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About Our Firm

For years, Penrod & George has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Penrod & George's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Penrod & George is one of the leading firms in Northwest Ohio. By combining our expertise, experience and the expertise of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned professionals, and focus on work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Penrod & George is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Northwest Ohio's business community since 1948, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana areas. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Penrod & George receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

David A. Reiser, CPA, CPMA, Managing Partner

dreiser@penrodcpa.com 419-636-5633

Dave serves as the firm’s Managing Partner and oversees the strategic direction of the firm. He is responsible for practice administration, firm growth decisions and other areas. His expertise includes 25 years of accounting experience dealing with all size of clients and various services. Dave specializes in the accounting and auditing field and consults with clients on various tax issues. He also has expertise in strategic planning, business valuations and internal control improvements. He has performed numerous consulting projects for clients pertaining to the above specialties. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University and has received certification as a Certified Professional Management Advisor. Dave is a member of the AICPA and the Ohio Society of CPAs. He is also an active member of the Bryan Rotary Club, New Hope Community Church, and board member of Bryan Chamber of Commerce and Williams County Family YMCA. He has served on the board of Sarah's Friends, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Napoleon/Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Bryan Soccer Association and Northwest Ohio Emmaus Community.

Thomas F. Moriarty, CPA, Tax Partner

tmoriarty@penrodcpa.com 419-599-8045

A native of Napoleon, Tom graduated from Bowling Green State University and returned to Napoleon to work and raise a family. Relying on 35 years of experience, Tom, as the Tax Partner provides high level tax planning for our clients, allowing them to better plan for their future. Tom is also in charge of the tax related practice along with overseeing all tax-specific professional education for the firm, monitoring all legislative changes, and evaluating their impact on our client base. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Napoleon Rotary Club. An active member of his community, Tom serves on the Henry County Hospital Foundation and the Henry County Metropolitan Housing Authority Boards of Directors. He is also the Treasurer for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Tom has also served on the Napoleon Area City School and Four County Career Center Boards of Education and the Napoleon High School Alumni Association and the Henry County CASA/GAL Boards of Directors.

Brant C. Darnell, CPA, A&A Partner

bdarnell@penrodcpa.com 419-599-8045

Brant joined Penrod & George in 1999 after working several years for a private manufacturing company. Brant graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is responsible for overseeing the accounting & audit area of the practice. As the A&A Partner, Brant serves many of our larger clients and has focused his time in the manufacturing and non-profit areas of our firm. He also has expertise in business interruption claims and tax planning. He serves as a trusted advisor to many of our clients and is actively involved with helping them with many different business issues. Brant is a member of the AICPA and the Ohio Society of CPAs and is involved in the Wauseon Rotary Club, Wauseon Athletic Boosters, Wauseon Area Foundation, the Church on Strayer, and the Greater Toledo chapter of Truth@Work. Brant strives to provide high level attestation services to client and to communicate with client management and their governing boards about relevant, high impact information

Carma Rupp, Senior Staff Accounant

crupp@penrodcpa.com 419-599-8045

Carma has been with Penrod & George for over 50 years. During that time, she has worked on many different clients providing many different levels of services. Currently, she focuses on monthly compilations, monthly and quarterly payroll taxes and specialty tax areas. She also prepares many of the year-end tax returns for our clients. Carma graduated from International Business College with an Associates degree in Accounting. Carma also has achieved the title and maintains the training needed for the Registered Tax Return Preparer status with the IRS. Carma’s mission is to serve clients as accurately as possible.

Tari Hockman, Staff Accountant

thockman@penrodcpa.com 419-599-8045

Tari has been with Penrod & George for almost 40 years. She is well versed in QuickBooks and Peachtree and often works very closely with our clients in their efforts to better utilize these softwares. She is also responsible for payroll, payroll taxes and monthly compilations for several of our clients as well as year-end financial statements and tax returns. Tari graduated from Northwest State Community College with an Associates degree in Accounting. Tari is an active member in the Patrick Henry Athletic Boosters and Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Jennifer Becker, Staff Accountant

jbecker@penrodcpa.com 419-636-5633

For over 16 years, Jennifer has been working for Penrod & George in the areas of payroll, monthly compilations, and specialty taxes. She works directly with clients using QuickBooks and Peachtree as well as specialty softwares. Jennifer also does the year-end financial statements and tax returns for many of our clients. Jennifer’s coursework at the International Business College and Tri-State University (Fort Wayne Campus) gained her a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Jennifer is an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sherwood, is on the board for Fairview Music Boosters, and coaches for the Fairview Summer Ball Association.

Novell Meyer, Firm Administrator

nmeyer@penrodcpa.com 419-599-8045

As the Firm Administrator, Novell’s role covers many facets, including: all Human Resource functions, all internal accounting and bookkeeping functions; staffing and workflow monitoring; budgeting and efficiency tracking; process efficiencies; and general functionality of the offices. With more than 26 years of experience in the Accounting field, Novell brings a variety of experiences and levels of knowledge to her role. She has been with Penrod & George for over 15 years. Novell graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual areas of specialization in Accounting and Administrative Management. Novell is an active member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church including currently holding the position of Finance Council President. Novell has also been a Defiance County Master Gardener and Board member of the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities including a member of the Board’s Ethics Council. She currently is very active with fundraising activities at Holy Cross Catholic School in Defiance, OH, where her three children attend elementary school.

Natalie Smith, CPA, Staff Accountant

nsmith@penrodcpa.com 419-636-5633

Natalie has over 15 years of experience in the accounting industry and has spent the last 7 years with Penrod & George. Natalie’s focus is in the preparation of year-end reviews and compilations. She also assists on audits and prepares several corporate and individual returns for our clients. Natalie graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a specialization in Accounting. Natalie also graduated from the University of Toledo with a Master’s of Science in Accountancy prior to sitting for and passing the CPA exam. Natalie is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of New Hope Community Church and Power in the Purse (PIP). Natalie also serves on the board of Sarah's Friends and Bryan Soccer Association.

Sara Weasel, CPA, Staff Accountant

sweasel@penrodcpa.com 41-523-3434

Sara has been working in the accounting industry for over 35 years. Prior to joining Donald A. Hohenbrink, CPA’s firm, Sara was the CFO for a non-profit organization and had prior accounting experience in the retail industry. Sara has been working in the Penrod & George Ottawa office for nearly 5 years. Sara works on a variety of clients from both the tax and accounting perspectives. She prepares all levels of tax and income tax returns and well as prepares all levels of financial statement and accounting reports. Sara graduated from Owens Community College, Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Sara is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Carmen Cape, Staff Accountant

ccape@penrodcpa.com 419-636-5633

Carmen started with Penrod & George in 2017. With over 14 years of accounting experience, Carmen brings a great deal of expertise to the job. Although in her prior employment, she worked on various aspects of accounting, at Penrod & George, she specializes in payroll and payroll tax preparation. Carmen graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Business.

Barbara Geren, Staff Accountant

bgeren@penrodcpa.com 419-636-5633

Barbara started with Penrod & George in 2017. She brings 5 years of accounting experience, specifically in the areas of payroll, payroll taxes, and personal tax returns. She is going to be expanding her expertise to include business returns and financial statement preparation in the near future with Penrod & George. Barbara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Trine University in Angola, IN.

Josh Niese, Staff Accountant

jniese@penrodcpa.com 419-523-3434

Josh has been with Penrod & George for 4 years. He specializes in preparing payroll, payroll taxes, and trust and estate taxes, as well as preparing personal and partnership income tax preparation. Although Josh is primarily in Ottawa, he works with a variety of clients from all three of our office locations. Josh graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting. Josh is currently studying and testing for the CPA exam. Josh is a member of the Miller City Sportsmen Club and the Ottawa Fraternal Order of Eagles. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys golfing and farming.

Beth Rosendaul, Administrative Assistant

brosendaul@penrodcpa.com 419-636-5633

Beth joined Penrod & George in October 2017. Since then she has assisted the Napoleon and Bryan offices in many capacities including administrative tasks like answering phones, assisting clients who stop in, filing and processing. She has also helped with client payrolls and payroll taxes, payables and bank reconciliations. Beth has a Business Management/Banking and Finance degree from Northwest State Community College. In her spare time, Beth enjoys making crafts and selling at craft shows. She is a member of New Hope Community Church.

Benjamin Frey, Staff Accountant

bfrey@penrodcpa.com 419-599-8045

Ben joined Penrod & George in January 2018. He splits his time between our Ottawa and Napoleon offices and specializes in farm returns and manufacturing and construction accounting and tax returns. Ben has over 16 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Ben gained his MBA from Defiance College where he was also an undergraduate and received a Bachelor's of Science in Accounting. Ben is very active in his community including being a Henry County 4-H Advisor and a member of the Ridgeville Township Fire Department. He works on the family farm and is an avid Cleveland sports and Ohio State fan!

Sarah Sunderhaus

ssunderhaus@penrodcpa.com 419-523-3434

Sarah joined Penrod & George in November 2018. She brings over six years of tax preparation and four years of bookkeeping experience to the Ottawa office. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio. While working in her previous position, Sarah achieved the designation of Registered Tax Return Preparer. She is currently working in our Ottawa office, focusing on individual tax returns during tax season, and payroll and bookkeeping services the rest of the year. Sarah and her family are members of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church; her children attend Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School, as well. Sarah is also an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary.