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Staff Promotions Announced by Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

DJ Adelman, Carrie Christensen, Sarah Davis, Ali Eddy, and Jeanne Schneider have all been promoted to Manager. Stacy Huether, Josh Newman, Nikki Ritzen, and Keegan Stock have all been promoted to Senior Associate.

DJ Adelman, CPA is a Black Hills State graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration; Accounting. He joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013 in the Audit Department in the Rapid City office. Adelman specializes in working with tribal and non-profit audits as well as accounting assistance for tribal entities. He is currently on the Literacy Council of the Black Hills board of directors and is tutoring a Spanish-speaking student learning English as a second language. He has been promoted to Manager.

Carrie Christensen, CPA is a 2006 graduate of University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration and Management. Christensen joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013 in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office. She works with individuals and businesses from all industries including construction, medical, and other professional service businesses. She currently serves as Treasurer for Networking Professionals of South Dakota, a board member for the American Red Cross, and an active member in Zonta. She has been promoted to Manager.

Sarah Davis, CPA graduated from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administrative; Accounting and Business/Management in 2013. She joined the Ketel Thorstenson Accounting Services Department in the Rapid City office in 2013.  She currently works with a wide variety of businesses, including hotels and construction.  Davis is currently attending the Women in Leadership classes with South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) and will graduate in October. She has been promoted to Manager.

Ali Eddy joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013. She graduated with honors from Black Hills State University with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Accountancy in 2014. She works in the Accounting Services Department in the Spearfish office and is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Eddy is active in the Young Professionals Group with the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce and also serves as a Chamber Ambassador.  She is active with Women in Networking, a group hosted by SD CEO. She has been promoted to Manager.

Jeanne SchneiderJeanne Schneider works in the Accounting Services Department in the Rapid City office.  She joined the Ketel Thorstenson in 1997. She has extensive experience assisting businesses with bookkeeping, payroll processing, and tax reporting and compliance. She is well versed in Sage products such as Mas 90, Business Works, and Peachtree. She has been promoted to Manager.

Stacy Huether, CPA graduated from Black Hills State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration; Accounting, and her Master of Professional Accountancy from University of South Dakota in 2007. She rejoined the Ketel Thorstenson Tax Department in 2015. She had been a KTLLP associate from 2008-2013. She has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Josh Newman, CPA graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Master of Professional Accountancy in 2016.  He joined the Ketel Thorstenson Audit Department in the Rapid City office in 2016. Newman has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Nikki Ritzen graduated from Chadron State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration; Accounting in 2015. She joined the Ketel Thorstenson Accounting Services Department in the Rapid City office in 2015.  She has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Keegan Stock, CPA, ABV joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2015. He graduated from Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2009. He works in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office as well as supporting the Business Valuation team. Stock has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP is a full-service firm with 16 partners, over 55 Certified Public Accountants, and offices in Rapid City, Custer, and Spearfish, SD. KTLLP has a rich history, serving clients since 1936 and a depth of knowledge and experience that clients rely on and trust. The firm offers a variety of services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks support, Xero support, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation, business consulting and estate planning.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, has over 60 CPA’s on staff and has been serving clients across the region since 1936. With offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, and Custer SD, the firm offers a variety of services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation and estate planning.
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