Lynn C. Rust, CPA - Certified 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 dog - Oliver.
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Arlene B. Lacasse, CPA - Certified Public Accountant (VT)
A CPA since 1982, Arlene worked in both large firms (over 100 people) and small firms (3 people), in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York before coming to Lynn C. Rust, CPA PC. "I like working in a larger firm, where there is more diversity in the jobs, and where there are co-workers to share ideas and experiences with. I love the diversity of working with a wide variety of clients. That's why I'm in public accounting."
When not working, Arlene loves her family, including two black labs and three cats, the Patriots, puzzles, sewing, cooking & reading, reading, reading!
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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.
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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.
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Diane Glowacki- Paraprofessional/QuickBooks® Technician
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.
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Leslie Bothwell- Customer Support Services
Leslie comes from a varied background. Over the years, she has lived in Florida, Arizona, Greece and Puerto Rico and served in everything from a Legislative Aide to a Public Relations Director to an Office Manager. After working in small businesses for the past 10 years using QuickBooks®, Leslie joined the firm 4 years ago to learn additional skills in QuickBooks® and bookkeeping. She loves working with people and doing bookkeeping because of the variety in the work. I enjoy being busy as the time goes quickly.
Her passions outside of work include her husband and two grown sons, music and an assortment of hobbies.
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Nancy Shaw - Accountant/Business Advisor/QuickBooks® Consultant
Nancy Shaw's the veteran at LCRCPA with over 30 years of accumulated accounting experience at various businesses and tax firms. Before settling in at Lynn C. Rust, Nancy studied to become a medical assistant, but switched careers early on. After attending Keene State for business management, Nancy became a full-charge bookkeeper and expert tax preparer by choice. Nancy's specialty is taxes, which she loves because she enjoys "piecing together the whole financial puzzle."
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.
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Beth Thompson, CPA - Certified Public Accountant
Beth is originally from Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Bryant College in RI and subsequently worked for large public accounting firms in Boston, MA and North Haven, CT. Beth has over 10 years of experience in public accounting work, but her primary focus has been in the area of taxation. After living for a short time in Maine, Beth, her husband Ray and sons settled in NH to be close to family.
After work, Beth enjoys taking her boys to their various activities as well as camping, genealogy, travel and reading.
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Heather Abbott - Director of First Impressions
Heather currently lives in Swanzey, NH, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Keene State College. Prior to joining our team she has worked for years in the Public Housing industry administering HUD's Section 8 program, and was the Property Manager for two Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties. 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 family.
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Lauré Mackey - Client Support Services & QuickBooks® Pro Advisor
Lauré, who is new to the firm, is originally from New Hampshire but has lived in California, New York State, Virginia, New Jersey, and finally returned back to New Hampshire. She has a love of music and numbers and has been doing bookkeeping, accounts payable, personal and small business taxes, and payroll for more than 6 years. She plays handbells professionally with Granite State Ringers and travels throughout New Hampshire for concerts several times each year. With a Master’s degree in Library Science, Lauré has been an adjunct instructor and librarian for a distance learning institute and is the author of a textbook entitled, "Information Literacy." In her free time, Lauré loves music, nature, the beach, and her family.
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Jonathan D. Blais -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. Having passed the CPA exam in April of 2010, Jon is now working on his experience hours at Lynn C. Rust, CPA, which is the final requirement in Jon’s quest to obtain a CPA license. 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.
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Peggi Brogan- Firm Administrator
Peggi was born in Vermont and lived in Massachusetts before settling with her husband David in New Hampshire. “We knew we wanted to raise our children in a small town, and the Monadnock region had so much to offer.” After spending more than 20 years in the public service industry, and a brief attempt at retirement, she joined Lynn C Rust, CPA in the fall of 2010. “Taking a year off allowed me time to travel, relax and re-evaluate my life; an opportunity that I am so thankful for! I knew whatever I did next would be completely different and I learned that I wasn’t quite ready for retirement.” Peggi enjoys the many challenges of working at a large CPA firm, especially the environment. “Things are changing constantly, every day is something different.”
Peggi enjoys traveling and being outdoors. “Our family is my priority. My free time is spent with our children whenever possible.” She & David are empty nesters and live in Rindge with their three “fur-kids” Boone, Piper, and Oakley.
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Victoria Giguere - Business Advisor/Accountant QuickBooks ® Consultant
Vickie recently joined Lynn C. Rust CPA, PC, but she is no stranger to bookkeeping and the accounting world, she brings with her 25 plus years of experience. She has resided in the Monadnock Region her entire life and raised three daughters here. After raising her family, Vickie focused on acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin Pierce University, and has every intention to continue to further her knowledge and experience in this field. "I finally feel like I found my niche. I enjoy the wide variety and multiple challenges at Lynn C. Rust along with the team atmosphere.
Vickie has many different interests from crafts, hiking, motorsports, athletics (spectator only) to her prime passion of family and friends. Her family is growing with the addition of grandchildren, pets and ‘grand’pets.
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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.
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