• About Keller & Associates

Thomas Lane Keller, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Thomas Lane Keller, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Education

  • BS from Texas A&M University
  • Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Personal Financial Specialist
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
  • Investment Advisor Representative
  • Series 7 and 66 Licenses

Lane has over 35 years of experience in wealth management, public accounting and  banking. He specializes in estate planning, income tax planning and investment planning for high net worth individuals and families.

He also serves on the Mid Coast Family Services Board, the Advisory Committee to establish an academic program in Financial Planning at Texas A&M University, the University of Houston-Victoria President’s Regional Advisory Board and the TD Ameritrade Institutional President’s Council.  Previously he served on the TSCPA Ethics Committee, the TD Ameritrade Institutional Advisor Panel, the First Victoria National Bank Board of Directors and the board of STAR (Child Study Clinic).

Kyle W. Noack, CPA, CFP®

Kyle W. Noack, CPA, CFP®

Education

  • BBA in Accounting from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Financial Planning Certificate – Texas A&M University College Station

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
  • Series 65 License

Kyle graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with an accounting degree and also quarterbacked the football team for three years leading them to three American Southwest Conference titles.  He also made the Dean’s List for several years.

He is currently a Portfolio Manager for KMH and the Tax/Accounting Principal for Keller & Associates, CPAs.  His Practice encompasses all facets of personal financial planning, tax return preparation and accounting.

He currently serves as the President Elect-Nominee for the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Victoria Chapter and is a member of the Victoria Area Estate Planning Council.  Kyle enjoys fishing and playing golf.

Shelly Bernhard, MBA

Shelly Bernhard, MBA

Education

  • BBA from the University of Houston-Victoria
  • MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria

Shelly is an Assistant Tax Manager and Family Services Manager who has been with the firm for over ten years.  Her area of practice includes tax return preparation, payroll, financial statement review and analysis, and day to day responsibilities of organizing and managing requirements associated with Family Office clients.

She is currently completing the requirements to take the CPA exam.  She was vice president of communications for the Victoria Professional Express Network, a chapter of the American Business Women’s Network.

Doris G. Boyd, CPA

Doris G. Boyd, CPA

Education

  • BBA from the University of Houston – Victoria

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Doris is the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Assistant to Lane Keller.  She recently joined the firm after 34 years in banking.  She is responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency.  She assists with tax preparation.

Currently she serves on the Victoria Bach Festival Board.  She is a member of the TSCPA – Victoria Chapter.

Loretta J. Marquette, CPA

Loretta J. Marquette, CPA

Education

  • University of Houston – Victoria

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Lorrie has over 30 years of accounting experience.  Her practice focuses in the tax and accounting area, specializing in oil and gas taxation and accounting.

She is a member of the TSCPA- Victoria Chapter.  Her interests include listening to her son’s classical piano compositions.

Gregory J. Hermes, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Gregory J. Hermes, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Education

  • BBA from Texas A&M University College Station
  • College For Financial Planning-CFP® Professional Education Program

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
  • Personal Financial Specialist
  • Investment Advisor Representative
  • General Lines Agent Insurance License (Texas)
  • Series 7 and 66 Licenses

Greg has over 35 years of public accounting experience. He has been a CFP® professional since 1999.  He began his career at Arthur Anderson in Houston. He has presented seminars on retirement planning and investments. His practice focuses on retirement planning and investments, including an extensive background in income taxation and personal financial planning for a variety of clients.

He currently is a member of the Diocese of Victoria School Advisory Council.  He has previously served as past president of the TSCPA – Victoria Chapter and on the TSCPA Membership Committee.  He enjoys coaching and being involved in youth sports.

Chris Laughhunn, CPA

Chris Laughhunn, CPA

Education

  • BBA from the University of Houston – Victoria

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Chris recently met all the certification requirements including passing all the associated exams and completing the work experience to become a Certified Public Accountant. He is currently an Accounting and IT Manager for the firm. His responsibilities include bookkeeping, payroll and tax services for clients.  He is a member of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Megan Bruchmiller, CPA

Megan Bruchmiller, CPA

Education

  • BBA from the University of Houston – Victoria

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Megan is an Assistant Tax Manager and Marketing Associate for the firm and recently met all the certification requirements including passing all the associated exams and completing the work experience to become a Certified Public Accountant. Some of her responsibilities include tax return preparation, financial statement analysis, payroll and sales tax.

She is an avid volunteer at the Dorothy O’Connor Pet Adoption Center and a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Victoria Professional Express Network, a chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

Sarah Maxey, BS

Sarah Maxey, BS

Education

  • BS from the University of Houston-Victoria

For over nine years Sarah has been with the firm and served in several essential roles.  She is currently a Staff Accountant and oversees Family Office Operations.

Patrick Wilson, BBA

Patrick Wilson

Education

  • BBA from the University of Houston – Victoria

Patrick is an Assistant Tax Manager for the firm who is currently continuing his education to fulfill the requirements for the CPA License. His role in the firm includes bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation for clients. He is also a local Victorian and member of the TSCPA – Victoria Chapter.

Samantha Penland, BBA

Samantha Penland

Education

  • BBA from the University of Houston – Victoria

Samantha is an Assistant Staff Accountant for the firm.  Her responsibilities include overseeing family office client operations, bookkeeping, payroll, and other activities to assist staff.  She and her husband are new parents.

Brenda Bridges

Brenda Bridges

Brenda is the Receptionist and an Administrative Assistant for the firm.  She is responsible for greeting clients, answering the phone and assisting staff with various other duties as needed. Brenda was previously in banking with 38 years of experience with 20 of those years at First Victoria.

Karol Slavik

Karol Slavik

Karol is an Administrative Assistant for the firm.  She is responsible for bookkeeping, payroll, back up receptionist and assisting other staff.  She has over 33 years in banking, predominantly with First Victoria which is currently Prosperity Bank.

Lynn M. Miori, CPA/PFS, CFP®

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Lynn M. Miori, CPA/PFS, CFP® – Consultant

Education

  • College for Financial Planning-CFP® Professional Education Program

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Personal Financial Specialist
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional
  • Investment Advisor Representative
  • Life and Health Insurance Counselors License(Texas)
  • Series 63 License

Lynn has over 30 years of public accounting and financial planning experience and has held the CFP® certification for over 15 years. She is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.

She is a consultant with the firm for special projects involving financial planning, investment strategies and tax planning.

She currently serves as Immediate Past Chairman and Advisory Board member of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church Finance Council Secretary, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and School Endowment Funds Chairperson, Our Lady of Victory Cathedral –“Eternally We Build” Capital Campaign Committee Member, and a Hospice of South Texas board member.

Joseph B. Pustka, CPA

Joseph B. Pustka, CPA – Consultant

Education

  • BS from St. Edwards University
  • Certified Public Accountant

Joe has over 40 years accounting experience.  His practice focuses on farm and ranch taxation.  Before joining Keller & Associates, he was controller for DeTar Hospital for 12 years.

He and his wife enjoy their cattle business and are involved with various fraternal and charitable organizations.  He currently serves as trustee board chairman for the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Beautification Trust Fund, which he established, and is on the executive committee of the Da Costa Sons of Hermann Lodge No. 265.  He served as past president of the TSCPA Victoria Chapter and on the TSCPA Membership Committee.