Ketel Thorstenson is proud to announce that Traci Fitting, EA, was promoted to Tax Manager. In addition, Kristen Reed, Abby Hagen, Austin Eichacker and Joei Tieman have passed the CPA exam.

Traci Fitting is an Enrolled Agent and tax accountant with over 20 years’ experience, specializing in business taxes (Corporate, Partnership, LLC, Sole Proprietorship) and personal taxes. Fitting joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 2009, where she developed specialties in advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various business structures available and assisting with IRS issues, such as audits and letters. As Tax Manager, Fitting will conduct detailed reviews of tax returns and oversee various office projects.



Kristen ReedKristen Reed, CPA, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi in 2012. Reed joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in September 2012 as an audit associate and recently passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.



Abby Hagen, CPA is a 2013 graduate of Minot State University with a BS in Accounting. Hagen joined the new  Ketel Thorstenson, LLP office located in Williston, ND in Nov. 2013 as a tax associate. Hagen recently passed the CPA exam.




Austin Eichacker, CPA is a 2013 graduate of The University of South Dakota with a BBA in Accounting and Finance, and a Masters in Professional Accountancy in 2014. Eichacker went through the Ketel Thorstenson, LLP summer internship program in 2013 and was hired full-time in Sept. 2014 as an audit associate. Eichacker recently passed the CPA exam.



Joei Tieman, CPA graduated from NAU in 2002 with a BS in Managerial Accounting and joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in Sept. 2014 as a tax associate. Tieman has over 11 years of experience in manufacturing. Tieman recently passed the CPA exam.




Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, has over 50 CPA’s on staff and has been serving clients across South Dakota since 1936. With offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Custer, SD and Williston, ND, the firm offers many services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation and estate planning.