RON AHO: CGA/CPA(Canada), AFSP, Founder and President
Ron founded and operated two Accounting firms over the last 30 years. He also founded a successful commercial cleaning company and a retail store. Ron is also a real estate investor. As both an entrepreneur and an accountant, he knows what businesses need in order to succeed. Ron is a member of the CGA(Certified General Accountants Association of Canada), CPA(Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada), National Society of Accountants, Minnesota Real Estate Investors Association, participates in the IRS Annual Filing Season Record of Completion Program and is a Certified QuickBooks Advisor. Ron is an active member of his church and occasionally you will find him in a boat trying to catch some fish or chasing a golf ball on his favorite golf course.
KIRK COX: Senior Business Tax/Accounting Advisor
Kirk has worked in the tax and accounting industry since 1995. In that time, he has been with 3 firms and owned his own tax and accounting business. He prides himself in tax planning and especially helping businesses reduce their tax burden.
Kirk grew up on a dairy farm and has a history in agriculture. Kirk taught high school vocational agriculture and ag mechanics for a year and a half. Later he worked for Land O’ Lakes as a Dairy Rep for 13 years. assisting dairy farmers with milk quality and facility inspections. He developed a program assisting dairy farmers to improve herd reproductive performance and production. He went to Poland, about the time the communists lost power (early 1990), and assisted them with improving the dairy industry from farm to retail. He was sent to Turkey twice to help a company improve their dairy procurement and milk quality so they could get a loan from the world bank.
He has two children, 6 granddaughters, and one grandson. The oldest granddaughter won the MN State High School Girls Basketball Championship with Elk River in 2017. His grandchildren are great students and active in school.
For fun Kirk could hold his own at the bowling alley averaging 175-180. He likes golf, travelling, sightseeing, and camping. He has personally been to 45 of the 50 United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Poland, Italy and Turkey. He also has many interesting stories to tell from the time he was a Black Jack dealer.
LORAS HOLMBERG: Business Accounting Advisor (Bookkeeping/Payroll)
For Loras, the bells to ring in accounting are many and varied. Accuracy, timeliness, knowledge, anticipation of needs, clear communication, implementation of change, and solid people skills are all important.
His 30-plus years of accounting experience are primarily in the trucking and commercial real estate industries. Career highlights would be implementing hardware and software system changes on multiple occasions.
Loras knows his passions…walking, biking, cooking, socializing, politics, and the conservation of wild lands. During the summers of 1983 and 2015 he ducked out of the regular work world to work accounting positions in Yellowstone National Park. During each of the two summers, he hiked over 100 miles in the backcountry.
ISAAC RICHTER: Tax/Accounting Advisor
Isaac has been working in tax and accounting for more than a decade. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. He is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and participates in the Annual Filing Season Program for tax preparers.
He specializes in small business and individual tax planning, preparation, and consultation. As a small business owner he understands the challenges of growing a business. He enjoys helping individuals with their taxes and making sure they get their questions answered.
"I meet people from all walks of life, and that is one of the things that makes this job interesting and fun. Being able to help people with the challenges of tax and accounting is very rewarding." –Isaac
When Isaac is not at work he enjoys listening to music, reading, doing anything outdoors, and a good slice of lemon meringue pie."
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