• Holt & Patterson Staff Member Spotlight

  • Penny Buchmueller-Senior Manager

    November 2017: Penny Buchmueller joined Holt & Patterson in 2012 and will be celebrating her five year anniversary with the firm in November 2017 as Senior Manager. As Senior Manager, Penny performs a variety of tasks including tax return preparation, compilations, reviews and audits. She graduated from University Missouri-Columbia with her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree.

    Outside of work, Penny enjoys gardening, golfing, and spending time with friends and family. The best piece of advice she has been given is to “treat everyone with respect.”

    Penny’s favorite thing about working at Holt & Patterson is developing a close relationship with clients, and laughing with her coworkers.

  • Audrey Thies-Senior Accountant

    June 2017: Audrey Thies joined Holt & Patterson in 2002 and will be celebrating her fifteen year anniversary with the firm in July 2017 as a valued Senior Accountant. She graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and Management, with a minor in Marketing.

    In addition to being a great employee, she is a woman of many hobbies. In her spare time she enjoys: skydiving, scuba diving, hiking, traveling, and playing with her dog Queenie.

    Audrey says her favorite thing about working at H&P is the variety of work she gets to do and the strong relationships she builds with clients and coworkers.

  • Sierra Peerman-Accounting Clerk

    August 2017: Sierra joined Holt & Patterson the in fall of 2016, and was promoted to Accounting Clerk in the summer of 2017. As an Accounting Clerk her tasks include payroll, bank reconciliations, and assisting with accounting services. She anticipates graduating from Saint Louis University in December 2017 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership and HR Management.

     Outside of work, Sierra enjoys weightlifting, cooking and watching TV.

     Sierra says her favorite thing about working at H&P is enjoying the small, close-knit environment with clients and co-workers.

  • Lauren Kennedy-Payroll Specialist

    December 2016: Lauren Kennedy joined Holt & Patterson in 2011 as an intern while attending Saint Louis University. She spent her free time and summers in the office performing tasks ranging from filing, to bookkeeping and assisting clients. Upon graduating she joined Holt & Patterson full time and assists in the payroll department.  Her favorite part about working at the firm is talking to clients and coworkers. 

  • Alicia Haas-CPA, CVA

    May 2017: Alicia Haas joined Holt & Patterson in 2007 as an intern while attending Saint Louis University and will celebrate her 10 year anniversary with the firm in May, 2017. Since then, she has gone on to pass the CPA (Certified Public Account) and the CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) exams.

    When she is not working, Alicia enjoys spending time doing all things home décor and spending time with her husband Matt, and son Frank.

    Her favorite thing about working at H&P is assisting clients from all industries and backgrounds, and learning about their businesses.

  • Jennifer Clifton-Client Service Facilitator, Senior Accountant, Sales & Personal Property Tax Manager

    June 2015: Holt & Patterson, LLC recently celebrated Jennifer’s ten year anniversary as a most valuable Senior Accountant. Upon graduating from Maryville University in December of 2005, she became a full time staff accountant and the Firm has benefited ever since.  Jennifer is relied upon heavily to provide superb accounting and tax assistance to a large number of diverse client’s. She also heads up the Firm’s Sales and Use Tax and Personal Property Tax areas.

    What type of work do you enjoy the most? “My favorite type of work I enjoy the most is corporate tax.”

    When she is at her home in Festus, this busy mother of two enjoys spending quality time with her family watching movies and going to her son’s baseball tournaments.       

    What is your favorite music performer and genre? “If I had to choose one type of music it would be Country and my favorite performer is Jason Aldean.”

    When you have the time, what is your favorite television show? “I do not watch television very often, but my favorite show is Law & Order: SVU.”