Botsch & Associates, CPA'S, LLC

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Botsch & Associates, CPA's, LLC

  • 113 E Main St
  • Carmi, IL 62821
  • P: 618-382-4151
  • F: 618-382-4153
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Kelsey Carter

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Kelsey Carter joined Botsch and Associates, CPA’s, in June of 2017.  She is a 2007 Carmi-White County High School graduate, and a 2011 Oakland City University graduate, where she majored in Accounting and Management.  Prior to joining our team, Kelsey spent 4.5 years at SS&C Technologies, Inc. in Evansville, Indiana as a hedge fund accountant.  Kelsey is working towards her CPA license.  Kelsey is active in her home church, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Poseyville, Indiana, and enjoys spending her free time with her husband Charles, and their three daughters, Addalynne, Aubreigh, and Annaliese.

Gretchen Cruse

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Gretchen joined Botsch and Asccoiates in 2018. She currently resides in Norris City. Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family doing various recreational activities.

Dawana Edmonds

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Dawana Edmonds joined Botsch & Associates, CPA's, in October, 2000.   Dawana is a Staff Accountant.  She is a graduate of Ridgway High School. Dawana resides in New Haven, Illinois with her husband, Kevin Edmonds, who is a self-employed carpenter. They enjoy spending time with their daughter Katlyn and their granddaughter. Dawana also enjoys decorating, painting furniture and attending flea markets.

Cari Ginder

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Cari Ginder has been with Botsch and Associates, CPA's, since May, 2002. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in May, 2002 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Cari is a member of Cowling Free Methodist Church, where she is also the Secretary of WMI. She is married to Kyle Ginder and resides in Carmi, Illinois.

Regina Hinkle-West

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Regina graduated SIUC with a master’s degree in taxation and has eight tax seasons of experience.  She is currently pursuing her CPA license.  She resides in Fairfield with her husband Michael West and son Tucker.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities and cooking.

Ashley Ingram

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Ashley has been with Botsch and Associates since 2012. Ashley has two bachelor’s degrees (Political Science/Pre-Law, and Accounting) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her focus is mainly on bookkeeping, tax work, payroll, and budget & appropriations. Ashley is married to Derek Ingram and they have two children; Drake and Aubree. Ashley loves spending time with her family and Cardinals baseball. They currently reside in Norris City, Illinois.

Julie Lucas

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Julie joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's in March, 2009. She is a graduate of Norris City-Omaha-Enfield High School. Julie graduated from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale with a Bachelor's Degree in social work. Julie resides in Carmi with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Drew and Sydney. Julie enjoys walking, bike riding, shopping and spending time with her family.

Mitchell Masterson

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Mitchell Masterson joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's, LLC in May of 2017. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern Indiana ("USI") with his bachelor’s degree as a double major in accounting and finance (Class of 2018). Currently, Mitchell is working on his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting through USI. Afterwards, he intends on becoming a CPA. He is a 2014 graduate of Carmi-White County High School. He enjoys playing tennis, working out, and playing video games.

Heather Mitchell

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Heather Mitchell has been with Botsch and Associates, CPA's since June, 2002. She resides in McLeansboro, Illinois, with her three children Zoey, Jagger and Tysen.

Jason Rogers

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Jason has been with Botsch and Associates since the fall of 2017. Jason has an Associates Degree in Information Technology along with 15 years of IT and computer experience.

Kristy Scally

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Kristy joined Botsch and Associates in the spring of 2018. She has a Master of Accountancy degree from Southern Illinois University. Kristy is currently working towards her CPA.

Sherri Stokes

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Sherri Stokes joined Botsch & Associates, CPAs, in June 2017 as a Staff Accountant.  She is a 1985 graduate of Carmi Community High School.  She earned an associates degree in 1998 in Office Systems Technology and another in 1999 in Business Management/Accounting from Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, Illinois.  She continued her education receiving a bachelor degree with a double major of Human Resources Management and Organizational Management from Oakland City University, Oakland City, Indiana, and a masters in Management from Oakland City University, Oakland City, Indiana.  Sherri  has worked in the nonprofit field for almost 18 years.  She has three children, Laken, Preston, & Alexis, a daughter-in-law, Sheridan, and one granddaughter, Aubrey.  She lives in Wadesville, Indiana.

Emily Thomas

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Emily has been with Botsch and Associates since 2018. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. Emily is currently working towards becoming a CPA.

Jennifer Vaught

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Jennifer Vaught joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's in July 2016. She graduated from Centralia High School. Prior to entering the accounting field, Jennifer worked in the legal field for fourteen years.

Jennifer currently resides in Carmi, Illinois with her husband, Troy, and their two children, Zach and Haley. She is a member of Liberty Baptist Church. In her free time, she enjoys attending sporting events.

Michelle Weaver

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Michelle Weaver joined Botsch & Associates, CPA's, in April, 1995. She is a senior staff accountant. She is a 1988 graduate of Carmi Community High School. She has two children, Katelyn and Justin.

Ashley Webb

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Ashley Webb joined Botsch and Associates, CPA’s in May 2017. She is a 2008 graduate of Hamilton County Sr. High School. Prior to joining our team, she worked at People’s National Bank in McLeansboro as a bank teller. Ashley resides in McLeansboro with her husband, Darin, and their daughter, Kaleigh. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out, and shopping.

 

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H. Keith Botsch, CPA

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H. Keith Botsch, CPA is a 1973 graduate of Carmi High School. He earned an associate's degree from Southeastern Illinois College in 1975 and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University in 1977. After working for public accounting firms in Evansville, Harrisburg and Carmi, he started his own firm in 1983. Keith performs auditing, tax, and business development services in the two offices of the firm. He is a member of the AICPA, Illinois CPA Society, Indiana CPA Society, White County Economic Development Group, Carmi Kiwanis Club, Carmi Elks Lodge, and First Christian Church of Carmi. He is a past president of White County Hospital Board of Directors, Carmi Kiwanis Club, and Carmi Chamber of Commerce. Keith is married to Vicky Botsch. They have three daughters, Lindsay, Katelyn and Madison, and one son, Ryan.

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Arlynne Stroman, CPA

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Arlynne Stroman, CPA, lived in Carmi and worked for Botsch and Associates, CPA's, LLC for 23 years as a Senior Manager of the firm's audit practice.  In 2010, Arlynne left the firm and spent the next several years expanding her knowledge of governmental auditing in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.  In April 2017, Arlynne re-joined the firm as audit manager and is enjoying reuniting with past audit clients and getting to know our new ones.  

Arlynne's specialty is in the governmental and not for profit accounting and audit industry and enjoys the diversity and challenges she meets with clients and ever-changing regulatory environment.  Arlynne's experience with clients ranging from small townships and villages to the large cities, counties, and school boards, allows her to customize audit practices to meet a client's need in a professional and efficient manner.  She believes the continued success and growth of Botsch and Associates is directly related to the personal attention each and every client receives from the team.  

Away from the office, Arlynne enjoys family time, culinary challenges, boating and "shelling", crafting, volunteering for church and children, and reading mystery novel.

Arlynne is a member of the AICPA, and the Illinois, Georgia, and South Carolina Societies of CPA's.

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Karen S. Chamberlain, CPA

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Karen Chamberlain joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's in October, 2001. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana in May, 1999. She was awarded a full scholarship from the Becker CPA Review Course. In November, 1999, Karen passed all four parts of the CPA exam. Karen is also a Quickbooks Pro Advisor. She is a native of Providence, Kentucky, but currently resides in Evansville, Indiana with her husband, David.

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Kent Armstrong, CPA

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Kent Armstrong, CPA, joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's in July, 2008 after working for CPA firms in Evansville, Indiana. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Illinois College in 1982, and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accountancy from the University of Southern Indiana in 2007. Prior to entering the accounting field, Kent had many years of experience in production agriculture and ag related businesses. He is a member of the AICPA, the Illinois CPA society, and the Carmi Rotary Club. Kent resides near Crossville, Illinois. Kent currently serves as the chief of the Crossville Fire Department and was a former board member of the Coal Belt Fire Protective Association. He is also a former scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster, and was a Life scout. 

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Thomas E. Logan, CPA

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Tom Logan joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's in October, 2001. He is a 1974 graduate of Eastern Illinois University. Tom is President of the Carmi Rotary Club and the First United Methodist Men. He is married to the former, Sherri Roser and they have one son, Josh and one daughter, Lindsey.

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Mary Gillard, CPA

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Mary Gillard is originally from Albion, Illinois.  Mary graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Accounting and Professional Service and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  In 2015, Mary passed all four parts of the CPA exam.  She began working for Botsch & Associates in July 2006.  Mary is an avid Chicago Bears Fan. She resides in Carmi, IL.

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Hannah Howard

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Hannah Howard joined Botsch and Associates, CPA's, in August, 2015. She is a 2011 graduate of Carmi-White County High School. Prior to entering the accounting field, she worked as the Retail Sales Manager of a local bank. Hannah resides in Carmi and is a member of Crossroads Bible Chuch and the Carmi Kiwanis Club. She enjoys painting, reading, and riding motorcycles.

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Kristen Michels

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Kristen Michels has been with Botsch and Associates, CPA's since January, 2011. She is a 2007 graduate of Edwards County High School. She graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in December, 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Science in Accounting. Resides in Carmi during tax season (January through April) and Hawaii the rest of the year. She has a daughter Jemma.