John "JP" Krueger is passionate about helping people pay less tax. Through his work with Five Stone Tax Advisers, The Krueger CPA Group (a Five Stone affiliate) and other related entities, JP empowers organizations to realize their purpose. From vision casting to strategic planning to management operations, JP sees organization(s) through the entire planning cycle.
Prior to starting Five Stone Tax Advisers, JP directed companies of various industries including retail, technology, and financial services. At each company he managed, JP’s efforts grew revenue and net income in amounts that far exceeded industry benchmarks. While he now supervises over 50 associates at Five Stone's Austin location, JP’s leadership development began in the United States Marine Corps.
An expert in leadership, lean operations, and tax planning strategies, JP holds several professional licenses including the IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) and Senior Property Tax Consultant (SPTC) designations. JP earned bachelor’s degrees in finance and information systems management from the University of Idaho. In addition to his work as CEO of Five Stone Tax Advisers, JP also serves on the Board of Directors for Loop 1, Inc. (a Global IT company), LifePastor (a community based 501c3 organization), and ABBA (an Austin based 501c3).
JP is married to Kellyn, a Certified Public Accountant and they have two young boys, Luke and Roman. John’s faith and family are a primary focus in his life.
FOUNDING PARTNER, CPA
Kellyn is a third generation Certified Public Accountant with over 8 years of professional experience. She earned her master of accountancy degree and bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Idaho. She began her career as an auditor for Deloitte, then joined her husband at Five Stone Tax Advisers in 2009. Kellyn is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their two children, reading, gardening, and photography.
Mark Puzdrak is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 15 years of professional experience helping small to medium-sized businesses with their tax and accounting needs including individual, corporate, and partnership income tax returns along with business and individual tax planning. Mark is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Pennsylvania. He earned both of his bachelor of arts degrees in accounting and finance from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. Mark is committed to delivering tax and planning services that meet each client's unique objectives with a focus on services for small to medium-sized businesses as well as clients in the Real Estate, Manufacturing, Entertainment, and Professional Services industries. Mark lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Kelly. He enjoys reading biographies, visiting small Texas towns, and the occasional scotch and cigar.
Vineetha Shenoy is a Tax Associate with over 8 years of experience helping individuals with their tax preparation needs. She has a bachelor's degree in commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University in the Kottayam district of Kerala, India, and is also a Certified Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Vineetha is currently pursuing her CPA license and is fluent in English and 4 Indian languages. She loves spending time with her family, reading books, and watching movies.
SENIOR TAX ASSOCIATE
William Vandegrift is a Senior Tax Associate with over 6 years of experience in accounting and tax services. He is originally from Philadelphia and holds a BBA in accounting from Fox Business School at Temple University. William is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is currently pursuing his CPA license. While he excels in all aspects of accounting and tax services, he is experienced in cost accounting in the construction field and tax preparation for clients with international tax needs. William considers himself a huge “Trekkie”, naming his daughter after a Star Trek character and collecting autographs from twenty-two Star Trek actors and counting.
TAX ASSOCIATE, EA
Channa Ramirez is an Enrolled Agent (EA) with over 7 years experience in accounting and tax services. She holds a BA in economics from Sonoma State University, and an MBA from Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Channa is dedicated to delivering quality service to clients in an efficient and timely manner, and takes great pride in doing so. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, exploring new places, and learning about various cultures and customs.
TAX ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Teri is a Tax Administrative Assistant new to the tax industry, with over 20 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant. She holds a diploma in Paralegal from Watterson College and enjoys helping others. In her free time, Teri enjoys spending time with her family, watching reality TV, and listening to her husband perform live music in the greater Austin area.