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Chris Chruchwell

Chris D. Churchwell

CPA, CTRS, ELP

Client service is key for Chris, Partner at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group. He has been in the practice of tax and accounting in the Joplin area since 1980. Chris attended Missouri Southern State University and graduated with a major in Accounting in 1979 with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. Not only is Chris a Certified Public Accountant, but he is also a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. Chris has been an Endorsed Local Provider for Dave Ramsey since 2012. His years of experience and expertise lies within the rewarding experience of helping his clients, old and new through tax resolution, tax preparation and tax planning. Chris is continually educating himself to expand his knowledge and seasoned skills in the tax and accounting field. He takes pride in the business and his staff, continuously improving the practice so he can take c special care of the needs of his clients.

Caley Hedman

Caley A. Hedman

MBA, EA

Caley is a Partner at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm for seven years. Starting as an intern in 2010, she assisted Chris in tax preparation while completing her education at Missouri Southern State University where she would graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting in the fall of 2011. She would go on to pursue her Master of Business Administration from William Woods University in the Fall of 2014. As Caley’s expertise expanded in the tax firm with a focus on Tax Resolution Services, she obtained her Enrolled Agent License and she is now empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels including, examination, collection, and appeals before the Internal Revenue Service. Her technical expertise in the field of taxation is ever expanding. Caley enjoys working with clients and completing tax cases that relieves the burden of tax problems.

Chris Chruchwell

Chris D. Churchwell

CPA, CTRS, ELP
Caley Hedman

Caley A. Hedman

MBA, EA

Client service is key for Chris, Partner at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group. He has been in the practice of tax and accounting in the Joplin area since 1980. Chris attended Missouri Southern State University and graduated with a major in Accounting in 1979 with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. Not only is Chris a Certified Public Accountant, but he is also a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. Chris has been an Endorsed Local Provider for Dave Ramsey since 2012. His years of experience and expertise lies within the rewarding experience of helping his clients, old and new through tax resolution, tax preparation and tax planning. Chris is continually educating himself to expand his knowledge and seasoned skills in the tax and accounting field. He takes pride in the business and his staff, continuously improving the practice so he can take c special care of the needs of his clients.

Caley is a Partner at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm for seven years. Starting as an intern in 2010, she assisted Chris in tax preparation while completing her education at Missouri Southern State University where she would graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting in the fall of 2011. She would go on to pursue her Master of Business Administration from William Woods University in the Fall of 2014. As Caley’s expertise expanded in the tax firm with a focus on Tax Resolution Services, she obtained her Enrolled Agent License and she is now empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels including, examination, collection, and appeals before the Internal Revenue Service. Her technical expertise in the field of taxation is ever expanding. Caley enjoys working with clients and completing tax cases that relieves the burden of tax problems.

Meet The Team

Our team of tax professionals that make it happen day in, and day out.

Leann

Deanna Leann Quinly

BSBA

Leann is a Senior Accountant at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm since 1998. She completed her Bachelor Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Missouri Southern State University in 1997. Leann’s role in the firm encompasses all aspects of bookkeeping and payroll for businesses where she enjoys interacting with clients and working with numbers. She is a consistent problem solver and works with her clients to ensure they stay on track.

Premlada

Premlada (Nat) Nobprahai

MBA

Nat is a Senior Tax Accountant at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm since 2013. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce in March of 2004. Nat continued her education to complete her Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Pittsburg State University. Her professional experience includes Emerald Financial, Inc. (H&R Block) where she worked as a Tax Associate. She also worked for ING Funds (Thailand) Company Limited as an Operation Officer. Nat’s attention to detail and analytical work aids her in tax preparation and planning as she enjoys the challenge to keep up with the ever-changing tax rules.

Rick

Rick Cowley

BSBA

Rick is a Tax Accountant for Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm since 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from Missouri Southern State University. His professional experience includes Vice President of business for Messenger College and accountant at BKD. His role at the firm includes completion of specific business tax returns, depreciation schedules and more. He enjoys communicating with clients and providing excellent client service.

Cejay

Cejay N. Churchwell

BSBA

Cejay is the Case Administrator and Marketing Director for Churchwell Hedman Tax Group. She has worked part-time with the firm since 2010 and has now joined the team on a full time basis. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management from Missouri Southern State University in 2012. Previously a paralegal for a Fortune 500 Company and personal banker for U.S. Bank, she has grown an appreciation for the small business community. Cejay enjoys working in Tax Resolution Services and interacting with clients as her duties include case management, sales and marketing, as well as administrative work throughout the firm.

Jennifer

Jennifer M. Cunningham

 

Jennifer is a Tax Preparer for Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm since 2016. Her experience with tax preparation began in 2014 where she worked for Liberty Tax as a Tax Associate. She enjoys preparing tax returns while continuing to educate herself in the tax and accounting field.

Christine

Christine M. Churchwell

 

Christine is the Office Manager for Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm since 2016. Her administrative experience began in her early twenties with her father’s accounting firm. She enjoys interacting with clients and managing the daily tasks associated with running the firm.

Kathy

Kathy Crites

 

Kathy is the Administrative Assistant for Churchwell Hedman Tax Group and has been with the firm since 2017. After losing her husband of 40 years, Kathy decided to retire from 41 years in banking but wanted to continue working where she continues to excel in providing clients with outstanding customer service. Her role in the firm includes all front office duties from client intake, scheduling, and coordination throughout each department.

Chris is an Endorsed Local Provider for Dave Ramsey!

What does it mean to be an Endorsed Local Provider?

This means that through Dave Ramsey’s nationwide service, you have come to the right place for your tax service and accounting needs. ELP’s earn Dave’s endorsement through hard work and excellent customer service. This is a title Chris has earned and he continues to take pride in being one of Dave’s ELPs. He is endorsed by Dave for his tax services here at Churchwell Hedman Tax Group. Just visit daveramsey.com and click on the ELP section for Tax Services and you’ll find Chris, right in your local area!

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