Principals and Staff

Gregg Bashore, CPA

Gregg joined the practice in 1979 working at the Van Wert office.  He became an owner of the firm in 1999.  His practice areas include taxation specializing in agriculture, accounting and auditing, not-for-profit entities and small business consulting.

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Education Gregg received an Associate’s degree from International Business College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saint Francis.  He earned the CPA designation in 1982.

Professional / Community Involvement Gregg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a member of Willow Bend Country Club and Calvary Evangelical Church.  Gregg is also current treasurer and past president of the Van Wert Rotary Club.  He is also past president of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce.

Personal Activities / Hobbies Gregg enjoys family time with his wife, Sandy and their two sons, Andrew and Daniel. He especially enjoys the latest Bashore, his grandson Eli. He enjoys playing golf and participating in area 5k walk/runs.  A favorite hobby is singing, as Gregg sang with the Evangels gospel trio for over 20 years.

Favorite Personal Saying A faithful man will be richly blessed (Proverbs 28:20)

Favorite Part of My Job Helping clients achieve financial freedom with tax planning strategies to ensure small business success.  Building a rapport with each client is extremely satisfying.

Gloria Waterman, CPA

Gloria joined the firm in 1982 and began her career at the Van Wert office. She became an owner in 2005. Her practice concentrations are non-profit audits, governmental audits, individual and business tax preparation and planning, and accounting software consulting.

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Education Graduated from college in 1982, CPA designation in 1986

Professional / Community Involvement  Member of AICPA and OSCPA, Board member of the Van Wert Optimist Club

Personal Activities / Hobbies  Gloria is married to Steve and they enjoy church, spending time with their children and grandchildren, and camping

Favorite Personal Saying  Everything is possible for him who believes (Mark 9:23)

Favorite Part of My Job   Problem solving / Saving a client money

Jonathan Stoller, CPA

Jon joined the firm in 2004, beginning his career at the Van Wert office. He became an owner in 2015. His practice concentrations are accounting and auditing (including not-for profits), and taxation for family businesses, agriculture, manufacturing, and health care industries.

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Education 2004 The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters in Accounting, CPA designation in 2005

Professional / Community Involvement Member of AICPA, OSCPA, and the Latty Apostolic Christian Church, Treasurer of the Van Wert Service Club, board of directors of Mid-Ohio Chamber Players, Inc and Business Development Corporation of Van Wert.

Personal Activities / Hobbies Family, music & choir, running, vacations, church activities and reading

Favorite Personal Saying He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose

Favorite Part of My Job Meeting and working with clients

Andrew Bashore, CPA

Andrew joined the firm in 2012, beginning his career at the Van Wert office.  His practice concentrations are accounting and auditing as well as small business taxation and consultation.

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Education 2012 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University, CPA designation in 2015. 2018 – Master of Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio

Professional / Community Involvement Member of the AICPA and the OSCPA, member of the Van Wert Rotary Club, Treasurer of Main Street Van Wert, board of directors for Family Health Care of Northwest Ohio, Wee Care Learning Center, and the Rotary Club of Van Wert, Calvary Evangelical Church, Willow Bend Country Club

Personal Activities / Hobbies Golfing, reading, spending time with family, and singing

Favorite Personal Saying Treat others the way you would like to be treated

Tochukwu Onyeke, CPA, MBA

Tochukwu joined the firm in 2019 at the Van Wert office.

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Education: 2012 University of Nigeria, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master’s in Business Administration, IPFW 2018. CPA designation in 2019.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Also a member of the Association of Nigerian Community in Fort Wayne IN.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Family, swimming, playing soccer, making new friends and researching to learn.

Favorite Personal Saying: Integrity is telling yourself the truth while honesty is telling the truth to others.

Favorite Part of My Job: Learning and working with people.

Rod Stoller, CPA

Rod joined the firm in July 1973, became an owner in 1978, and transitioned to part-time in 2015.  Practice concentrations are taxation, succession and estate planning.

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Education: University of St Francis, BA in Business Administration & Accounting and CPA in 1976.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of AICPA, OSCPA, NSAC, Apostolic Christian Church, Gideons and VW Service Club.  Past board/officer for AC Endowment, Country Villa and World Relief (Eastern Europe), Latty AC Church, Lima OSCPA, VW National Bank, VW Chamber of Commerce, United Way, YMCA, Thomas Edison NPO, Junior Achievement, and Sertoma Club.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Music, reading, history, bicycling, traveling, grandkids

Favorite Personal Saying: In a multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24:6)

Favorite Part of My Job: Personal interaction with people

Paige Hemmert

Paige started with BRSW in January 2019. Her areas of expertise include tax returns and accounting.

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Education: 2018 graduate of International Business College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting. Currently pursuing bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Indiana Wesleyan.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Paige loves to cook, clean, exercise, hang out with friends and family, and go shopping. She also loves tolisten to music and drive with no destination in mind.

Favorite Personal Saying: Life live to the fullest. You only get one so enjoy it doing something you love and not something you hate.

Favorite Part of My Job: Learning something new everyday

Tamali Pruden

Tamali joined the firm in 1986 coming out of Fort Wayne and was originally hired as the firm’s senior office secretary where she was in charge of word processing duties and assembly of tax returns.  In 2003 she was promoted to the position of payroll services administrator for the Van Wert clients.  She also serves as the portal administrator and handles the electronic filing services for the Van Wert office.

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Education: International Business College

Professional / Community Involvement: Tamali actively attends Sugar Ridge Church of God where she is active on the Board of Directors.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Summer is her favorite time of the year where she enjoys family time at the lake boating, swimming, camping, and enjoying campfires with her friends.  She is an avid dog lover and her rescue dog Mel is the apple of her eye.

Favorite Personal Saying: Follow the Golden Rule and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Luke 6:31

Favorite Part of My Job: Tamali enjoys handling her clients’ payroll needs and helping customers understand their personal tax portals.

Cheryl Rupert

Cheryl joined the firm in 2007, having worked previously in Van Wert in 1985-1989 and 1991 on a part-time basis. Her areas of responsibilities are payroll and bookkeeping services.

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Education: University of Northwest Ohio Associates in Accounting 1981

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Crochet

Favorite Part of My Job: Balancing records / spreadsheets

Annette Stanley

Annette started with BRSW in September, 2020 at the Van Wert Office as a Paraprofessional.

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Education: 1980 graduate of International Business College with a Secretarial Certificate. 1985 graduate of IPFW earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of Trinity Friends Church, currently serving as church treasurer along with many other volunteer opportunities

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Annette enjoys creating handmade greeting cards, reading, music, church activities, and traveling with her husband Ken.

Favorite Personal Saying: When we work, we work.  When we pray, God works.

Favorite Part of My Job: Numbers and learning new things

Skylar Wannemacher

Skylar started with BRSW in September, 2020 at the Van Wert Office. Her responsibilities as office receptionist include word processing, financial and tax reports, client scheduling, and filing.

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Education: Skylar attended DePaul University in Chicago as well as Ohio State University to get her degree in social work. She is still working on this and plans to finish with her masters in clinical social work.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Skylar enjoys knitting, gardening, baking, traveling, reading, working out, and spending time with family

Favorite Part of My Job: Her favorite part of the job is getting to interact with and serve others as well as problem solve and organize.

Paulding Office

Matt Reineck, CPA, CVA

Matt joined the firm in 1992, moving from Findlay to work at the Paulding office. He became an owner in 1999. His practice concentrations are accounting and auditing, taxation, business valuation, agribusiness, and small business consulting.

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Education: 1990 Bachelor of Science, The Defiance College, CPA designation in 1992

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of AICPA, OSCPA, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Kiwanis and Paulding County Farm Bureau, Treasurer of Northwest Ohio Family Law Association, Member and Ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian Church EPC of Paulding

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Spending time with family, boating, fishing, reading and watching most any motorsport

Favorite Part of My Job: The relationships formed with the customers I’m privileged to serve.

Michael Arend, CPA

Mike joined the firm in June 1979, became an owner in 1985 and transitioned to semi-retirement in 2015. His practice concentrations are accounting and auditing, taxation and peer review.

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Education: 1979 Indiana University Bachelor of Science in accounting, CPA designation in 1981

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of AICPA, OSCPA, and NSA, Director for Diamond Bancshares/Antwerp Exchange Bank, Finance Chairman of Finance Council of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Past President Paulding Chamber of Commerce and Paulding Lions Club, former board member of Paulding United Way

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Reading, golf, and bowling

Favorite Personal Saying: Personal integrity is always treating others as you would have them treat you.

Favorite Part of My Job: Meeting with clients

Andy Manz, CPA

Andy joined the Van Wert office in November 2014 as a staff accountant after working in corporate accounting for 3 years. He joined the Paulding office full time in late 2020. His practice concentrations are accounting, auditing, and assisting small businesses with their tax compliance. Andy also oversees the internal IT functions at BRSW.

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Education: Attended IPFW receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University in 2011. Major: Accounting, Minor: Information Systems. CPA designation in 2013.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of AICPA, OSCPA, Junction Apostolic Christian Church, Leadership Van Wert Class of 2017.  Board Member of Optimist Club of Van Wert.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Singing, audio recording, photography, information systems, hiking, biking, National Parks, spending time with family and friends. Andy is married to Laura, and they have 3 children: Eddie, Eli, and Emma.

Favorite Personal Saying: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” — John 14:1

Favorite Part of My Job: Working with clients.

Shelby Aschliman, CPA

Shelby joined the firm in 2015, beginning her career at the Paulding office.  Her responsibilities include payroll, accounting and taxation for small businesses.

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Education: Attended IPFW receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of OSCPA and Junction Apostolic Christian Church

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Apostolic Christian Church Young Group and spending time with family and friends

Favorite Personal Saying: Colossians 3:23 – “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”

Favorite Part of My Job: Interacting with and helping others.

Betty Lane

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Education: Bachelor of Science-Defiance College/QB Desktop and Online Proadvisor

Professional / Community Involvement: Cecil Presbyterian Church

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Bicycling, Crochet and most of all being grandma

Favorite Part of My Job: Helping people

Jaclyn Schlatter

Jaclyn joined the firm full time in May 2018 after interning for the previous two tax seasons.

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Education: Attended IPFW receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Accounting from Indiana University.

Professional/Community Involvement: Junction Apostolic Christian Church

Personal Activities/Hobbies: Church young group activities, cake decorating, portrait drawing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Livia DeVoe

Livia joined the firm in December 2016, working in the Paulding office.

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Education: Attended IPFW receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Accounting from Indiana University.

Professional/Community Involvement: First United Methodist Church, Rescue Mission Volunteer

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Spending time at the lake and hanging out with friends and family

Megan Dysinger

Megan joined the firm in 2010 and works in the Paulding office. tax returns and accounting.

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Professional / Community Involvement: Completed Leadership in action course in 2013. Currently president of the board of directors for the United Way of Paulding County

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Reading, singing & gardening

Favorite Personal Saying: “We rise by lifting others.”- Robert Ingersoll

Favorite Part of My Job: Talking with and helping clients

Destiny Dangler-Reed

Destiny joined the firm in January 2018, beginning her career at the Van Wert office. She began working in the Paulding office in early 2020. Her areas of practice and responsibilities include financial statements, audit testing, tax reports and bookkeeping services.

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Education: International Business College

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Spending time with family, going to the lake, exercising, hanging out with friends, cooking and dancing.

Favorite Part of My Job: Audit Testing and Bookkeeping

Columbus Grove Office

Todd Meyer, CPA

Todd joined the firm in 2012, beginning in the Paulding office. He helped spearhead the opening of the satellite location in Columbus Grove, Ohio in 2016. He grew up in Columbus Grove on a family farm and continues to be actively involved in farming and ag-business.

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Education: 2010 cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with specializations in Accounting and Entrepreneurship. CPA designation in 2014.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of AICPA, OSCPA, Knight’s of Columbus and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Playing basketball, running, biking, perch fishing on Lake Erie, reading, watching football, basketball and baseball

Favorite Personal Saying: It’s easy to be average. It takes something to be exceptional. Why be average? – Urban Meyer

Favorite Part of My Job: Building client relationships, problem solving

Taylor Manz

Taylor joined the firm in November 2020, working in the Columbus Grove office.

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Education: Graduated in 2019 from the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance.

Professional / Community Involvement: Member of Junction Apostolic Christian Church

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends.

Lisa A. Langhals

Lisa joined the Columbus Grove branch January 2018, specializing in payroll, general accounting, and working at the front desk.

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Education: Graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School, Associate Degree in Accounting from Lima Technical College, Bachelors in Business Administration from Tiffin University

Professional / Community Involvement: Communion distributor, greeter, money counter, and member of Parish Council at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Lisa also volunteers at her kid’s elementary school.

Personal Activities / Hobbies: Camping, walking, color by number, helping on the farm, Putnam County fair, and spectating at our kid’s events. Lisa also enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and kids Natalie, Keelie, Griffin, and Colin.

Favorite Personal Saying: Worry is like a rocking chair – it gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

Favorite Part of My Job: Tax season, talking with and helping clients

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