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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

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

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

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

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

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Favorite Sports Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Hidden Talent: Thumb wrestling

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

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

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)

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

LINDA GREEN
HR Director, SustainableHR PEO
lgreene@sustainablehrpeo.com

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

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

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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

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

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

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Certification: CPA
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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

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

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

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

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

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

MOLLY BERENSON
Client Accounting Services Supervisor
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

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

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

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

TAYLOR MANNING
Accountant
tmanning@kollathcpa.com

Education: Madison College
Year Started with the Company: 2020

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

Hannah Hansen
Accountant
hhansen@kollathcpa.com

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PATRICIA TREBNICK
Senior Accountant
ptrebnick@kollathcpa.com

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Brookfield Office

KATI RAIOLO
Administrative Assistant
kraiolo@kollathcpa.com

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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

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Hobbies: Concerts, cooking, gardening, animals

TIM KAHLE
CPA
tkahle@kollathcpa.com

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ALEX TETZLAFF
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!

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!