Chardon Office

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121 South Street
Chardon, OH 44024
440-286-5222
Fax: 440-286-4300

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Meet Our Chardon Office Staff

  • April Betarie joined the NMS team in early 2019. She currently serves the firm at the Chardon office's front desk as administrative assistant. Her background includes human resources and various roles in the education, medical and dental fields.
  • Ashley Reho has been a part of the NMS team since 2013. She currently serves the firm as a bookkeeper, with a certification in QuickBooks Online. You may have also encountered Ashley as a welcoming face at the front desk, as she has also served in administrative...
  • Jessica Marker has served as the controller for NMS, Inc. and affiliates since May 2015. Jessica performs internal accounting functions for our accounting firm, wealth management practice and our insurance regulatory consulting company. She has also worked...
  • Director & Tax Manager
    John Lynagh is a 1982 graduate of Bowling Green University, where he earned his Bachelor's of Science in business administration. He then attended Cleveland State University, where he pursued his accounting education. John...
  • John Bednarski earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, and Master's Degree in finance, from Cleveland State University. He is a CPA in Ohio, and has many years of experience in both public accounting and private industry. His practice...
  • Chardon Office
    121 South Street
    Chardon, OH 44024
    Kayla Stowe has been part of the NMS family since graduating from Miami University with a degree in finance. Upon the founding of NMS Wealth Management, she quickly transitioned from the accounting...
  • Ken Pfeifer has been the information technology manager at NMS since 2015. He studied management information systems at Florida State University and has been an IT professional for 12 years. Ken specializes in IT security and regularly trains to keep...
  • Kristine Neece started with NMS in 1997, just a few months after its launch, and has been involved in varied administrative functions in the office beginning with the first Neece & Co. payroll department. Kristine has enjoyed the challenges and changes...
  • Megan Fennell graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Notre Dame College in 1997, and joined the NMS family close to its inception later that year. In her 22 years of experience with the firm, she has focused mainly...
  • Noelle Muro joined the NMS team as a staff accountant in July of 2019. She graduated from Cleveland State in the summer of 2019 with a Bachelors in business administration. Noelle had two accounting internships during tax season prior to working at NMS.
  • Nycole Kostelac has served as accounts receivable manager since January 2019 and reports directly to the controller. Nycole oversees the company's generated income to ensure all money owed to the company is billed and received correctly and in a timely...
  • Sandy Ward joined NMS in May 2017 to assist with marketing efforts, which included building a branded and active social media presence. She also serves as marketing coordinator for Geauga Park District.
  • Founding Director
    Shawn Neece earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration in accounting from Cleveland State University, and his Master's of Science in accounting from Kent State University. He is a CPA in Ohio and Florida and adjunct professor...
  • Chardon Office
    121 South Street
    Chardon, OH 44024
    Stacie Kimpton is the newest member of the NMS Wealth Management team. Before joining NMS Wealth Management, Stacie had a career in Retail Management with Kohl’s Department Store and Ann Taylor...
  • Tina Blakeslee joined NMS in August 2015 and has been working in public accounting for more than 20 years. She is a tax preparer, can assist clients with QuickBooks setup and cleanup, and offers tax planning strategies for small business and individual...

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