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Associates

Alicia Heim

Alicia joined the Profiler’s team in 2016 full time, after working with them during the quarterly seasons prior. Alicia enjoys working in a variety of different areas of Accounting, with an emphasis in Quickbooks, and enjoys a good challenge. The projects Alicia enjoys the most are budgeting, financial work and the end of year tax preparations.

During her time off, Alicia loves to spend time with family, friends and help her daughter reach new heights in her schooling! She also enjoys camping, home projects, dance and ATVing.


alicia@profilerconsulting.com

763-497-7308  x200

Brian Hogan, EA

 

Brian graduated high school at age 16. He then completed an intense computer/software course at the School of Communication Arts. He attended specialty courses in tax preparation at age 17 and began filing tax returns in 1995. Since 1995 Brian has worked with Michael F. Hogan in his accounting and tax practice and has participated in numerous courses and seminars. He is an Enrolled Agent and as such is enrolled to practice before the IRS in all 50 states. Brian has also been instrumental in creating software to assist in information management and internet delivery. He is extremely talented at computer-based accounting programs for businesses and individuals. Brian specializes in small business and individual tax preparation. He is a certified scuba diver, amateur photographer, and enjoys triathlons and weight lifting. Brian has a knack for taking even the most complicated tax situations and making them understandable to any person or company CEO. His knowledge of the tax code greatly exceeds that of industry standards. He truly has both hands on the pulse of the ever-changing tax code, thus finding ways to save you money!

Brian is married to his wife, Sarah and they have three children.


Brian@ProFilerConsulting.com

Phone: (763) 497-7308  x4

Chrissy Mills

Chrissy may be the first smiling face you see when you visit ProFiler Consulting, LLC. Customer service is a priority along with great communication skills. She can assist you with scheduling appointments; returning your calls and emails or help direct your tax questions to the right consultant.

Chrissy brings her customer services skills from Property Management of several years. She assisted in managing numerous properties throughout the Twin Cities, one of which included the prominent Medical Arts Building downtown Minneapolis.

Chrissy is married to her husband of 20 plus years and they have five beautiful children. Each of their children enjoy sports and dedicate time enhancing their skills year-round. As a family, they love to travel the state and country to watch their children compete at a high level. The St. Michael community has been their home for over 15 years. They actively support the schools, volunteer time in sporting events, and are members of a local church which brings fulfillment and joy to their family.


secretary@profilerconsulting.com

763-497-7308

Christine Hall

Chris has returned to join our Maple Grove office. She has many years in customer service and enjoys seeing new and existing clients.  She has been married for 33 years has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and scrapbooking in her spare time.

Diane Mercil

Diane has come to us this year with previous experience in tax preparation and administration. She is enjoying learning and growing with our team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of almost 20 yrs, 2 pre-teen daughters and 2 dogs. She looks forward to the summer months to the garden and swims.

Ed Scharber, EA

Ed has been in the accounting field for over 30 years, with the majority of that time spent in the retail lumber business. He has worked with several accounting software packages during that time. He is an Enrolled Agent and as such is enrolled to practice before the IRS in all 50 States. He enjoys working with numbers and the ever-changing tax environment.

Ed is married with two children and two grandchildren. During their time away from work, Ed and his wife enjoy biking, camping, and watching their two dogs romp around.


ed@profilerconsulting.com

Phone: (763) 497-7308 x 103

Elizabeth Rud

Elizabeth is a Quickbooks Specialist and has been involved in accounting for over 20 years working with a variety of business Clients. She is inspired by unique challenges and continuing to expand her knowledge. She enjoys assisting Clients with Quickbooks as well as streamlining office procedures. Elizabeth is a member of IAAP where she continues to network, learn, and exchange new ideas for business, office, and software solutions. She has working knowledge of computer hardware and several software programs.

Elizabeth is married with two children and one granddaughter. While not at work Elizabeth loves to dive into home projects in the winter months, and during the summer she enjoys camping, riding ATV’s, and pontooning. Year round she is an avid researcher and is involved in charity functions as well as spending time with her beloved animals.


Elizabeth@profilerconsulting.com

Phone: (763) 497-7308 x 114

Ethan Rud

Ethan is an all-round, multitalented team member. He started at ProFiler Consulting with a background in carpentry, computers, mechanical, and accounting. Here at ProFiler, in addition to tax prep, he works with our IT, maintenance, and accounting. Ethan appreciates the diversity of his position which allows him the opportunity to move out from behind his desk for projects. He is studying for his EA certification.

Using his carpentry skills, Ethan has enjoyed building Ninja Warrior obstacles for Kevin Hogan of Profiler Tax, LLC.

Busy, busy, busy, Ethan is always busy. When he’s not working at Profiler, he’s busy with a home project, or helping someone out. Ethan loves to camp, listen to music, play pool, fish, ride atv, work in his shop, and spend time with family and friends.


ethan@profilerconsulting.com

763-497-7308  x113

Howard (Ted) Schlesinger

Ted joined the Profiler Tax Team in 2020. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1996 and his Masters of Science degree from Morgan State University in 1971. After teaching science for 33 years, he began preparing taxes in earnest. He started at H and R Block, and after fifteen years, began working for a variety of tax firms and growing his own practice. He earned the designation of Registered Tax Preparer after having passed a very rigorous test. Howard has experience in preparing Individual, Business, Corporate, and Estate taxes and doing bookkeeping and payroll for multiple businesses. Howard is the treasurer of his Home-Owners Association and is active in his community. He likes to read and travel with his wife of 47 years.

Howard has two children and 5 grandchildren ranging from ages of 20 to 10.


Howard@ProFilerConsulting.com

Jackie Meyer

Jackie has almost 30 years of tax experience. She received her accounting degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from DePaul University. She enjoys helping individuals and small businesses with their tax compliance, consulting, and business valuation needs.


Jackie@ProFilerConsulting.com

Kelly Stephens

Kelly attended SDSU and has worked in many different fields including Bank Teller, Receptionist, Sales Secretary & Clerk, along with homeschooling in a co-op for 9 years, and then 3 years teaching Special Ed in Owatonna. She recently moved to the St. Michael area for her husband’s job and is enjoying learning from the ProFiler team.
She has been married for 25+ years, loves spending time with her grown children, new neighbors, friends, and co-workers.  Her family reads a lot! Along with going camping, bass fishing, hiking, and biking whenever they can.

Kevin Hogan, EA

Kevin Hogan focuses on businesses and families. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the U of M. He is an Enrolled Agent (tax specialist). Kevin has been at the forefront of helping people save money on their taxes.

Kevin enjoys hiking, obstacle courses and spending time with his his wife and three children.


Location: Maple Grove – Kevin@ProFilerConsulting.com – Phone: (763) 497-7308  x5

 

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Michael Hogan, EA

Michael has been involved in tax and business accounting for over 40 years. He has an accounting background from the University of Minnesota. He received his designation as a Certified Financial Planner in 1978. He has filed tens of thousands of individual, corporate, trust, and partnership returns. He is an Enrolled Agent and as such is enrolled to practice before the IRS in all 50 states. He has a strong background in investing, business consultation, and planning. He has years of specialty work in real estate, tax-free exchanges, pension consultation, investment administration, estate planning, and asset protection. Michael enjoys basketball, mountain climbing, auto racing, and triathlons. He has bicycled across the US. He has auto raced in “One Lap of America” and has climbed mountains in the US, Mexico, Europe, and Africa. Michael is married to Denise and they have five children and fourteen grandchildren. Michael is dedicated to quality customer service while saving his clients hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars through deep knowledge of the tax code.


Michael@ProFilerConsulting.com

Phone: (763) 497-7308  x2

Monica Hageman

Monica joined the ProFiler Consulting Tax Team prior to the 2017 tax season. She received her Bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2012 from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her joining our team, she focused on life settlements. She is studying for her EA certification. Monica enjoys spending time with her two Labs, two cats, family, and friends. She also enjoys bingo, cooking, crafting, scrap-booking, and many other activities. Monica has prepared 1000’s of personal and business tax returns. She is keyed into the tax changes and follows the Mike/Brian/Kevin Hogan protocol in looking for every deduction.

Nikole Birge

Nikole has worked in Accounting/Tax since 2008. She is a CPA and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Tax. She has experience preparing tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and S-Corps. She also has experience with QuickBooks and preparing payroll tax reports.

Nikole has been married for 12 years and has one son. In her free time, she likes to spend time with my family and travel.


Nikole@ProFilerConsulting.com

Russ McBroom

Russ has been involved in business, finance and tax for the past 40 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in accounting and business. After working in public accounting, Russ was involved in private accounting with a midsized manufacturing business in Minneapolis for the past 35 years. He retired as CEO/CFO in 2006 and has returned to public accounting and tax consulting. He brings extensive experience from the business perspective to tax preparation. He prepared both business and individual returns for the past tax year. He is a past president of a trade association and has served on the board of the largest international woodworking machinery and supply trade show in North America. Russ is married, enjoys travel and fishing at his lake cabin as well as being a grandfather to six wonderful grandchildren.


Russ.McBroom@ProFilerConsulting.com

Phone: (763) 497-7308