Meet the Team

The CPAs at DWD adhere to the highest standards and ethics of the accounting profession.  Integrity, competence and objectivity are the core values that have earned us respect in the past and will continue to guide us  in the future. 

Michael Bair, CPA

Senior Manager

Mike Bair is a CPA at Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  He primarily works with businesses and individuals in the area of tax planning and preparation.  Mike has 40 years of accounting experience.

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Bryan Baugher, CPA, CGMA

Tax Supervisor

Bryan Baugher is a Tax Supervisor in the Fort Wayne office of DWD.  He joined the team in 2016 and brings over 10 years of experience as a CPA.  Bryan serves business and individual clients in the areas of tax planning, tax preparation and consulting.

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Susan Berghoff, CPA

Senior Manager

Susan Berghoff is a Senior Manager in the Fort Wayne office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  She graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne with a Bachelors degree in Accounting in May of 1999 and started at DWD in September of that year.

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Chanda Blair, CPA

Manager

Chanda  Blair is a Manager in the Fort Wayne office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. She graduated with distinction from Indiana University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting. Chanda joined DWD in the fall of 2003.

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Burt Brunner, CPA

Director

Burt Brunner is a Director at Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  He works primarily with business owners and individuals in the area of tax planning and preparation.  Burt is a University of Notre Dame graduate with over 35 years of accounting experience.

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J. Nelson Coats, CPA

Nelson Coats is a past Director of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. He is a graduate of Ball State University and has been with the firm since 1976. 

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Jeri Colone

Accountant

Jeri Colone is an accountant at Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  She provides accounting services to businesses specializing in bookkeeping, payroll and payroll taxes.  She graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne with an Associates in Accounting in May 1981.

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Joey Colone, CPA

Supervisor

Joey Colone joined DWD in January of 2014.  He graduated from Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne with degrees in Accounting and Management.

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Mike Ernst, CPA

Director, Marion Office

Mike Ernst is a Director of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. and manages the Marion office.  He provides tax and accounting services to individuals and businesses and specializes in pension valuations and employee benefit plan administration.

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Elizabeth Gutierrez, CPA

Manager

Elizabeth Gutierrez is a Manager in the Marion office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  She joined the firm in 2000 and primarily works in the area of tax where she assists individuals and businesses with their taxation needs.

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Ryan Hawkins

Staff Accountant

Ryan joined the DWD team as an Accountant in September of 2016.  He is a graduate of Manchester University.

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Brandi Johnson

Accountant

Brandi Johnson is an accountant at Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  She graduated from International Business College with an Associates Degree in Accounting.  She works with clients in the areas of bookkeeping, payroll and payroll taxes.

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Bob Kohlmeyer, CPA

Director of DWD Technology Group

  • Phone: 260-423-2414
  • Fax: 260-399-8750

Bob Kohlmeyer is a director of DWD Technology Group, a division of Dulin, Ward, & DeWald Inc. Bob has been with DWD since 1990. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

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Kristi Leininger, CPA

Accountant

Kristi Leininger has been a CPA in the Fort Wayne office of DWD since 2004.  She primarily works on controllership engagements as well as our for-profit audit team.

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Jenny Lemmon, CPA, CFE

Senior Manager

Jenny Lemmon joined DWD in 2015.  She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting and works with business, individual and nonprofit clients.

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Valerie McHarry, CPA, CFE

Director

Valerie McHarry is a Director in the Marion office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.   She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Ball State University and became a CPA in 1992.  Valerie is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.  She serves as Finance Chair of Holy Family Catholic Church, as a Member and Past President of Marion Kiwanis and is also a Board Member of Community Foundation of Grant County.

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Karen Miiller, CPA

Senior Accountant

Karen Miiller is a Senior Accountant at the Marion location of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  She has been with the firm since 2006 and prepares tax returns for businesses as well as individuals.  Karen is also responsible for monthly bookkeeping, has controllership duties and is a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.

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Carrie Minnich, CPA, MAcct

Director

Carrie Minnich is a Director in the Fort Wayne office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  She earned both a Bachelors degree in Financial Accounting (Cum laude) and a Master of Accountancy  from Manchester College.  Carrie has been with the firm since 2004.

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Jessica Ogle, CPA

Director

Jessica Ogle is a Director in the Fort Wayne office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.   She graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne in May 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a concentration in Accounting.  She serves business and individual clients with tax planning, tax preparation, consulting and preparation of business valuations.  She has been with the firm since 2000.

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Jill Onion, CPA

Controller

Jill started with DWD in April of 2016 as Controller.   With her she brings a background as a bank sales manager, internal auditor and also a tax professional.  Jill is a graduate of Indiana University and holds degrees in Finance and Accounting.

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Zach Richards, CPA, CFE

Senior Manager

Zach Richards is a Senior Manager in the Fort Wayne office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  He provides audit, accounting, and consulting services for clients in a variety of industries, as well as audits of employee benefit plans.  Zach is a graduate of Ball State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Indiana CPA Society.  He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the AICPA Peer Review Program.

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Christine Rupp, CPA

Senior Manager

Chris Rupp is a CPA in the Fort Wayne office of DWD.  She works primarily with small business clients, individuals and nonprofit organizations in the areas of tax planning, tax preparation, business consulting and business planning.  Chris has 38 years of experience in public accounting and 10+ years in long term health care management.

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Casey Scheurich, CPA

Director

Casey Scheurich is a Director in the Fort Wayne office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  Casey graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne, with a degree in Accounting in 1998 and has been with the firm since November of that year.

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Michael Simpson, CPA

Senior Manager

Mike Simpson is a CPA at Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  With over 38 years of accounting experience, Mike spends the majority of his time working with clients in regards to tax and financial planning.

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Kristie Small, CPA, MBA

Supervisor

Kristie Small is a Supervisor in the Marion office of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc.  Kristie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University, and has been with the firm since November of 2006.

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Jeff Taner, CPA

Managing Director

Jeff Taner is the Managing Director of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. and has been with the firm since 1982.  He is a graduate of Indiana University.

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Teresa Thorne, EA

Enrolled Agent

Teresa Thorne is an Enrolled Agent at Dulin, Ward & Dewald, Inc.  She specializes in individual income tax, income tax planning, and fiduciary tax returns. She has prepared income tax returns for 32 years and has been enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service since 1987.  Teresa graduated from Indiana University with B.S. and M.A.T. degrees in Education.

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Mark Westerhausen, CPA, MST

Director, Tax Services

Mark Westerhausen is a Director of Dulin, Ward & DeWald, Inc. and is head of the DWD Tax Department.  He is a graduate of Valparaiso University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago.

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