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MRPR Principals

Mastroionni,-AngieAngela Mastroionni, CPA
Managing Principal | Phone: 248.415.4410 | Email: amastroionni@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Angie has been with the firm since 1996. She provides her clients with a full range of accounting, auditing, and tax planning services. Her specialty is in performing review and compilation engagements for closely-held businesses in a variety of industries including manufacturing, professional service, wholesale & distribution and rental real estate. Since joining MRPR, Angie has gained much experience in small business accounting and controllership functions, various types of accounting software packages as well as financial modeling/forecasting.

Memberships:
Angie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of Inforum, A Professional Women’s Alliance.

Education:
Angie earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan-Dearborn graduating with honors in 1995. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1998.

Interests:
Angie enjoys spending time with her family and watching her young son play hockey. She also enjoys traveling, golf, and shopping!


Perna,-TonyTony Perna, CPA
Principal – Chief Operating Officer | Phone: 248.415.4407 | Email: ajp@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Tony Perna provides closely-held businesses with management and tax consulting services. His extensive experience includes cash flow and profitability analysis, mergers and acquisitions, enhancements to accounting systems and reporting, and tax and financial planning for shareholders of closely-held businesses. Tony joined MRPR in 1978.

Memberships:
Tony is a member of the Troy Chapter of Kiwanis International and the Nottingham Sportsman’s Club. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Great Oaks Country Club and previously served as Chairman of the MICPA Federal Tax Force.

Education:
Tony received his B.A. in Accounting from the Detroit Institute of Technology.

Interests:
He enjoys playing golf, following the local sports teams and reading.


George Reich, CPA
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4406 | Email: gereich@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
George Reich is the principal in charge of all auditing and accounting services and has extensive experience in the preparation and presentation of financial reports. Prior to joining MRPR Group, he was Manager-in-charge of the Small Business Department of Deloitte in Detroit and also served as Manager-in-charge of the audit of General Motors Corporation. George is also an experienced peer reviewer of accounting and auditing practices of other CPA firms.

Memberships:
George is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Public Accountants. He on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, and a past chairman of the small business council of the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce.

Education:
George received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Detroit.

Interests:
George is an avid Detroit sports fan and plays tennis and golf on a regular basis. He and his wife live in Troy, Michigan.


Rottermond,-MarkMark Rottermond, CPA
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4415 | Email: mdr@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Mark Rottermond focuses his practice on providing strategic and tax planning services for family-held businesses and their owners. Since 1976, he has had extensive experience with a variety tax and consulting engagements. Mark joined MRPR in 1984, becoming a partner in 1986. Prior to MRPR, Mark was a manager at a local CPA firm and an audit senior at Deloitte.

Memberships:
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

  • Past-Chairman of the Membership Advisory Leadership Task Force
  • Past-Chairman of the Communications Tax Force
  • Past-Chairman of the Public Service and Information Committee
  • Past-Chairman of the Annual Meeting Committee

Member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee Chair of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Cornerstone Schools – Partner

Education:
Mark graduated with a B.S.B.A., with honors, from Michigan Technological University in 1975. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1989. In 1976, he also completed the CPA examination on the first sitting.

Interests:
When not working or at home with his family, Mark is most likely playing ice hockey. Hockey has taken him to tournaments in Michigan, Ontario, Tennessee, Nevada, Florida, and Austria.


Zink,GregGreg Zink, CPA
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4421 | Email: gjzink@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Greg Zink joined MRPR in January 1985 and provides auditing, accounting, and tax services to clients in a wide variety of industries. Over the years, Greg has gained a special expertise in trucking and provides tax and business consulting specific to the transportation industry. Greg leads a very active transportation practice within the firm.

Memberships:
Greg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is also the treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Detroit No. 1. He is an active member of the Michigan Trucking Association and is a Transportation Club of Detroit board member.

Education:
Greg earned his B.S.A. in Accounting in December 1981 from the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He became a CPA in 1984.

Interests:
When Greg is not helping his clients solve problems, he is spending time with his wife, Dennie Jo, and their two daughters. Greg is also active in hockey and golf.


Sickler,BobBob Sickler, CPA
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4409 | Email: rwsickler@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Bob Sickler joined the firm in 1987. He has extensive experience in auditing, accounting, and tax planning services. Industry experience includes construction, manufacturing, professional service organizations, and non-profit organizations. In addition, he specializes in audits of employee benefit plans.

Memberships:
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Designated partner of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Quality Control Center

Education:
Bob graduated with a B.A. in Accounting from Michigan Technological University in 1987. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991.

Interests:
Bob enjoys waterskiing, snowboarding, and basketball.


Kim Rhoades, CPA
Principal | Phone: 734.253.9000 | Email: krhoades@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Kim joined the firm in 1990 after experience with a large regional CPA firm, the controllership of a multi-million dollar construction company, and management of the Michigan office of a law firm that specialized in financial, estate, and tax planning for high net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses. Today his practice focuses on assisting the owners of closely held businesses with taxation strategies, operational consulting, and financial statement preparation. Kim also has extensive experience in tax planning and preparation for trusts and estates.

Memberships:
Kim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Education:
Kim earned his B.B.A. with a major in Accounting from Western Michigan University in 1976, and received his CPA certificate in 1978.

Interests:
Kim loves spending time with his wife Dee Dee, their three children and their spouses, and most of all their six grandchildren. He has served in multiple volunteer roles at their church in Saline, including treasurer and chair of the leadership team since 1996. Kim also loves playing golf.


Thomas,DeniseDenise Thomas, CPA
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4411 | Email: dthomas@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Denise Thomas has been with the firm since 1997. She is experienced in a variety of assurance services including audits, reviews, and compilations in a wide variety of industries from professional services to non-profit organizations.

Memberships:
Denise is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Denise earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from Walsh College in 1996. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1999.

Interests:
Shopping and my children.


Robert Doehrer, CPA
Principal | Phone: 734.253.9001 | Email: rdoehrer@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Rob specializes in working closely with business owners, to improve their businesses (financially and operationally) by developing operational and financial analysis, accounting systems, tax planning, and strategic plans. Other areas of assistance and concentration include controllership, merger and acquisitions, succession planning, and preparation of compilation and review financial statements. Prior to relocating to Ann Arbor and joining the firm in 1998, Rob was employed by a CPA firm located in Southwest Michigan for 9 years.

Memberships:
Rob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Rob is also a member of the Board of Directors of various Closely Held For Profit Companies.

Education:
Rob earned his B.B.A. in accounting from Western Michigan University in 1989. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994.

Interests:
Devoted family man, playing competitive sports, musical concerts, and Caribbean history and traveling. Hoping to learn Spanish as a second language and to play the guitar.


Gill,CherylCheryl L. Gill, CPA
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4408 | Email: clgill@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Cheryl Gill, a tax specialist, joined MRPR in 1999. Prior to MRPR, she was on the audit and tax staff of a Big 4 CPA firm in Detroit. She is experienced in a variety of tax services including tax planning and preparation. Cheryl specializes in estate planning, estate and trust tax preparation, private foundation taxation, and international taxation of individuals.

Memberships:
Cheryl is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the Michigan Women’s Tax Association, and the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Education:
Cheryl earned her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Interests:
Cheryl’s interests include reading, gardening, and sewing. She has been on various bowling leagues for all of her adult life and has more recently taken up golf. Cheryl will be the first to admit that she is neither a good bowler or golfer but still enjoys the activities.


William Rittinger, CPA, CGMA
Principal | Phone: 734.253.9002 | Email: writtinger@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Bill focuses his practice on providing assistance to closely-held businesses and their owners. He joined the firm in 2000, and became a partner in 2006. Practicing since 1987, Bill began his career in the audit arena at a multi-national firm, then was employed as a corporate controller for 7 years. He has invested the last 16 years practicing in corporate and personal taxation. This blend of experience has uniquely prepared him to help small business owners evaluate the success of their operations, employ tax saving strategies and implement succession plans.

Memberships:
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
Serves on the Board of Directors for several nonprofits

Education:
Bill graduated with a B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan Business School in 1987 and received his CPA license in 1989.

Interests:
When not working or at home with his family, Bill is most often found repairing, restoring or riding bicycles throughout Michigan.

Everson, StevenSteven Everson, CPA, MST
Principal | Phone: 248.415.4420 | Email: severson@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Steven joined the firm in 2012 and is responsible for the Ann Arbor office. His practice focuses on technology, manufacturing, and early stage companies. Steven is a member or MRPR’s tax team and is experienced in a variety of tax services including general corporate & partnership taxation, mergers & acquisitions, tax accounting methods, credits and incentives and IRS audit representation. Prior to MRPR, Steven was Partner & Director of Tax Solutions with Plante Moran in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Memberships:
Steven is a member in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Steven earned his B.B.A in accounting from Western Michigan University in 1993 and his Masters in Taxation from Walsh College in 1998.

Interests:
Steven enjoys hanging with his family and most anything outdoors including fishing, running, and dirt bike trail riding.



MRPR Managers

Shelly Pike, CPA
Manager | Phone: 734.253.9006 | Email: spike@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Shelly’s specialty is advocating a team approach and building professional relationships with our clients. Her goal is to be in contact with her clients throughout the year discussing the accounting and financial decisions that enable a business to thrive.

Shelly joined the firm in June of 1994. She is experienced in providing individual, business and trust clients with a variety of accounting, tax planning and tax preparation services. Shelly enjoys assisting closely held businesses with setting up their accounting systems and training the client to maintain the books throughout the year. She believes this paves the way for accurate and timely tax planning strategies. Shelly also has experience in preparing Compiled and Reviewed financial statements for closely held companies.

Memberships:
Shelly is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Education:
Shelly earned her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Western Michigan University in 1989. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1996.

Interests:
Shelly enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys golf and traveling.


Ronald Kusz, CPA
Manager | Phone: 734.253.9004 | Email: rkusz@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Ron has been with the firm since 2002 after spending 20 years working in industry where he gained knowledge in the areas of cost accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and computer systems. His years of experience in public accounting have been in business tax and tax planning for closely-held businesses, tax preparation, accounting, and compilation and review services. His knowledge and expertise allows him to assist clients with their accounting processes by leveraging accounting software and other technologies.

Memberships:
Ron is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Education:
Ron earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Toledo in 1991 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1998. He is also a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Interests:
Ron is a member of The Tecumseh Club, one of the oldest social clubs in Michigan. When not at home or traveling with his family, he enjoys playing racquetball, tennis, and golf. Geocaching is also one of his favorite hobbies.


Erica Braun, CPA
Senior Manager | Phone: 248.415.4419 | Email: elbraun@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Erica Braun has been with MRPR since January 2004. She has experience in a variety of assurance services including audits and reviews in a wide variety of industries including employee benefit plans, manufacturing, insurance and non-profit organizations.

Memberships:
Erica is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and EW New Emerging Leaders Task Force.

Education:
Erica earned her B.S.B.A from Central Michigan University in December 2003. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2008.

Interests:
Erica enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her family.


Becky S. Amo, CPA, CGMA
Manager | Phone: 734.253.9005 | Email: bamo@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Becky joined the firm in 2005, with over 25 years of professional experience in Accounting, Healthcare, and Banking. Her accounting background in the public sector included local and Big-5 firm experience as a Manager and Senior Accountant in a variety of industries, including Manufacturing, Healthcare, Construction, and Service. She has demonstrated excellent client service and an in-depth knowledge of financial statements, taxation, job costing, accounting systems training, support and implementation. Her private sector accounting experience included holding positions as a Controller and CFO of multi-divisional organizations.

Memberships:
Becky is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA).

Education:
Becky graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Accounting from Park University at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio in May, 1999. She obtained her CPA license in the state of Michigan in May, 2002 and obtained her Chartered Global Management Accountant designation in June, 2014. Becky is also a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Interests:
Becky enjoys regularly playing golf, volunteering, photography, backgammon and is an avid sports fan. Becky and her husband, Mark, live in Ann Arbor, MI.


Bruce, KatieKatie Bruce, CPA
Manager | Phone: 248.415.4413 | Email: ksbruce@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Katie specializes in audits of broker/dealers, audits of employee benefit plans and other audits and reviews of closely held, private companies in Southeast Michigan. Since joining the firm in January 2006, Katie has assisted in the development of the firm’s best practices for all audit and attest engagements. As a member of the personnel and coaching committee, Katie supports the development and administration of the formalized onboarding, orientation, staff training and career development plans of the firm. She is also an active participant in the technology committee and the social media marketing committee.

Memberships:
Katie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). Most recently she has become a member of ACG Detroit.

Education:
Katie earned her B.S.B.A. in accounting from Central Michigan University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2008.

Interests:
Katie resides in Berkley, Michigan with her husband, where they are devoted parents to their adorable son.


William Marshall, CPA
Manager | Phone: 734.253.9007 | Email: wmarshall@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Bill began his work in public accounting in 1989. His experience covers a wide range of assurance and tax services including audits, reviews, compilations and tax return preparation. Bill’s practice focuses heavily on individuals and their closely held businesses in a variety of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, and wholesale distribution.

Memberships:
Bill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Bill graduated with a B.B.A. in Accounting Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University in 1989. He passed all parts of the CPA exam on his first attempt in 1990.

Interests:
Bill loves the outdoors and sports. He spends his free time playing softball, hunting, fishing and camping with family and friends. When not outdoors, he loves to bowl and watch sports. He also enjoys playing guitar.

wiggins-derekDerek Wiggins, CPA, CGMA, MST
Manager | Phone: 248.415.4440 | Email: dwiggins@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Derek Wiggins joined MRPR in 2016 and provides tax and consulting services to individuals, partnerships, and corporations. His experience includes tax work focused in manufacturing, construction, and state and local taxation. As part of the tax team at MRPR Derek strives to build relationships and to become a trusted business advisor to clients by providing the highest level of service and to exceed client expectations by delivering valuable business insights.

Memberships:
Derek is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), as well as being active in volunteerism through the Canton Lion’s Club.

Education:
Derek earned a B.B.A. in accounting prior to earning his Masters of Science in Taxation from Walsh College.

Interests:
Derek enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, and watching local sports teams.



MRPR Professional Staff

Deborah Johnston, EA
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9008 | Email: djohnston@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Debbie joined the firm in 1995 and currently assists with managing the accounting staff and overseeing client payroll services and payroll tax compliance. Her main focus is providing controllership and accounting services to a variety of industries including hotel and restaurant management, and convenience stores. Debbie has experience with corporate tax preparation, personal tax preparation, financial statement compilations, and Michigan unemployment tax audits.

Memberships:
Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent

Interests:
Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoys traveling to the National Parks and beach vacations. Other interests include holiday baking, professional baseball and college sports, as well as music and concerts.


Combs, EmiliEmili Combs
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 248.415.4414 | Email: eacombs@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Emili Combs is an accounting specialist with MRPR and has been with the firm since 1999. She has experience in a variety of attest and accounting services for closely-held businesses. Throughout her tenure at MRPR, Emili has gained experience in 401(K) audits and employee benefit plan accounting, while her true specialty is in small business accounting and bookkeeping functions in various industries including manufacturing and professional services.

Memberships:
Emili is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Emili earned her B.B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University in 1998.

Interests:
Emili keeps busy by raising her three young boys. Emili also loves to travel.


Kellee Kish
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9012 | Email: kkish@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Kellee Kish has been with the firm since 2000 . Kellee’s primary focus is assisting clients with controllership services and QuickBooks accounting. She serves clients in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, construction, health care, auto repair, web hosting and pharmaceutical research. Her areas of experience include payroll and payroll compliance, sales and use tax, financial statement preparation, corporate tax preparation and personal tax preparation.

Education:
Kellee has her Associates in Accounting and is pursuing her Bachelors in Accounting.

Interests:
Kellee enjoys traveling, reading, and kickboxing.


Maureen Strahan
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9016 | Email: mstrahan@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Maureen has been working in public accounting for the last 12 years. She is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor who has been assisting small business owners with setting up and maintaining their accounting systems. In addition to these accounting functions, Maureen has experience in tax planning and preparation for individuals and their small businesses.

Education:
Maureen earned her B.S. in Accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Interests:
Maureen enjoys traveling, swimming, boating and most of all being a mom.


Mazure, MattMatt Mazure, CPA
Senior Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4433 | Email: mmazure@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Matt Mazure joined MRPR in December 2011. He provides assistance on audit, accounting and tax engagements on a wide variety of clients in various industries, including manufacturing and broker-dealers.

Memberships:
Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Matt graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Saginaw Valley State University in May 2011. He became a CPA in 2012.

Interests:
Since moving to the area from his hometown of Harbor Beach MI, Matt has embraced what metro Detroit has to offer. A lifelong fan of the Red Wings, Lions, and Tigers, Matt can usually be found watching the games and occasionally attending them. Matt enjoys playing hockey and baseball as well as spending time with family and friends.


Jason Baltrip
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9010 | Email: jbaltrip@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Jason began his career working in the public accounting industry in 2004. As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Jason guides clients through the set-up process and provides training to help them use the software effectively and efficiently. His experience includes working with multiple specialized accounting software packages in a variety of industries including retail and service, corporate tax preparation, and preparation of personal tax returns.

Education:
Jason earned his B.B.A. in accounting from Siena Heights University in 2009

Interests:
Besides raising his son and daughter with his wife Joy, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and Tigers baseball.


Kemp, JustinJustin Kemp, CPA
Senior Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4417 | Email: jkemp@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Justin Kemp joined MRPR in January 2013. He has experience in a variety of assurance and tax services including audits, reviews, compilations and tax return preparation in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, professional services, employee benefit plans, and non-profits.

Memberships:
Justin is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Justin graduated with a Bachelors of Accountancy from Walsh College in March 2011. He became a CPA in January 2014.

Interests:
Justin likes hanging out with friends and family. He also likes to spend his time outdoors when the weather is nice and enjoys staying active by playing all types of sports, especially golf and soccer.


Molly Martinchek
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9017 | Email: mmartinchek@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Molly joined the firm in 2013. She provides payroll services, bookkeeping, QuickBooks consulting, controllership services, and tax preparation for a wide variety of clients in various industries. Molly has been working in the public accounting arena since 2010.

Memberships:
Molly is a Beta Alpha Psi alumni from the Grand Valley State University chapter.

Education:
Molly earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting from Grand Valley State University. She is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

Interests:
In her spare time, Molly enjoys music, art, cooking, swimming, and exploring areas near and far.


Toner, LaurenLauren Toner
Staff Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4438| Email: ltoner@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Lauren Toner is a staff accountant with MRPR and has been with the firm since August 2015. She provides assistance on accounting and tax engagements for a wide variety of clients in various industries. Lauren has prior internship experience at a Big 4 firm as well as a regional firm in the greater Detroit area.

Memberships:
Lauren is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), BETA GAMMA SIGMA, BETA, ALPHA PSI and Honors Society at Eastern Michigan University.

Education:
Lauren earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Eastern Michigan University in 2014 with a G.P.A of a 3.9 and is currently working on her Masters in Accounting and Finance from Walsh College.

Interests:
Lauren enjoys the arts, anything from award winning movies, literary novelties, and works of art, but mostly she just sits on her couch and watches Netflix. She lives by the quote “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis


Elizabeth Walsh
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9009 | Email: ewalsh@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Libby has been working in the accounting field since 2004, with her entrance into the public accounting arena in 2008. She has experience in small business accounting and bookkeeping functions, with a specialty in payroll and payroll compliance. Libby also works on tax and compilation engagements.

Education:
Libby earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music in 1989.

Interests:
Libby loves to spend free time with her two daughters. She serves as the Music Director for her church and enjoys accompanying students at District/State Solo and Ensemble Festivals. When not doing something musical, you may find her watching movies and sporting events.


Golemi, EdmondEdmond Golemi, CPA
Senior Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4427 | Email: egolemi@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Edmond joined MRPR in January 2014. He provides assistance with reviews, compilations and tax engagements on a wide variety of clients in various industries. His professional previous experiences include trust accounting for cemeteries in Michigan and Indiana and tax return preparation for wealthy individuals. Edmond also has a vast restaurant experience, which he acquired while going to school full-time, ranging from a line cook to a banquet chef and to managing restaurants for both upscale and family dinners.

Memberships:
Edmond is a member of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) where he is a member of the Federal Tax Task Force. Edmond is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Detroit Chapter.

Education:
Edmond is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in taxation from Walsh College where he previously graduated with a Bachelors of Accountancy in December of 2009. He also graduated from Schoolcraft College with an Associate Degree in Science.

Interests:
Edmond likes to spend time with his wife and kids. He has a passion for sports cars, science, gardening, and photography. He also enjoys fixing and maintaining his cars.


Jain, VarshaVarsha Jain, CPA
Senior Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4428 | Email: vjain@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Varsha has been with MRPR since November 2014. She has experience in a variety of assurance and tax services including audits, reviews, and compilations in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, professional services, and non-profit organizations.

Memberships:
Varsha is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Varsha graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce and also earned a Masters in Business Administration from India in 2003. She passed all parts of the CPA exam on her first attempt in 2008.

Interests:
Varsha likes to spend time with her twin daughters. She also likes to travel and enjoys making paintings in her free time.


Lala, KloeKlotilda Lala, MST
Staff Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4426| Email: klala@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Klotilda Lala is a staff accountant with MRPR and has been with the firm since January 2014. She provides assistance on accounting and tax engagements for a wide variety of clients in various industries. She is also gaining experience as one of MRPR’s Estate and Trust team members, preparing estate/trust tax returns as well as providing trust accounting services.

Memberships:
Klotilda is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Klotilda earned her B.S. in Business Management from Wayne State University in 2005 and her Masters of Science in Taxation (MST) from Walsh College in 2013.

Interests:
Klotilda is studying for her CPA exam which is keeping her busy currently. However, during her leisure, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, cook, travel, try new foods and restaurants. She enjoys long walks and beach vacations.


Julie Perkins, CPA
Accounting Specialist | Phone: 734.253.9011 | Email: jperkins@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Julie joined the firm in 2014. She has experience in small business accounting, QuickBooks and tax preparation.

Memberships:
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

Education:
Julie graduated with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Michigan Technological University in 1979 and received her M.B.A. from Ohio University in 1983. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2010.

Interests:
Julie enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid quilter.


Islam, NozrulNozrul Islam
Staff Accountant | Phone: 248.415.4439 | Email: nislam@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Nozrul joined MRPR in December 2015. He provides assistance with audits, reviews, compilations and tax engagements on a wide variety of clients in various industries.

Memberships:
Nozrul is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Education:
Nozrul graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wayne State University and is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

Interests:
Nozrul enjoys traveling and watching sports when he is not working. He also loves anything and everything automotive.


Lyndi Smith
Staff Accountant | Phone: 734.253.9015 | Email: lsmith@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Lyndi started with the firm in August, 2016. She provides assistance on accounting and tax engagements for a wide variety of clients in various industries. Previously Lyndi worked in industry as a controller for a tech start-up. It was there that she grew passionate about the entrepreneurial environment and giving businesses the tools they need to succeed in complex regulatory environments. Since then she has advised many businesses on accounting procedures and controls. Most recently she and her husband were owners and managing partners of a restaurant.

Memberships:
Lyndi is a member of the MICPA and AICPA.

Education:
Lyndi earned her B.S. in Political Science from Utah State University in 2007, and her Master of Science Degree in Accounting (MAcc) from Idaho State University in 2016.

Interests:
Lyndi is currently studying for her CPA exams. She loves spending time with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she volunteers time to various church and non-profit endeavors. She also enjoys running, traveling, baking, playing the violin, and reading a good book.



MRPR Administrative Staff

Lenhard, NitaNita Lenhard
Office Manager – Southfield | Phone: 248.415.4430 | Email: nmlenhard@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Nita has worked with MRPR for thirty years. She started at MRPR as the receptionist in 1986, moved to a secretarial position in 1987 and became the office manager in 1998. She is responsible for the HR, IT, bookkeeping and various office work.

Interests:
Nita is an avid soccer fan who enjoys playing several times a week and loves watching Manchester United play. She is also a lifelong Red Wing fan. When not playing or watching sports she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 


Shappee, ChrisChristine Shappee
Administrative Staff | Phone: 248.415.4431 | Email: cpshappee@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Christine is an Administrative Assistance and has been with the Firm since 1986. She specializes in billing and the preparation of financial statements.

Interests:
Christine enjoys traveling, usually to tropical places, music and going to concerts, but mostly she enjoys spending time with her family, children, and grandchildren.


Zink, DJDJ Zink
Administrative Staff | Phone: 248.415.4432 | Email: djzink@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
DJ has worked at MRPR for twenty-five years.

Interests:
In her spare time away from her family, DJ loves to train for marathons and to run in them. She always looks forward to which state or even country her next ‘26.2’ will take her. She also enjoys road, mountain, and fat tire biking.


Wendie Farkus
Office Manager – Saline | Phone: 734.253.9003 | Email: wfarkus@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Wendie joined the firm in 2009, and has served in various administrative positions for almost 45 years.

Interests:
Wendie enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren, reading, crocheting, and cheering for the Tigers, Red Wings and Lions (despite having to frequently say “wait until next year”)!

 


Andrea Zekas
Receptionist | Phone: 734.253.9018 | Email: azekas@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Andrea joined the firm in 2015 after spending 27 years in various positions at a local community college.

Education:
Andrea earned her Associate Degree in General Studies/Business from Washtenaw Community College in 2005.

Interests:
Spending time with her husband and daughter, reading, traveling, walking.

 

gibbs-lavinaLavina Gibbs
Receptionist | Phone: 248.357.9000 ext. 400| Email: lgibbs@mrpr.com

Specialties and Experience:
Michigan License in Accident and Health Insurance# 0763209.

14 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. 4 years experience in General Accounting. Former Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the Star Chamber of Commerce in Star, Idaho.

Memberships:
Institute of Divine Metaphysical Research, Southfield, MI

Education:
Currently attending Oakland Community College to study Small Business Administration with a major in Accounting.
2007 Landmark Education Graduate, San Diego, CA
1994 Department of Defense High School Graduate, Frankfurt, Germany

Interests:
A proud parent of Chante Gibbs, a college student at North Carolina A&T State University.
Traveling to Las Vegas for a mini vacation.
Salsa dancing on the beach of Rosarito, Mexico.
Reading business books and fiction novels.




Business Development

Sweeney,-WyattWyatt Sweeney, Manager of Business Development
248.415.4412 wsweeney@mrpr.com

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