Bruce A. Beyler, CPA
Managing Partner

Bruce A. Beyler, CPA

Education & Certifications
Bruce earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is a member of the AICPA and INCPAS and is licensed in Indiana.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Bruce has been in public accounting for over thirty-nine years and partner in a CPA firm for thirty-two of those years. His areas of specialty are working with small to medium size closely held business in the manufacturing, distribution, professional services and tax-exempt industries providing accounting, tax and consulting services.

Community Involvement
Bruce is a member of the Elkhart County Symphony Board of Directors currently serving as treasurer. He is also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he serves as a worship leader on Sunday mornings and with elementary age children events throughout each week.

Interests
Spending time with his wife, daughters and grandchildren, exercising, golfing, and reading autobiographies.

  • Email:BruceB@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Ann McCuistion, CPA
Partner

Ann McCuistion, CPA

Education & Certifications
Ann earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and she completed additional accounting and business related courses from Southwestern Michigan College and Western Michigan University.
She is a member of the AICPA and MICPA, and she is licensed in both Michigan and Indiana.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Ann has been in accounting for 40 years. Her areas of specialty are agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and small business. Her passion is a welcoming, encouraging atmosphere for staff and clients and getting great work done.

Community Involvement
Ann is a member and a past president (2017-2018) of Elkhart Rotary, a board member of Southwestern Michigan College Foundation, and a member of the Three Rivers Bible Church in Three Rivers, Michigan.

Interests
Spending time with her husband, Mike; taking walks with the dogs; reading; figuring out how to be a good grandmother; cooking new dishes and keeping up to date with the latest in scientific discoveries.

  • Email:AnnM@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Leanne McKee, CPA
Partner

Leanne McKee, CPA

Education & Certifications
Leanne earned her Bachelor of Accounting degree from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a member of the AICPA and INCPAS and is licensed in Indiana.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Leanne has been in public accounting for over twenty-seven years and a partner in a CPA firm for nine of those years. Her areas of specialty are Not-for-Profit auditing, manufacturing, and small businesses.

Community Involvement
Leanne is a member of Elkhart Rotary, and she serves in her church, River Oaks Community Church as a greeter, and is a high school cross country coach at Elkhart Christian Academy.

Interests
Spending time with her son, running with her friends, biking and reading.

  • Email:LeanneM@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Johnita (Beyler) Nelson, CPA
Senior Manager

Johnita (Beyler) Nelson, CPA

Education & Certifications
Johnita earned her Bachelor of Accounting degree from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. She is a member of the AICPA and INCPAS and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She is licensed in Indiana.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Johnita has been in public accounting for 15 years and enjoys working with a variety of clients and types of industries. Her specialties are employee benefit plan auditing and QuickBooks accounting system services, including system set up, training and advisory services.

Community Involvement
Johnita is a member of First Baptist Church of Elkhart where she serves in the worship ministry.

Interests
Enjoying time with her husband and her new baby and trying to keep up on all the “to-do’s” of a full and wonderful life.

  • Email:JohnitaN@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Justin Parks, CPA
Manager

Justin Parks, CPA

Education & Certifications
Justin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He is licensed in Michigan and is a member of the MICPA society.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Justin has been in accounting since 2010 and works mainly with agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and non-profit clients doing tax, audits, reviews and other accounting work.

Community Involvement
Justin is a member of the Three Rivers Bible Church in Michigan where he is the church treasurer, a guitarist/vocalist for the morning worship service, and a youth leader. Justin is also the bookkeeper for the Pregnancy Helpline in Three Rivers Michigan.

Interests
Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, playing guitar, basketball, camping, biking, hiking, and kayaking.

  • Email:JustinP@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Adam Bawtinheimer, CPA
Manager

Adam Bawtinheimer, CPA

Education & Certifications
Adam earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He is a member of the AICPA, AICPA Tax Section, and INCPAS, and he has his CPA license in Indiana.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Adam has been in accounting since 2010. He works on individual, business, trust, and estate tax compliance and planning. He also performs for-profit and non-profit audits, reviews, compilations, and preparations.

Community Involvement
Adam attends First Baptist Church of Elkhart. He is a member and now the 2019-2020 president of the Elkhart Lions Club.

Interests
Spending time with his wife (Sally), son (Calvin), and daughter (Lucy), doing home improvement projects, and traveling.

  • Email:AdamB@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Megan Parks, CPA
Staff Accountant

Megan Parks, CPA

Education & Certifications
Megan earned her Bachelor of Administration degree in accounting from Western Michigan University. She is licensed in Michigan.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Megan has been working in accounting since 2012 and provides tax and accounting services mainly to agriculture, manufacturing, and small service businesses, along with individuals. She has also worked in non-profit auditing.

Community Involvement
Megan is a member of the Three Rivers Bible Church in Michigan where she is a pianist for the contemporary worship service and serves in the nursery.

Interests
Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, camping, biking, kayaking, visiting National Parks, hiking and skiing, and doing home improvement projects.

  • Email:MeganP@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Travis Uselton
Staff Accountant

Travis Uselton

Education & Certifications
Travis earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana. While completing his degree, he was able to achieve the required credit hours to sit for the CPA examination, which he plans to start following the 2020 tax season.

Community Involvement
Travis attends Granger Community Church. He is also a member of USA Softball of Indiana.

Interests
Travis enjoys spending time with his wife (Sahar), golfing with his dad, playing softball and basketball with his friends, and watching football and doing puzzles in the winter months. 

  • Email:TravisU@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Tim Kratzer
Staff Accountant

Tim Kratzer

Education & Certifications
Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a Masters of Science in Accounting degree from Indiana University of South Bend.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Tim started with Cornerstone in late 2017 and came with 5 years of experience in accounting/clerical work.

Interests
Tim enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as attending Bible Baptist Church in Wakarusa, IN. In his spare time he helps friends and family work on different home improvement projects such as painting and drywall installation and repair.

  • Email:TimK@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Qing Li Guo
Staff Accountant

Qing Li Guo

Education & Certifications
Qing Li earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University of Bloomington.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Qing Li joined Cornerstone in January 2017 and provides tax and accounting services to small businesses and individuals, and non-profit audits.

Community Involvement
Qing Li is a member of the Tuesday Night Toastmasters where she is the club treasurer.

Interests
She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and reading and cooking.

  • Email:QingG@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Kimberly Clem
Staff Accountant

Kimberly Clem

Education & Certifications
Kimberly earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She also earned her Master of Science degree from Indiana University. She completed additional accounting and business-related courses.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Kimberly has been involved in tax preparation for over 20 years. Her area of expertise is individual tax returns.

Community Involvement
Kimberly is a member of the school board of Elkhart Christian Academy. She is also a member of First Baptist Church of Elkhart where she serves in the guest relations ministry.

Interests
Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren; sporting events; sewing; reading; and time at the beach.

  • Email:KimberlyC@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Renee Choler
Staff Accountant

Renee Choler

Education & Certifications
Renee earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

Professional Experience & Expertise
Renee started with Cornerstone for the 2019 tax season to do individual tax returns. In 2007 upon entering the accounting profession she worked 5 years in public accounting and then 5+ years of private accounting in the manufacturing segment.

Community Involvement
Renee is a member of Pillars of Elkhart and past finance committee chair.

Interests
Renee enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter; visiting zoo and, going to sporting events.

  • Email:ReneeC@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Paula Giver
Administrative Assistant

Paula Giver

Education & Certifications
Paula has 20 years of Banking Experience in Operations.  She has also been the Parish Operations Manager at her parish for 23 years.

Community Involvement
Paula is a volunteer Docent at Potawatomi Zoo.  She also participates in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Interests
Paula enjoys spending time with her husband Bob, reading, biking and taking various day trips together. Getting to have her granddaughter over is always a joy and an experience.

  • Email:PaulaG@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com
Vanessa Hartman
Administrative Assistant

Vanessa Hartman

Education & Certifications
Vanessa studied court reporting and closed captioning in Orlando Florida.  She and her husband are licensed foster parents. Vanessa has had multiple trainings for helping children with trauma.

Community Involvement and Interests
Vanessa is a member at Granger Community Church.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter; she enjoys doing crafts and cooking new recipes and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Email:VanessaH@cornerstoneCPAgroup.com