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.
Jamie joined the firm in January 2013. She handles a wide range of duties, including tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, and many organizational tasks.
Jamie is Keith and Loretta's daughter-in-law. She and their son Brad have a son named Blake. Jamie enjoys family time and being a mom.
Melanie joined Ridge View Accounting in January 2020. She has 24 years of experience in customer service and office work, mostly in accounts receivable and payroll. Melanie has been married for 17 years and her family includes three children and three grandchildren.
Sophie Mae joined Ridge View Accounting in January 2019. She is a graduate of Southwest High School and studied theatrical makeup at Make Up First in Chicago. In her free time, Sophie loves to bake treats for the office and spend time with her nieces and nephews.