• Mike Patterson - CPA – CEO
    Mike is president and owner of Holt & Patterson. After graduating from the University of Missouri, he began his career at the firm in 1975. Mike is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
    Brad Bekebrede - CIA - Audit Specialist
    Brad joined Holt & Patterson in 2019. He has over 13 years of experience in public accounting which has been primarily focused on auditing. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Truman State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Fontbonne University. He earned his Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation in 2005.
    Penny Buchmueller - CPA – Senior Manager
    Penny received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has been a CPA since 1989.
    Jennifer Clifton - Client Service Facilitator, Sales & Personal Property Tax Manager
    Jen received a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Maryville University. She has worked at Holt & Patterson for over ten years.
    Michael Coen - CPA - Staff Accountant
    Michael joined Holt & Patterson in 2019. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2018 he passed the Uniform CPA Exam and was awarded licensure in spring 2020.
    Julie Fauss - CPA – Director of Accounting Services, Quality Control Director
    Julie has been with Holt & Patterson for more than 20 years. She graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. She has been a CPA since 2002. Julie will be listed in the October 2017 edition of the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the Best Accountants in St. Louis.
    Jodi Harfmann - Assistant Office Manager
    Jodi started working at Holt & Patterson in June of 2016, after working as an Office Manager and Tech Services Coordinator of an IT consulting firm for 11 years. She earned her Associate degree in Computer Networking from ITT Technical Institute in 2002.
    Melissa (Missy) Hutcherson - Office Manager
    Missy came to work for Holt & Patterson in July of 2014, after working as a certified paralegal and office manager of a law firm for 14 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Missouri State.
    Lauren Kennedy - Payroll Accountant
    Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts in Education with certification in Secondary English as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Louis University. She has worked at Holt & Patterson since 2011.
    Becky Kissel - CPA – Senior Tax Specialist
    Becky has been working at Holt & Patterson for more than 30 years. She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where she received her Bachelor Degree in Accounting, and has been a CPA since 1991.
    Josh Lohmann - CPA-Senior Auditor
    Josh joined Holt & Patterson in December 2021. Prior to Holt & Patterson, Josh served as the Lead Financial Specialist, Internal Controls at Ameren where he focused on automating internal controls, working closely with control owners on designing and implementing a highly effective internal control environment. Prior to this role, Josh served as the Senior Financial Specialist, Accounting Research & Policy also at Ameren where he focused on developing new accounting policies and researching the implications of new accounting guidance. Prior to Ameren, Josh served as the In-Charge Auditor at KPMG, where he focused primarily on large SEC filers with some smaller non-public clients. Josh graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance and has been a CPA since 2016.
    Denise Lucas - Payroll Manager, Human Resources Manager
    Denise joined Holt & Patterson in September 2014. Denise has more than 30 years of payroll, payroll tax preparation, management experience and many years of human resource experience. She has processed and managed multi-state, union, open shop, retail payrolls and payroll tax returns. She has extensive experience with handling of garnishments, benefits, and 401k administration.
    Chris McKinney - CPA-Staff Accountant
    Chris has been working as a professional accountant for over 10 years. He has experience in the areas of financial statement analysis, auditing and financial statement reviews, individual and business tax preparation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and business valuation. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master’s degree in Accountancy, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. He has been a CPA since 2015.
    Sue Merry - Accounting Clerk
    Sue joined Holt & Patterson in October, 2016. She is currently enrolled in St. Charles Community College and has more than 12 years of experience in bookkeeping. In the past she has worked in accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing and has experience in QuickBooks as well as customer service.
    Audrey Thies - Senior Accountant
    Audrey has worked at Holt & Patterson for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri Baptist University with a major in accounting and management and a minor in marketing.
    Niki Von Talge - Accounting Clerk
    Niki joined Holt & Patterson in February 2021. She has more than 25 years of accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll experience. Additionally, Niki has experience as general manager of a manufacturing company. Niki earned her Associate's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting in 1998 and has continued her education at Maryville University.
    Angelique Williams - Accounting Clerk
    Angelique joined Holt & Patterson in December 2016. She has more than 32 years of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and payroll tax preparation experience as well as many years of office management experience. Additionally, she has significant experience with QuickBooks and customers in varied industries, including union contractors.