News from CDS – August 2023

Meet our newest hires and team members with new designations!

Certified Public Accountant and Staff Accountant | Riley Cronen, CPA

Riley Cronen recently earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy. He joined CDS in 2022 as a Staff Accountant in our Willmar office. Riley graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Banking. His focus areas are on tax preparation and bookkeeping.

Riley’s Bio

QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Bookkeeper | Nicole Fernkes

Nicole Fernkes recently received her QuickBooks ProAdvisor Desktop certification. Nicole joined CDS in 2022 as a Bookkeeper. Prior to CDS, she worked in bookkeeping and customer service for over 10 years. Nicole is attending Southern New Hampshire University online, working towards her Associates degree in Accounting. Her focus areas are bookkeeping and QuickBooks®.

Nicole’s Bio

Staff Accountant | Brady Krupa

Brady Krupa joined CDS in 2023 as a Staff Accountant. He was an intern for CDS in 2022. Brady graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. His focus areas are tax preparation, business advisory services, accounting, and auditing.

Brady’s Interview


Staff Auditor | Caylee Christanson

Caylee Christianson recently joined CDS as a Staff Auditor. She was an intern for CDS in 2022. Caylee graduated from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in Eau Claire, WI with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. Her focus area is non-profit auditing.

Caylee’s Interview