Staff

Professional Staff

Bryan C. Ihnen, CPA, CVA

Senior Manager

Bryan C. Ihnen, CPA, CVA joined BLPC in 1985 and is currently a senior manager. Bryan manages audits, assists with some of the firm`s more complex tax work, and has a major role in the firm`s business valuation practice.

Bryan graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.

Bryan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs, Minnesota Society of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Bryan is a past member of the Iowa Society of CPA’s Taxation Committee. He is currently a District Committee Member of the Hawk Eye District Training Committee of the Mid Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Bryan had previously served as that Organization’s District Commissioner and Chairman.

Bryan enjoys golfing and camping.

515-223-7300 | bryan@brookslodden.com

Laura J. Helm, CPA

Senior Audit Manager

Laura J. Helm, CPA joined BLPC in 1989 and is currently a senior manager. Laura oversees some of the firm`s more complex audits and has particular expertise in the governmental and nonprofit industries.

Laura graduated with honors from Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

Laura is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Iowa Society of CPAs, and is a Certified Government Financial Manager and served on the Board and Finance Committee of Children and Families of Iowa.

Laura enjoys spending time with her children, quilting, crafts, and camping.

515-223-7300 | laura@brookslodden.com

Denise E. Baldwin, CPA

Senior Tax Manager

Denise E. Baldwin, CPA joined BLPC in 1999 and is a senior manager of the firm`s tax practice. Her areas of emphasis include corporate, individual, and state taxation. Prior to joining BLPC, Denise worked in public accounting and private industry, specializing in various areas of taxation.

Denise graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.

Denise is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Iowa Society of CPAs, and the Des Moines Chapter of the American Society of Women Accountants and currently serves as the CPE Coordinator.

Denise enjoys cross-stitch, collecting teddy bears, and following Iowa State athletics.

Renee S. Rinard, CPA

Senior Manager

Renee S. Rinard, CPA joined BLPC in 2001 following the merger with Weber, Steele & Co., L.L.P. Renee is currently a senior manager with the firm and works with a wide variety of clients and enjoys the challenges of both audit and tax.

Renee graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.

Renee is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Iowa Society of CPAs, Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association, and P.E.O. She has served as both treasurer and president of her P.E.O. chapter. Renee is an active volunteer at church and a foster-adoptive parent.

Renee enjoys sports, bicycling and stamping when time permits.

515-223-7300 | renee@brookslodden.com

Scott F. Meister, CPA

Senior Manager

Scott F. Meister, CPA joined BLPC in 2001, following the merger with Weber, Steele & Co., L.L.P. He is a senior manager with the firm and works with individuals and closely-held businesses and their owners and individuals. He is primarily involved in various areas of taxation, including some of the firms larger and more complex tax engagements.

Scott graduated from Morningside College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting and finance.

Scott is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Iowa Society of CPAs, Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce, Mitchellville Chamber of Commerce, a member of the ISPCA’s Financial Literacy Committee, and a co-leader for his son’s 4-H club.

In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.

515-223-7300 | scott@brookslodden.com

John N. Koppes, CPA

Senior Manager

John N. Koppes, CPA joined BLPC in 1998 and is currently a consultant and senior manager with the firm. John splits his time between performing business valuations, assisting in litigation support and other management advisory services, as well as managing several audit engagements.

John graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.

John is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Iowa Society of CPAs, and is active in the Waukee Chamber and BNI as well as being a past board member of Family Community Credit Union.

John enjoys golf, softball, and following Notre Dame football.

Andrew R. Howe, CPA

Senior Manager

Andrew R. Howe, CPA joined BLPC in 2016 and is currently a senior manager with the firm.  Andrew has spent 16 years in public accounting providing consulting, tax, and attestation services to clients in a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, professional services, agribusiness, and not-for-profit organizations.

Andrew graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.  Andrew is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Iowa Society of CPAs.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, and outdoors activities.

515-223-7300 | ahowe@brookslodden.com

Katie R. Gore, CPA

Manager

Katie R. Gore joined BLPC in 2008 and is currently a manager with the firm. She primarily provides audit and tax services for clients in the nonprofit industry.

Katie graduated with honors from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and management information systems, with a minor in classical studies.

Katie is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs.

Katie enjoys playing soccer, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

515-223-7300 | katie@brookslodden.com

Adam Ven Huizen, CPA

Supervisor

Adam VenHuizen, joined BLPC in 2014 and is currently a supervisor with the firm.

Adam graduated with honors from Ashford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs.

Adam enjoys playing soccer and spending time with family and friends.

515-223-7300 | adam@brookslodden.com

Tyler J. Miles, CPA

Senior Staff Accountant

Tyler J. Miles joined BLPC in January of 2015 and is currently a senior staff accountant with the firm.

Tyler graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a Bachelor degree in Accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs.

Tyler enjoys playing all kinds of sports, being with friends and family, the Minnesota Vikings, and played on the 2005 Senior League World Series Championship baseball team.

515-223-7300 | tyler@brookslodden.com

J.T. Pells, CPA

Senior Staff Accountant

J.T. Pells joined BLPC in August 2017 and is currently a senior staff accountant with the firm.

J.T. graduated from Cornell College with a BA in Economics and Business. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs.

J.T. enjoys reading, traveling, and visiting new ballparks.

 

Jacob E. Ohnmacht

Staff Accountant


Accounting Services

Dawn L. Reseland, CPA

Accounting Services Manager

Dawn L. Reseland, CPA joined BLPC in 2009 and is the accounting services manager with the firm.

Dawn graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting.

Dawn is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs.

Dawn enjoys bowling, golf, boating and spending time with her family.

515-223-7300 | dawn@brookslodden.com

Lisa Peterson – Burch, CPA

Manager

Lisa R. Peterson-Burch, CPA joined BLPC in 1998 as an auditor and later managed the accounting services department. In 2009, Lisa started a family and began working part-time, assisting with accounting services and tax preparation for the firm. Lisa has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries.

Lisa graduated with honors from Drake University with Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in accounting and finance.

Lisa is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs. She is a past member of the Iowa Society of CPA’s Career Awareness Committee.

Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, attending Zumba and Kickboxing class, and participating in her childrens’ playgroup.

515-223-7300 | lisa@brookslodden.com

Alice C. Kamberg

Accounting Associate

Alice C. Kamberg joined BLPC in 2002. Alice performs payroll, bookkeeping, and general ledger services for a variety of clients. She also assists with client billings and payments.

Alice graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with an Associate of Science degree in accounting.

Alice’s outside interests include reading, writing, sewing, and home repair and remodeling.

515-223-7300 | alice@brookslodden.com

Denice K. Sutton

Accounting Associate

Denice K. Sutton joined BLPC in 2013. Denice performs payroll, bookkeeping, and general ledger services for a variety of clients.

Denice graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College (Mount Pleasant, Iowa) with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Denice is a member of New Hope United Methodist Church where she volunteers for a variety of activities such as vacation bible school, decorating committees and more. Hobbies include crafts of many varieties of which card making and woodworking with her dad are favorites, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica N. Hoepker

Accounting Associate

Jessica N. Hoepker joined BLPC in June 2014. Jessica performs payroll, accounts payable, and other bookkeeping services for a variety of clients.

Jessica graduated magna cum laude from Iowa State University with two Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and marketing.

Jessica enjoys walking her dogs, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends. She loves a good story, whether it’s a book, movie, or video game.

Diane Zygmont

Accounting Associate

Amy Westhoff

Accounting Associate


Administrative

Emily Van Kley

Firm Administrator

Emily Van Kley joined BLPC in January 2017.  Emily provides human resources and internal accounting for the firm.   She brings prior CPA experience, with a tax emphasis, as well as Human Resources from 4.5 years as an external recruiter.

Emily graduated from The University of Iowa with two Bachelor of Business of Administration degrees in Accounting and Management.   She is a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs.

Emily enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, playing games, attending sporting events,  and traveling.

Mary M. Rodgers

Secretary and Administrative Services

Mary M. Rodgers began her employment in 1981 with BLPC`s predecessor firm, Augustine & Co. Mary splits duties between coordinating and performing the firm`s secretarial functions, assisting with the firm`s administration, and maintaining continuing education records for professional staff.

Mary actively participates in her family’s farm operation, including their Angus livestock, grain, and hay production. She especially enjoys calving and their annual auction day sale.

515-223-7300 | mary@brookslodden.com

Lisa R. Payton

Network Administrator and Secretary

Lisa R. Payton joined BLPC in 1991 and is currently the firm’s Network Administrator. Lisa splits her duties between IT administration and secretarial functions.

Lisa enjoys the outdoors, bowling and spending time with her kids.

Jennifer L. Carney

Administrative Assistant