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Beth Thieschafer
Beth’s specialty is tax law, an expertise sought after by businesses and individuals alike.  She has Enrolled Agent status with the IRS, and is a member of numerous professional accounting organizations which keeps her on her on top of the ever-changing tax laws.  Beth is community-minded, serving on the Board of Directors of the Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union for many years and as Chairman of the Board in 2007 and 2008.  Beth started her own accounting practice in 1983. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in 1979, she gained practical experience while working for an accounting firm in the area. Working from her home office until 1990, Beth focused on her passion for preparing tax returns and accounting for individuals and small businesses in and around Melrose.  The practice moved downtown in 1990, sharing offices with George Traeger’s Insurance Agency until moving into the current Main Street location in 2001.  Beth purchased the building and expanded the practice and the number of employees when George retired in 2004. 

Brenda Van Drehle
Brenda is an accounting and payroll specialist, but we like to call her an expert!  With a solid 26 years of experience in tax and accounting, she brings valuable knowledge to the firm. Brenda has been with the firm since 1992 and is a valuable asset to the firm with her attention to detail and reliable skills.

Diane Welle
Diane, our office manager, is the engine that keeps the office on track and working at top speed. Diane has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Marketing and Management from Minnesota State University in Moorhead.  She wears many different hats and keeps things running smoothly on a daily basis. Diane is also the electronic filing specialist for the firm.  She joined the firm in 2004.

Kim Meyer
It is Kim’s warm greeting you will hear when you enter the door.  Kim processes the work we do, with great attention to detail.  Think of her as the production engineer! Her people friendly skills are a tremendous asset and our staff and our customers thoroughly enjoy working with her! Kim began working for the firm in 2006.