Keith started his tax and consulting business more than 30 years ago, specializing in working with farm clients. Over the years, he was assisted by his wife, Loretta. In 2013, the business evolved with the addition of Keith and Loretta's daughter Melinda, who joined the firm as a tax preparer.
Their daughter-in-law Jamie also joined the firm in the same year, working as an assistant office manager. In 2018, Greg Buckley joined the firm as a tax preparer to further expand the business. A large focus of the business remains in the farming industry, but the small business and individual client base have grown significantly.
Keith has been working in tax consulting and preparation since 1975, with a specialty in working with farm clients. Today he enjoys working with all types of clients and has a wide array of experience in handling business and personal clients.
Keith owns and operates a small farm himself, which is located north of Fremont near the small town of Uehling, Nebraska. He and Loretta have been married for more than 40 years, and have three children and four grandchildren.
Melinda is Keith and Loretta's oldest daughter. She joined the firm in January 2013 as a tax preparer and assistant to Keith and finished the exam requirements to obtain CPA licensure at the end of 2016. She enjoys working with a wide variety of clients, including small businesses and individuals. Melinda and Lance Beck are blessed with 3 children. After hours, Melinda enjoys spending time with family, reading and being physically active.
Greg joined Ridge View Accounting & Tax, CPA, P.C. in November of 2018. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Public Accounting (MPA). He has experience working in the banking and real estate industries as well as tax preparation and consulting for businesses and individuals. In his free time, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, running and reading.
Loretta has worked alongside Keith for more than 25 years performing a variety of bookkeeping, accounting, and secretarial duties. She plays an active role in training staff, which has helped her transition to fewer job duties and work fewer hours. Loretta babysits her grandchildren regularly and enjoys reading and family time. She also works hard to stay healthy and active.
Jamie joined the firm in January 2013. She handles a wide range of duties, including tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, and many organizational tasks. Additionally, she is studying to become an Enrolled Agent (EA) which will enhance her ability to assist in individual tax preparation during the 2019 season.
Jamie is Keith and Loretta's daughter-in-law. She and their son Brad have a two-year-old son named Blake. Jamie enjoys family time and being a mom.
Shelly Kittleson joined Ridge View Accounting & Tax, CPA, P.C. in mid-September 2018. She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, to get her undergraduate degree from Union College and then went on to Bellevue University where she completed her MBA in Accounting.
Shelly is married and has two children, ages 10 and 6. In her free time, Shelly enjoys sewing and other crafts, baking and spending time with family.
Holly joined Ridge View Accounting & Tax, CPA, P.C. in February of 2019. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and is working on her accounting degree with plans to become a CPA.
Holly is married and has a 3-year-old daughter. In her free time, Holly enjoys playing the piano and spending time with her family.
Sophie joined Ridge View Accounting in January 2019. She graduated from Southwest High School and studied theatrical makeup at Make Up First in Chicago. In her free time, Sophie likes to cook for her family, listen to show tunes and play trivia games.