Oelwein Associates

Jim Ridihalgh

Jim is one of five partners at Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Company and has been with the Company since its was founded in 1975.

He received his BA degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1974. Jim has over 30 year’s experience in business taxation and financial planning.

Jim is a native of Oelwein where he and his wife Linda now reside. They have two grown daughters, Susan and Jennifer, and two grandchildren.  Linda is a retired teacher who enjoys reading, cooking and community activities. Jim, in his free time, enjoys swimming, yoga, painting, traveling and gardening.

Gene Fuelling

Gene has been with the firm since inception in 1975.

Gene has a BA in Accounting and a MA in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Gene is a Certified Public Accountant with over 35 years of experience in the business world. Before joining the firm in 1975, he was an auditor for the Defense Department, an accounting instructor at the University of Northern Iowa, and the Business Manager at Upper Iowa University. He is a member of the Iowa Association of Certified Public Accountants and specializes in individual and business taxation.

Gene is a board member of the Oelwein Chamber, Northeast Iowa Community College, Mercy Hospital Foundation, the Oelwein Charitable Foundation, the Little Husky Childcare Center, and the William’s Center for the Performing Arts.

Gene and his wife Sara have two sons and six grandchildren. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys golf, racquetball and traveling.

Don Snitker

Don is one of six partners at Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Company and operates out of the Oelwein office.

Don graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the AICPA, the ISCPA and has 40 years of professional business experience including two years with Chamberlain Manufacturing and four years with the United States Air Force.

Don’s wife is Mary Jo and together they have three children, Tracie, Emily and Christopher. The have three grandchildren. .He is a member of Christ United Presbyterian Church and in his spare time enjoys movies, working on his acreage, golfing, running and reading.

Jeremy Lockard

Jeremy is the Managing Partner at RFSW & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant in our Oelwein office. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Accounting and began working at RFSW & Co. in September 2009. Jeremy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Outside of work, Jeremy's passion is horses and much of his free time is spent working with and caring for his horses as well as camping trips with his family. In the summer months, he participated in chuckwagon racing with the Chuckwagon Racers of Iowa-Minnesota, Inc. for ten years and currently assists behind the scenes at many of their events.

Jeremy and his wife Kayla make their home on an acreage in rural Randalia. The couple has one son, Owen.

Brent Waters

Brent is a partner at RFSW & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant in our Oelwein office. He joined the RFSW family in January 2013. Brent provides services for individual and business clients while also serving as a part of RFSW's audit team. Brent has also provided assistance to clients with accounting for income taxes on their financial statements, researching complex tax issues, and resolving issues with the Internal Revenue Service.

Before joining RFSW, Brent grew up in and graduated from Oelwein Community High School. He also served 6 years in the United States Air Force. Brent earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting at the University of Northern Iowa. He is also a member of the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Paul Yokas

Paul is a Certified Public Accountant in our Oelwein branch after graduating from Upper Iowa University in May of 2015, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a member of the football team. Paul is specializing in personal and corporate returns, as well as assisting on RFSW’s audit team. He plans on completing his CPA qualifications in the next year.

Paul grew up and graduated from Oelwein, and since moving back home with his wife, Olivia, he has become a member of the Oelwein Area United Way. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, traveling and attending sporting events.

Diane Hartman

Diane has been with RFSW & Company for over 40 years and handles the Company’s payroll, accounts receivable, payables and bookkeeping. She is also responsible for client payrolls, monthly deposit payments, quarterly payroll reports, W-2’s, sales tax reports and the duties of a Notary Public.

Diane and her husband, Cork, have two children, Cory and Christopher. In her free time, she enjoys camping, reading, family activities and spending time with their grandson.

Angela Roskens

Angela began her employment with the Oelwein branch of RFSW & Co in January of 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management as well as a concentration in Computer Information Systems at Wayne State College in Northeast Nebraska. In March 2017 She received her Masters Degree from Upper Iowa University.

Her responsibilities include monthly financial statements, checking and processing tax returns, in-house software loading, setting up and training employees on new company software. As a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor, Angela sets up and supports clients who are using QuickBooks software for record keeping.

Angela has two sons and enjoys photography, digital editing, martial arts, classic cars and golfing.

Cathy Link

Cathy is the receptionist at RFSW corporate headquarters in Oelwein and has been there since 1999.

Cathy and her husband Terry have 2 children, Adam and Kelsey. Adam is a graduate of the University of Iowa and works at University of Iowa Foundation. Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is employed at University of Iowa Foundation sports. In her spare time Cathy enjoys reading, traveling, motorcycle riding, spending time with family and friends, and Iowa Football.

Tony Cannon

Tony is the Firm Administrator at Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Company.

Tony grew up in Oelwein, Iowa but has lived in Illinois and California for the balance of his life. Tony graduated from North Central College of Illinois with a BA in Accountancy and has two wonderful sons, Max and Clark. Max is the Sale Manager of a jewelry store in McHenry, Illinois and Clark is currently studying Accountancy and Finance at the University of San Diego.

Outside of work and spending time with his sons, Tony’s other passions include golfing, watching and participating in all competitive activities, working out at the gym, reading, yard care and travel.

Bryce Bentley

Bryce obtained his BS in Accounting from Bellevue University in Nebraska and is currently a staff accountant with RFSW and Co. He plans to complete his CPA qualifications in the next year.

He is a veteran of the Army National Guard and served a 23 month deployment 18 months of which were spent in Iraq. He returned home and worked in law enforcement for eight years before going back to school for accounting.

Bryce is married to Tyna Bentley and they have son Averye. Bryce enjoys spending time at his cabin in Lansing, IA with his family as well as hunting and fishing.

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth is a staff accountant at RFSW in Oelwein and has been with the company since 2016.

Elizabeth graduated from UNI with a BA in Exercise Science in 2010. After working for a few years, she decided a career change was in order, went back to college and earned a BS in Accounting from UIU in 2016. Her responsibilities include client payroll, monthly bookkeeping, quarterly payroll reports, W-2's, sales tax reports and checking tax returns

Elizabeth and her husband Alex have two children, Weston and Raylon who are currently in elementary school. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading and sharing her love of books across the internet in the form of blogging, Instagram photos and podcasting.

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