OUR VALUES

Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.

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PROFESSIONALISM

Our firm is one of the leading firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives close personal and professional attention.

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RESPONSIVENESS

Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies.

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WR Ramsey and Associates is a full-service Accounting firm licensed in Kentucky. All our CPAs hold valid Kentucky State CPA Certificates.

Meet Our Staff:

LOU ANN HYDER - President

Lou Ann began at WR Ramsey in the Fall of 2016. As President of the firm, she oversees the day to day operations to ensure the highest quality service to our clients and is responsible for the overall direction and administration of all company operations.  In addition, she is actively working to grow our offering of services, primarily focusing on guiding clients through the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit.

She holds degrees in Social Work and Health Information Technology from University of Kentucky and Alfred State University, and has 30 years of experience in executive level nonprofit and corporate healthcare. Lou Ann resides in Woodford County. 


LARRY WHEELER, CPA - Senior Vice President

Larry Wheeler is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 30 years’ experience, mostly involving taxation of indivduals and small business owners.  After several years working with regional and local accounting firms, he joined WR Ramsey and Associates in 2004 as a partner. 

Larry also has extensive background working with entrepreneurs in launching new business ventures, from helping clients develop pro-forma financials to getting all the appropriate business licenses.  He also is hands-on regarding tax preparation for individuals, corporations and partnerships as well as reviewing and assuring the accuracy of tax returns prepared by the staff.

Larry is a graduate of Morehead State University with a BS in Administration and Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He resides in Lexington with his wife Karen, son Blaine, and black lab Max.


DONNA DAVIDSON, EA - Senior Tax Preparer

Donna is an IRS licensed enrolled agent who joined the firm in 2020 after operating her own tax practice for 25 years.  Prior to working in public accounting,Donna was a commercial lender and branch manager at West One Bank in Idaho.  She likes to tell people she went from reading financial statements to preparing them. 

She loves to volunteer in the community and is actively involved with her church and several local organizations. Donna is a military brat, born in Texas and has traveled the world.  She married a native Kentuckian and after living here since 1994, she now calls Kentucky home. 

When not working on tax returns or volunteering, Donna loves to travel, visit with her grown kids and 7 grandchildren, or lounge at home with her husband and two dogs. 



SANDI BEARD - Credit Manager

Sandi started with WR Ramsey and Associates in 2000 and is a proud shareholder.   Sandi is instrumental with our small businesses in creating and maintaining yearly bookkeeping and sales tax returns.  She also heads up our Accounts Receivable department and faciliates the payment process to make it as streamlined for our clients as possible. 

In addition to her responsibilities at the firm, Sandi started and now manages a local non-profit cat rescue, One Stray At A Time. Through this rescue, she endeavors to steward the stray cat population in Winchester, KY through spaying & neutering, feeding, protection from the elements, fostering, and adoption events. Many of her rescues find a forever home on her own property. 

Sandi has a BS in Accounting.


JACQUELINE S. CHRISTIANSEN, MSA (JACKIE) - Manager of Technical Services

Jackie joined WR Ramsey and Associates through an acquisition in 2007, and is a proud Shareholder of the Firm. She is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and is excited to train clients in the efficiencies of QuickBooks. She also partners with our small businesses entrepreneurs, with Business Start-Ups strategies.  She assists our clients with the application process to get the proper Tax Identification Numbers for Federal, State and Local governments, as well as registering with the Secretary of State.  

Jackie is a graduate of Morehead State University, where she earned a BA in Radio and Television.   She recently earned her Masters in Public Accounting from Strayer University.  Jacqueline is also an author of.   ‘Business Start Up and Maintaining Compliance'  A great reference for any small business owner.

Aside from her Business Start-Up and QuickBooks Pro duties, Jackie also performs payroll, bookkeeping, financial statements, and corporate and personal tax returns. 

On a personal note, Jackie has been married 35 years and enjoys the country life on a cattle farm in Scott County, Kentucky.


MARGARET S. LEWIS (PEGGY) - Senior Accountant

Peggy joined WR Ramsey and Associates in 1998.  Peggy is an Army Veteran and graduated from UK with a BS degree in Accounting and Minor in Agricultural Economics.

Peggy specializes in helping businesses with startup registrations on federal, state and local levels.  In addition to assisting businesses obtain required licenses such as Liquor, SNAP, Lottery and more, Peggy prepares individual and business returns, payrolls, and sales tax requirements.  


RUTH MITCHELL - Bookkeeper

Ruth Mitchell started with the firm: January 2009 and works to accurately record bookkeeping for our clients.  She is very detail oriented and strives to do the best work possible. She received a BS in Accounting from UK.

Ruth lives in Versailles with her husband Gary.  She enjoys fishing, gardening, dancing and music.  She is involved in small groups at her church, and is a member of New Horizons Band in Lexington.


LAUREN SCHLAGEL - Marketing Director and Accountant

Lauren joined WR Ramsey & Associates in the fall of 2015, bringing with her several years of private bookkeeping and payroll experience.
She supports our clients through bookkeeping, payroll, payroll tax and sales tax services.While Lauren enjoys the variety in working with many clients, she strives to give each client personal service and attention to best meet their needs.

As Marketing Director, Lauren is proactive about networking, including being an active member of a local BNI chapter, Master Networkers, and attending Commerce Lexington events. She also manages our online presence and is always looking for ways to spread the word about the value we offer our clients. 

Lauren was raised in a missionary family on the island of Hispaniola.  She came to the U.S. to attend Berea College, where she earned her B.A. in Chemistry.  She now resides in Clark county where she spends her time with her family and church community.


EDDY JENGO - Accountant

Edifice “Eddy” Jengo moved to Kentucky in March 2020 from Vermont where he earned his bachelor’s degree in the Accounting from Champlain College.  While in Vermont, Eddy worked in public accounting servicing small to medium sized businesses, carrying out responsibilities ranging from payroll to full-stack bookkeeping.

Originally from the DR Congo, Eddy lived in several African countries where he leaned many languages such as Swahili, Portuguese, French, and various dialects, before moving to the United States. He uses his multi-cultural experience to provide tailored services to each of our clients.

Eddy joined WR Ramsey and Associates in June 2020, bringing with him several years of proven knowledge in private bookkeeping, tax preparation, and payroll.

In his free time, Eddy enjoys to mix his math skills with technology, specifically web development (ask him about his latest project!). He also likes to play piano with his nephews, to explore the living things – seen and unseen – around him, and to walk, among other things.


MATT SISK - Bookkeeping and Payroll Support

Born and raised in Lexington, KY, Matt is our newest team member, having joined the firm in the summer of 2018.

Matt graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. In his time here, he has taken on the crucial role of supporting our accountants in payroll and bookkeeping tasks. He enjoys learning new things and is always ready for a challenge. Matt is a movie buff (classic & contemporary alike) and enjoys spending times with his family and his dogs, Jake and Annie. Finally, you can almost always find him with a cup of coffee or tea in hand -- we consider him quite the connoisseur!


NANCY CHRISTIANO - Client Relations

Nancy became our newest team member in Februrary 2021. As a Client Relations staff member, she oversees the front reception area by answering incoming calls, making appointments for our clients and assisting with other duties. Her goal is to ensure our clients receive a positive experience with their business needs and are given top priority. She is the first face you will see when you walk in the door, welcoming everyone with her friendly smile.

Nancy is a retired Army Veteran with over 26 years of service.  As an Army Warrant Officer, she specialized in Human Resources Management, Operational Planning, process improvement and quality assurance.  Nancy has a BS in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a licensed real estate agent in Kentucky.

Nancy is originally from South Dakota. She and her husband, Hunter, reside in Lexington and have 5 children between them. Nancy enjoys charity work with her church, sewing, gardening and traveling in her free time.


WILLIAM R. RAMSEY, EA (BILL) - FOUNDER (RETIRED)

Bill started the firm in 1990, after spending 25 years is private accounting. Over the past 30 years, Bill  dedicated his time and energy to not only preparing financial statements and income tax returns, but truly being a financial partner to his clients. His philosphy to success, on which he built the firm, was to treat every client as if they were his only client. Our current team appreciates the foundation he built and culture he fostered in the workplace to make WR Ramsey & Associates a great place to work and a valuable partner for businesses and individuals in central Kentucky.

Bill grew up in Corbin, KY.  He played basketball while attending Sue Bennett Jr. College, were he received an Associate's Degree in Business and achieved a BS Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. Bill is a father of 3 children and grandfather of four. Bill enjoys playing golf and is a member of The Woodford Club in Versailles, KY.


INTERNS & SEASONAL STAFF

From time to time, you may see or interact with one of our interns or seasonal staff members. They play important roles in the fluctuating deadlines of the accounting world, keeping our office organized, and assisting our clients as needed. We always hate to see them go. Everyone becomes part of the family in their time at WR Ramsey & Associates!

Lexington, KY Accounting, WR Ramsey & Associates Inc.

WR Ramsey & Associates Inc. | 3201 Summit Square Place, Ste 100, Lexington, KY 40509 | Phone: (859) 268-0765 | Fax: (859) 269-0608 | info@wrramseyassoc.com