Wisdom CPAs
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Our Team

Meet our number-loving extraordinaires


Jake Wisdom, CPA

A native of Northeast Kansas, Jake has worked in public accounting in the area for the last eight years. In August of 2017, Jake purchased the practice of Marianne Schmitt, CPA to expand his existing service area. The new combined firm provides many expanded services that will suit clients in many industries.

Jake met his husband Matt in college and have two children Kiara and Randee. He enjoys trying new food and experiences, exercising, and reading.

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  • Graduated from Hiawatha High School

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from AIB School of Business

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from AIB School of Business


  • Quickbooks Pro Advisor (Online and Desktop)

  • Certified Public Accountant

Volunteer Positions

  • Trustee for Hiawatha Community Hospital Association

  • Board Member for Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development

  • Former Trustee for the Morrill Public Library

  • Former Treasurer of Mount Hope Cemetery

  • Former Treasurer for Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce


Marianne Schmitt

Marianne is a respected tax professional with over 40 years of experience in public accounting.  She sold her practice to Jake Wisdom in 2017 and is continuing servicing the strong client relationships built over the years.   She grew up on a farm in northwest Kansas near Oakley and is a graduate of Kansas State University. 

She and her husband Mike enjoy traveling and attending K State football and basketball games.  Marianne enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time playing and crafting with their granddaughters. 


Shelby Meenen

Shelby Meenen recently joined our CPA office in December of 2017. She comes from the medical field, having studied Exercise Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Shelby was raised south of Dorchester, Nebraska and was part of the family farm and cattle operation. She married her husband Kyle in October of 2016. Shelby enjoys traveling, baking, spending time in the gym, shopping, and hunting and fishing with her husband.  

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Nicole Boswell

Nicole (Niki) Boswell is a Life Science graduate from Kansas State University. She grew up on the East Coast, calling Glen Burnie, Maryland her home for most of her childhood. She met her Husband Troy in college and they have four children, Tyler, Emma, Cameron and Nola. She enjoys good food, coffee on the lanai, creating art and family time together. You can catch her coaching our local swim team too.

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Carrie Potter

Carrie Potter joined our team in November 2017. She grew up in Chanute, in the southeastern corner of the state. She and her husband, Bryan, met at Kansas State University, where she graduated with degrees in Bakery Science & Management and Food Science. Through the years, various opportunities have brought her to bookkeeping and to us. Carrie and Bryan have made their home in Hiawatha for 18 years, with their three sons: Tannim, Jonas, and Beckett. She enjoys making, sharing, and eating foods of all kinds; creating fabric crafts; watching bad movies and great television; and trying to keep one step ahead of her family.

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— Jimi Hendrix