Meet Our Team
We are a team of accomplished and dedicated professionals, committed to delivering expert accounting solutions with personalized customer service. We invite you to contact us directly and look forward to getting to know you on a personal level.
Tim Baker, CPA
Tim holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. As a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with over 25 years of experience in tax and accounting, Tim has worked with many clients, including individuals, businesses, and corporations in a wide variety of industries.
Lindsey Starrett, CPA, CCIFP
Lindsey graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a minor in Finance. The following year she earned her CPA. In 2015 she obtained her CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional). Lindsey has over 11 years of experience in individual and business tax return preparation and financial statement preparation.
Brian Graham, CPA
Brian graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Accounting. He spent 20 years in public accounting in Cedar Rapids performing audits and taxation work for agricultural cooperatives before moving to Grinnell in 2016. Brian specializes in estates and trusts, but also prepares individual and corporate tax returns. He obtained his CPA in 1998 and belongs to the Iowa Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Morgan Zimbelman, EA
Morgan graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Accounting from University of Northern Iowa. She obtained her EA (Enrolled Agent) certification in 2016. As an EA with 4 years of experience, she spends the majority of her time on corporate and individual tax returns, incorporations, and bookkeeping. Morgan is also a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
Kourtney graduated in May of 2017 from Iowa State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management with a minor in Agricultural Business. Currently, she is in the process of obtaining her CPA certification. She spends most of her time working on individual and corporate tax returns. Kourtney plans to work towards becoming a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
Lisa Klenk, EA
Lisa graduated from Buena Vista University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting & Business Administration in 2008. Lisa brings over 10 years of expertise in public accounting to T. L. Baker & Co. In 2017 Lisa obtained her EA certification. Lisa manages and oversees all payroll processing from day-to-day functions to quarterly and annual filings. She also prepares individual and corporate tax returns.
Chris holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in Business Administration. Chris has over 10 years' experience in business/payroll fields. He focuses most of his time on day-to-day payroll services. Chris also prepares quarterly and annual payroll tax forms.
DeAnn graduated from Marshalltown Community College with an associate degree in Accounting in 2015. She is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in Accounting at Buena Vista University. DeAnn has over 15 years of experience in bookkeeping and other accounting services. She is one of our multiple certified QuickBooks Pro Advisors and became certified in 2013. DeAnn handles much of the day-to-day bookkeeping services as well as prepares tax returns.
Amanda graduated from Marshalltown Community College with an associate in Applied Science in Accounting in May of 2017. She assists with monthly bookkeeping and other accounting services. Amanda plans to work towards becoming a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.
Lisa holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. She has over 5 years of business experience. Lisa spends most of her time managing day-to-day tasks around the office. She also works on accounts receivable and payable and processing tax returns. Lisa also assists with some bookkeeping and payroll services.
Courtney holds an associate degree from Marshalltown Community College. She has over 3 years of business experience at T. L. Baker & Co. Courtney handles general office administration tasks and assists with processing individual and corporate returns.
Erika graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dubuque with a bachelor's degree in Computer Graphics in 2012. She has over 5 years' experience in the marketing and social media fields. Erika spends most of her time on the website, social media platforms, and other technology initiatives.