WALT SCHAAN, CPA
Walt is a CPA with 8 years of public accounting experience; plus private industry employment and governmental auditing experiences. His specialties include accounting and tax compliance and preparation services for individuals and businesses in the private sector.
Walt was born in Rugby and grew up on a farm near there. After graduating from the University of Mary with majors in both Accounting and Business Administration, he took a position as a corporate income tax auditor with the ND Tax Commissioner. He has held several managerial positions in both small and large corporations in the private sector; one of which was Vice President–Division Controller for U.S. Home Corporation, a residential developer traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Walt’s homebuilding position included moves from San Diego to Dallas, Las Vegas and Denver. He and MaryBeth moved back to Bismarck for a CPA position with Capital Accounting in 2010. Walt previously volunteered for finance committee, Treasurer, and prison educator for nonprofits primarily during his 14 years in Denver. He enjoys horticulture and fishing, especially the fall salmon runs at Lake Sakakawea.
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STEPHANIE THORP, CPA
Stephanie Thorp joined Haga Kommer in 2016 and has over 18 years of experience in public accounting. She has experience with individual, corporate and partnership taxes, as well as, bookkeeping, payroll and accounting.
Stephanie is a board member of her township and local Dollars for Scholars chapter.
She enjoys gardening, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
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JESSICA Magilke, CPA
Jessica joined Haga Kommer in 2017 as an accountant. She previously worked for Wisian and Breeding, PLLC in Amarillo, TX as an accountant where she gained experience in bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation.
She enjoys spending her spare time riding and training horses and competing in rodeos throughout the summer.
Kelda Rerick, CPA
Kelda joined Haga Kommer, CPAs in 2017. She has 10 years of tax preparation experience. Her main focus is ag taxation and tax planning. She has experience with individual, corporate, and partnership taxes as well as bookkeeping and payroll. She grew up on a farm near Napoleon. She has a husband, Jeff, and three children. She previously worked for AgCountry Farm Credit Services as a Senior Tax Specialist.
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Scott joined Haga Kommer in 2017 as a staff accountant and has previous experience with both public and private accounting through past work experiences. He worked at an accounting firm in Mobridge, SD and also was in the accounting department for Harms Oil Company while attending school.
He enjoys spending time outside playing basketball, golf, tennis, and frisbee golf. He also loves spending time with family and friends.
Carmen joined HagaKommer in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. She is a Mandan native who previously worked for 18 years at a dental office. Prior to that she taught part-time for a Christian School, and also part-time as a Montessori preschool and daycare aide.
In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, going to movies, walking, and doing suduko puzzles.
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Rochester joined Haga Kommer in 2020. He has several years of Accounting and Auditing experience which includes private industry and state government. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, video games, and board games.
Shannon was born and raised in Hazelton, North Dakota, and has lived her entire life in North Dakota. She currently lives with her husband, Chad, their five children (Andrew, 23; Levi, 20; Corrisa, 16; Milton, 8; and Rielee, 6), and seven (yes, seven) dogs on their 5-generation family farm southeast of Bismarck about 80 miles, near Napoleon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, baking, crocheting, and quilting.
Shannon started with Flynn & Associates, PC in the fall of 2020 as a receptionist/accountant assistant. She then became a part of Haga Kommer when Flynn & Associates was purchased by Haga Kommer February 2021. She has about 10 years of bookkeeping experience from a few small businesses near her home.
Taylor Walker, CPA
Taylor is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Administration-Investments. Prior to joining Haga Kommer, Ltd., Taylor worked for a regional financial institution as an Appraiser; appraising a wide variety of commercial, industrial, and agricultural real estate. Preceding her work as an Appraiser, Taylor worked as an Auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers auditing tech companies. Taylor is passionate about helping clients navigate through the tax planning and preparation process.
When away from the office, Taylor is most likely spending time with her family, or grabbing a latte with friends.
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Barb joined Haga Kommer in 2021 as a staff accountant. She has over 25 years experience with public and private accounting, as well as, bookkeeping and payroll.
In her free time she enjoys gardening, fishing, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
Misty is a staff accountant with 20 years of accounting and management experience; including public accounting, private industry employment, and governmental accounting. She currently focuses on small business accounting and write-up services for the private sector. Misty lives near Wilton on a ranch with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending her daughters' activities including rodeo, basketball, and volleyball.
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