Our Team

Shareholders

CPA, Shareholder
CPA, CFE, Shareholder
CPA, Shareholder

Support

Firm Administrator
Payroll Specialist
Support, IT Assistant

CPA, Shareholder

Steven D. Hooker

Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.

Meet Steve, an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.  Before beginning his path as a CPA, Steve wanted to become a professional baseball player.  Instead, he graduated from Bluffton University and started with E.S. Evans and Company in 1987.  He was admitted as a partner in 2008.  When he is not at the office, you can find him on the golf course, watching sports or hanging out with family and friends.

He and his wife have two boys and live in Lima with their dog, Zeke.  Spending time with his family and friends helps him push through the busy season each year.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (1997)
QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting | Bluffton College (1987)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lima Noon Sertoma Club

Expertise

Tax Preparation Tax Planning QuickBooks Consulting Audits Reviews Compilations

CPA, CFE, Shareholder

Jennifer J. Birkemeier

If you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Meet Jennifer, the Wolverine’s #1 fan.  She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Craig, and has two sons. In 1993, she graduated from the University of Findlay and joined E.S. Evans and Company.  She lives in the country, outside of Wapakoneta, her hometown.  In her spare time, you can find Jennifer and Craig traveling in their RV, boating, or riding their motorcycle.  When she can get away, her favorite travel destination is St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Jennifer gets through busy season with the support of her family and by remembering that summer soon follows.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (1996)
Certified Fraud Examiner (2005)

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance | University of Findlay (1993)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Association of Government Accountants
UNOH Accounting Advisory Board

Expertise

Non-Profits Tax Preparation Tax Planning Audits Reviews Compilations Consulting

CPA, Shareholder

Andrew J. Brown

Wherever you go, there you are.

Meet Andy, an E.S. Evans and Company team member since he graduated from Asbury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Economics.  In addition to being a shareholder, Andy serves as our Information Technology Supervisor.  When Andy is not in the office you can find him spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and fishing.  He especially enjoys trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  His wife, Stacy, is a teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary and they have two children.  Their daughter, Haleigh, is a cheerleader and dancer and their son, Ian, is involved in karate.  They have two dogs, Moose and Molly, one guinea pig, Peanut, and a 17 year old frog named Frog.

Andy frequently dreams of summer on the beach and fishing trips at the lake to push him through busy season.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (2002)
QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Education:
Bachelor’s, Major in Accounting, Minor in Economics | Asbury College (1997)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lima Rescue Mission Board Member

Expertise

Tax Preparation Tax Planning Financial Institutions QuickBooks Audits Reviews Compilations Consulting

Staff Accountant

Ann M. Stewart

Everything happens for a reason. You got this!

Ann started with Klay and Associates in 1982 and became a member of the E.S. Evans and Company team during the merger in 2008.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching TV when she is not in the office.  Ann’s most memorable vacation was the trip to Alaska she took with her husband.

Ann tries to get extra sleep to make it through tax season.

Education
Associates in Accounting | Lima Technical College (1982)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Expertise

Accounting Reviews Compilations Tax Preparation

CPA

Ashley Ackelson Greeley

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

Meet Ashley, a proud Buckeye and Steeler fan, water lover, and dog mom.  She transitioned from corporate to public accounting and joined the E.S. Evans team in 2015.  Ashley was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, but appreciates the small-town life the Lima area provides.  Her family is spread all over the country, and she loves to fly and visit.  On quieter weekends, you can find her outside, usually at Lake Erie, or spending time with her husband, son, and black lab/shepherd mix.

To get through tax season, Ashley teaches group fitness, keeps to-do lists, and gets outdoors as much as possible.  Her role model is her grandmother, who is the epitome of patience, kindness, and grace.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (2016)

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting | University of Akron (2014)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lima Young Professionals

Expertise

Non-Profits Audits Reviews Compilations Tax preparation QuickBooks

CPA

Brittany N. Hutchison

The enemy of 'the best' is not 'the worst.' The enemy of the 'the best' is 'just fine.'

Brittany began her career at E.S. Evans in 2017 after spending five years working in the accounting department for a manufacturing company.  She graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio and then received her MBA from the University of Findlay before passing the CPA exam.

When she is not at the office, you can find her enjoying life on the farm.  Brittany and her husband live outside of Lima with their dog, cats, chickens, goats, and cattle.  Brittany uses early morning workouts to get her through the busy tax season.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (2016)

Education:
Master of Business Administration | University of Findlay (2014)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting | University of Northwestern Ohio (2012)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Lima Young Professionals
Crosspoint Community Church

Expertise

Tax Preparation Audits Reviews Compilations QuickBooks

CFE

Aaron C. Dickerson

Stay motivated by the fear of being average.

Aaron joined the E.S. Evans team in 2018 after working as an accountant in the financial institutions industry.  He received his Master of Science in Accounting degree from Ohio Northern University with a specialization in Forensic Accounting and Auditing Services after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Northwestern Ohio.  When he is not at the office, you can find him spending time with his friends and traveling.  He especially enjoys the city life; frequently visiting Chicago and other cities.

To make it through busy season Aaron listens to a lot of music and spends time with his dog, Blaze, in the evenings.

Certifications:
Certified Fraud Examiner (2019)
QuickBooks ProAdvisor Online

Education:
Master of Science in Accounting | Ohio Northern University (2019)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting | University of Northwestern Ohio (2017)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Lima Young Professionals

Expertise

Tax Preparation Financial Institutions Audits Reviews Compilations QuickBooks

Staff Accountant

Cassie L. Best

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.

Cassie joined E.S. Evans and Company in 2019.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.  She enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing at the beach, zip lining, and canoeing.  Cassie has a son, Brantley, who can always make her smile and she admires her parents for their unconditional love, hard work, and selflessness.

To get through tax season, Cassie plans to spend as much time as possible with her son and watch college basketball.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Specialization in Accounting | Ohio State University (2019)
Associate of Science | Rhodes State College (2017)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Expertise

Tax Preparation Audits Reviews Compilations

Staff Accountant

James R. Armand

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Meet Jim, who still believes this will be the Browns’ year. Jim graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He and his wife, Shelby, live in Bowling Green with their baby girl, Lilly. When not at work Jim enjoys finding new golf courses to play and watching Browns football.

Thinking of golf season being right around the corner is what gets him through tax season.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting | Bowling Green State University (2020)

Affiliations and Memberships:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Firm Administrator

Angie M. Quintero

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Meet Angie, a loyal, hardworking, and compassionate team member at E.S. Evans and Company.  When Angie is not in the office you can find her spending time with family and enjoying the outdoors.  She is happily married to her husband Joe, who is a police officer at the Village of Leipsic. They have three children: Levi who is in the United States Coast Guard; Skylar who is in the US National Air Guard and attending the University of Toledo for nursing; and Natalie who enjoys soccer and swimming.  They also have three additional children (their pups): Sammy, Mason, and Louie.

Angie admires her grandparents because of their hard work, love, and determination.  Her favorite travel spots are the Upper Peninsula in Michigan because of the beautiful waterfalls, and Clearwater Beach, FL.  She makes it through tax season by drinking coffee and working out.  Her advice to others is to pick a career where you will find a job that you will enjoy.

Education:
Associates in Accounting | Rhodes State College (2002)

Affiliations and Memberships:
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants

Expertise

Office Administration

Payroll Specialist

Robin L. Parker

When stressed, let it go; it’s really not worth it.

Robin began her journey with Klay and Associates in 1984. In 2008, Klay and Associates merged with E.S. Evans and Company.  When she is not at the office, you can find her spending time with her husband of 37 years, Scott, her two sons, her granddaughter and her grandson, or relaxing while watching sports.  She also likes to travel to Lake Michigan.  Robin describes herself as a thorough, fun, and unpredictable person who is proud to be a member of the E.S. Evans and Company team.

To make it through busy season Robin looks forward to her down time.

Education:
Associate of Arts in Business | Lima Technical College (1984)

Expertise

Payroll

Support, IT Assistant

Jenny N. Bryan

Always be the reason someone smiles today.

Jenny joined the E.S. Evans and Company team in 2013 after working as a stay-at-home mom and daycare provider for several years.  Over the years, Jenny’s career path has made her a “jack of all trades.”  When she is not in the front in the support area you will find her assisting in the IT department.  When she is not at the office, you can find her spending time with her husband, Dustin in Columbus Grove.  She has two active teenage boys, John and Dillon, and two dogs, Charlie a Cavachon and Jerry Lee a German Shepard.  She loves to travel and frequently visits Colorado to see family and friends.

Jenny can be described in three ways: thorough, detail-oriented, and always smiling.  Jenny’s spare time is spent managing her two active boys’ schedules and treasuring any down time with her family.

Certifications:
Microsoft Office

Education:
Associate of Arts, Business Administration and Management | The Ohio State University (1996)

Expertise

Access Excel Word

Support

Crystal J. Secor

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.

Meet Crystal, lover of iced coffee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and a minor in Biblical Studies from Grace College and Theological Seminary in Warsaw Indiana. She met her husband, Josh, at church and they moved from Warsaw IN, to Elida in 2020. Crystal enjoys playing with her dog Moose, reading, traveling to new places, learning new things, and being outdoors. One of her lifetime goals is to visit Ireland and Israel with her husband.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Counseling, with a minor in Biblical Studies | Grace College and Theological Seminary (2018)

Affiliations and Memberships:
Lima First Assembly of God