KT is pleased to announce the promotion of Stacey Laub to Senior Associate in the Accounting Services department, the promotions of Luke Bates, Kelsey Cropsey, and Erin Kremers to Senior Associate in the Audit department, and Kale Lytle, Angie McDonnell, Brian Pereira, and Melanie Thiele to Senior Associate in the Tax department.
Stacey Laub holds an associate degree from Black Hills State University and joined KT in 2021. She enjoys working with clients and learning about their business. Stacey specializes in the medical and hospitality industries.
Luke Bates, CPA, joined KT in 2021 after getting his BS in Professional Accountancy from Black Hills State University. He works in the audit department performing audits, reviews, and compilations. He specializes in employee benefit plans, and the hospitality and construction industries.
Kelsey Cropsey joined KT in 2021 after getting her BS in Professional Accountancy from Black Hills State University. She specializes in audits for non-profits, foundations, and employee benefit plans.
Erin Kremers, CPA, joined KT in 2021 after getting her BS in Professional Accountancy from Black Hills State University. She specializes in the government and non-profit industries, working on the audits for various cities, school districts, and non-profit organizations.
Kale Lytle, EA, joined KT’s Tax department in 2021. He specializes in agricultural tax returns and also assists agriculture clients with their bookkeeping and tax planning. He is part of KT’s Valuation team, assisting with business valuations and present value calculations. Kale obtained his BS and master’s degrees in business administration from Chadron State College.
Angie McDonnell, CPA, attended Black Hills State University and graduated with a BS in Professional Accountancy, Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Studies, and Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photography. She started with KT in 2021. She currently specializes in the agriculture industry and serves as a member of the SD CPA Society’s Young Professionals Advisory Council. Angie works to promote the profession by assisting with recruiting and speaking to students about the accounting field.
Brian Pereira joined KT in 2022. He holds a BS in Accounting and Operations Management from Rhode Island College. He is part of KT’s agriculture and 1040 team and helps train new hires as part of the New Hire Onboard Committee.
Melanie Thiele joined KT in 2021 after graduating from Wayne State College with a BS in Accounting and an MBA. She recently passed the CPA Exam and is waiting for her official certification. Melanie works in the Spearfish office, specializes in the non-profit industry, and is also part of KT’s Staff Development Committee.