Lynn C. Rust, CPA - Certified Public Accountant, QuickBooks® and Business Advisor (NH)
After earning a BS in Biology and realizing I did not want to be a forest ranger, work at Sea World, or teach high school biology, I worked in the construction field. It was during the construction years that I became passionate about starting my own business. I thought it would be a construction firm, but I also knew some additional accounting training was required. That meant back to school and eventually an MBA with a concentration in finance and small business was earned. Now what to do with this education? Construction was out since I graduated right smack in the middle of a recession, so I then took a position in Keene at a large regional CPA firm. Over the years I worked with hundreds of businesses. Finally, the opportunity presented itself for me to start my own CPA firm and really brand it with my strong desire to truly make a difference for the businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations we have worked with. My best friend and I are now empty nesters and reside in Swanzey with the highly trained attack dogs Oliver and Moe.
Jonathan D. Blais, CPA - Certified Public Accountant, Business Advisor, QuickBooks® Consultant
Jon grew up in the City of Berlin, in the “Great North Woods” of New Hampshire. He attended the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in 2005 specializing in Sound Recording Technology. After realizing that his hobby was not going to be his desired career, Jon enrolled at Plymouth State University where he earned an MBA with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurship in 2006. It was there Jon discovered his love of accounting and decided to study for the CPA exam. He achieved his license in May 2013.
Jon, who loves financial accounting and bookkeeping, appreciates working at LCR in order to gain experience in the field of accounting and to have the opportunity to assist clients with financial matters. Jon resides in Keene with his wife Melissa. In his leisure time, Jon enjoys playing and recording music. He also loves traveling, studying world history and geography, and spending time with family and friends.
Brad Koenig, CPA - Certified Public Accountant, Business Advisor, QuickBooks® Consultant
Brad is from Indiana, where he graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with is B.S. degree in accounting. Brad has 8 years experience in the public accounting industry. His experience ranges from income tax preparation for individuals and businesses to audits of private companies, not for profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Joining Lynn C. Rust, CPA in October 2011, Brad recently passed the Uniform CPA Exam becoming a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a QuickBooks© ProAdvisor.
Brad enjoys working hard year round to take time for his passion of international travels.
Amanda Duhaime, EA - Accountant, Business Advisor, QuickBooks® Consultant, Enrolled Agent
Amanda originally started with Lynn C. Rust, CPA PC in 2001. Lynn Rust welcomed back Amanda after a brief hiatus. A graduate of Keene High School and Heald Business College in Honolulu, HI, Amanda moved to Maine for a couple of years and worked at a CPA office there. She also served as Assistant Manager of Timken Super Precision CU for a year before returning to the firm. "I work at LCRCPA because I enjoy working on a wide variety of projects and with a variety of clients. LCRCPA gives me the opportunity to do this. I have worked at other CPA firms and I haven't found one that has a dynamic quite like this one. Every day is something different here and I never get bored. I also enjoy working with all the people here. Everyone has something different to bring to the table with all their own experiences through the years and it's great to be able to bounce ideas off one another and see the different views people have on how to solve a problem. It's also great to work for a boss that believes in growth for their employees and believes the more the employees learn, the more they can do and benefit the company."
At work, Amanda focuses on business and individual tax returns, bookkeeping, and non-profit audits as well as helping and teaching others. "I like jobs you really need to think about and almost solve a puzzle. It may be a pain, but in the end those are the ones that challenge me the most and I end up really enjoying them."
Outside of work, Amanda shakes it up with lots of dancing and kickboxing and cools down by curling up with a good book or movie.
Tania Croteau - Accountant, Business Advisor, QuickBooks® Consultant
Tania's a local girl who attended Keene State before graduating from Franklin Pierce. She enjoys all the work she does at Lynn C. Rust, CPA including audits, bookkeeping, payrolls, and especially her specialty, corporate and partnership tax returns. Tania also loves working with the "wonderful ladies in the office", describing them as her "second family" and loves helping her clients when they need her while watching their businesses grow and prosper.
When not working, Tania enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Maisey. She's perfectly happy doing outdoorsy things with her friends or curling up with a book at a lake, a nearby park, or in her living room.
Diane Glowacki- Accountant, QuickBooks® Consultant
A Keene native, Diane received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, NH. Before becoming a part of the LCR team in 2004, Diane worked as a staff accountant at local CPA firms in Keene. She enjoys the variety of jobs available at the firm as well as working with the "wonderful ladies in the office." Diane's happy when she's preparing payrolls, paying bills or preparing individual, corporate and partnership tax returns.
Diane reserves her personal time for her family. "I am very family oriented and enjoy spending time with my family." That includes her husband, Dave and her three grown children, Renée, Nick and Nathan. "They have always been my top priority and as a result, I've spent many hours watching football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, track and crew as well as attending various plays and concerts that they have been a part of." When not on the sports fields, theaters, or concert halls, Diane also finds time to her passions: cooking, sewing and crafts.
Brittany Jones - Business Advisor, Accountant, QuickBooks® Consultant
Brittany grew up and currently resides in New Ipswich, NH. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire from where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. Throughout college, Brittany had a variety of work experiences including customer service roles and assisting in a small accounting office. She is now excited to be a part of this office and concentrate on the various aspects of accounting.
When not at work, Brittany spends a lot of her time running. Other interests include traveling, baking, and spending time with her dog, Coco Chanel.
Katie MacPherson - Business Advisor, Accountant, QuickBooks® Consultant
Katie grew up and lives in Wilton, NH. She recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelors in Accounting. She has a variety of previous work experience including a number of customer service roles and a role helping with the accounting portion of a small business. Katie is excited to be a part of the team and learn more about the field while assisting clients. Outside of work Katie spends her free time with friends, fishing or snowmobiling. She also enjoys spending time with her family as well as cooking, crocheting and doing puzzles.
Kendall is originally from Southern VT, and has been in in the accounting and business fields for over 15 years. She lived in San Francisco, CA working as the Office Manager & Bookkeeper at Alice Wiley & Associates, an Interior Design firm before moving back to the east coast.
Upon her return she then became the owner of Arms Real Estate, a family run business in Westminister, VT. In 2010 she finally opened her own business, Kendall's Bookkeeping in Bellows Falls VT. Although Kendall loved running her own small business, and building strong relationships with her private clientele, she missed the atmosphere of working in a busy office environment. When she saw the ad for our open staff position she knew this would be the perfect opportunity for her.
Kendall is thrilled to be a part of the LCR team, and looks forward to using her strengths of bookkeeping, payroll management, and tax preparation to serve our clients, and add to the success of the firm. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, and spending time with her dog, Trek.
Nancy Shaw - Accountant, Business Advisor, QuickBooks® Consultant
Nancy relishes the challenges that Lynn C. Rust, CPA presents. "Every client is different and needs to be treated that way. The tax rules are always changing, so we need to make sure we know what they are and how they affect our clients. Also, we pride ourselves at being on the top of the technology curve, so there is always new software to learn." A bit of a perfectionist, Nancy is passionate about getting her tasks done correctly and completely.
She regrets never having enough time for all things the she wants to do, but reserves most of her time for her family, husband Charlie and children Laura, Mike and Dan. And, rare occasions, you'll find Nancy out camping by a lake.
Heather Parenteau - Firm Administrator
Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Keene State College. Prior to joining our team she worked for years in the Public Housing industry administering HUD's Section 8 program, as well as managed two Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties in Athol, MA. After accepting the position at LCR, which allowed her to work closer to home, she has been able to successfully adapt her skills in the areas of finance and communications to effectively add to the success of the firm. In her free time Heather enjoys travelling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Karynne Chamberlin - Administrative Assistant
Karynne joined our team after completing her general studies at Keene High School. She previously was a staff member at Noyes Volkswagon Dealership, as well as the Keene YMCA, where she gained a high level of experience multi-tasking and managing high volumes of confidential documentation, which helped her perfect the ability to stay calm even under the pressure of tax season. In her free time Karynne loves to spend time with her family, and her beautiful daughter Aubrey.
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