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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 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 over 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.

Brant C. Darnell, CPA, A&A Partner 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 and Wauseon Area Foundation, attends Xperience Church, and is a former board member of the Wauseon Athletic Boosters and former member of 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 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.

Jennifer Becker 419-636-5633

For over 18 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 and is on the board for Fairview Music Boosters.

Novell Meyer, Firm Administrator 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 25 years of experience in Accounting firms, Novell brings a variety of experiences and levels of knowledge to her role. She has been with Penrod & George for over 16 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 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.

Carmen Cape 419-636-5633

Carmen started with Penrod & George in 2017. With over 15 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.

Sarah Sunderhaus 419-523-3434

Sarah joined Penrod & George in November 2018. She brings over 7 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, and is currently a Girl Scout leader in her area.

Polly Krause, Administrative Assistant 419-636-5633

Polly joined the Bryan office as Administrative Assistant in December 2019. She has a degree in Small Business Management from Ohio University in Athens, and has many years’ experience with all types of office procedures. In our office, she is responsible for Client work including processing tax returns and financial statements, billing, and correspondence, plus general office organization. Polly also has Music and Education degrees from OU and Bowling Green State University, and was previously a Band director and music teacher for several years in the area. Currently, she is a board member of Fountain City Festival in Bryan, board member of the Ohio University Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends, Athens, and is bookkeeper and long-time member of the Bryan City Band.

Lynsi Yagelski 419-636-5633

Lynsi brings over 5 years Accounting experience to our office, having joined us in the Bryan office in May of 2020. Her areas of specialty are personal returns, as well as corporate and partnership compilations. Lynsi has her Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Toledo. Lynsi enjoys watching the Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, and spending time with her dog and husband.

Katelyn Schroeder, Administrative Assistant 419-523-3434

Kate has been our Ottawa Administrative Assistant since 2018. She holds an Associates degree in Applied Business from the University of Northwestern Ohio. In her free time, Kate enjoys crafts, horseback riding, hunting and watching football. Kate is a member of the Kalida St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Chistine Vermillion 419-636-5633

Christine joined Penrod & George in 2022 with 8 years of experience in accounting; specifically in payables, payroll, and internal accounting functions. She is a graduate of Franklin University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Accounting. Christine enjoys time on her farm when not in the office.

Anthony Tsui 419-599-8045

Anthony originally started with Penrod & George in early 2020, with an internship, preparing individual tax returns during tax season. After finishing his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting at Bowling Green State University, Anthony joined our team full-time in October 2022. His focus is on accounting, auditing and tax preparation. In his personal time, Anthony enjoys soccer, basketball, golf and going to the gym.