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Title
Director
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Manager
Partner

Brent Siekman

Partner
Brent Siekman

Partner

MEET BRENT
Brent was elected to the partnership in 1998 and has been with the firm for over twenty years. His focus includes tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and individuals with an emphasis in franchising, multi entity tax structures, and business consulting.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Arizona State University
Master of Science degree in Taxation, DePaul University.

CERTIFICATIONS
MST, CPA, CGMA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
West River Estate Planning Council

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Member of Western South Dakota Senior Services (Meals on Wheels)

(605) 716-8989
Rapid City

Clark Kraemer

Partner
Clark Kraemer

Partner

MEET CLARK
An Aberdeen, South Dakota native, Clark joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2005 after being the director of tax service for RSM McGladrey in Rapid City. Clark’s analytical personality and many years of experience have led to specialties in tax return preparation and tax planning for individuals and business entities. His niche industry areas of expertise include construction, manufacturing, and retail. He is a partner in the Rapid City office.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Northern State University

CERTIFICATIONS
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Active Member of Calvary Lutheran Church, and financial consultant to church treasurer and office manager

(605) 716-8884
Rapid City

Denise Webster

Partner
Denise Webster

Partner

MEET DENISE
Originally from Belle Fourche, Denise joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1991. She specializes in tax services including estates, gifts, and trusts. In January of 2012, Denise became the managing partner (COO), the firm’s primary leadership role.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA
PFS, Personal Financial Specialist

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member of West River Estate & Financial Planning Council

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of local PEO Chapter
LRC 2004 Graduate
Athena Leadership Award Recipient in 2016

(605) 716-8686
Rapid City

Doug Kenoyer

Partner
Doug Kenoyer

Partner

MEET DOUG

Doug joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1997. With many years of experience, he has mentored and influenced many individuals and businesses that have come to him for tax planning and compliance. He serves as a partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City and Custer offices. Doug has a background in the agriculture industry and specializes in assisting farmers and ranchers.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Douglas High School Boys Head Soccer Coach

(605) 716-8881
Rapid City

Jackie Maguire

Partner
Jackie Maguire

Partner

MEET JACKIE
Jackie Maguire started with the firm in 2002 in the audit department where she specialized in commercial, financial institution and non-profit audits, and providing accounting assistance, and consulting services. Since 2016 she has served as the Firm Administrator assisting the executive committee in managing firm operations and implementing firm initiatives.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, Chadron State College

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SD CPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Business Community liaison and committee member to Rapid City Public Schools

(605) 718-3567
Rapid City

Jean Smith

Partner
Jean Smith

Partner

MEET JEAN
Jean joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 1994. She serves as partner in the Audit Department of the Rapid City office. Jean has an infectious, can-do attitude, plus the motivation to make the audit experience a positive one for all clients. Jean has a wealth of experience, specializing in audits of non-profits, financial institutions, tribal organizations, and closely held commercial entities.

EDUCATION
University of South Dakota, graduated 1994 with honors, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA) Past President
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Past Council Member, Past Joint Trial Board Member, Technical Standards Subcommittee

(605) 718-3578
Rapid City

Jennifer Konvalin

Partner
Jennifer Konvalin

Partner

MEET JENNIFER
Jennifer joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2006 after being a partner at a public accounting firm in Idaho. She serves as a partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office, and partner-in- charge of the Accounting Services Department. She specializes in business and individual tax returns with an emphasis in the medical industry. She went through extensive research of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and is a team leader for the KTLLP ACA Team. Jennifer has a background in the agriculture industry, and has worked on various litigation support projects, including testifying in court.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, Montana State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Member for Leadership Rapid City through the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Harney Little League Board
Advisory Board Member of the YFS Dinner Theatre
Member of the Western Dakota Tech Accounting Advisory Board

(605) 718-3578
Rapid City

Jess Weaver

Partner
Jess Weaver

Partner

MEET JESS
Jess Weaver is an energetic Certified Public Accountant who started working for Ketel Thorstenson as an intern in 2008. He joined the firm full time in January 2010 and works in most areas of tax preparation. He is a Partner in the Spearfish office. He specializes in tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates and individuals with an emphasis in family business, franchising, and multi entity tax structures.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Professional Accountancy, Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Spearfish Lions Club
Board Member of the Black Hills State University Business School Advisory Board
Board Member of the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce

(605) 559-1708
Rapid City

Joel DeVries

Partner
Joel DeVries

Partner

MEET JOEL
Joel is inspired to provide a personal, quality service experience, working closely with clients and assisting them with their business and accounting needs. Joel performs management consulting, provides income tax planning for businesses and their owners, and has experience in courtroom and deposition testimonies. He specializes in various industries, including gaming, construction, land development, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, and medical practices. His background includes 13 years of prior experience in public accounting with McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs; plus, 12 years of management experience in the private sector.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of the Leadership Rapid City class of 1986
Past board member and treasurer of the YMCA of Rapid City

(605) 716-8999
Rapid City

Kevin Sickels

Partner
Kevin Sickels

Partner

MEET KEVIN
Originally from Colorado and Nebraska, Kevin has been with Ketel Thorstenson since 2006. Warm-hearted and giving, Kevin’s many years of experience in tax return preparation and planning enable him to provide excellent service for individuals and businesses. He also has significant experience in software support, manufacturing, retail, construction, and the healthcare/medical industry. Kevin serves as a partner in the Tax Department in the Gillette office.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Midland University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Previous member of Kiwanis Club of Rapid City and Salvation Army board member

(307) 685-4433
Gillette

Merle Karen

Partner
Merle Karen

Partner

MEET MERLE
Merle has over 40 years of tax experience working with both individuals and businesses. He began working for what was then called Sayler, Thorstenson & Co. He became a CPA in 1982 and later owned his own tax practice for over 15 years. His firm merged with Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 2000.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of Officials Club for officiating local sporting events in the community

(605) 716-8687
Rapid City

Michelle Minnerath

Partner
Michelle Minnerath

Partner

MEET MICHELLE
Michelle joined the firm in 2005 after practicing in public accounting for three years in Bismarck, ND. She has experience in the Farm & Ranch and Oil & Gas industries. She specializes in small business and individual tax planning and return preparation as well estates and trusts. She serves as partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of the Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning, Jamestown College

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
West River Estate Planning Council
South Dakota Planned Giving Council
Women’s Network of Rapid City

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Ag & Natural Resources Committee

(605) 718-3563
Rapid City

Mike Finnegan

Partner
Mike Finnegan

Partner

MEET MIKE
Mike has been with the firm since 1973, working primarily in the tax department. His areas of expertise include review and preparation of individual, corporate, partnership, and fiduciary returns. He is also involved with tax and estate planning. Mike assists organizations with entity selection and provides ongoing support for these organizations. His emphasis is on agriculture, medical, proprietorship, and manufacturing.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Commerce, St. Louis University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Mike serves as treasurer of the Rapid City Trap and Skeet Club

(605) 716-8880
Rapid City

Nina Braun

Partner
Nina Braun

Partner

MEET NINA
Nina’s experience in the commercial audit arena commenced in 2000. She has been practicing in manufacturing, construction, retail, and various other industries ever since. Nina also has extensive experience auditing 401(k) plans. She joined KTLLP in October of 2005 after serving previously as a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers based in the Washington, DC metro area.

EDUCATION
Master of Professional Accountancy, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Georgetown University

CERTIFICATION
CPA
CFE

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Nina is on the advisory board for the SD CEO (South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity), a division of the SBA. She is also an alumni interviewer for Georgetown.

605-718-3571
Rapid City

Paul Thorstenson

Partner
Paul Thorstenson

Partner

MEET PAUL
Paul joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1986. He has had the pleasure to follow in his father’s footsteps (Bud Thorstenson) in the leadership of the firm. He is a partner in the Rapid City office, and previously served as the CEO of KTLLP’s executive partner committee. To those who know him, Paul is eager and excited to assist clients with complex tax issues and strategic business planning. Paul mentors the Business Valuation Niche and has experience providing courtroom expert testimony.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, University of Minnesota

CERTIFICATIONS
CPA, ABV, CVA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Rushmore Rotary Club, Storybook Island fundraising

(605) 716-8994
Rapid City

Rex Vigoren

Partner
Rex Vigoren

Partner

MEET REX
Rex joined the firm in 1990 as a Tax Partner and manages the Spearfish office. His experience began with Coopers & Lybrand, grew with the ownership of his own CPA firm and has evolved over 20 years of involvement with Ketel Thorstenson. His passion for planning provides a key component assisting clients in selecting correct options to attain their financial and business goals. Rex values working with business owners on business succession and financial planning challenges in addition to the many income tax issues arising for individuals, partnerships, corporations and estates.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, University of South Dakota

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Past president and current member of the West River Estate and Financial Planning Council
Member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, Personal Financial Planning division
Personal Financial Specialist with numerous security licenses

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Past president of Spearfish Kiwanis Club; past Administrative Chairman of the Spearfish United Methodist church board; Member of the Spearfish Economic Development Council and Spearfish Chamber of Commerce

(605) 559-1703
Rapid City

Steve Schacht

Partner
Steve Schacht

Partner

MEET STEVE

Steve worked for four years in the audit department with Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis, including three years as audit in-charge. Steve joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1994 and was elected to the partnership in 1998. He was selected to serve as Chief Financial Officer in 2017 and was previously the Partner-in-Charge of the Audit Department. In addition to audit services, Steve provides tax return preparation and tax planning services to commercial businesses and individuals. His industry focus includes: gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, construction, retail, and commercial businesses of all sizes. He also specializes in due diligence procedures related to acquisitions and divestitures, business succession planning, complex accounting issues related to holding companies/consolidations, and corporate reorganization. Steve also mentors audit department staff.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rapid City Class of 1997
Active board member of South Dakota Special Olympics and serves as Finance Chair
Serves on the University of South Dakota Foundation Audit Committee, the University of South Dakota Accounting Advisory Board, and the University of South Dakota Foundation Board

(605) 716-8990
Rapid City

Todd Hoese

Partner
Todd Hoese

Partner

Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC in Gillette, WY and Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) in Rapid City, SD merged effective  November 1, 2018. Todd Hoese has been serving hundreds of individuals and businesses in the Gillette area since 1996. Todd has joined the KTLLP partner group, and will continue serving Gillette clients with the current staff.

(307) 685-4433
Gillette

Traci Hanson

Partner
Traci Hanson

Partner

MEET TRACI

Traci joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 2001. She serves as partner in the Audit Department of the Rapid City office. Traci has an astute and analytical skill-set that her clients truly appreciate. She specializes in audits for non-profit organizations, commercial businesses, rural electric cooperatives, federal grants, and governmental entities.

EDUCATION
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Accountancy and Business Administration from Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Junior Achievement Volunteer – 2nd Grade
Dale Carnegie – 2007 graduate
Volunteer as teacher for youth church classes

(605) 718-6037
Rapid City

Ericka Heiser

Director
Ericka Heiser

Director

Ericka Heiser

MEET ERICKA
Ericka Heiser is Director of the Business Valuation Team. She joined the firm in 2006 after more than ten years in the financial services industry. She promotes 100% of her time to the Business Valuation Niche where she performs valuation analysis for various industries and for various purposes including estate, gift, marital dissolution, sales negotiations, etc. In addition, she prepares damages calculations and develops projections for start-up businesses. Ericka is experienced in courtroom expert testimony.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of South Dakota
Masters of Business Administration, University of South Dakota.

CERTIFICATION
CVA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
In addition to her professional life, Ericka has a strong presence in the civic arena serving as President of Day of Excellence, Inc., Leadership South Dakota Board Member, South Canyon Lutheran Church Council Member Budget and Finance, and Former Chair of Leadership Rapid City.

(605) 716-8997
Rapid City

Perry Kudrna

Director
Perry Kudrna

Director

MEET PERRY

Perry is outgoing and takes a genuine interest in getting to know people better.  He excels at assisting clients with preparing income taxes. His areas of expertise include dealing with the IRS, individual and small business income taxes, and the hospitality industry.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Accounting, Dickinson State University

CERTIFICATION
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Enrolled Agents

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Financial Liaison to the Hope Center
Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Diplomat
Treasurer Rushmore Hockey Booster Club
Committee Member Ellsworth Airforce Base Task Force

605-716-8693
Rapid City

Shelley Goodrich

Director
Shelley Goodrich

Director

MEET SHELLEY

Shelley is a Senior Manager in the Audit Department. She joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2005. Her areas of specialization include governmental entities and non-profit organizations. She has a passion for teaching clients the intricacies of financial reporting, accounting, and federal grant compliance. This passion turns every audit into a learning experience.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Black Hills State University
Master’s degree in Accounting, University of Wyoming

CERTIFICATIONS
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SD CPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Junior Achievement Volunteer

(605) 716-3252
Rapid City

Alicia Burghduff

Senior Manager
Alicia Burghduff

Senior Manager

MEET ALICIA

Alicia is an Enrolled Agent with thirteen years’ experience. She serves as a Tax Manager in the Spearfish office. Her expertise is in the area of tax planning and strategies for farmers and ranchers as well as small businesses.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Enrolled Agents

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Women in Networking
Volunteer with Junior Achievement
Volunteer work at her church

(605) 559-1706
Spearfish

Jeff Yennie

Senior Manager
Jeff Yennie

Senior Manager

MEET JEFF
Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant with six years of experience in Audit. He serves as an Audit Manager in the Rapid City office. His areas of industry specialization include: city government, school districts, manufacturing and retail businesses, and non-profit organizations.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, University of Wyoming
Master’s degree in Accounting, University of Wyoming

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Leadership Rapid City class of 2016
Treasurer of Pheasants Forever, Black Hills Chapter

Sandra Weaver

Senior Manager
Sandra Weaver

Senior Manager

MEET SANDRA

Sandra  is a Senior Manager in the Audit Department. She joined the firm in June of 2010. She specializes in tribal organizations, community foundations, non-profits, and governmental entities.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy and Business Administration, Augustana College

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Member of Leadership Rapid City
Graduate of the 2014 Leadership Rapid City class
Supporter of Soap for Hope (a new laundry center for the Hope Center in downtown Rapid City)

(605) 716-8889
Rapid City

Amanda Dokter

Manager
Amanda Dokter

Manager

MEET AMANDA

Originally from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Amanda Dokter has spent the last 14 years working in human resources in both for-profit and not-for-profit industries.  Amanda joined Ketel Thorstenson in March 2014 and oversees the human resources functions for the firm and provides human resources consulting services.  She enjoys promoting the firm’s core values, be excellent, be different, be friends, be true, and be innovative.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration: Human Resources, Dordt College

CERTIFICATION
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Black Hills Society for Human Resource Management (BHSHRM)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Member for Dress for Success Black Hills
Volunteer with Feeding South Dakota and at General Beadle Elementary School

(605) 716-8096
Rapid City

Austin Eichacker

Manager
Austin Eichacker

Manager

MEET AUSTIN

Austin is a dedicated Certified Public Accountant with experience in audit, compilations and reviews. He serves as a Manager in the Audit Department in the Rapid City office. He specializes in commercial retail, casinos, and retirement plan audits.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, University of South Dakota
Masters in Professional Accountancy, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Junior Achievement. Volunteer
Rapid City Young Professional Group Member

605-716-3259
Rapid City

Beth Hottel

Manager
Beth Hottel

Manager

MEET BETH

Beth joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013 after four years of economic development with Destination Rapid City and Main Street Square. She has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, advertising, and business development. Beth oversees all public relations, marketing and promotional efforts of the firm including sponsorships and donations. She loves getting feedback from clients via our website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram pages.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts degree, William Jewell College

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member of the Association of Accounting Marketers (AAM)

AWARDS
Spirit of Dakota Award Nominee in 2012
Top Ten Fabulous Women by Black Hills Woman Magazine in 2012

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Member and Past President of the American Advertising Federation, Black Hills Chapter
YMCA of Rapid City Marketing Committee

(605) 716-8893
Rapid City

Brady Larsen

Manager
Brady Larsen

Manager

MEET BRADY

Brady Larsen is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in all types of tax preparation. He is a Manager in the KTLLP Tax Department. He specializes in agriculture tax and employer healthcare reporting.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, South Dakota State University
He also attended Black Hills State University where he pursued accounting.

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group
Leadership Rapid City class of 2015

605-716-3267
Rapid City

Carrie Christensen

Manager
Carrie Christensen

Manager

MEET CARRIE

Carrie joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013 and is now a Manager 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 also has experience communicating with the IRS and can assist you in resolving IRS issues.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration and Management, University of Phoenix

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Treasurer for Networking Professionals of South Dakota
Board Member for the American Red Cross
Active member in Zonta of the Black Hills

605-716-8689
Rapid City

Clay Locke

Manager
Clay Locke

Manager

MEET CLAY

Clay Locke joined the firm in January of 1983. Today, he serves as a Tax Manager in the Rapid City office, working in most areas of tax preparation. He specializes in tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, and individuals in family business, and multi entity tax structures. He also supports IT, specializing in computer software.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, University of Wyoming
Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Active member of the Rapid City Cosmopolitan Club with the mission of contributing to community well-being through charitable donations and volunteer service.
Organizing member of the Ketel Thorstenson Charitable Deductions team for Relay for Life, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services.

(605) 716-8892
Rapid City

Danielle Stovall

Manager
Danielle Stovall

Manager

MEET DANIELLE

Danielle started working at Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC in 2009. Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC then merged with Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in November 2018. Danielle provides tax preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships as well as financial compilations and other accounting services for clients. She specializes in construction and hospitality.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wyoming
Accounting classes from the University of Phoenix and Ashford University

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Campbell County Healthcare Foundation – Cancer Care Committee

(307) 685-4433
Gillette

Dave Hoyer

Manager
Dave Hoyer

Manager

MEET DAVE

Dave is an outgoing Iowa native, Dave Hoyer started at the firm in 1997 after working for Dunmire, Short, Tobias, and Paulson, as well as Herb Kaden. His specialties include the agriculture & ranch industry and small business clients.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Cosmopolitan Club Member
Active Member of ethlehem Lutheran Church

605-341-2142
Rapid City

DJ Adelman

Manager
DJ Adelman

Manager

MEET DJ

DJ joined the firm in 2013, after graduating from with his degree in professional accountancy.  He is involved with a variety clients across all different types of industries, and focuses his specializations on nonprofit organizations, schools, and other governmental entities.  DJ will make you feel at ease with his positive, laid-back attitude. He strives to learn about your business as well as the people who make it run.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Accountancy, Black Hills State University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board Member of the Literacy Council of the Black Hills
Tutoring a Spanish-speaking student learning English as a second language

605-716-8085
Rapid City

Doug Cahoy

Manager
Doug Cahoy

Manager

MEET DOUG
Doug joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1997. With many years of experience, he has mentored and influenced many individuals and businesses that have come to him for tax planning and compliance. He serves as a partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City and Custer offices. Doug has a background in the agriculture industry and specializes in assisting farmers and ranchers.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Douglas High School Boys Head Soccer Coach

(605) 716-8881
Rapid City

Greg Miner

Manager
Greg Miner

Manager

MEET GREG

Greg Miner is a Certified Public Accountant with 7 years of experience in taxation. He serves as a Tax Manager in the Rapid City office. His areas of specialization include: business tax returns, non-profit organizations, and employer healthcare reporting (directed by the Affordable Care Act).

EDUCATION
Master of Professional Accountancy, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, Membership/Professional Development Committee

(605) 716-3286
Rapid City

Jani Zweber

Manager
Jani Zweber

Manager

MEET JANI

Originally from Custer, Jani Zweber joined the firm in 1996 following the purchase of J&J Bookkeeping Inc., where she was one of the owners. Her specialties at KTLLP involve a variety of accounting software packages, bookkeeping for small to medium businesses, payroll and personal and business tax. She serves as Tax Manager in the Rapid City office.

CERTIFICATION
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Enrolled Agents

(605) 716-8885
Rapid City

Jeanne Schneider

Manager
Jeanne Schneider

Manager

Jeanne serves as a Manager in the Accounting Services Department in the Rapid City office. She has served in public accounting for over 25 years. She has been with Ketel Thorstenson for 18 of those. Jeanne is a valued resource to the KTLLP team and her clients with all of her knowledge gained from years on the job.

605-716-3263
Rapid City

Kate Schmidt

Manager
Kate Schmidt

Manager

MEET KATE

Kate has been with the firm since 2002. She started as an Administrative Assistant, and then became Office Manager of the Spearfish office in 2009. Kate oversees the client experience and is passionate about those we serve. Kate grew up in Belle Fourche. After graduating from high school, she joined the US Army to work as an office clerk and gain experience in office procedures and leadership.

EDUCATION
Attended Black Hills State University and the University of Indianapolis

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Women in Networking hosted by SD CEO
Graduate of Leadership Spearfish through the Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce
2018 Graduate of SD CEO Women in Leadership Series

605-642-7676
Rapid City

Katie Finnegan-Larson

Manager
Katie Finnegan-Larson

Manager

MEET KATIE

Katie has experience in all types of tax preparation. She is a Manager in the Tax Department of the Rapid City office. She specializes in agriculture tax and non-profit organizations.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Wyoming

CERTIFICATION
EA

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of Zonta of the Black Hills

605-716-3192
Rapid City

Kyle Kopren

Manager
Kyle Kopren

Manager

Kyle Kopren

MEET KYLE

Kyle is a dedicated Certified Public Accountant with experience in audit, compilations and reviews. He serves as a Manager in the Audit Department in the Rapid City office. His specializations include: retail/manufacturing, nonprofits, financial institutions and construction.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, University of Mary

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

AWARDS
Recognized as a top candidate by the South Dakota Board of Accountancy
Outstanding Young Professional Award from the SD CPA Society in 2018

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of Leadership Rapid City class of 2018
Treasurer at his church

605-716-3154
Rapid City

Sarah Davis

Manager
Sarah Davis

Manager

MEET SARAH

Sarah is a Manager in the Accounting Services Department in the Rapid City office.  She assists businesses in a variety of ways including: compilation of financials, compilation of W-2s, payroll processing, payroll tax, Form 1099 reporting, sales tax & excise taxes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and quarterly & year end payroll services. She specializes in the hospitality and construction industries. She also assists Tax Department during tax season.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administrative; Accounting and Business/Management, Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Women in Leadership classes with South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO)
Volunteer for Youth and Family Services

605-716-3256
Rapid City

Susan Schofield

Manager
Susan Schofield

Manager

MEET SUSAN

Susan is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in federal and state individual and business income taxes.  She joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2008 and serves as a Tax Manager in the Rapid City office.

EDUCATION
Susan is a graduate of Black Hills State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management.

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

605-716-3270
Rapid City

Terri Michaels

Manager
Terri Michaels

Manager

MEET TERRI

Terri Michaels started her accounting career in auditing with Arthur Andersen in Dallas, Texas.  After moving back home to Wyoming, she worked in the non-profit area of accounting at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY.  In 1994 Terri moved to Gillette and worked in accounting for the coal mines.  In 2007, Terri moved into the area of tax accounting for a local firm, Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC as part of the merger of Todd Hoese, CPA, LLC with Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in November 2018.  Terri works in tax preparation for corporations and partnerships and some individuals as well as financial compilations and other accounting services for clients.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Texas Tech University

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Council of Community Services
Thunder Basin Bolts Booster Club

(307) 685-4433
Gillette

Traci Fitting

Manager
Traci Fitting

Manager

MEET TRACI

Traci is an Enrolled Agent and tax accountant with over 20 years’ experience, specializing in business taxes (Corporate, Partnership, LLC, Sole Proprietorship) and personal taxes. Traci joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 2009, where she developed specialties in advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various business structures available and assisting with IRS issues, such as audits and letters. As a Tax Manager, Traci conducts detailed reviews of tax returns and oversees various office projects.

EDUCATION
BA in Accounting from Buena Vista University

CERTIFICATIONS
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member of Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2016
BNI Network Partners

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Zonta Club of the Black Hills
Board Member for MudWest Funfest
Club For Boys Volunteer

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