Our Team

New clients typically meet with a partner of the firm who is a dedicated, experienced certified public accountant. Personal contact with clients is our highest priority, so we can assess each client’s needs on an individual basis. Although each client confers principally with a partner in charge, teamwork is encouraged and the team approach is often used to solve difficult technical problems. Thus the combined efforts of a tax specialist or an audit specialist may be utilized to provide the highest quality service to ensure positive results for our clients.

WRDR Partners

Cathy A. Thomas

CPA
Managing Partner
(815) 730-6250 x1020
cat@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Planning, Consulting
  • Assurance and Advisory Services
  • Estate Planning
  • Not-For-Profit Auditing

Experience:
Cathy Thomas has been practicing public and private accounting since 1980 and has been a part of auditing governmental entities, not-for-profit entities, and nonpublic entities. She also has experience in tax planning and preparation for individuals, estates, gift tax, and corporate clients.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Estate Planning Council of the Greater Joliet Area
  • Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Foundation Board
  • Kiwanis Club of Joliet
  • Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Council of Working Women

Howard D. Ellison

CPA, CVA, CMA
WRDR Partner
(815) 730-6250 x1031
hde@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Planning, Consulting
  • Assurance and Advisory Services
  • Valuation and Litigation Support

Experience:
Howard Ellison has been practicing public and private accounting since 1991 and has been involved with tax planning and preparation for individuals and business entities, specializing in closely-held family businesses for litigation, merger and acquisition, pension valuations and litigation support services.

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration, College of St. Francis

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • IMA Calumet Chapter, Past President

David M. Meyer

CPA
WRDR Partner
(815) 730-6250 x1034
dmm@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Not-For-Profit Auditing
  • Governmental Auditing

Experience:
Dave Meyer has been practicing public accounting since 1992 and has been a part of auditing in the public sector including counties, cities, villages, townships, school districts, not-for-profit organizations and agencies of the State of Illinois.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials

Mary E. Lancaster

CPA
WRDR Partner
(815) 730-6250 x1030
mel@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Planning, Consulting
  • Assurance and Advisory Services
  • Not-For-Profit Auditing

Experience:
Mary Lancaster has been practicing public accounting since 1988 and has been a part of auditing governmental entities, not-for-profit entities, and health care organizations. She also has experience in tax planning and preparation for individuals, trust and estates, not-for-profit, and corporate clients.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Lewis University

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Cathedral of St. Raymond Administration Commission, Chair
  • Cathedral of St. Raymond School Board, President
  • Will Grundy Center for Independent Living, Treasurer and President
  • Zonta Club of Joliet Area, Treasurer
  • Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Council of Working Women, Treasurer

Managers

Katie A. Napier

CPA
Manager
(815) 730-6250 x1021
kan@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation, Planning & Consulting
  • Assurance Services
  • Managed Accounting Advisory Services
  • Governmental Auditing
  • Not-For-Profit Auditing
 Education:
  • Master of Science in Accountancy, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, University of Illinois Chicago

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties, Board Member

Thomas E. Lancaster III

CPA
Manager
(815) 730-6250 X 1019
tel@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Assurance Services
Education:
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois Chicago

Affiliations:

  • Will County Habitat for Humanity, Treasurer
  • Estate Planning Council of the Greater Joliet Area
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society

Christopher Chamblee

CPA
Manager
(815) 730-6250 x1037
csc@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
  • University of St. Francis

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society

Theresa L. Flowers


Accounting Staff Manager
(815) 730-6250 x1027
tlf@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Services

Education:

  • Associate in Applied Science, Joliet Junior College
  • QuickBooks Professional Advisor

Staff

David A. Gonzalez


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1015
dag@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
  • Lewis University

Joseph P. Jados


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1013
jpj@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Jill M. Wagner


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1016
jmw@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • University of St. Francis

Matthew S. Bennett


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1017
msb@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
  • Lewis University

Eduardo Sanchez


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1043
eas@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • University of St. Francis

Erica Ceballos


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1045
eec@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • University of St. Francis

Ivan Diaz


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1047
iad@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Lewis University

Randa Abbas


Professional Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1046
rqa@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Lewis University

Braden L. McClintock


Accounting Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1025
blm@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Bookkeeping/Managed Accounting
  • Payroll Services
  • Sales Tax Preparation
  • Financial Statement Preparation

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    • Colorado State University Global Campus
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management
    • University of St. Francis

Daisy Monarrez


Accounting Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1039
dam@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Services

Natalie A. Manley

CPA
Senior Staff Accountant
(815) 730-6250 x1012
nam@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Cash Management
  • Campaign Disclosure Report Preparation
  • Income Tax Preparation
  • Auditing Staff

Education:
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Saint Francis

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Council of Working Women
  • CASA of Will County, Past Board Member
  • Will Grundy Center for Independent Living, Committee Member
  • United Way of Will County, Professional Division Representative
  • Joliet Township High School Freshman Academy, Financial Literacy Presenter
  • Joliet Junior College, Job Shadow Host
  • WJOL 1340AM, Co-Host Lynn, Mary & Natalie Show

Support Staff

Robert D. Vironda

IT Director
(815) 730-6250 x1022
rdv@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:
Technical Assistance

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Server 2012
  • Server 2008

Education:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • University of Saint Francis

Marsa A. Sistek

Support Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1042
mas@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Project Tracking Coordinator
  • Quality Control Over Client Deliverables

Experience:

  • 25+ Years with WRDR

Bette J. Brady

Support Staff
(815) 730-6250 x1010
bjb@wrdr.com

bio

Service Areas:

  • Reception
  • Billing

Experience:

  • 10+ Years with WRDR

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