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.
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Black Hills State University
PFS, Personal Financial Specialist
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member of West River Estate & Financial
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.
Bachelor of the Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration with
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