Toby R. Kommer, CPA
Toby's specialties include consulting with small business owners on tax and financial matters. He also provides outsourced CFO services for a variety of clients and is still active in bank consulting.
Toby was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and grew up in the Minnesota lakes country. After graduating from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in accounting, he took a position with Community First Bankshares in Fargo, ND and spent ten years with the company serving in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President of Finance. He also worked seven years as Chief Financial Officer for a community bank prior to joining Haga & Associates.
Toby and his wife Michelle, have three daughters and currently live in North Fargo. He has served on the Board of Directors for Fargo/Moorhead Junior Achievement and as the Board Chair for the Forward Foundation. He and his wife have been an active foster family for children in the Fargo area for a number of years. He and his family enjoy spending time together at their lake home in Minnesota. Toby is also an avid sports fan and enjoys hunting during the winter months.Education
Gerald Haga, CPA
Gerry is an entrepreneur, self employed for 30 years, and he is a CPA with 35 years of tax and business accounting experience. His specialties include consulting with small business and agricultural owners in tax and financial planning matters.
Gerry was born in Grand Forks and grew up in Northwood. After graduating from the University of North Dakota with a degree in accounting, he took a position as a corporate tax auditor with the North Dakota Tax Department. He also worked five years as a tax specialist with a regional CPA firm prior to starting his own business.
Gerry has been married to Sherry for 33 years and they have three daughters. He has served on the Tax Committee for the ND CPA Society, the Moorhead Country Club Board of Directors, and at Hope Lutheran Church on the Development Foundation and with the Sunday school music program. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys golfing, basketball, and outdoor activities including spending time at the lake with family and friends.Education
WILLIAM F. Fercho, MBA,CPA
Bill retired from public accounting in May 2019, but is available to his former clients for consulting as needed.
Bill returned to his hometown of Fargo, ND in 1992 from Arizona to begin his accounting career with Charles Bailly & Co. In 1995, he joined Anderson, Keszler & Associates and became a partner in Anderson & Fercho, PLLC in 2004. In January 2016, Bill became the sole owner and President of Anderson & Fercho, PLLC. Haga Kommer acquired Anderson & Fercho, PLLC in November 2017.
Bill and his wife, Sheri, live in Fargo and have one son. Bill has served on the Executive Committee of several local non-profit organizations including roles as Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Treasurer. His hobbies include golf and hunting.EDUCATION
Brad has been serving tax clients for over 30 years, working with individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. His practice has had an emphasis on retail trade with a focus on independently owned grocery stores.
Brad and his wife Debra have a son and a daughter and live in Fargo. Brad has served on numerous non-profit activities and is currently serving on the finance committee at Calvary United Methodist Church. In his free time, Brad enjoys fishing, golfing, biking and spending time relaxing at the lake with friends and family.
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Mitch Martel, CPA
Mitchell was born in Jamestown, and he graduated from Finley–Sharon High School. He has 30 years of public accounting experience, including five years as a tax supervisor with McGladrey and Pullen, LLP. His specialties include: business and individual taxation, financial statement compilations and reviews, and cost segregation studies.
Mitchell has served on the Board of Directors of River Keepers for nine years, including eight years on the Executive Board as Secretary/Treasurer. He is married to Dionna, and they have one daughter, Marissa. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf, running, biking, and hiking.
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Justin Fox, CPA
Justin was raised in Hartford, AR and graduated from Hartford High School. After College, he taught High School Mathematics and coached High School Football for 15 years. Justin moved to North Dakota in 2004. In 2013 he decided to change careers and received a master’s degree in accounting from North Dakota State University in 2014. He became a CPA in 2016 and has four years of experience in public accounting. Justin works with a wide range of clients, including individuals, partnerships and corporations. Justin specializes in Ag tax and accounting services.
Justin and his wife Suzanne have two children, Jake and Kate. Justin does volunteer work for the Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network. He loves the outdoors and is an avid waterfowl hunter.
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Jeffrey Knutson, CPA
Jeffrey has worked in public accounting since 1994, and his areas of expertise include: business consulting; corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns; trust and gift tax returns; farm tax planning and preparation; new entity formation and consulting; and IRS problem resolution.
Jeffrey was awarded the Elijah Watts Sells Award by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1993. This prestigious award is given to those that pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination with a cumulative average score above 95.50. He also received the President’s Award through the Minnesota Society of CPAs. He has served as Treasurer for five years on the Evergreen memorial Cemetary Board in Moorhead. His hobbies include golf and travel.
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Jerry Kuhn, CPA
Jerry grew up on a farm near Linton, ND. He has many years of public accounting experience. His specialties include: business and individual taxation as well as financial statement compilations.
Jerry is an active in charity work around the FM area. His hobbies include golf, racquetball and spending time with family and friends.
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Nathan BOIE, CPA, CVA
Nate was born and raised in Willmar, MN. He attended Concordia College where he played football and graduated with a degree in Accounting. Nate enjoys spending time golfing, hunting, or spending time at the lake.
Nate joined Haga Kommer in 2017 and specializes in Business and Individual Taxation. He is passionate about becoming a trusted advisor for clients.
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Kim joined Haga and Associates in 2016 and has over 25 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining Haga and Associates, Kim held industry roles that included Operations Manager and Accounting Manager.
Kim manages Payroll Plus, a division of Haga Kommer, Ltd., which provides full service payroll functions for small businesses.
Natalie was born in Langdon, North Dakota and grew up in Edmore, North Dakota. She worked in accounting in Arizona, Minnesota and North Dakota for 20 years before joining Payroll Plus (A Division of Haga Associates) in 2005. She currently processes payroll for approximately 60 clients in the Fargo Moorhead area.
Natalie lives in Fargo and has one son and one daughter. She has served on the F-M Curling Club Board of Directors for several years and is a member of Prairie Heights Community Church. In her free time Natalie enjoys curling, music, walking, reading, and attending her children’s activities.
Diane specializes in small business accounting. She also has experience in bookkeeping, payroll preparation, and payroll reports. Diane worked for 13 years in auto dealerships performing various accounting and administrative duties. She has over 14 years of public accounting experience.
Mat Hermanson, CPA
Prior to joining Haga & Associates, Mat worked for Archway, a Microsoft Partner, as an Accounting Business Support Analyst. Mat and his wife, Laura, live in Horace.
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ANNETTE THOMPSON, EA
Annette grew up on a farm near Graceville, MN. She has been with Haga & Associates since June of 1995. Her area of expertise is farm income tax preparation, and she also manages the tax office in Arthur, North Dakota. Annette works with Flexible Benefits Plans for business clients, and she manages those services for Haga Kommer, Ltd.
Annette lives in Fargo with her husband and two daughters. She has been involved in Toastmasters for 12 years, she is a member of the FM Chamber Young Professionals Network.
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Kayla is originally from Frazee, Minnesota. She joined Haga Kommer in August of 2017. She currently lives in Fargo, ND with her husband and two dogs. Kayla is currently working towards obtaining her CPA. She has over 5 years of public accounting experience and currently focuses on small business accounting.
Angie joined Haga Kommer in 2017, and has over 25 years of experience as an administrative assistant. Angie lives in West Fargo with her husband, Warren, son, Lucas, and two yellow labs (EJ and Scout).
Angie has been very involved in school and church activities, and spent 9 years on the Mapleton school board. In her free time, she enjoys weekends at their lake home, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and visiting state and national parks. She enjoys watching Green Bay Packers football with her family.
Mary was born and raised in Fargo, ND. She joined Haga Kommer as an intern in January of 2018. Mary recently graduated from NDSU and is working toward a Master of Accountancy.
Cass was born and raised in Fargo, ND. Cass is currently finishing up getting his Bachelor of Science degree for Accounting from North Dakota State University. Starting in Fall 2018, he will be pursuing his Master of Accountancy degree from NDSU. He will then work toward obtaining his Certified Public Accounting Certificate.
Outside of crunching numbers, Cass enjoys watching and playing sports. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is a big fan of dogs.
Brandon grew up in Watford City, ND. He joined Haga Kommer in January of 2019. He attended the University of North Dakota where he received a degree in Accounting and Economics. Brandon is currently working towards getting his CPA and plans to specialize in business and individual taxation. He enjoys playing hockey, golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family.
Sara grew up in Fargo, ND and graduated as a Fargo South Bruin. Her favorite part of being a CPA is building relationships with clients and becoming their trusted business advisor. Sara joined Haga Kommer in May 2019 with 5 years of public accounting experience and 2 years of industry accounting.
Sara lives in Moorhead with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She loves being active and you can almost always catch her at Cyclebar or training for the next half marathon in town. She is a 2018 graduate of the United Way’s 35 Under 35 Program, volunteers as a Member Relations Ambassador with the FMWF Chamber, and loves to give back to the community as much as she can. She also serves on the Board of Directors for BIO Girls and has been the Co-Director for the Moorhead location since 2018.
Daniel was raised in Alice, ND. He attended Mayville State University where he played basketball and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Daniel is an avid sports fan and loves to play or talk sports. He enjoys spending his free time golfing, watching sports, and spending time with his family.
He is currently working towards his CPA designation.
Jenny Hall, CPA
Jenny was born and raised in Langdon, ND and comes from a farming family. She graduated from North Dakota State University with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2016. Jenny had 4 years accounting of experience before joining Haga Kommer in July 2020. Jenny lives with her husband in Fargo and they enjoy spending time at the lake in the summer and tailgating Bison football games in the fall.
Susan was born and raised in Renville, MN. She is a payroll professional with over 23 years' experience. Susan moved to North Dakota in 2019 and joined Haga Kommer in 2020. She lives in West Fargo with her boyfriend and has two daughters. In her free time Susan enjoys gardening and reading.
Graduate of Accounting - Alexandra Technical Institute.
Certified Payroll Professional
Jenni was born and raised in Fargo, ND. She has 23 years of accounting experience, specializing in financial statement compilations, accounts payable, payroll, and payroll reports.
Jenni and her husband, Brian, have two children, Jade and Evan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going for walks, Netflix, trips to Starbucks, and attending her children's activities.
Erik Sell, CPA
Erik was born and raised in Williston, ND. He attended Jamestown College and graduated with his degree in Accounting. He moved to Fargo after graduation and has been in public accounting here ever since. Erik has 15 years of tax experience working with individuals, businesses, trusts, and non-profit organizations.
In his spare time Erik enjoys travelling, time at the lake, and following his favorite sports teams.
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Megan Hensel, CPA
Megan is from the small town of Frazee, Minnesota. She knew she wanted to be an accountant after taking her first accounting class in high school. Megan attended Concordia College for her degree in Accounting and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In 2016 she became a CPA. She has worked in the accounting field since 2013 and specializes in financial statement compilations, quickbooks support, individual taxation, business taxation, sales tax, payroll, and payroll reporting. Megan joined Haga Kommer and Associates in November of 2020 as part of the merger with Imholte and Dahl, P.A. Megan's favorite part of her job is developing relationships with clients and being able to utilize her passion for accounting to provide valuable services to clients.
Megan lives in Fargo with her husband, Tyler and her daughter, Sophia. In their spare time they love to spend quality time with family and friends, host parties, go for walks, bake, watch crime dramas, and do crafts with Sophia.
Daigen Afdahl joined Haga Kommer in the fall of 2020 as a Senior Accountant. Prior to joining Haga Kommer, he spent four years as a tax accountant at a west coast based public accounting firm. During his time there, he served various clients with accounting and tax services in various industries including: income tax return compliance, tax planning strategies, and technical tax research projects. He is a graduate of Montana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Master of Professional Accountancy. When he's not busying serving clients, he enjoys all things sports related (GO PACK GO!), and spending time with friends and family.
Jayne Johnson Montazemi
Jayne joined HK in Nov. 2020, bringing with her a diverse background of experience. Jayne grew up in Fargo then spent much of her early adult life on the east coast in New York City (film production-commercials & music videos) and Philadelphia, PA (medical ultrasound education business) before relocating back to the Midwest where she continued in the ultrasound education business, raised her daughter and son, and renovated her 1873 home in Minnetonka, MN. Throughout her career, Jayne has always worked with various aspects of the tax process, including as support staff for a local tax service the past three seasons so HK was a perfect fit for her.
A firm believer in "reduce-reuse-recycle", Jayne is passionate about finding alternatives to landfill disposal. She is experienced in salvage work as well as many facets of construction. Jayne lives in south Fargo with her gentleman friend, Tim. In her free time, she enjoys cake design, metalsmithing, rock-hunting, lapidary (rock cutting, shaping, polishing and setting), travel, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mark was born in Bemidji, MN and grew up in Thief River Falls, MN. He attended University of North Dakota and graduated with a degree in english and minors in psychology and religion. Later he received his associates from Northwest tech in systems administration. For the last 19 years he has been a support technician for a national AIP insurance provider. Mark lives with his wife and two sons in Moorhead, MN. Mark enjoys spending family time camping, diy projects, or heading to the lake.Education