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Meet the team
 
 
Meet our number-loving Extraordinaires
 

"Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens"
- Jimi Hendrix

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Jake Wisdom
CPA

LinkedIN | Quickbooks

Education

  • 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

Certifications

  • Quickbooks Pro Advisor (Online and Desktop)
  • Certified Public Accountant

Volunteer Positions

  • Former Trustee for the Morrill Public Library
  • Former Treasurer of Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Former Treasurer for Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce

A native of Northeast Kansas, Jake has worked in public accounting in the area for the past eight years. In August of 2017, Jake purchased the practice of Marianne Schmitt, CPA to expand his existing service area. The combined firm provides many expanded services that are ideal for 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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Shelby Meenen
Payroll Accountant

Shelby Meenen joined our office in December 2017. She grew up on the family farm south of Dorchester, Nebraska. Shelby graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University, earning a degree in Exercise Science. She and her husband Kyle were married in October of 2016 and made their home south of Hiawatha. Kyle and Shelby have a son, Cash, who was born in January 2019. Besides spending time with Kyle and Cash, Shelby enjoys traveling, baking, shopping, fishing, gardening, and visiting her family in Nebraska.
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Carrie Potter
Financial Accountant

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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Judy Palmateer
Office Manager

Judy Palmateer began her position as Office Manager in July 2020.  Judy and her husband Brian enjoy small town living in the Everest community.  Judy enjoys spending time with her 4 daughters Anita, Erica, McKenzie & Tara, 3 grandchildren, crocheting, cooking, and crafting.

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Rachel Kent
Staff Accountant

Rachel Kent grew up in the rural Northeastern town of White Cloud, Kansas and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska Reservation. Her and her husband, Bennie, both proud members of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, reside within the boundaries of the Iowa Tribe Reservation and are raising their three children: Tayler, Aubrey, and Aaron. She worked for the Iowa Tribe Accounting Department for 16 years before joining the team in November 2020. She has an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management from Highland Community College. Her free time consists of helping in her tribal community with various projects in which she has collaborated with many agencies including Native American Family Services, Kansas State University, and the University of Kansas KSNAF program. Most importantly she is her children’s biggest fan and loves watching them in anything and everything they do!