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Meet The Team

Madison Office

MIKE KOLLATH
Partner, Founder, CPA
mkollath@kollathcpa.com
608-279-4099

Education: University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Year Started with the Company: 2007 (the company’s launch)
Expertise: GAAP and corporate taxes
Industry Memberships: WICPA, AICPA, NATP
Community Involvement: Madison Development Corporation Board, Madison4Kids board

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Quote: “Can I borrow your towel, my car just hit a water buffalo.” (Fletch)
Fun Fact: Only employer ever to have two separate people call in for the day off because “My car is at the bottom of the lake.”
Favorite Place to Travel: Kauai
Hobbies: Gardening, Fantasy Football

MIKE BRAND
Partner, CPA
mbrand@kollathcpa.com
262-391-5855

Education: Lake Forest College
Year Started with the Company: 2014
Certifications: CPA, Lean Six Sigma Certified
Expertise: GAAP and corporate taxes
Industry Memberships: WICPA, AICPA
Community Involvement: Treasurer with Madison Magnet

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Go Bucks!
Hobbies: I’m a basketball junkie … I love being in the gym

Timothy Allen
Chief Operating Officer | Firm Administrator
tallen@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1013

Education: UW-Madison; Edgewood College
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Certifications: MBA, PAFM
Expertise:
Organizational Leadership, Strategic Planning, Firm Operations, Strategic Growth, Branding
Industry Memberships: CPAFMA, Association for Accounting Marketing
Community Involvement: Second Harvest Food Bank

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Favorite Quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.”
Hobbies: Reading, Motorcycles, Travel, Live Music, Live Sports

EMILY BARTLING
Senior Accountant
ebartling@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1023

Education: BA of Accounting, Upper Iowa University
Year Started with the Company: 2015

On a more personal note…

Favorite Quote: “You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda from The Wizard of Oz
Hobbies: Reading, baking, puzzles, gardening

JARED KRUEGER
Tax Manager
jkrueger@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1007

Education: University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Year Started with the Company: 2013
Expertise:
Individual and S Corp tax returns
Certification: CPA
Industry Memberships: AICPA, WICPA

On a more personal note…

Favorite Place to Travel: Norway
Hidden Talent: I had one, but now I can’t seem to find it

CHRIS ROCHE
Outsourced Accounting Manager
croche@kollathcpa.com
920-285-7496

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year Started with the Company: 2015
Expertise: CFO contract services

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Hidden Talent: Thumb wrestling

MOLLY BERENSON, CPA
Outsourced Accounting Manager
mberenson@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1011

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Lakeland University
Year Started with the Company: 2019
Certifications:
CPA, CNAP
Expertise: Nonprofit Accounting
Industry Memberships: WICPA, Madison Magnet

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Las Vegas Golden Knights
Hobbies: Dressage, Flyball

JILL BIER
CPA, Insurance Consulting Manager
jbier@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1007

Education:
Year Started with the Company:
Certification: CPA
Industry Memberships:

LINDA GREENE
HR Director, SustainableHR PEO
lgreene@sustainablehrpeo.com
608-416-1038

Education: BS-Consumer Science and Retail; UW-Madison
Year Started with the Company: 2021
Certifications: PHR and SHRM-CP
Industry Memberships:
SHRM, GMASHRM, BVN
Expertise: Seasoned HR professional with over 30 years of experience. Implements HR operational strategy, ensures the delivery of high-quality HR processes and procedures consistent with organizational values and goals, determines best practices to support organizational direction, and works to recommend methods for integration of HR services with organizational initiatives.

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: I’m a true WI sports fan love the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and the Brewers. Also, a Badger Alum, so I enjoy UW Football games and tailgating.
Favorite Place to Travel: Cancun, Mexico-been there 6 times, went for my 7th t for my son’s destination wedding.

William Foy
CPA, Accountant
wfoy@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1039

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Madison
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Expertise: Bookkeeping, Tax returns
Types of Clients You Work With: Small businesses of all different sorts: breweries, biotech startups, manufacturing, etc.

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Place to Travel: Bar Harbor, Maine

TAYLOR MANNING
Accountant
tmanning@kollathcpa.com

Education: Madison College
Year Started with the Company: 2020

Sylvia Luce
Senior Accountant
sluce@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1014

Education: Central Connecticut State University – BS Accounting
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Expertise: 10+ years in the nonprofit sector, have passed the CPA exam
Types of Clients You Work With: Nonprofits

On a more personal note…

Favorite Quote: “When you know better, you do better.” – Maya Angelou
Fun Fact: I’m crazy about my horse, Jack!

KELLY WOGER
Senior Accountant
kwoger@kollathcpa.com
608-212-8683

Education: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Year Started with the Company: 2020
Expertise:
General accounting

On a more personal note…

Favorite Quote: “Life the life you love, love the life you live.”
Favorite Place to Travel: Mexico

KIM ROBERSON
Accountant
kroberson@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1034

Education: Madison Area Technical College; University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year Started with the Company: 2019
Expertise:
Nonprofit accounting; personal tax preparation
Community Involvement: Served as PTO Board Chair; Financial secretary and Council member at church, Finance Committee and Audie Committee Chair

On a more personal note…

Favorite Quote: “It is never wrong to do the right thing.”
Favorite Place to Travel: Straight North, to any nice lake!

MARCUS SCHMITT
Accountant
mschmitt@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1012

Education: BS, Accounting & Finance, UW-LaCrosse
Year Started with the Company:2020
Expertise:
GAAP Accounting, Nonprofit Accounting

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: 3-way tie between the Bucks, Packers and Brewers!
Hobbies: Traveling, sports, and trying new local restaurants

ZE CHING OH
Associate Accountant
zoh@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1029

Education: International MBA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Year Started with the Company: 2019
Industry Memberships:
AICPA
Expertise: Tax and accounting
Community Involvement: Outreach Funding Review Board at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish

On a more personal note…

Fun Fact: Loves traveling!
Favorite Place to Travel: Asia

Rebecca Otake
Bookeeper
rotake@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1032 Ext: 121

Education: Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Finance from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Currently working on Master of Science in Accountancy from DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Expertise:
Outsourced Accounting – Bookkeeping Services
Types of Clients You Work With: Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Labor Management Groups

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
Hobbies: Baking, Music, Traveling

KRISTI YEAGER
Senior Accountant – Insurance
kyeager@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1035

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year Started with the Company: 2013
Certifications:
CPA
Expertise: Insurance

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Go Badgers!
Favorite Place to Travel: Anywhere in Colorado
Hobbies: Skiing, hiking

Payton Quirk
Insurance Accountant
pquirk@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1012

Education: UW-Platteville
Year Started with the Company: 2020
Expertise: Insurance and Personal Tax
Types of Clients I Work With: MGAs

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Favorite Sports Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Favorite Place to Travel: New York City

Angie Gonzalez
Staff Accountant
agonzalez@kollathcpa.com
(608) 712-2140

Education: Madison College
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Expertise:
Tax and Insurance
Types of Clients You Work With: Nonprofits and MGA’s

On a more personal note…

Favorite Quote: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” – Michael Scott
Favorite Place to Travel: Orlando, Florida

ERIN LONG
Payroll Specialist, Organic Payroll
elong@organicpayroll.com
262-498-4906

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year Started with the Company: 2014
Industry Memberships: American Payroll Association
Community Involvement: Volunteer with outdoor trail clean-up organizations

On a more personal note…

Favorite Place to Travel: Anywhere with mountains!
Hobbies: Rock climbing, canyoneering, hiking, packrafting, backpacking, cycling, mountaineering, skiing

KELLY KUTLER
Business Development, Payroll Consultant
Organic Payroll division
kkutler@organicpayroll.com
608-416-1022

Education: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Year Started with the Company: 2012
Expertise: Payroll
Community Involvement: Volunteer with WWBIC, Ambassador for Doyenne Group

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Favorite Place to Travel: Paris, France

CHRIS FLESSERT
HR Service Manager, SustainableHR PEO
cflessert@sustainablehrpeo.com
608-416-1003

Education: BS, Management; BA, Accounting
Year Started with the Company: 2016
Industry Memberships: ICEBS, SHRM
Certifications: Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS); Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

On a more personal note…

Favorite Place to Travel: Switzerland (I’m a dual national!)
Hobbies: Long distance (10K) walking; cooking

Alicia Chamberlain
HR Generalist
achamberlain@kollathcpa.com
248-860-2226

Education: Eastman School of Music (NY), Guest Student Masters courses in accounting and mathematics, Oakland University (MI) 
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Expertise: Office management, creative problem solving, developing, and streamlining processes, recruiting/hiring, managing employee requests, website development and maintenance, basic accounting and support roles
Types of Clients I Work With: PEO Clients and new hires, Client Accounting Services

On a more personal note…

Fun Fact: I’m a classically trained Opera Singer
Hobbies: Video games, drawing, thrifting
Hidden Talent: I love graphic design and digital painting

PATRICIA TREBNICK
Senior Accountant
ptrebnick@kollathcpa.com

Education:
Year Started with the Company: 

Trevor Brand
Senior Accountant
tbrand@kollathcpa.com
608-416-1019, ext. 119

Education: Bachelors of Science-Accounting, Kean University
Year Started with the Company: 2022
Expertise: Nonprofit and Rental Property accounting

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: New York Yankees
Favorite Place to Travel: Orlando, FL

Brookfield Office

LUCAS L. PETZOLD
Tax Leader
lpetzold@kollathcpa.com
414-751-6847

Education: BBA, MST, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
Certifications: CPA, Attorney, Notary Public
Year Started with the Company: 2019
Expertise: Federal & multi-state taxation of individuals, businesses, and trusts/estates; tax return preparation, planning, analysis, and research; retirement planning
Industry Memberships: WICPA, AICPA, WI State Bar, WI Entertainment Lawyers Association

On a more personal note…

Hobbies: Concerts, cooking, gardening, animals

TIM KAHLE
CPA
tkahle@kollathcpa.com

Education:
Year Started with the Company: 

ALEX TETZLAFF
CPA, Senior Accountant
atetzlaff@kollathcpa.com
414-800-1033

Education: Master of Accountancy
Year Started with the Company: 2021
Expertise: Preparing individual and business tax returns; conducting federal tax research
Certifications: LinkedIn Microsoft Excel Assessment

On a more personal note…

Favorite Song: “Every Time We Touch” by Cascada
Hobbies: Running, walking, playing Pokemon Go!

KATI RAIOLO
Administrative Assistant
kraiolo@kollathcpa.com

Education:
Year Started with the Company: 

Prairie Du Sac Office

JULIE MILLER
Partner, CPA
jmiller@kollathcpa.com
608-644-0206

Education: Madison College; Edgewood College
Certifications: CPA, QB ProAdvisor
Year Started with the Company: 2009 (merged Miller Tax & Accounting with Kollath CPA)
Expertise: Quickbooks ProAdvisor, Tax preparation for individuals, for profit business and nonprofits. Small- to mid-sized business accounting
Industry Memberships: WICPA, AICPA
Community Involvement: Sauk Prairie Pool Sharks Board

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Place to Travel: Anywhere warm with an ocean view

JENNY PICKHARD
Senior Accountant
jpickhard@kollathcpa.com
608-644-0206

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certifications: QBO, Bill.com
Year Started with the Company: 2009
Expertise: Bookkeeping, tax, payroll
Industry Memberships: NACPB

On a more personal note…

Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Fun Fact: I have 3 kids and 2 golden retrievers, which I adore!


KATIE TIESING
Administrative Assistant; Bookkeeper
ktiesing@kollathcpa.com
608-644-0206


Year Started with the Company: 2015
Expertise: Office administration, customer service
Community Involvement: 6:8 Food Pack Event, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity

On a more personal note…

Favorite Quote: “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” -Mother Theresa
Favorite Place to Travel: Anywhere in the Black Hills … even better if I’m on two wheels!