Meet The Team

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Tim Lanz

Principal

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Tim Lanz co-founded Butler, Lanz & Wagler, L.C. Wealth Management in 1998 and has worked primarily in the operations side of the firm, serving as portfolio manager and chief compliance officer.

Tim attended Kansas State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degrees in International Business, Management and Marketing.

A native of Louisburg, Kansas, Tim currently resides in his hometown with his wife and their two sons.

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Amy Su, MBA

Tax & Accounting Staff

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Amy earned her bachelor degree in International Trade from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan in 2001 and completed her MBA from Pittsburg State University in 2003. She has been with the firm for one year and her responsibilities include payroll and bookkeeping.

Amy resides in Lee’s Summit Missouri with her husband and two children. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, reading, and traveling around the world.

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Avinash Mehta, MBA

Staff Accountant

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Avinash earned a degree in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He is experienced with small business accounting including bank reconciliation and accounts payable. He is proficient in multiple types of accounting software with an emphasis in QuickBooks.

He loves a new challenge and he constantly looks for ways to learn. In his free time, he loves to cook and watch movies as well as likes to read Manga. He spends his weekends with his family, parents as well as friends!

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Barbie Breedlove

Certified Public Accountant

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Barbie received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University, majoring in Accounting. She remains true to her alma mater serving on the Kansas State University Foundation Board of Trustees. Barbie has over forty years of experience helping individuals and small closely-held companies with their accounting, tax and planning needs. Barbie is a member of the Kansas Society of CPAs.

Barbie resides in Olathe, KS with her husband and dog Lexie.  In Barbie’s free time she enjoys gardening, walking Lexie, attending sporting events cheering on her K-State Wildcats, the Kansas City Chiefs, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Bemenet Tsegaye

Tax & Accounting Staff

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Bemenet loves helping clients and business owners! She is a dedicated and detailed-oriented accounting professional working as part of our accounting and payroll staff. In her position, she specializes in payroll as well as reconciling accounts, tracking receivables and all with a smile!

Bemenet received her undergraduate degree in Accounting in 2020 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Bemenet likes to sing, walk and organize. On the weekends, she spends time with her mom, dad, and two of her sisters. She is passionate about making a difference in someone’s life.

 

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Claire Delaney

Operations Support

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Claire has been an administrative assistant since 2010.  Her job duties include payrolls, data entry, assembling tax returns and is the face and voice behind the counter and phones at our Nall Ave. office.

Claire lives in Kansas City, MO along with her husband and dog. She is the mom of an adult daughter and stepson. In her free time, she enjoys doing hair, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.

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Donna Arnone

Staff Accountant

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Donna received degrees in Accounting and Finance from Columbia College. She has over twenty years experience in the insurance, banking, and trust industries and over 9 years’ experience in small business accounting and income tax preparation. Donna joined the firm in August 2017 as a Staff Accountant.

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Janelle Cavanaugh

Operations Support

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Janelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Fort Hays State University in 2015. She is part of our marketing and operations team. Prior to joining the firm Janelle was a full-time student and a Project Manager for a Design Company.

Janelle Lives in Overland Park with her husband and 3 of her 4 kids and 3 dogs! When not working, Janelle enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and attending her children’s sporting events.

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Joe Arnone

Advisor

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Joe is a life-long Kansas City area resident. He received a BSBA with a major in Accounting from Rockhurst University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Benedictine College. He has worked in both public and private accounting and has over thirty years of experience in both individual and corporate tax return preparation, planning and forecasting. Joe is a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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John Gilliford Jr., JD

Disability/Life Insurance Advisor

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John received his undergraduate degree in 1994 and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1997. John has practiced business law and estate planning for over 20 years.

In 2014, John made a distinctive shift professionally by forming Konza Risk Advisors LC to provide clients with a resource to help them identify and manage both personal and professional risk. As a former managing partner of a law firm, John understands the challenges professionals and business owners face, both now and in the future. John brings a unique approach focused on estate planning, total risk management, which specifically includes the proper placement and coverage of various insurance products, most importantly disability, life, and malpractice/ E&O/ professional liability insurance.

John, his wife, and son are all lifelong residents of Overland Park, KS. John and his family are heavily involved in the local “autism” community as well as Special Olympics.

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Keith Hanson, MBA

Principal

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With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Keith Hanson offers a client-centered perspective on topics such as wealth accumulation, distribution and charitable giving.

Keith is active in the community as a board member of the small business incubator Digital Sandbox as well as volunteering at several local non-profits. Keith received his undergraduate degree in 1998 and an MBA from the University of Saint Mary.

He and his wife live in Overland Park with their four children. Most weekends, you’ll find him at kids’ activities or pretending to still be able to run a quick 5K.

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Kyle P Nagy

Certified Public Accountant

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Kyle grew up in the Philadelphia area and finished his undergraduate training in 2006. He worked with KPMG, a major tax firm, for 3 years before founding his own business in 2008. Kyle enjoys serving individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations with accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation services with honesty and integrity.

Kyle lives in Overland Park with his wife and children and their frenchie, Chloe (yes, Chloe is in charge)

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Linda Ashton

Tax & Accounting Staff

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Linda has worked in Business Consulting/Management/Accounting since graduating from Washington University in St Louis with a BSBA emphasis in Accounting and Software Design. The past 16 years she has worked with small and mid-sized business owners in Lee’s Summit to better understand and manage their business. In her role she performs monthly accounting and reporting, payroll supervision and individual tax returns.

When not at work Linda and her husband enjoy their horse farm, spending time with family and friends and also some fun pickleball.

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Matthew Young

Tax & Accounting Staff

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Matt earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia and received his Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2021. 

He loves helping clients with their accounting, payroll and bookkeeping needs. Before joining the firm, Matt worked as a retail manager which helped him hone a people-focused approach and passion for serving clients. 

Matt lives in Shawnee and in his spare time enjoys collecting records and spending time with his wife and cats. And rooting for the Chiefs, of course!

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Natalie Cunningham

Tax and Accounting Staff

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Natalie is a senior at the University of Kansas. She plans to graduate in December with a degree in Accounting and she intends to sit for the CPA exam in the next year.

She loves cats, exercising, and hanging out with her husband and two children. She enjoys being creative and spends her free time sewing, knitting, and beading. Natalie is just beginning her accounting career and is relishing her client interactions and work experience here at KPN.

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Paul Schwartz

Certified Public Accountant

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Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University in 1980 and then completed his MBA from The University of Kansas in 1984. He has been licensed as a CPA since 1992.  After working in various accounting positions Paul started his own accounting practice in 1989 where he serves individuals and business owners.

When Paul is away from the office he enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his wife travelling, playing golf, and gardening.

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Seth Hanson

Tax Intern

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Seth grew up in the Kansas City area. He is currently a student at the University of Kansas and is working on a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He has started work on tax forms, payroll forms, and transferring documents in between his classes.

Seth lives with his family with whom he spends his free time. He loves playing strategy and video games with friends (D&D anyone?!) and occasionally going for a run.

 

 

Kansas Office

Address:
9393 W. 110th St., Suite 210
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: (913) 696-1919

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Missouri Office

206 SE 2nd St.
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm