LA CROSSE, WI – Hawkins Ash CPAs, named a Top Accounting Firm in the Great Lakes Region by Accounting Today, recently promoted several outstanding employees. These employees have provided exceptional client services and are true team players. Each individual is a key to the Firm’s growth and success.
This year’s promoted employees include the following:
ANNA WEINBERGER, CPA
Anna Weinberger, CPA, is promoted to manager. Anna provides audit, review, compilation, and agreed-upon procedures services to nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses. She is located in the Firm’s Rochester, MN office. Anna graduated from Winona State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jacqueline Anderson is promoted to senior associate. Jacqueline provides accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services. She also assists in tax preparation. Jacqueline graduated with her Bachelor’s in Accounting and Business Economics and Master’s in Accounting from Grand Valley State University.
Matt Cantlon, CPA
Matt Cantlon, CPA, is promoted to manager. Matt provides tax services to businesses, estates, individuals, and trusts. He joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2017. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jillian Juth is promoted to senior associate. Jillian provides audit, review, compilation, and agreed-upon procedures services to nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses. She also provides audit services for 401(k) plans. She joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2019. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Kathy Sikkink, CPA
Kathy Sikkink, CPA, is promoted to senior associate. Kathy has been in public accounting for more than ten years. As a Certified Public Accountant, she prepares tax returns for businesses and individuals. Kathy is a graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato.
Jason DeBrabander is promoted to senior associate. Jason began his career with Hawkins Ash CPAs as an intern and was hired full-time in 2021. Now as a senior associate, he prepares individual and corporate tax returns. He also provides audit services for 401(k) plans. Jason graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
William Fridland is promoted to senior associate. William joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2021. He provides tax services to individuals and privately held businesses. He has extensive experience in commercial reviews, 401(k) audits and Credit Union AUP’s. William graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Allen Harris is promoted to marketing coordinator. As marketing coordinator, Allen’s main responsibilities include digital and content marketing, graphic design, video editing, photography, social media planning, website management, analytics and search engine optimization. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is HubSpot certified for SEO and Digital Marketing.
Kaitlin Kubiak, CPA
Kaitlin Kubiak, CPA, is promoted to supervisor. She joined the Green Bay office in 2018 and now provides audit and tax services to clients. Kaitlin is a certified public accountant and has attained Level 1 and 2 AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate.
Paula Haferman, CPA
Paula Haferman, CPA, is promoted to senior manager. Throughout her 29 years of experience in public and private accounting, she has worked with clients across all industries. From the Firm’s Neenah, WI, office, she provides a variety of business and individual tax services, including tax preparation and review. Paula is a Certified Public Accountant and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate.
Jack Marx, CPA
Jack Marx, CPA, is promoted to supervisor. Jack focuses on tax return preparation for individuals, privately held businesses and trusts as well as accounting and bookkeeping services. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Jack graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point and holds an Accounting Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Tim Hawkins is promoted to senior associate. Tim joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2019 and is in-charge for audits of governmental and nonprofit entities. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Kelly Oliver, EA
Kelly Oliver, EA, is promoted to manager. Kelly has more than 16 years of experience in accounting. She provides tax return preparation and review services to businesses, individuals, exempt organizations and fiduciaries. She also reviews and compiles financial statements and serves as in-charge auditor for agreed-upon procedures. Kelly is an IRS Enrolled Agent and Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Travis Olson, CPA
Travis Olson, CPA, is promoted to senior associate. Travis focuses on both audit and tax engagements, for privately held businesses helps audit defined contribution plans. He also helps audit and prepare financial statements for municipalities, public schools, housing authorities, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations. He also prepares individual and 990 tax returns. Travis is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from Western Technical College and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Bradley Knowles, CPA
Bradley Knowles, CPA, is promoted to senior associate. Brad provides tax and audit services to a variety of clients that include commercial entities, individuals, nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans. He is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Steven’s point with two Bachelor degrees.
Hunter Drake, CPA
Hunter Drake, CPA, is promoted to senior associate. Hunter focuses on employee benefit plan audits, corporate taxes, individual taxes, and bookkeeping/consulting services for several different industries. Hunter is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from Winona State University with two Bachelor degrees.
Donna Klotz is promoted to supervisor.
Mary Krohn is promoted to supervisor. With more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, Mary provides privately-held businesses and nonprofit organizations accounting services, employee benefit plan audits, compilation services and financial review services. She also provides tax preparation and planning services to businesses and individuals. Mary is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Colleen Scherpereel is promoted to supervisor. With more than a decade of experience providing public tax and accounting services, Colleen joined Hawkins Ash CPAs in 2019. Colleen earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Master’s degree from Keller Business School. Colleen is a Certified QuickBooks Desktop ProAdvisor.
Jeff Markwardt is promoted to supervisor. Jeff joined Hawkins Ash in 2014 and specializes in providing tax preparation services to individuals, businesses, trusts, not-for-profit organizations, and private foundations. He also performs compilation and review engagements and assists in business valuations. Jeff is a graduate of Luther College.