. 

    In her spare time, Laura likes to read and enjoys long walks with her dogs.

  • Benjamin Michael Choate

    Benjamin arrived on scene June 23, 2003. He helps with employee morale and entertaining clients and friends of the firm. He is not responsible for any accounting or tax services at this time, but shows great future potential. Benjamin is projected to graduate from college in 2025.

    Benjamin is an I.T. expert in areas that average adults cannot comprehend (i.e. his parents). He has his own YouTube channel, and enjoys VR adventures and computer games. Ben is an excellent student and avid reader. 

  • Abigail Lauren Choate

    Abigail arrived on the scene June 6, 2005. Although she does not currently handle any client accounts, she shows outstanding potential for future growth. Abigail is expected to graduate from college in 2027.


    Like most new employees, her favorite pastimes include staring into space, snacking and playing with personal toys. She keeps abreast of important events with her friends via technology and social media. Abby enjoys art, choir, acting and school plays.