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About Our Firm

For years, DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, has provided quality, personalized, financial guidance, tax and accounting services to individuals and professional businesses. DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, provides a full range of accounting and tax services, customized to meet the needs of each client.

DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, is one of the leading firms in the Leavenworth area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Leavenworth's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Leavenworth. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Sherry L. DeMaranville, CPA

The managing partner in DeMaranville & Associate, CPAs, LLC, Sherry has practiced in public accounting since 1989. Her consulting clients receive assistance with cost savings, fraud prevention and detection, entity evaluation and selection, retirement planning and ownership transitions and income and estate tax planning. Sherry is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri.

Sherry has extensive experience with issues affecting both active duty and retired military personnel, real estate investors, construction clients, farmers, and professional service clients.

She has represented clients before the IRS during audits, with delinquent tax filings and back payments, and various notices and letters.

She resides on a farm in Atchison County with her husband Paul and their three children: Andrew, Matthew, and Kaitlyn.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting and Management, Missouri Western State College, 1989

Professional Registrations:
  • CPA Certificate #7036
  • CFE Member #571880
  • Kansas Notary

Professional & Community Associations:
  • Kansas Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of Public Accountants
  • Commerce Bank Advisory Board
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Leavenworth Main Street Board, Past Treasurer
  • Former Providence Medical Center Financial Advisory Board

J. Sanford (Sandy) Bushman, CPA

As the senior member of our team, Sandy opened his first accounting office in Leavenworth, Kansas, Morris & Bushman, Accountants, in 1959. He later formed the partnership of Bushman & Wolf, CPA's and has remained active as a CPA in Leavenworth since. His specialties include corporate and individual income tax, estate tax, and trust accounting.

Sandy married Alice R. Kimbley in June of 1959. They have three children, Kim Kincaid of Leavenworth, Tanna Chaney, Ashland, MO, and Jay Bushman, Reno, NV and have four grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, bridge, gardening, and traveling with his wife, Alice. He is also an avid KU fan!

Education:
  • BS- University of Kansas 1956

Professional Registrations:
  • CPA Certificate #786

Professional Associations:
  • Kansas Society of CPA's - Past Trustee
  • American Institute of CPA's
  • Metro Chapter Kansas Society of CPA's - Past President
  • Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce - Past President, Treasurer & Director
  • Kansas Chamber of Commerce - Past Director
  • Leavenworth Salvation Army Advisory Board - Past President & Treasurer
  • Commerce Bank (Leavenworth) - Advisory Director
  • Leavenworth Kiwanis Club - Past President
  • Elder & Trustee of First Christian Church, Leavenworth

Sarah Pipkin, CPA

Sarah joined the DeMaranville team upon graduating from the University of Kansas in 2003. At DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, Sarah works with small businesses and individuals, providing a full range of consulting and accounting services. She is available to prepare corporate, partnership, individual, and non-profit income tax returns, and to assist with various accounting software programs including QuickBooks. Sarah's responsibilities also include payroll processing, monthly accounting, and the preparation of compilations and reviews.

Sarah is a native of the Leavenworth area and currently resides in Platte City with her husband, Michael and their daughters, Ella and Sophia.

Education:
  • University of Kansas: 2003 - Bachelor of Science in Business - Accounting

Professional Registrations:
  • Certified Public Accountant - Kansas & Missouri
  • Kansas Certificate # 10664, Permit #4304
  • Missouri Certificate/License #2011027989

Professional Associations:
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Kansas Society of CPAs

Carolyn Klemp, CPA

Carolyn joined the firm of DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC, in October 2008. She began her career in 1991 as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP in Kansas City. Since then, she worked for such companies as American Century Investments, American Express, and Hallmark. Most recently she was Finance Director for the Guidance Center in Leavenworth. Carolyn's career has been marked by experiences with organizations of varying sizes and in various industries, providing a strong background in financial analysis, corporate accounting and reporting, and operational management.

Carolyn will be working with small business, non-profit, and individual clients at DeMaranville & Associate CPAs, LLC. Her responsibilities include a full range of services, from payroll processing, accounting, preparation of compilations and reviews and business consulting. Additionally, Carolyn will be available to prepare business, individual, and non-profit tax returns.

Carolyn is a native of Leavenworth, but has also lived in Kansas City and Minneapolis. She grew up being a part of a family business, giving her insights into the unique challenges of the small business owner. She and her husband, Lou, currently live in Lansing with their two children.

Education:
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance emphasis, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, University of Kansas, 1991

Professional Registrations:
  • CPA Certificate #7176

Professional and Community Associations:
  • Kansas Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of Public Accountants

Ashley Johnson, Staff Accountant

Ashley joined DeMaranville and Associate CPAs, LLC, full time in January 2010 after completing her Masters of Accountancy. She worked part time since the summer of 2008. Her responsibilities include payroll processing, monthly accounting, and preparation of compilations. Ashley is also available to prepare business, individual, and non-profit tax returns. She is currently preparing to sit for her CPA Exam.

A native of Leavenworth County, Ashley currently lives in Easton, KS. She has a son, Noah.

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Accounting
  • Kansas State University, 2008. Masters of Accountancy, MACC, University of Kansas, 2009

Professional Associations:
  • Leavenworth Main Street Treasurer

Deanna Wagner, Office Manager

Deanna Wagner joined the DeMaranville and Associate staff in October 2011. Her position as Office Manager provides her the ability to greet, direct, and assist customers who call or visit the office. Deanna's role also includes managing all general office duties.

Deanna was born in Maryland and raised by her parents Jack and Nancy Hewitt Sr. She has three siblings, Jack Jr., Glenn, and twin sister Michele. She attended Fallston High School and later transferred to and graduated from Harford Vocational Technical High School. In 1989, Deanna ventured to Leavenworth Kansas, where she met and married her husband, Mike Wagner. In 2003, Deanna and Mike had a home built on a small farm in Leavenworth County, where they reside today along with their three daughters, Sierra, Brooke, and Hannah. Deanna assists her husband with the upkeep of the farm and enjoys her two college daughters while her high school club volleyball daughter keeps her traveling and on her toes. Deanna enjoys family life and tries to visit her family in Maryland as often as she can. Deanna is always going somewhere or doing just about anything with her daughters! She supports the Leavenworth PTA.

Deanna truly enjoys her job and is proud to be a part of the DeMaranville and Associate family. You can reach Deanna at 913.682.4548.

Professional Registrations:
  • Kansas Notary

Kenwin Donald, Administrative Assistant

Kenwin was born and raised in Leavenworth County where she still lives with her husband Jim, who proudly served in the United States Marine Corp, her daughter Karleigh and her grown son Justin, who just recently gave her her first grandchild, Jackson. Kenwin enjoys spending time at the lake, camping and fishing with family and friends, watching her daughter play basketball and watching college basketball and baseball.

Kenwin spent eleven years working as a Personal Lines assistant in an insurance agency here in Leavenworth. She joined DeMaranville and Associate CPAs in December of 2014 as Assembly Clerk and is enjoying learning new duties such as payroll processing, monthly accounting and bookkeeping.

Laurie Rust, CPA

Laurie Rust joined DeMaranville and Associates CPAs as a full time team member in November 2012. She has been in public accounting in Leavenworth since 2009. Her responsibilities include working with small businesses and non-profit organizations through payroll preparation, monthly bookkeeping and compilation services. Laurie also works with individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations on tax planning and tax preparation.

Laurie has resided in Leavenworth with her husband Cape and two daughters, Mallie and Megan since 2004. After many years living both stateside and overseas, first as an Army dependent and then as an Army wife, she is thankful to settle down and build roots in the community.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Park University, 2011
Bachelor of Science in Business and Administration, University of Maryland, 2001

Professional Registrations:
  • CPA Certificate #11918, Permit #6032

Professional & Community Associations:
  • Kansas Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of Public Accountants
  • Saint Luke's Cushing Foundation - Secretary
  • River City Community Players - Treasurer

Derek Warden, CPA

Derek joined the DeMaranville and Associate team at the end of December 2012, after completing his degrees in Public/Private Accounting and Corporate Finance. He worked part time as an internship during the summer of 2010. His responsibilities include individual and corporate income tax, payroll processing, monthly accounting, bookkeeping, and government contracting. Derek is licensed to practice in Kansas.

Derek was born and currently resides in Leavenworth with his wife Amanda. He enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, and getting involved in the community.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Public/Private Accounting and Corporate Finance, Northwest Missouri State University, 2012

Professional Registrations:
  • Certified Public Accountant - Kansas
  • CPA Certificate #12303, Permit #1498

Professional & Community Associations:
  • Kansas Society of CPAs
  • American Institute of Public Accountants
  • Rotary Club of Leavenworth Member

Barb Simon, Office Manager

DeMaranville and Associate CPAs LLC added a second Office Manager, Barb Simon, to the team in August 2013. She will be greeting clients, scheduling appointments, assisting with technical issues, and maintaining the website along with other office duties.

Barb resides in Leavenworth with her husband, Al, and son, Justis. Four adult children live nearby, Chastidy, J.R., Jimmy, and Crystal. Six grandchildren make her world complete. Her husband proudly retired from the US Army. They’ve been stationed all over the United States and in the countries of Panama and Germany.

Barb comes to DeMaranville with a strong IT background and many years of administrative experience gained from working with the telephone company and the defense industry. She loves watching her children and grandchildren play sports, is a member of the Leavenworth PTA, and volunteers at the Shelter of Hope.

Professional Registrations:
  • Kansas Notary