Our Staff Members.


The partners have a combined total of over 130 years of experience in a wide variety of accounting and business areas. Most CPAs have been with the firm the majority, or all, of their accounting career, providing consistency in service to clients and the culture of “quality service with integrity”. There are also multi-generational CPAs on staff assuring the firm will be able to provide quality client service for years to come.

 
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Paul D. Jacobsen

Partner, CPA, CGMA

Boone, Jefferson, and Stratford Offices
paul.j@henkelcpa.com

Paul started in public accounting in 1974, joined the firm in 1979, and supervises all areas of firm services. He has experience in income tax preparation and planning, small business consulting, agricultural tax planning, nonprofit entity tax status and financial statements, financial audits, structuring the purchase or sale of a business, business transition planning, general financial advice, estate, trust and gift tax planning.

Paul is a 1972 graduate of DMACC – Boone Campus and a 1974 graduate of Iowa State University with a major in Industrial Administration/Accounting.  Over the years, Paul has served in various capacities on local nonprofit boards.  He currently serves as his church treasurer, a position he has held for over 20 years.
 
Paul is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and a life member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He was a peer reviewer for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for over 20 years.
 
Paul is a “car guy” and has a passion for collector and muscle cars, particularly Corvettes.  He also collects Boone, Iowa antique memorabilia as well as Iowa banking items.

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Lisa I. Kobernusz

Partner, CPA

Boone and Madrid Offices
lisa.k@henkelcpa.com

Lisa started in the profession in 1985 and joined the firm in 1986. Lisa has experience in the preparation and review of individual, partnership, corporation and nonprofit returns and is involved in tax and business consulting, assistance in structuring the purchase or sale of a business, and business transition planning.   She also plans and conducts audit, review and compilation engagements for commercial entities and nonprofit organizations.   Lisa also has experience in the preparation of estate, trust and gift tax returns as well as providing estate tax planning services.   In addition, she assists with payroll services, payroll tax reporting, and bookkeeping for a variety of clients

Lisa graduated from Buena Vista College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She enjoys spending time with her son and family.  In her spare time, she enjoys going for long walks, cheering on the ISU football team and attending events at the Civic Center.

She currently serves as a hospital board trustee for Boone County Hospital, is a member of the audit committee for Boone Community School District, a member of the Boone County Magistrate Nominating Commission and is the Treasurer of Sacred Heart Cemetery Committee.   Since moving to Boone in 1986, she has been involved in many community, school and church activities as well as served on various community and church boards.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Trustee-Iowa Hospital Board Certification Program
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Thomas E. Kennedy

Partner, CPA

Boone and Jefferson Offices
tom.k@henkelcpa.com

Tom has been with the firm for his entire career, which began in 1991.  He has experience in income tax preparation and planning, small business consulting, structuring the purchase or sale of a business, QuickBooks and Quicken bookkeeping and advising, financial audits, payroll services, and general financial advice.

Tom is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He graduated from Mount Mercy with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Tom enjoys coaching various sports for Greene County and Paton-Churdan schools, golfing and spending time with his kids.

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Christopher M. Jacobsen

Partner, CPA

Boone and Madrid Offices
chris.j@henkelcpa.com

Chris started in the profession and joined the firm in 2002. Chris has experience in income tax preparation and planning, small business consulting, agricultural tax planning, nonprofit entity tax status and financial statements, bookkeeping advising, financial audits, payroll services, structuring the purchase or sale of a business, business transition planning, general financial advice, estate, trust and gift tax planning.

Chris is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He graduated from Iowa State University with a master’s degree in accounting.  He is a member of community organizations and serves on a number of nonprofit organization boards.
 
Chris was raised in Boone, Iowa and enjoys spending time with his wife, Iowa State sports, cars, and renovating old houses.

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Christina M. Bauer

Partner, CPA/PFS

Boone, Madrid, and Webster City Offices
christina.b@henkelcpa.com

Christina started in the accounting profession in 2000 and worked in various capacities of public and private accounting until joining the firm in 2009.  She has experience in income tax preparation and planning, small business consulting including business start-up and entity selection, agricultural tax planning, minister income tax preparation, nonprofit entity tax status and financial statements, bookkeeping and QuickBooks advising,  auditing and financial reporting, payroll services,  structuring the purchase or sale of a business, business transition planning, estate, trust and gift planning, and general financial advice.  Christina holds the designation of Personal Financial Specialist qualifying her to provide comprehensive lifetime planning coordinating income tax, insurance, college savings, retirement planning, charitable giving, and estate, trust and gift tax planning.

Christina is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.  She serves on the boards of several local nonprofit organizations.

Christina was raised on a farm near Stanhope, Iowa.  She enjoys spending time with her family, running, biking (bicycle and motorcycle), golfing, snow skiing, traveling, and watching her sons play sports.

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Angie L. Healy

CPA

Boone, Jefferson, and Madrid Offices
angie.h@henkelcpa.com

Angie joined the firm in 2011.  She has experience in individual and corporate income tax preparation and planning, small business consulting, nonprofit and for-profit financial statements, financial audits, payroll services, general financial advice, and Quicken and QuickBooks general bookkeeping. She especially enjoys working with individuals in tax and business planning.

Angie is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Angie grew up on a farm near Jefferson, Iowa. She values spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoys running, biking, golfing, good food, traveling, and creating memories with her young family.

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Angela L. Kruse

CPA

Boone, Madrid, and Webster City Offices
angie.k@henkelcpa.com

Angie started in the accounting profession in 2003, working in private accounting, and joined the firm in 2013.  Angie has experience with individual and corporate income tax preparation, bookkeeping, financial audits and payroll services.  She graduated from Iowa State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business.  She went on to obtain a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Phoenix. 

Angie, her husband, and their two daughters reside near Ogden where they were both raised.  Angie and her husband both graduated from ISU, although the family is Hawkeye athletics fans!  They enjoy camping, golfing, biking, boating, and spending time with friends and family.

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Chris J. Carlson

Seasonal Accountant

Boone and Stratford Offices
chris.c@henkelcpa.com

Chris joined the firm in 1988 and is in the office each tax season. Chris has experience in income tax preparation and planning, agricultural tax planning, general financial advice, estate, trust and gift tax planning. 

Chris is a part time accountant, working mainly during tax season, but is available for advice other times during the year.

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Lynne M. Heckman

Enrolled Agent

Boone Office
lynne.h@henkelcpa.com

Lynne is a tax and accounting professional who enjoys working with clients in a variety of capacities. She prepares individual, partnership, trust, and corporate income tax returns; advises clients on QuickBooks/Quicken issues; and offers payroll processing and support.  She has over 30 years’ experience in both public accounting and private industry and has been with the firm since 2007.

Lynne is an Enrolled Agent (a federally-authorized tax practitioner) and a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.  She graduated summa cum laude from Buena Vista University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

Raised on a grain and livestock farm in southwest Iowa, Lynne enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and horses.  She sings in her church choir, volunteers for community organizations and is an avid football fan.

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Dawn Krause

Accountant

Boone Office
dawn.k@henkelcpa.com

Dawn joined the firm in 2016 with more than seventeen years of experience in private accounting. She has experience preparing individual and corporate tax returns, payroll processing, financial statement preparation, and QuickBooks and Quicken bookkeeping and support.

Dawn graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Accounting.   She is a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountant and serves on the board of a local nonprofit organization. 

Dawn was born in in Iowa and raised in Boone.  She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, traveling, and crafting.

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Wyatt J. Powers

Accountant

Boone Office
wyatt.p@henkelcpa.com

Wyatt joined the firm full time in 2018 and is currently in the process of completing the Uniform CPA Examination. He has experience helping clients with individual and corporate income tax preparation as well as payroll and sales tax preparation.

Wyatt is a recent graduate from the Master of Accounting program at Iowa State University. He previously graduated magna cum laude, also from Iowa State University, with his Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Wyatt was born and raised in Boone, Iowa. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, bicycling, traveling and spending time outdoors.

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Diane Dotzler

Administrative Assistant

Boone Office
diane.d@henkelcpa.com

Diane joined the firm in 1982, and works as a receptionist, scheduler, and tax return and correspondence processor. 

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Sharon Larson

Secretary/Receptionist

Boone Office
sharon.b@henkelcpa.com

Sharon joined the firm in 2005, and works as a receptionist, scheduler, and tax return and correspondence processor.  Sharon performs various other administrative duties and provides pleasant, friendly service to our clients.

Sharon was raised in the Ogden area, where she still resides with her family.  She enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, and helping with school functions.

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Anita Van Horn

Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist

Jefferson Office
anita.v@henkelcpa.com

Started in the profession in 1977, joined the firm in 1988. Anita is a bookkeeping specialist, payroll services, payroll taxes.

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Kim Roeder

Bookkeeping and Payroll specialist

Jefferson Office
kim.r@henkelcpa.com

Started in the profession in 1984, joined the firm in 1988. Kim is a bookkeeping specialist, payroll services, payroll taxes.

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James L. Henkel

Founder, CPA, CGMA
(Retired)

Jim started in the profession in 1966 and founded the firm in 1972.  He has experience in income tax preparation and planning, small business consulting, agricultural tax planning, nonprofit entity tax status and financial statements, financial audits, assistance structuring the purchase or sale of a business, business transition planning, general financial advice, estate, trust and gift tax planning.  He also supervised all areas of the firm’s services.

Jim retired from the practice in 2018, after 52 years in the profession. 

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Michael A. Scheuermann

Partner, CPA, CGMA
(March 17, 1961 – July 18, 2014)

Mike joined the firm in 1984 and later became a partner. Mike was passionate about his profession and helping others; for 30 years he shared his expertise, providing valuable financial and accounting services to individuals and business in Boone and surrounding communities. He believed in giving back to the community and over the course of 30 years served on numerous boards and committees in the area. Upholding and advancing the accounting profession was also very important to him; he served on the Iowa Society of CPAs Board as well. Professionally he was a trusted advisor, respected leader, partner, mentor and friend. His leadership, guidance, and lively and caring personality will be greatly missed.