Staff Profile


Grant Cooper CPA

Grant has been a resident of the Dekalb area since 2004. He went to college at Elmhurst and completed his masters at Dominican University.

Small business support is a passion of his. He feels that small businesses are important to us and that the owner often works harder than people suspect and he wants to support them.

He also likes fringe areas of accounting and is willing to help with unique work such as divorce, forensic or valuation.

When Grant is not at the office, he loves spending time with his dogs. He also enjoys gardening and playing racquetball.


Rich Schultz CPA

Rich has many years’ experience in accounting. He is a resident of Northern Illinois. He and his wife, Judy, raised their family in the Rockford area.

Rich likes to travel and play team tennis. He grew up on a farm, so he is very comfortable discussing taxes related to farms. We are pleased to have Rich here.

You can see him during tax season or by request.


Connie Ross

Connie has been with us for many years. You will see her here during the tax season. She is detailed in her work.

Connie is such a friendly person, and has a smile that the clients love. She loves to travel with her husband. She enjoys camping and taking care of her black lab.

If you ask her, she might even share a photo album.


John Stauter

John has been working in accounting for 20+ years and was previously a plant manager for 35 years. He graduated from Rockford University with a major in accounting.

When he’s not working, he likes to be involved with his community and even spent eight years as alderman on city council.

He enjoys spending time with his wife, Carol. John also likes spending time gardening.



Tiffany Ingersoll

Tiffany graduated in 2021 with an accounting degree from Rock Valley College. She enjoys working with the clients and likes problem solving.

She stays busy outside of work running her kids to and from sports practices. She even coaches their soccer teams.

When she gets free time, Tiffany enjoys boating on the Rock River, where she's grown up.