Staff Directory

Guinn, Vinopal & Zahradka, LLP has been providing tax and accounting services to Western Wisconsin for over 30 years. Our core values have provided us with a strong client base and long-term relationships expanding across generations. We strive to be more than just an accounting firm by providing the services you need when you need them.

PARTNERS

Bradley E. Guinn    Jason Zahradka, CPA Jessica Keopple, CPA Tim Bergman, CPA

                                       

MANAGERS 

Byron Dopkins Joe Vinopal, Jr.

   


Meet the Staff

Melanie Becker, Secretary, supports the office by answering phones, scheduling appointments, typing correspondence, assembling and proofing income tax returns, and assisting with other duties around the office.  She enjoys spending time with her son and being outdoors.  E-mail:  melanie@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  River Falls

Tim Bergman, CPA, Partner, works with start-up and closely-held businesses and their owners providing them with accounting, tax, and consulting services.  He prepares income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and non-profits. Tim also assists clients with tax planning, financial statement compilations and QuickBooks services.  He is a licensed CPA in Wisconsin and enjoys spending time outdoors, boating, and golfing.  Email: tim@gvzllp.com Office Location:  Hudson and New Richmond 

Byron Dopkins, EA, ABA, ARA, Manager, Specializes in individual and small business tax planning and preparation.  Has been a practicing accountant since 1977.  Byron is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.  He is a member and former President and Executive Director of The Wisconsin Association of Accountants, also a member of the National Society of Accountants.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, and golfing.  Email: byron@gvzllp.com Office Location:  River Falls and Hudson

Crystal Effertz, Staff Accountant, compiles financial statements and prepares payroll for clients.  Enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing with her family.  Her hobbies also include baking, photography, sewing, and card making.  E-mail: crystal@gvzllp.com Office Location: Almena

Barbara Fields, Staff Accountant, assists clients with QuickBooks services. She also prepares income tax returns for individuals, corporations and partnership.  E-mail: bfields@gvzllp.com Office Location:  New Richmond

Brian Fouks, CPA, Staff Accountant, specializing in delinquent return filings. Worked for the IRS as an auditor for ten years before joining our firm in the fall of 1999. Brian is a licensed CPA in the state of Wisconsin. He works at the Almena office Tuesday through Friday and the Amery office on Monday.  E-mail: brian@gvzllp.com Office Locations: Almena and Amery

Ben Gaus, EA, ABA, ARA, Staff Accountant, QuickBooks Pro Advisor, prepares tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and non-profits.  He prepares financial statement compilations, does QuickBooks consulting, and small business consulting.  Outside of work Ben enjoys hunting, fishing, shooting sports and spending time with his dogs.  E-mail: ben@gvzllp.com Office Location: River Falls

Scott Gavin, Staff Accountant, prepares income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and non-profits. E-mail: scott@gvzllp.com Office Location: River Falls

Marjorie Grage, File Clerk, keeps track of all our client files, performs bookkeeping services for clients, proofreads tax returns and correspondence.  She enjoys playing with and babysitting her grandchildren.  Office Location:  New Richmond

Bradley E. Guinn, Partner, specializes in business planning including mergers and acquisitions, tax planning and preparation. He also specializes in income taxes for farmers and self-employed individuals.  Brad is a licensed CPA in the State of Minnesota and a member of the Wisconsin Association of Accountants. Email: brad@gvzllp.com   Office Location: New Richmond

Kyle Guinn, MBA, Staff Accountant, prepares income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and non-profits. Kyle provides payroll processing, QuickBooks services, and business valuations.  He enjoys boating, hunting, and golfing.  E-mail: kyle@gvzllp.com Office Location: New Richmond

Larry Hilden, CPA, Staff Accountant, prepares tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, and estates and trusts. Larry is a licensed CPA in Wisconsin and is a member of the AICPA.  Office Location: Hudson 

Darla Hubbard, Staff Accountant, manages approximately 75 clients with services ranging from monthly financial statement compilations and payroll, to accounts payable and receivable bookkeeping services. She has worked in accounting for over 35 years.  She enjoys camping, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren.  E-mail: darla@gvzllp.com Office Location: Almena

Shannen Iverson, Staff Accountant.  Office Location: New Richmond

Sonya Jansma, CPA/ABV/CGMA, CFE, Staff Accountant, Notary Public, QuickBooks Pro Advisor, works with small businesses and individuals providing income tax return services.  Sonya is an Accredited Business Valuator helping businesses buy, sell, and gift ownership interests as well as property settlement valuations in divorce.  As a Chartered Global Management Accountant, which is a specialization in corporate accounting, she provides smaller businesses with controller and CFO expertise on an as needed basis.  In addition to these services Sonya is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.  She works with business owners and local law enforcement on uncovering financial crimes.  E-mail: sonya@gvzllp.com Office Locations: River Falls and Hudson

Patti Johansen, Secretary, supports the office by greeting clients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, typing correspondence, assembling and proofing income tax returns, and assisting with other duties around the office.  E-mail:  patti@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  River Falls

Faith Kahler, Secretary, supports the office by greeting clients, answering phones, scheduling appointments, assembling tax returns, preparing payrolls, and assisting with other office duties.  During the summer months Faith enjoys hiking, kayaking, boating, and camping with her family.  Snowmobiling and baking keep her occupied during the winter months.  E-mail:  faith@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  Almena

Jessica Keopple, CPA, Partner, prepares tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts, and non-profits. She performs audit and review services and financial statement compilations.  Jessi is a licensed CPA in Wisconsin and is a member of the AICPA and NATP. She is ready to tackle any accounting problem you have! Enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, playing darts and downhill skiing.  Email: jessica@gvzllp.com Office Location: New Richmond

Andrea Kier, Staff Accountant, QuickBooks Online Certified, has been with the firm for 20 years, prepares payroll, financial statement compilations, tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations. She also provides QuickBooks services. Outside of the office she is the treasurer of the local hockey association and child care at her church, is raising three sons, enjoys running, golf and boating.  E-mail: andrea@gvzlllp.com Office Location:  New Richmond

Cynthia Koehler, Staff Accountant, prepares income tax returns for individuals and businesses, processing payroll and assists clients with QuickBooks services. She enjoys spending time with her family, 4-wheeling, kayaking and fishing.  E-mail: cynthia@gvzllp.com Office Location:  New Richmond

Collin Mathews, Intern, Accounting student at University of Wisconsin River Falls. Collin plans to become a licensed CPA.  He enjoys golf, anything automotive, and spending time with family.  Office location: River Falls

Ashley Morrissey, Secretary, supports the office by answering phones, scheduling appointments, typing correspondence, assembling and proofing income tax returns, and assisting with other duties around the office. Ashley enjoys softball, walking, biking and enjoying time with her family.  E-mail:  ashley@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  New Richmond

Chris Sorensen, Staff Accountant, prepares income tax returns for individuals and businesses.  He enjoys spending time with his family.  E-mail: chris@gvzllp.com Office Location: Almena

Brittany Sundby, Staff Accountant, prepares payrolls, income tax returns for individuals, and assists with other duties around the office.  She enjoys spending time with her family.  E-mail: brittany@gvzllp.com Office Location: New Richmond

Tammi Thill, Staff Accountant, manages clients with services ranging from monthly financial statement compilations and payroll, to accounts payable and receivable bookkeeping services.  Enjoys spending time with her boys at sporting events and the race track or just watching a good movie.  Her hobbies include landscaping, reading old western romance novels, and home interior decorating.  E-mail:  tammi@gvzllp.com Office Location:  Almena

Stacey Trinko, Bookkeeper, prepares payroll and financial statements. Assists with financial statement compiling during tax season. Enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.  Enjoys time at the lake, gardening, and reading books.  E-mail: stacey@gvzllp.com Office Location: River Falls

Nicole Vincent, Secretary, supports the office by answering phones, scheduling appointments, typing correspondence, assembling and proofing income tax returns, and assisting with other duties around the office.  E-mail:  nicole@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  New Richmond

Joe Vinopal, Jr., ATP, RTRP, Retired Partner continuing to work as Manager, Notary Public, specializes in individual and small business tax planning and preparation. Has been practicing accounting since 1972. Joe is a member of the Almena Business Development Corporation, Almena Commercial Club, Wisconsin Association of Accountants, and the National Society of Accountants. He enjoys outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, golf, and boating.  Email: jjvjr@chibardun.net Office Location: Almena

Vicki Vinopal, Secretary, she performs duties such as receptionist, bookkeeping and payroll processing for clients, data entry and tax return proofing. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, traveling, and enjoying her grandchildren.  E-mail:  vikki@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  Almena

Barbara Waalen, Office Manager and Staff Accountant. Barb started with Brad Guinn in 1984.  Barb prepares tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.  She prepares financial statement compilations, payroll processing, and provides QuickBooks assistance.  Barb enjoys spending time with her daughter who lives in Arizona and dog, horseback riding, water activities, golfing, skiing, four wheeling and snowmobiling.  E-mail: barb@gvzllp.com Office Location: New Richmond

Christine Walker, Secretary, supports the office answering phones, scheduling appointments, assembling tax returns, preparing payrolls, QuickBooks data entry and assists with other office duties.  E-mail:  christine@gvzllp.com  Office Location:  Hudson

Jason Zahradka, CPA, Managing Partner, works with business start ups, tax planning and preparation, and performs audit and review services. Enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and daughters. Jason is a licensed CPA in the state of Wisconsin and is a member of the AICPA and WICPA. Email: jason@gvzllp.com Office Location: New Richmond

Keith A. Swiggum, CPA, Retired Partner, now spending his days tinkering on old tractors and playing with his grandchildren.


          

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