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  • IT Manager
    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 up with emerging technologies. He believes that the most important assets of any company are the people that make up the organization. When not at work,...
  • Human Resources
    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 encountered as the firm has grown and being involved in so many different areas over the years.
  • Manager
    Laura Dillworth graduated from Lake Erie College in May 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She began her career with NMS in the beginning of 2003. After working and growing with the Chardon office for 11 years, she transferred to the Twinsburg office in 2014 to become its office manager and further her career. Along with managing the office, Laura continues to work hands-on with many clients...
  • Accountant
    Luke Chambers began working at NMS in December of 2020. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting. Following graduation, he started a full-time position in the Twinsburg office as a staff accountant. He joins NMS with two years of corporate accounting experience. He enjoys spending free time with friends and working...
  • Accountant
    Mary Jo Weaver graduated from Lake Erie College with a bachelor of science degree in accounting in 2001. She started with NMS in November 2014 when Joe Picardini sold his practice, Picardini & Associates CPA, to NMS. Mary Jo has worked in the public accounting field for 31 years, logging experience in live payroll, payroll taxes, individual and business tax return preparation and bookkeeping.
  • Accountant
    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 on corporate, partnership and individual taxation.
  • Principal
    Michael Elliott is a a graduate of Franklin University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Michael passed the CPA exam and was licensed as a CPA in the State of Ohio in 2009, at the age of 22. At the time of his licensing, he was the youngest CPA in the state. Michael has been in public practice since 2007 and is currently a principal at NMS.
    In his...
  • Administrative Assistant
    Monique Bergmeier is the administrative assistant in our Burton office. She has been serving our Burton clientele since 2016 and enjoys being a part of this community. Outside of work, she enjoys cheering on her children at their sporting events and, on occasion, getting to travel with her husband.
  • Accountant
    Morgan Piecuch joined NMS as a staff accountant in May of 2021. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in accounting from Lake Erie College in 2021, and is working toward becoming a certified public accountant. Her background includes three years of banking experience at a credit union.
  • Accountant
    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.
  • Accountant
    Patrick Vitelli joined NMS in 2015 as an intern and has since become a full time staff accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Governors University. Previously, he was a chef, working at the Cleveland and Washington D.C. properties of the Ritz-Carlton hotel group. When not working, Patrick enjoys attending CrossFit and spending time with his family.
  • Accountant
  • Accountant
    Ray McIntosh received his CPA license in 1972 and is a member of the AICPA and the OSCPA. He had his own accounting practice for over 30 years until merging into NMS.
  • Administrative Assistant
    Samantha Horton is from South Carolina and moved to the area in 2020. She has a wide-ranging work background, from construction to medical assisting.
  • Marketing Coordinator
    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.
  • Director
    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 of accounting at Lake Erie College. Shawn serves on the board of the Geauga Community Investment Corporation and has served in the past on numerous boards...
  • Client Services Associate
    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 Loft. The operational side of the business was Stacie’s main focus while in Retail Management.
    Stacie graduated from Bowling Green State...
  • Accountant
    Susan Colvin earned her Bachelor of Psychology from Ohio State University and completed her accounting classes at California State University in Los Angeles. She is a CPA in Ohio and has many years of experience in both public accounting and private industry. Her practice includes corporate, partnership and individual taxation. She joined NMS in June 2020.
  • Controller
    Terri Lynagh is a life-long resident of Lake County and began working at NMS in December 2020.
    She has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of accounting.
    She also has several years’ experience as a controller for locally owned businesses and recently was a controller for a regional company.
  • Accountant
    Terri Miller joined the practices of Miller + Associates in 2000 and NMS in 2021. She graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Business Administration and accrued several years’ experience managing small businesses. She is experienced in corporate and personal tax preparation, accounting, financial statements, payroll, business start-up, and financial and business consulting. Terri is...
  • Accountant
    Terry Liss became an enrolled agent tax preparer in 2018, after 16 years with the IRS as a tax law specialist and instructor. He worked at Miller + Associates for three years and joined NMS in 2021. Terry has a master's degree in history and an accounting certificate from Lakeland Community College. As a kibbutz member in Israel for 25 years, he brings experience in farming, business and recreation...
  • Accountant
    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 clients.
  • Accountant
    Toni Erzen has worked in public accounting for 21 years. She has an associate's degree in accounting and earned her BA in Business Management from Hiram College in 2007. Toni became an enrolled agent through the IRS in March 2017.
  • Manager
    Tricia Sauto has worked in public accounting since August 1985, became a CPA in December 1987, and earned her CGMA designation in February 2014. She is a member of the AICPA and the OSCPA, and graduated from the University of Akron with BSA in accounting in 1985.
  • Accountant
    Bill Stewart graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1973 with a degree in journalism. After a brief career as a reporter and editor at a daily newspaper in Northwest Ohio, Bill enrolled at Cleveland State University to pursue a graduate business degree. He graduated, passed the CPA exam and worked in the tax accounting departments at Women’s Federal Savings Bank and Charter One Bank.

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